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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 (1786–1870), 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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TIME For Kids—That's Incredible!: The World's Most Unbelievable Facts and Records
Nellie Gonzalez Cutler & Jonathan Rosenbloom, eds.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781603201995.  Daedalus Item Code: 50469
 
Colorful and vividly photographed, this big book for readers 8 to 12 is stuffed with fascinating facts, amazing animals, and superlatives around the world and in outer space. Here you'll find extreme ... (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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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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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 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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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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What's a Homeowner to Do?: 442 Things You Should Know
Stephen Fanuka & Edward Lewine.
Publisher: Artisan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781579654337.  Daedalus Item Code: 51344
 
From assembling a tool kit to understanding the pros and cons of casement versus double-hung windows, and from the ins and outs of moldings, faucets, and electrical outlets to the best way to ... (Read More)
 
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