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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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Traditional American Farming Techniques, 2nd Edition
Frank D. Gardner. James R. Babb, foreword. MaryJane Butters, intro.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781599210797.  Daedalus Item Code: 41891
 
As valuable today as when it was first published in 1916, this remarkably thorough guide packs its thousand pages with information. It covers everything from the science behind crop rotation to the ... (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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Uncommon Courtesy: The Basics of Good Behavior for a Badly Behaved World
Jennifer M. Wood.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512032.  Daedalus Item Code: 34271
 
When did crass become commonplace? In a world that's more likely to flip the bird than hold the door, Jennifer Wood gives us this little book—the literary equivalent of the short slap to the back of ... (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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Webster's New Roget's A–Z Thesaurus
Charlton Laird, ed.
Publisher: Wiley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780470177761.  Daedalus Item Code: 33705
 
Known for its breadth, its focused utility, its grammar and usage notes, and its plentiful examples, Roget's Thesaurus is one of the world's most popular reference books, and this edition ... (Read More)
 
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Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English
Arthur Schulman. Jill Lepore, intro.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416561361.  Daedalus Item Code: 00555
 
What makes American English American? In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to answer this question by tirelessly recording the vocabulary of the American citizen. Though he was a political ... (Read More)
 
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Weedopedia: A Totally Dank A–Z Reefer Reference
Will B. High.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440506451.  Daedalus Item Code: 30243
 
There's more to marijuana than smoking it, says dedicated aficionado "Will B. High," who here describes a remarkably diverse marijuana culture in more than 800 entries, covering everything from ... (Read More)
 
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