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Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings: The Mysterious Significance and Forgotten Origins of Signs and Symbols in the Modern World
T.A. Kenner.
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781560259497.  Daedalus Item Code: 60454
 
Why are traffic lights red, amber and green? Why is the Virgin Mary so often depicted in blue robes? Where did the equals sign originate? Who decided the Pentagon should be a five-sided building and ... (Read More)
 
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The Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms
Simon Wilson & Jessica Lack.
Publisher: Tate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781854377500.  Daedalus Item Code: 60220
 
From Abject Art, Bauhaus, and chiaroscuro to watermark, Young British Artists, and Zero, and with hundreds of topics in between, this book provides a guide to modern art for college student and ... (Read More)
 
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Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams: How the Names Became the Words
Andrew Sholl.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430292.  Daedalus Item Code: 54869
 
What's in a name? From Achilles to zeppelin, many of the words that we use every day invoke a sweeping cast of historical and mythical figures—but have you ever wondered about the stories behind the ... (Read More)
 
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Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, Written with a View to Rescue from Oblivion the Fast Fading Relics of By-Gone Days
William Holloway. David Crystal, foreword.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402363.  Daedalus Item Code: 51474
 
Though it joins many a modern compendium of colorful English cant, this particular dictionary was written in 1839 by William Holloway (1786–1870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
 
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To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World
Simon Garfield.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857868589.  Daedalus Item Code: 54833
 
From Roman wood chips discovered near Hadrian's Wall to the wonders and terrors of e-mail, the author of On the Map and Just My Type here delves into how we have written to each other ... (Read More)
 
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Treasury of Roman Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs in Latin and English
Richard A. Branyon, ed.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781803090.  Daedalus Item Code: 52181
 
"Suns when they sink can rise again, / But we, when our brief light has shone, / Must sleep through the long night ... // Nobody can do evil to us / By keeping count of our kisses." So wrote Catullus ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes into TV
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607101819.  Daedalus Item Code: 60367
 
Channel-surf your way through more than 400 all-new pages (plus a few BRI classics) with this television-themed edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, and discover the origins of your ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader: 23rd Edition
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607101833.  Daedalus Item Code: 60366
 
Filled with "Smartening Power Technology," this Heavy Duty Edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is your go-to source for history, blunders, humor, facts, and wordplay, including the secret ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader: 16th Edition
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781592231164.  Daedalus Item Code: 60368
 
No more last-minute scrambles for the perfect magazine article on your next trip to the loo. Open to any page of this 16th edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader—you'll find humor, science, ... (Read More)
 
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The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
Curtis Stone.
Publisher: New Society.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780865718012.  Daedalus Item Code: 69093
 
There are 40 million acres of lawn in North America—attractive but essentially unproductive expanses of grass that represent a significant financial and environmental cost. And yet, notes Green City ... (Read More)
 
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Very Simple Arabic: Incorporating Simple Etiquette in Arabia
James Peters.
Publisher: Stacey International.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781900988902.  Daedalus Item Code: 51594
 
Slim enough to slip into a pocket, yet uncommonly useful and wide-ranging in its overview, this is a language guide for those traveling in the Arab world. Speaking Arabic need not be difficult, ... (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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