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The Snark Handbook: Sex Edition: Innuendo, Irony, and Ill-Advised Insults on Intimacy
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781742702506.  Daedalus Item Code: 52441
It had to happen. Some of the snarkiest barbs ever recorded have been inspired by the subject of sex, and here the Snark Handbook lowers itself (and moves a little to its left) to scoop up every ... (Read More)
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The New York Times Front Pages 1851–2012: Revised and Updated
Bill Keller, intro.
Publisher: Black Dog.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781603762977.  Daedalus Item Code: 51642
For over a century and a half the New York Times has offered "All the News That's Fit to Print" (although that famous slogan didn't appear until 1897). The front pages from those editions form ... (Read More)
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100 Words for Foodies
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547239682.  Daedalus Item Code: 52624
From Aioli to Zabaglione, and from Bain-marie to Tagine, this informative, pocket-sized guide testifies to our enduring love of food. Covering a wide array of dishes, ingredients, and preparation ... (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
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780547215976.  Daedalus Item Code: 52626
This 2010 edition of the American Heritage First Dictionary—which in 1999 was named a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book—engages readers 5 to 8 with more than 2,000 clearly defined words ... (Read More)
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The American Heritage Science Dictionary
Steven Kleinedler, senior ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618455041.  Daedalus Item Code: 52190
Clearly written and illustrated with 380 black and white photos and drawings, this dictionary covers all the major fields of science in 8,500 entries, from the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, ... (Read More)
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Are You Sh*tting Me?: 1,004 Facts that Will Scare the Crap Out of You
Cary McNeal.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399168192.  Daedalus Item Code: 53178
Following up such bathroom-reader success stories as Scared Sh*tless and 1,001 Facts That Will Scare the S#*t Out of You, Emmy Award–winning humorist Cary McNeal here presents another ... (Read More)
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The Art of the Epigraph: How Great Books Begin
Rosemary Ahern.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451693249.  Daedalus Item Code: 29408
For a bibliophile, there are few things more telling about the book at hand than an epigraph. Those intriguing quotations, sayings, snippets of songs, or poems that appear just before Chapter One do ... (Read More)
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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious 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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Barron's Pocket Factbook: Natural History: Essential Facts About the Earth
Michael Bright.
Publisher: Barron's.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780764135026.  Daedalus Item Code: 52084
A user-friendly reference book that can double as a brief history of the natural world, this little tome is full of color photographs, diagrams, and fun facts. The basics of geology and the emergence ... (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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Beginner's Greek: With 2 Audio CDs
Elizabeth G. Uhlig.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback & CDs.
ISBN: 9780781811408.  Daedalus Item Code: 53051
This introduction to modern Greek is designed for both classroom use and self-study. The 12 progressive chapters combine dialogues with translations, grammatical explanations, and vocabulary, and ... (Read More)
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