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Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Kathleen E. Miller. Julie Collins Rousseau, illus,.
 
Publisher: Sterling
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ISBN: 9781402729690
Daedalus Item Code: 43537
 
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An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs—Timeless Words to Live By
Caroline Taggart.
 
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781606521915
Daedalus Item Code: 43731
 
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The Concise Animal Encyclopedia: An Authoritative Survey of the Animal Kingdom
Averil Moffat, ed.
Publisher: Weldon Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781742522517.  Daedalus Item Code: 43441
 
Gorgeously illustrated with more than 2,000 animal drawings, along with hundreds of diagrams, maps, and color photos, this is a wide-ranging visual reference to the world's animals. The first section ... (Read More)
 
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Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning German in a Click

Publisher: Merriam-Webster.   Format: box.
ISBN: 9780877795605.  Daedalus Item Code: 31139
 
Learn the essentials of German for everyday situations in just 12 steps with this interactive online language system from Merriam-Webster. You'll be able to listen to conversations between native ... (Read More)
 
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Colour Oxford Thesaurus

Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198614500.  Daedalus Item Code: 43572
 
When you need just the right word (or you've used the right word once or twice already, and you'd like to mix it up a bit), this stout, palm-sized thesaurus is the ideal compact reference. Here are ... (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: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464482.  Daedalus Item Code: 43949
 
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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The Bedside Baccalaureate: The Second Semester: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals
David Rubel, ed.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781454901938.  Daedalus Item Code: 44106
 
Structured much like an actual semester of college—though without the parties and poor nutritional choices—this sequel to The Bedside Baccalaureate offers another 20 classes, grouped into four ... (Read More)
 
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1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think
Robert Arp, ed. Arthur Caplan, preface.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476705729.  Daedalus Item Code: 44127
 
From the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today's cutting-edge thinkers, this chunky, abundantly illustrated history of ideas offers a smorgasbord of enlightenment and amusement for the ... (Read More)
 
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The Quotable Drunkard: Words of Wit, Wisdom, and Philosophy From the Bottom of the Glass
Steven Kates.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512643.  Daedalus Item Code: 43153
 
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite," said W.C. Fields, "and furthermore, always carry a small snake." From across the table and under the table at pubs, alehouses, wine bars, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Pill Book: New and Revised 15th Edition
Harold M. Silverman, ed.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385364089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43443
 
Since 1979, The Pill Book has been providing official, FDA-approved information on more than 1800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, with guidelines from leading ... (Read More)
 
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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Clichés: What They Mean and Where They Came From
Nigel Fountain.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606525678.  Daedalus Item Code: 43732
 
Some say you should avoid them like the plague, but why re-invent the wheel? Falling somewhere between the quote and the idiom, the cliché is a handy device for getting an established idea across ... (Read More)
 
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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250013941.  Daedalus Item Code: 44110
 
The English language is a battlefield, says Henry Hitchings; since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, ... (Read More)
 
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1. Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
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2. Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
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3. The Quotable Drunkard: Words of Wit, Wisdom, and Philosophy From the Bottom of the Glass
Steven Kates.
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4. The Indispensable Book of Useless Information: Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any More Useless—It Does
Don Voorhees.
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5. Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters: The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day: A Book of Eponyms
Martin Hannan.
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6. Cold Meat and How to Disguise It: A Hundred Years of Belt Tightening
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7. Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Gabriel Wyner.
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8. The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
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9. The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
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10. World War II Secret Operations Handbook: S.O.E., O.S.S. & Maquis Guide to Sabotaging the Nazi War Machine
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