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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport
John D. Barrow.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847921642.  Daedalus Item Code: 42006
 
Think math is just for eggheads and brainiacs? The sporting world is all about physics and mathematics, as Cambridge professor John Barrow reminds us in this entertaining and enlightening series of ... (Read More)
 
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101 Two-Letter Words
Stephin Merritt. Roz Chast, illus.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393240191.  Daedalus Item Code: 49544
 
(First Edition, with Bookplate Signed by Author & Illustrator) Okay, Scrabble lovers—we get that the key to winning word games is knowing all the two-letter words that can make otherwise ... (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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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 First Dictionary
Catherine Pratt, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547215976.  Daedalus Item Code: 42668
 
This fully updated 2010 edition of the American Heritage First Dictionary—which for 1999 was named a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book—engages readers 5 to 8 with more than 2,000 ... (Read More)
 
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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
 
Why is the darkest hour before the dawn? Who said that in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king? What proof is in the pudding that you're eating? And for how long have we been touting ... (Read More)
 
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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenius Tales of Words and Their Origins
Michael Quinion.
Publisher: Smithsonian.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781588342195.  Daedalus Item Code: 44278
 
With engaging wit and considerably more authority than most self-described word mavens, OED contributor and WorldWideWords.org host Michael Quinion demonstrates here that the real story of a ... (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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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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Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic
Elizabeth Little. Ayumi Piland, illus.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385527743.  Daedalus Item Code: 42306
 
When Chinese shopkeepers tried to transcribe Coca-Cola, one set of characters they chose was pronounced "ke-kou ke-la"; it sounded right, but it literally translated as "bite the wax tadpole." ... (Read More)
 
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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
Anita Silvey.
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781596437081.  Daedalus Item Code: 42464
 
Part almanac—with entries on writers, illustrators, books, and publishers—and part reader's guide to some of the best children's literature and picture books ever produced, this book from former ... (Read More)
 
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