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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses
Susan I. Spitz, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780618493333.  Daedalus Item Code: 71954
 
Even if you pride yourself on your grammar and vocabulary, there's a chance that you may have confused "averse" with "adverse," or forgotten that "enormity" suggests evil deeds rather than largeness. ... (Read More)
 
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101 Two-Letter Words
Stephin Merritt. Roz Chast, illus.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393240191.  Daedalus Item Code: 73049
 
Okay, Scrabble loversówe get that the key to winning word games is knowing all the two-letter words that can make otherwise unplayable letters into a big score. But why just memorize a long ... (Read More)
 
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Abbotsford to Zion: The Story of Scottish Place Names Around the World
Elspeth Wills.
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780274072.  Daedalus Item Code: 73460
 
Over the centuries, Scots have travelled to every conceivable corner of the globe, some as emigrants looking to start a new life, others as entrepreneurs, explorers, missionaries, and soldiers; ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures
Lesley Alderman.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062074188.  Daedalus Item Code: 51651
 
Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical; time stands still, and time also flies. Tomorrow is another day, yet there's no time like the present. And despite all of our time-saving devices, ... (Read More)
 
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Britain's Castles: Heritage Series
Susie Hodge.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590769.  Daedalus Item Code: 51835
 
From Harlech and Conwy to Windsor and Stirling, this book profiles more than 50 of Britain's most important castles, including their construction, strategic advantages, novel features, royal ... (Read More)
 
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A Celebration of the Household: The Classic Guide to Running Your Home
L.G. Abell.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620877142.  Daedalus Item Code: 52124
 
Any parent knows that keeping a household in order is no easy task, nor has it ever been. More than a century ago, L.G. Abell compiled a manual with hundreds of household tips, skills, advice, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Classics Magpie: From Chariot-Racing Hooligans to Debauched Dinner PartiesóA Miscellany that Shakes the Dust Off the Ancient World
Jane Hood.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781848317307.  Daedalus Item Code: 71450
 
Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the "wandering womb?" And which tragedian was killed when a tortoise fell on his ... (Read More)
 
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Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxford and Cambridge Questions
John Farndon. Libby Purves, intro.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848311329.  Daedalus Item Code: 62387
 
Does a Girl Scout have a political agenda? If you're not in California, how do you know it exists? And what happens when you drop an ant? Here John Farndonówho is after all a Cambridge ... (Read More)
 
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Field Guide to Luck: How to Use and Interpret Charms, Signs, and Superstitions
Alys R. Yablon.
Publisher: Quirk.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781594742170.  Daedalus Item Code: 71178
 
From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits' feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and ... (Read More)
 
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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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History of the World: From 4 Million Years BC to the Present Day

Publisher: Chancellor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753726884.  Daedalus Item Code: 72389
 
What were Hammurabi's laws? Who liberated South America? And what were mammoths good for, anyway? History can be a daunting subject, but it need not be the case; this visual encyclopedia for readers ... (Read More)
 
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How to Think Like da Vinci
Daniel Smith.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782434580.  Daedalus Item Code: 64324
 
The author of 100 Places You Will Never Visit and 100 Things They Don't Want You to Know, as well as How to Think Like Einstein and How to Think Like Sherlock, Daniel ... (Read More)
 
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