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On the Origin of Tepees: Why Some Ideas Spread While Others Go Extinct
Jonnie Hughes.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851689439.  Daedalus Item Code: 72167
 
We humans have long prided ourselves on our capacity to have ideas, but perhaps this pride is misplaced—perhaps ideas have us. British science writer and filmmaker Jonnie Hughes here investigates the ... (Read More)
 
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Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age, 1860–1900
David L. Richards.
Publisher: New Hampshire/New England.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781584654827.  Daedalus Item Code: 73320
 
Between 1860 and 1900 the Ricker family's rustic frontier farm became the world-renowned resort community of Poland Spring, Maine, where upper-middle-class patrons and their urban values of status, ... (Read More)
 
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Precious Cargo: How Foods from the Americas Changed the World
Dave DeWitt.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781619023093.  Daedalus Item Code: 72347
 
While the Europeans undoubtedly colonized America, it's fair to say that America in turn conquered the world with its tantalizing foods, avers Dave DeWitt in this far-ranging history. From tomatoes ... (Read More)
 
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Relics of the Past: Treasures of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Population Exchange, The Benaki Museum Collections (French/English Languages)
Anna Ballian, ed.
Publisher: 5 Continents.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9788874395750.  Daedalus Item Code: 52706
 
Following the forced Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923, Greek Orthodox Christians of Eastern Thrace, Cappadocia, and the Pontos came to Greece as refugees, bringing with them a ... (Read More)
 
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Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge
Eleanor Herman.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060585440.  Daedalus Item Code: 72757
 
Throughout the centuries, royal mistresses have been worshiped, feared, envied, and reviled. They set the fashions, encouraged the arts, and, in some cases, ruled nations. As she did with Sex with ... (Read More)
 
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Slap and Tickle: The Unusual History of Sex and the People Who Have it
Tom Cutler.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780336114.  Daedalus Item Code: 73536
 
"Since our forebears started walking upright, sex and hunger have been two vital motivating forces," writes Tom Cutler in this frisky miscellany. "Things haven't changed much, either.... I was in ... (Read More)
 
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The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris
Colin Jones.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780198715818.  Daedalus Item Code: 73343
 
One might think that smiles have been universal and unchanged since the beginning of human history, but this is not the case; as Colin Jones explains here, the poor condition of most people's teeth ... (Read More)
 
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Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Greg Mortenson, with Mike Bryan.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141047140.  Daedalus Item Code: 50737
 
"[Greg] Mortenson's best-seller Three Cups of Tea introduced his commitment to peace through education and became a book-club phenomenon. He now continues the story of how the Central Asia ... (Read More)
 
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Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
Donald L. Miller.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416550204.  Daedalus Item Code: 72424
 
Through the Roaring 20s, midtown Manhattan was the center of a construction boom that changed the character of the city. The area around Grand Central Terminal became home to the tallest skyscrapers ... (Read More)
 
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Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund
Arnie Bernstein.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250056016.  Daedalus Item Code: 70055
 
In the late 1930s, America was still officially neutral, but chemist Fritz Kuhn and the German American Bund—a small but vociferous anti-Semitic movement—hoped to see the U.S. under Nazi ... (Read More)
 
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Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink
Richard L. Currier.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781628725223.  Daedalus Item Code: 71851
 
Although we usually think of technology as something modern, our use of tools and weapons stretches back millions of years; indeed, eight key technologies gradually freed us from the limitations of ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Shade of Olive Trees: Recipes from Jerusalem to Marrakech and Beyond
Nadia Zerouali & Merijn Tol.
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781617691089.  Daedalus Item Code: 72622
 
In order to experience the rich, exotic flavors of the Middle East, Dutch writers and cooks Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol set out on a journey that took them across Morocco and Tunisia, Syria and ... (Read More)
 
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