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#1
Amen to That!: The Amazing Way the Bible Influences Our Everyday Language
Ferdie Addis.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781621451075.  Daedalus Item Code: 61572
 
If you've ever sung along to Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," referred to someone as "the salt of the earth," or observed "the writing on the wall," you've been quoting the Bible. No other book ... (Read More)
 
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#2
DC Comics Superheroes and Villains Fandex: 75 Icons from the DC Universe

Publisher: Workman.   Format: .
ISBN: 9780761158561.  Daedalus Item Code: 64405
 
It seems only fitting that an essential guide—an encyclopedia, really—of the heroes and villains of the DC Comics universe should be presented as a riveted stack of colorful 10-inch die-cut cards, ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool
Greg Proops. Jennifer Canaga, illus.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476747040.  Daedalus Item Code: 64581
 
Best known for appearing on the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his award-winning podcast The Smartest Man in the World, Greg Proops is also a fountain of historical ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Handy Islam Answer Book
John Renard.
Publisher: Visible Ink.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781578595105.  Daedalus Item Code: 64198
 
The world's second largest religion with more than 1.7 adherents, Islam is nonetheless a puzzle to many outsiders, and misinformation about the faith continues to cause friction worldwide. Adopting a ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Loaded Words
Marjorie Garber.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823242054.  Daedalus Item Code: 64067
 
Suggesting that words are intoxicating, highly charged, and even dangerous, Marjorie Garber invites us on this exploration of language. Ranging freely through such subjects as Mad magazine to ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The American Heritage Essential Student Thesaurus: Third Edition
Catherine Pratt, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547385648.  Daedalus Item Code: 63845
 
Designed for students 11 to 16 who are solidifying their reading and writing skills, as well as adults learning English as a second language, this thesaurus provides much more than simple lists of ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The Culture of Numbers—From 1,001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World
Barnaby Rogerson.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781250058836.  Daedalus Item Code: 70060
 
Commerce and science aside, numbers have always been fascinating and essential to civilizations and societies all over the world; indeed some of our most profound symbols and expressions are ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Hew, Screw + Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810982598.  Daedalus Item Code: 11420
 
Do you realize that the salt on our food may be millions of years old? Did you know that the rubber in condoms derives from tree sap? And aren't you glad that lipstick is no longer made of crushed ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Michael Blanding.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408177.  Daedalus Item Code: 63726
 
(Winner of the 2015 New England Society Book Award for History and Biography) Affable and deeply knowledgeable, E. Forbes Smiley III was well-liked and well-trusted in the reading rooms and ... (Read More)
 
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Globetrotting Brainiac: 600 Historical Facts & Fun Trivia from Around the World

Publisher: Kaplan.   Format: .
ISBN: 9781427797124.  Daedalus Item Code: 76034
 
How much do you know about the world you live on? Can you name the least densely populated country on earth? Which two-island Caribbean nation's capital is Saint John, and which other two-island ... (Read More)
 
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