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#1
Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Kathleen E. Miller. Julie Collins Rousseau, illus,.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402729690.  Daedalus Item Code: 43537
 
In this irreverent book of deadpan humor we find the pithy, the punny, and the unintentionally funny on tombstone epitaphs, as well as a few choice last words. Some are etched on the graves of the ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Quotable Drunkard: Words of Wit, Wisdom, and Philosophy From the Bottom of the Glass
Steven Kates.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512643.  Daedalus Item Code: 43153
 
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite," said W.C. Fields, "and furthermore, always carry a small snake." From across the table and under the table at pubs, alehouses, wine bars, and ... (Read More)
 
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#3
An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned ProverbsóTimeless 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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#4
The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind: Revised and Expanded Third Edition
Sam Tanenhaus, intro.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312643027.  Daedalus Item Code: 41445
 
The New York Times has been gathering and providing reliable information on human affairs and the natural world for more than 160 years, and that enormous base of knowledge is crystallized in ... (Read More)
 
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#5
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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#6
The Concise Animal Encyclopedia: An Authoritative Survey of the Animal Kingdom
Averil Moffat, ed.
Publisher: Weldon Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781742522517.  Daedalus Item Code: 43441
 
Gorgeously illustrated with more than 2,000 animal drawings, along with hundreds of diagrams, maps, and color photos, this is a wide-ranging visual reference to the world's animals. The first section ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Pill Book: New and Revised 15th Edition
Harold M. Silverman, ed.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385364089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43443
 
Since 1979, The Pill Book has been providing official, FDA-approved information on more than 1800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, with guidelines from leading ... (Read More)
 
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#8
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 loversówe 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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#9
Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters: The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day: A Book of Eponyms
Martin Hannan.
Publisher: John Blake.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843584162.  Daedalus Item Code: 43284
 
Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word "tawdry" has its origins in the fate of ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810982598.  Daedalus Item Code: 11420
 
Do you realize that the salt on our food may be millions of years old? Did you know that the rubber in condoms derives from tree sap? And aren't you glad that lipstick is no longer made of crushed ... (Read More)
 
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