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Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The Culture of Numbers—From 1,001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World
Barnaby Rogerson.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781250058836.  Daedalus Item Code: 70060
 
Commerce and science aside, numbers have always been fascinating and essential to civilizations and societies all over the world; indeed some of our most profound symbols and expressions are ... (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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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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The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes Plucked from Science
Simon Flynn.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848315990.  Daedalus Item Code: 71123
 
From the "Large Hadron Collider Rap" to the sins of Isaac Newton, this intellectually titillating compendium of journal articles and book excerpts is a cabinet of scientific curiosities. Expand your ... (Read More)
 
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Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks
Keith Houston.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393349726.  Daedalus Item Code: 64022
 
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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Shakespeare Flush with Verse: Classic Quotations for Time of Deep Thought
William Shakespeare.
Publisher: Cider Mill.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781604331394.  Daedalus Item Code: 70929
 
Though overlooked by serious scholars of Shakespeare, a close reading of his works suggests that the Bard may have done some of his best work while in the loo: "Diseased nature oftentimes breaks ... (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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The Sleepyhead's Bedside Companion
Sean Coughlan.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848091740.  Daedalus Item Code: 71411
 
Why did Charles Dickens need a compass to sleep? Why did Elizabethans rub dormouse fat onto their feet? Who was the insomniac prime minister who was forced to quit? How did Samuel Pepys make himself ... (Read More)
 
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Slovene Modern Dictionary: English-Slovene/Slovene-English
Daša Komac.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781802529.  Daedalus Item Code: 62619
 
A Slavic tongue, Slovene is spoken by over two-and-a-half million people in Slovenia, as well as in parts of Italy and Hungary. Going beyond the usual travel dictionary, this uncommonly thorough book ... (Read More)
 
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Smart Mouths: Instant Genius: The Best Quotations Ever Collected
The Knowledge Commons.
Publisher: Portable Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781607100751.  Daedalus Item Code: 70956
 
A great quote is a tiny thought-bomb: it explodes in the mind and illuminates an otherwise obscure truth about life. It reminds us of something we already knew, but didn't quite know we knew. Funny, ... (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: 64581
 
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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Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling, and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling
David Crystal.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003478.  Daedalus Item Code: 71066
 
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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