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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
 
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
 
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Say it in Indonesian (Malay)
John U. Wolff.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486244242.  Daedalus Item Code: 10204
 
The Indonesian language unites a nation with nearly a quarter-billion people spread over 17,500 islands. Both the traditional and Malaysian dialect of Indonesian is encompassed in this reference ... (Read More)
 
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Scapegoats, Shambles & Shibboleths: The Queen's English from the King James Bible
Martin Manser.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780340979792.  Daedalus Item Code: 40748
 
Four hundred years ago, the publication of the King James Bible enabled clergy and laymen alike to hear and read the Bible in their own language. Spoken, read, repeated, and committed to memory, ... (Read More)
 
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The Secrets of Codes: Understanding the World of Hidden Messages
Paul Lunde.
Publisher: A & C Black.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408113370.  Daedalus Item Code: 42724
 
Illustrated with photos, drawings, or reproductions of art on every page, this highly visual guide to codes and symbols from around the world explores coded information and how it has been used, from ... (Read More)
 
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Simple Rules for Card Games: Instructions and Strategy for Twenty Card Games
Don Rauf.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780770433857.  Daedalus Item Code: 43858
 
Presented in a handsome compact volume, perfect for the game shelf, this book not only provides the rules for 20 classic card games—including Crazy 8s, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Whist, Spades, and ... (Read More)
 
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Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling, and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling
David Crystal.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250056122.  Daedalus Item Code: 59214
 
Why is English spelling so difficult? Why do so many of us think of ourselves as bad spellers? Why is there a silent b in debt, and where do all those oughs come from? And why ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
 
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
 
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Stringlopedia: Unravel the Secrets of Knots and Reel in Lashings of Twine-Related Trivia
Adam Hart-Davis.
Publisher: Collins & Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843405481.  Daedalus Item Code: 41122
 
Far more than a book of knots, this is an entertaining compendium of all things string that reveals how essential it is (along with its "big brother," rope) for everything from building pyramids to ... (Read More)
 
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Symbols: A Universal Language
Joseph Piercy.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430001.  Daedalus Item Code: 42723
 
From Paleolithic cave paintings to the Rosetta Stone, from the dollar sign to the little circle and dash that adorns our modern "on" switches, the author of Slippery Tipples, Are You ... (Read More)
 
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They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned Out to Be Science Fiction
Graeme Donald.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621450887.  Daedalus Item Code: 44555
 
Did you know that tobacco smoke can bring you back from the dead? That lead can be chemically transformed into gold? Or that the shape and details of your skull can determine aspects of your ... (Read More)
 
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Tim Hunkin's The Rudiments of Wisdom: An A–Z of Random Peculiar and Fascinating Facts
Tim Hunkin.
Publisher: Prion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853757273.  Daedalus Item Code: 41615
 
How does hypnosis work? What is chocolate really made of? And what do crocodiles eat for lunch? Rediscovered and revivified here in color, this is a collection of 125 entertaining and off-the-wall ... (Read More)
 
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TIME For Kids: That's Awesome: The World's Most Amazing Facts & Records
Nellie Gonzalez Cutler & Jonathan Rosenbloom, eds.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781603201568.  Daedalus Item Code: 50470
 
How many types of bacteria live in our elbows? Did you know there's a man who can eat 68 hot dogs in ten minutes? What is the largest meteorite ever found? Here you will find many famous firsts, ... (Read More)
 
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