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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms: American English Idiomatic Expressions and Phrases: Second Edition
Christine Ammer.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547676586.  Daedalus Item Code: 51427
 
"This excellent survey of almost 10,000 contemporary idioms has a clear format and large type.... In addition to idioms, the dictionary includes common figures of speech, formula phrases such as ... (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: 43850
 
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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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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Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do
Michael Powell.
Publisher: Fall River.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781454910701.  Daedalus Item Code: 52049
 
How would you survive if one day you woke up and found yourself transported centuries into the past? Even if you have no intention of traveling back in time—other than in your own imagination—this ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation
Bethany Keeley.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780811876452.  Daedalus Item Code: 50305
 
From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best: doing hilarious damage to the English language. Who wouldn't have second thoughts about ordering the "hamburger" ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Games: Strategy, Tactics & History
Jack Botermans.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402742217.  Daedalus Item Code: 44546
 
Lost your rule sheet for your mancala set? Mystified by the elaborate layout of a casino craps table? Want to learn how to play classic pub games like Shut the Box? This handsomely produced treasury ... (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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Consult the Oracle: A Victorian Guide to Folklore and Fortune Telling
Gabriel Nostradamus. Fern Riddell, ed.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402738.  Daedalus Item Code: 51472
 
Tappings on tables, questionable curatives, old wives' tales, whispers from beyond the grave—the Victorians were fascinated by superstitions and the supernatural. This little book, originally ... (Read More)
 
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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Delightful 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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Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned
Kenneth C. Davis.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780380713790.  Daedalus Item Code: 51301
 
Who owns Antarctica? Where was the first city established? And was there really an Atlantis? Even if you do know something about geography, this book is still tantalizingly interesting. In addition ... (Read More)
 
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Doodle Paris: Doodle a Day in One of the World's Greatest Cities
Rob Merrett.
Publisher: Dog 'N' Bone.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781909313019.  Daedalus Item Code: 42691
 
Imagine your perfect day in Paris—what would you do? Would you visit the Louvre to check out the Mona Lisa or spend an afternoon shopping along the rue Saint-Honoré? How about a stroll around ... (Read More)
 
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