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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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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 French Dictionary (Orange)

Publisher: Wiley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780470373279.  Daedalus Item Code: 33698
 
With more than 70,000 references and 100,000 translations, this French to English and English to French dictionary is ideal for students, travelers, and businesspeople who need a ready reference in a ... (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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Webster's New Thesaurus

Publisher: Wiley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780471798903.  Daedalus Item Code: 33700
 
An ideal companion to Webster's New Dictionary, or any dictionary, this clear, concise thesaurus contains more than 130,000 synonyms—including current slang, colloquial expressions, and ... (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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Why Didn't I Think of That?: 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying
Anthony Rubino Jr.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440500107.  Daedalus Item Code: 41374
 
A writer and cartoonist who spent most of his career contributing to MAD, Cracked, and National Lampoon, Anthony Rubino here applies his somewhat sober and mature reasoning to ... (Read More)
 
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Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language
Ina Lipkowitz.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312662189.  Daedalus Item Code: 36315
 
You may be what you eat, but you're also what you speak, notes Ina Lipkowitz. Here she explores the stories behind five of our most basic food words—apples, leeks, milk, bread, and meat—and how these ... (Read More)
 
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World War II Secret Operations Handbook: S.O.E., O.S.S. & Maquis Guide to Sabotaging the Nazi War Machine
Stephen Hart & Chris Mann.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762779864.  Daedalus Item Code: 32556
 
The combat skills and tricks used by the Allied military, special forces, and resistance fighters in World War II are demonstrated in this manual, including how to work as a sniper, blow up bridges, ... (Read More)
 
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The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law
Roger K. Newman, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300113006.  Daedalus Item Code: 22119
 
Named one of the best reference books of 2009 by the Library Journal, this single-volume encyclopedia presents succinct entries devoted to more than 700 subjects selected for their significant ... (Read More)
 
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