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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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At Home—A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 39031
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013
Dave Eggers, ed. Walter Mosley, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544105508.  Daedalus Item Code: 38907
 
In this year—his final turn as series editor—McSweeney's publisher Dave Eggers bows out gracefully, leaving the series in the hands of one of his former students at 826 Valencia, while "guest ... (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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A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents—And Ourselves
Jane Gross.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307472403.  Daedalus Item Code: 29433
 
When Jane Gross—a longtime New York Times expert on the subject of elder care—suddenly became caretaker for her 85-year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that even she had never ... (Read More)
 
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Building Country Comforts: Wisdom on Living a Sustainable, Back-to-Basics Life
Robert Inwood & Christian Bruyere. Ashley English, foreword.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402757747.  Daedalus Item Code: 40821
 
The pioneering spirit and the desire to do things one's own way run through this collection of houses and other structures that were designed by their owners and built by hand. Illustrated with ... (Read More)
 
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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: Volume 2: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips 1936–1937
Roy Crane.
Publisher: Fantagraphics.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606993910.  Daedalus Item Code: 33739
 
A funny pages fixture in the 1930s, Roy Crane's soldier of fortune, Captain Easy, fights for gold in the frozen north, is mistaken for a bandit, gets stranded on a desert island, visits the tiny ... (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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The Complete Book of Sisters
Luisa Dillner.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571248018.  Daedalus Item Code: 33617
 
Whether your best friend or your worst enemy, a sister is for life, as Luisa Dillner illuminates for us in this candid portrait of sorority, with notable examples ranging from the loving Brontës to ... (Read More)
 
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Crap at My Parents' House
Joel Dovev.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781419700736.  Daedalus Item Code: 40758
 
From deer hoof bottle openers and plush Oscar Meyer Wienermobiles to soccer-playing Jesus ceramics and grizzly bear toilet paper holders, this book is a celebration of the mysterious and unfathomably ... (Read More)
 
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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330512923.  Daedalus Item Code: 41417
 
An 18th-century French scholar once attributed the British tendency toward eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer ... aggravated by the tedium of the English Sunday." Whatever the reason, ... (Read More)
 
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Dream of the Rarebit Fiend: The Saturdays
Winsor McCay.
Publisher: Checker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781933160658.  Daedalus Item Code: 40884
 
Originally published in the Saturday editions of the New York Evening Telegram from 1904 to 1911, the comic strip Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend was a somewhat darker precursor to ... (Read More)
 
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