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Style & Circumstance: The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar
Phineas J. Caruthers.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781440530623.  Daedalus Item Code: 33061
 
Stressed over syntax? Unsure about noun/verb agreement? Afraid to commit a grammatical faux pas? Fear not, dear reader; in this book you have the perfect guide to proper grammar and style. With ... (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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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 Incredible!: The World's Most Unbelievable Facts and Records
Time Magazine Editors.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781603201995.  Daedalus Item Code: 41933
 
Colorful and vividly photographed, this big book for readers 8 to 12 is stuffed with fascinating facts, amazing animals, and superlatives around the world and in outer space. Here you'll find extreme ... (Read More)
 
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Toponymity: An Atlas of Words
John Bemelmans Marciano.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193707.  Daedalus Item Code: 31926
 
It's no secret that America's cookouts owe a lot to the exports of the European towns of Frankfurt and Hamburg, but we may not realize how much we've also taken from Budweis and Pilsen. Likewise, we ... (Read More)
 
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Toujours Tingo: More Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World
Adam Jacot de Boinod.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780140515862.  Daedalus Item Code: 32352
 
Poring over foreign dictionaries for the BBC program Q1, Adam Jacot de Boinod found that there are words in other languages that beautifully describe things for which English has no equivalent ... (Read More)
 
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The Ultimate Book of Business and Legal Words You Should Know
H. Dean McKay, P.T. Shank, Corey Sandler & Janice Keefe.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440510588.  Daedalus Item Code: 42740
 
Don't be out-jargoned at your next brainstorming session, contract signing, or consultant review—this A-to-Z guide defines hundreds of business buzzwords, legal terms, financial concepts, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Ultimate Book of Words Students Should Know
Robert W. Bly & Burton Jay Nadler.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440510571.  Daedalus Item Code: 42741
 
An indispensable accessory for the autodidact, this petite yet compendious dictionary is packed with hundreds of 50-cent words guaranteed to make you sound smarter—or at the very least, better ... (Read More)
 
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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World
Bethanne Patrick.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426208133.  Daedalus Item Code: 41934
 
Did you know that the tradition of offering a toast before drinking alcohol actually does take its roots from burned bread, or that finer restaurants in 1950s America usually offered two ... (Read More)
 
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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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The Victorian Railway
Jack Simmons.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500288108.  Daedalus Item Code: 41324
 
Britain's national railway system remains in many ways the archetypal creation of the Victorian age. It transformed the entire social, economic, and intellectual fabric of Britain; influenced ... (Read More)
 
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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
 
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage—a reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"—to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
 
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