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The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols
Sarah Bartlett.
Publisher: Fair Winds.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592336760.  Daedalus Item Code: 72618
 
The fleur-de-lis has long been identified with French kings, but decorative imagery of the flower—thought to be a stylized version of an iris—has been found on ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian ... (Read More)
 
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Should You Judge This Book by Its Cover?: 100 Fresh Takes on Familiar Sayings and Quotations
Julian Baggini.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582436043.  Daedalus Item Code: 72354
 
"It's easy saying what things are not," notes Julian Baggini. "Life is not a bed of roses ... winning isn't everything. Some negations, however, are more informative than others. Thinking about why ... (Read More)
 
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Simple Rules for Card Games: Instructions and Strategy for Twenty Card Games
Don Rauf.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780770433857.  Daedalus Item Code: 43858
 
Presented in a handsome compact volume, perfect for the game shelf, this book not only provides the rules for 20 classic card games—including Crazy 8s, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Whist, Spades, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Sleepyhead's Bedside Companion
Sean Coughlan.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848091740.  Daedalus Item Code: 71411
 
Why did Charles Dickens need a compass to sleep? Why did Elizabethans rub dormouse fat onto their feet? Who was the insomniac prime minister who was forced to quit? How did Samuel Pepys make himself ... (Read More)
 
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Spinglish: The Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language
Henry Beard & Christopher Cerf.
Publisher: Blue Rider Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780399172397.  Daedalus Item Code: 71650
 
"Spinglish" is the art of euphemism taken a step further. As the authors of The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook tell us here, it is the dialect of professional spin ... (Read More)
 
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The Superior Person's Second Book of Words
Peter Bowler.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780747561842.  Daedalus Item Code: 72125
 
Have you ever felt like an acephalous dandiprat? Or perhaps you've simply felt unable to dapatically deblaterate to the best of your ability? The secret to being a truly superior person, Peter Bowler ... (Read More)
 
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Swedish Hippocrene Comprehensive Dictionary: Swedish-English

Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781804745.  Daedalus Item Code: 62615
 
An ideal reference tool for teachers, travelers, and translators, this substantial Swedish-English dictionary contains more than 75,000 definitions. In addition to British and American variations of ... (Read More)
 
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To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World
Simon Garfield.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857868589.  Daedalus Item Code: 54833
 
From Roman wood chips discovered near Hadrian's Wall to the wonders and terrors of e-mail, the author of On the Map and Just My Type here delves into how we have written to each other ... (Read More)
 
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Tommy, Doughboy, Fritz: Soldier Slang of World War I
Emily Brewer.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781445637839.  Daedalus Item Code: 70939
 
An amazing number of the words we use today—including binge, boot camp, chat, chum, commando, dingbat, firing line, gadget, loot, lousy, posh, propaganda, scrounge, swipe, souvenir, trench coat, and ... (Read More)
 
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Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs and Curses from Around the World
Robert Vanderplank.
Publisher: Boxtree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752226484.  Daedalus Item Code: 64553
 
They're the words you won't learn in any regular language class. Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion, or humor, curses and insults make up some of the most colorful and profound phrases in ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607103202.  Daedalus Item Code: 71475
 
This 24th edition of Uncle John's flagship almanac glitters with more than 500 pages of all-new nuggets from the information miners at the Bathroom Readers' Institute. Divided by length for your ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Dog Lover's Companion
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Portable Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781592238231.  Daedalus Item Code: 71771
 
Canines have a long history as the Bathroom Reader's favorite pet. Smart, sweet, loyal—they don't give you a lot of sass like some other pets we could mention. From wily mutts to Westminster ... (Read More)
 
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