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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
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Stringlopedia: Unravel the Secrets of Knots and Reel in Lashings of Twine-Related Trivia
Adam Hart-Davis.
Publisher: Collins & Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843405481.  Daedalus Item Code: 41122
Far more than a book of knots, this is an entertaining compendium of all things string that reveals how essential it is (along with its "big brother," rope) for everything from building pyramids to ... (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 (17861870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
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They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned Out to Be Science Fiction
Graeme Donald.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621450887.  Daedalus Item Code: 44555
Did you know that tobacco smoke can bring you back from the dead? That lead can be chemically transformed into gold? Or that the shape and details of your skull can determine aspects of your ... (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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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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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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Very Simple Arabic Script
James Peters.
Publisher: Stacey International.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781900988315.  Daedalus Item Code: 51595
Following on as a companion to Very Simple Arabic, this book is intended to help the English-speaking traveler in the Arabic world by explaining the structure and meaning of written Arabic, ... (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 Usagea reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
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Webster's New Roget's AZ 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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Whitaker's World of Weird
Tracey Turner.
Publisher: A & C Black.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408104538.  Daedalus Item Code: 42889
Yes, the bite-sized bits of illustrated trivia, fun facts, and other entries in Whitaker's are frequently weird, describing strange phenomena, creepy creatures, bizarre coincidences, ... (Read More)
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World War II in Numbers: An Infographic Guide to the Conflict, Its Conduct, and Its Casualties
Peter Doyle.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781770851955.  Daedalus Item Code: 53513
Scientist and military historian Peter Doyle here deploys the often staggering statistical record of World War IIthe millions of military and civilian deaths, the tons of shipping sunk, the ... (Read More)
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