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Garner's Modern American Usage: The Authority on Grammar, Usage, and Style (Third Edition)
Bryan A. Garner.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195382754.  Daedalus Item Code: 72440
 
Since first appearing in 1998, Bryan Garner's reliable (and dare we say, entertaining) reference has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language, filled ... (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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I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff
Judy Parkinson.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451846.  Daedalus Item Code: 71309
 
Remember those handy rhymes and phrases from grade school—"i before e except after c," (vowels); "every good boy does fine," (lines on the music staff); and "thirty days hath September," (the lengths ... (Read More)
 
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I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
Caroline Taggart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451822.  Daedalus Item Code: 72521
 
If you no longer can identify the capital of Chile or the names of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice; if you don't recall the basics of osmosis or the number of continents in the ... (Read More)
 
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Instant Genius: Fast Food for Thought: Bite Sized Morsels of Essential (and Not-So-Essential) Knowledge
The Knowledge Commons.
Publisher: Portable Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781592239153.  Daedalus Item Code: 70955
 
Did you know that chewing gum enhances memory, or that the name Pakistan is an anagram? Would you be surprised to learn that there are five kinds of fish migrations, or that the first bazooka was a ... (Read More)
 
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It Just Slipped Out: A Bulging Encyclopedia of Double Entendres
Russell Ash.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780755360864.  Daedalus Item Code: 72646
 
Whether unwittingly filthy or gleefully subversive, the institution of innuendo and double entendre is part of our comedy tradition. This hilarious compendium of suggestive speech offers dozens of ... (Read More)
 
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Kings & Queens: Heritage Series
Vicky Wood.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590752.  Daedalus Item Code: 51836
 
Covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications, and royal weddings, this little book profiles every reigning English king or queen since Alfred the Great. Here too are events from the ... (Read More)
 
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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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My Grammar and I Or Should That Be Me?: How to Speak and Write It Right
Caroline Taggart & J.A. Wines.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451839.  Daedalus Item Code: 71310
 
A refresher course for anyone who has ever been stumped by spelling confusion, dangling modifiers, or split infinitives—or for those who don't even know what those are—this little handbook offers ... (Read More)
 
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My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920–1990
Tad Burness. Matt Stone, commentary.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780316430913.  Daedalus Item Code: 79308
 
From the 1970s, when he began publishing his encyclopedic car spotter's guides, Tad Burness's ongoing labor of love informed and excited generations of car fans in the years before the Internet made ... (Read More)
 
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