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The Cartography of North America, 15001800: Mapping the New World
Pierluigi Portinaro & Franco Knirsch.
Publisher: JG Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781464304859.  Daedalus Item Code: 71286
 
The date on the earliest known authentic map of North America is 1500, note Italian cartographic historians Pierluigi Portinaro and Franco Knirsch; that map was painted on oxhide by Juan de la Cosa, ... (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 Cranford Companion
Sue Birtwistle & Susie Conklin.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193059.  Daedalus Item Code: 31883
 
When Cranford aired on PBS's Masterpiece Classics in 2008, it garnered critical praise from all corners, earned a devoted audience, and secured Emmy nominations in nearly every category. ... (Read More)
 
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Encyclopedia of Questions and Answers: Over 1000 Questions Answered and 800 Illustrations and Photographs
Belinda Gallagher, ed.
Publisher: Chancellor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753726877.  Daedalus Item Code: 72386
 
Which dinosaur had a head like a bull? Can our bodies attack themselves? Who invented the first telephone? What causes earthquakes? How does a star die? This heavily illustrated encyclopedia of ... (Read More)
 
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English and Proud of It
William Moore.
Publisher: Summersdale.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781849535212.  Daedalus Item Code: 71500
 
This pocketable miscellany illuminates more than 150 reasons why the English are so proud of being so, including brief profiles of famous Englishmen, key moments in history, English successes, points ... (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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Grave Tidings: An Anthology of Famous Last Words
Paul Berra.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781785901027.  Daedalus Item Code: 73399
 
Funny or reflective, scornful or delirious, famous last words remain fascinating, perhaps because they seem to tell us something significant about ourselves. "You see! This is how you die," ... (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 Come? In the Neighborhood: 125 New Questions and Answers About the Everyday World
Kathy Wollard. Debra Solomon, illus.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761144298.  Daedalus Item Code: 72293
 
How come soda fizzes? Do earthworms eat dirt? What exactly is fire? Why does bright sunlight make you sneeze? Sometimes, the most tantalizing mysteries are right in front of us, and here the writer ... (Read More)
 
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How to Sound Cultured: Master The 250 Names That Intellectuals Love To Drop Into Conversation
Thomas W. Hodgkinson & Hubert van den Bergh.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781785780936.  Daedalus Item Code: 64323
 
Which philosopher had the maddest hairstyle? What novelist drank 50 cups of black coffee every day? And what on earth did Simone de Beauvoir see in Jean-Paul Sartre, anyway? Teaming with Thomas ... (Read More)
 
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How to Speak Any Language Fluently: Fun, Stimulating and Effective Methods to Help Anyone Learn Languages Faster
Alex Rawlings.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472138569.  Daedalus Item Code: 73742
 
A linguistic prodigy, named Britain's Most Multilingual Student in 2012, Alex Rawlings explains here how to get the most out of language courses, books, and your own environment to learn any language ... (Read More)
 
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