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1001 Books for Every Mood
Hallie Ephron. Susan Stamberg, foreword.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781598695854.  Daedalus Item Code: 32744
 
From Wuthering Heights to The Accidental Tourist, Don Quixote to A Wrinkle in Time, there's nothing like curling up with a good book to improve your mood. Of course, we ... (Read More)
 
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1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
Matthew Rye, ed. Steven Isserlis, preface.
Publisher: Universe.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780789315830.  Daedalus Item Code: 30492
 
From medieval madrigals to living composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass, the finest classical music of all time is surveyed and discussed in this authoritative and entertaining guide. Sonatas, ... (Read More)
 
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AA Phrasebook French

Publisher: AA Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749556648.  Daedalus Item Code: 32497
 
With more than 2,000 commonly used words and essential phrases, this compact book covers all the subjects and situations you are likely to encounter on your visit, from reserving a room for the night ... (Read More)
 
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AA Phrasebook Spanish

Publisher: AA Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749556693.  Daedalus Item Code: 32501
 
With more than 2,000 commonly used words and essential phrases, this compact book covers all the subjects and situations you are likely to encounter on your visit, from reserving a room for the night ... (Read More)
 
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All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words
Vivian Cook.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781935554226.  Daedalus Item Code: 41068
 
How do we learn words as a child? How are words coined, and why do they die out? Why are some never spoken, and others never written? British linguistics professor Vivian Cook—author of ... (Read More)
 
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Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien
Colin Duriez.
Publisher: David & Charles.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781446302699.  Daedalus Item Code: 41363
 
A true miscellany on the man behind Middle-earth and his remarkably detailed world of Hobbits and Elves, this delightful little tome reveals many surprising dimensions to J.R.R. Tolkien. What, for ... (Read More)
 
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Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic's Language Peeves Deciphered, Appraised, and Annotated for 21st-Century Readers
Ambrose Bierce & Jan Freeman.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717689.  Daedalus Item Code: 31864
 
Best known for his Devil's Dictionary, journalist and professional cynic Ambrose Bierce was also a maven of English usage, and in 1909 he gave us Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Children's Thesaurus
Paul Hellweg. The Editors of American Heritage.
Publisher: Houghton Library.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780547215990.  Daedalus Item Code: 33233
 
With more than 4,000 main entries and 36,000 synonyms, as well as thousands of example sentences, this easy-to-use thesaurus helps readers 8 to 12 make the best word choice to suit their meaning and ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Student Thesaurus: Updated Edition
Paul Hellweg, Joyce LeBaron & Susannah LeBaron.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780618280292.  Daedalus Item Code: 34093
 
Designed for readers 12 to 16, the advanced vocabulary in this desk thesaurus—6,000 entries with more than 70,000 synonyms—is intended to meet the growing academic demands on students' writing ... (Read More)
 
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Big Ideas in Brief: 200 World-Changing Concepts Explained in an Instant
Ian Crofton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857386182.  Daedalus Item Code: 41235
 
Whether you need a refresher or a crash course, the author of Science Without the Boring Bits and The Kings and Queens of England serves up these 200 key concepts of science, ... (Read More)
 
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British English A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English
Norman W. Schur.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620875773.  Daedalus Item Code: 49006
 
For readers, travelers, and Anglophiles everywhere, this entertaining and authoritative resource—originally published by lexicographer Norman Schur in 1987 and revised twice since—remains a ... (Read More)
 
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The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems
Alan Axelrod.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616084028.  Daedalus Item Code: 30824
 
Anybody ever called you a dewdropper? A kibitzer? A lounge lizard? If you never knew what the heck they meant—or if you ever wanted to toss around some hip jive yourself—this is the book you need. ... (Read More)
 
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