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Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Northern Europe: An Identification Guide to More than 400 Species of Mushrooms and Toadstools
Geoffrey Kibby.
Publisher: Philip's.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780540089369.  Daedalus Item Code: 40739
 
Beautifully, and more important, accurately illustrated with hundreds of color drawings, this book is a rapid identification guide to more than 400 of the larger fungi of Britain and Northern ... (Read More)
 
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Roman Britain: Heritage Series
Gillian Hovell.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590776.  Daedalus Item Code: 51837
 
For 400 years Rome ruled Britain, combating invasions and uprisings and leaving behind a legacy that persists to the present day. Packed with bite-sized facts, places of interest, and colorful ... (Read More)
 
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Royal Wisdom: The Most Daft, Cheeky, and Brilliant Quotes from Britain's Royal Family
Kate Petrella.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440527456.  Daedalus Item Code: 54584
 
"Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?" Prince Charles once quipped. They may be royalty, but the first family of Great Britain has made more ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel R. Wells's How to Behave: The Classic Pocket Manual of Good Manners & Model Behavior
Samuel R. Wells.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440556340.  Daedalus Item Code: 51937
 
Originally published in New York in 1857, this treatise by Samuel Wells—a noted phrenologist and an early promoter of vegetarianism—has taught thousands of men and women how to build and project a ... (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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Scottish Proverbs
Hippocrene Books, eds. Shona Grant, illus. Helen MacRobert Galazka, foreword.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781806480.  Daedalus Item Code: 52176
 
Ranging from witty ("A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse") to the wise ("You should be king of your word"), the tone, spirit, and way of life of the Scottish nation resonates in its proverbs. ... (Read More)
 
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The Sexual Life of English: Languages of Caste and Desire in Colonial India
Shefali Chandra.
Publisher: Duke.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780822352273.  Daedalus Item Code: 51279
 
Examining the process through which English became an Indian language, Shefali Chandra rejects the idea that English was fully formed prior to its life in India, or that it was imposed from without. ... (Read More)
 
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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities
Keith Houston.
Publisher: Particular Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846146473.  Daedalus Item Code: 52721
 
Every character we write or type is a link to the past, claims Keith Houston, and his book—which features 75 black and white illustrations—charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples. ... (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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Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau. K.P. Van Anglen, ed.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231103893.  Daedalus Item Code: 54825
 
Taking from Henry David Thoreau's Walden, "Civil Disobedience," The Maine Woods, and his abolitionist and nature writings, letters, and other texts, Thoreau scholar Kevin Van Anglen ... (Read More)
 
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The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool
Greg Proops. Jennifer Canaga, illus.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476747040.  Daedalus Item Code: 54316
 
Best known for appearing on the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his award-winning podcast "The Smartest Man in the World," Greg Proops is also a fountain of historical ... (Read More)
 
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Sorry!: The English and Their Manners
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374266752.  Daedalus Item Code: 54552
 
In his humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper manners, the author of The Language Wars, The Secret Life of Words, and Who's Afraid of Jane ... (Read More)
 
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