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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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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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The Historical Atlas of Judaism
Ian Barnes & Josephine Bacon.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780785827467.  Daedalus Item Code: 71385
 
With color photos and reproductions of art throughout, and more than 100 maps, this illustrated history surveys the 4,000-year heritage of the Jewish world from its emergence in ancient Palestine up ... (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 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 Can Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde. Compiled by Maria Leach.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780785833260.  Daedalus Item Code: 72371
 
Vastly intelligent and cultured—he was a brilliant student at Trinity College in Dublin and Magdalen College in Oxford, and won the Newdigate Prize in 1878 for his poem "Ravenna"—Oscar Wilde was ... (Read More)
 
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I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches
Ferdie Addis.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606524701.  Daedalus Item Code: 61596
 
A great speech can transform the mood of a nation, and sometimes even the world. This compact handbook recounts 35 such times when the words of a single person—priest, pope, peasant, slave, soldier, ... (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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Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE
David Bukszpan.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781452108247.  Daedalus Item Code: 72522
 
If you've played Scrabble, then you have had an argument with someone you know; few games invite so many differing interpretations; consider this witty book a secret weapon, filled as it is with ... (Read More)
 
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