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#1
The Bedside Baccalaureate: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals
David Rubel, ed.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402756320.  Daedalus Item Code: 42688
 
Fill the gaps in your education and give your brain a daily dose of knowledge to chew on with this one-volume refresher course. Ranging from Rocket Science to Revolutionary France, from the Hudson ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
Julie Tibbott.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781621450665.  Daedalus Item Code: 42694
 
From the Roman to the Shakespearean, from pirate bilge to gumshoe patter, some of the most creative, memorable, and entertaining applications of language through the ages have been invented to tell ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Back to School for Grown-Ups: Everything You Should Have Learned in Class
Stephen Evans & Ian Whitelaw.
Publisher: Barron's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780764162718.  Daedalus Item Code: 42461
 
Here's a mind-broadening reader's companion for those who recall their school days as time spent gazing out the window, and who now realize that they missed out on many interesting subjects and ... (Read More)
 
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#4
World War II Secret Operations Handbook: S.O.E., O.S.S. & Maquis Guide to Sabotaging the Nazi War Machine
Stephen Hart & Chris Mann.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762779864.  Daedalus Item Code: 32556
 
The combat skills and tricks used by the Allied military, special forces, and resistance fighters in World War II are demonstrated in this manual, including how to work as a sniper, blow up bridges, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
Erin Bried.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345525093.  Daedalus Item Code: 42311
 
Having endured the Great Depression and World War II, they weren't called the "Greatest Generation" for nothing—our grandparents had a wide range of skills that are hardly universal anymore, ... (Read More)
 
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#6
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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#7
Pictorial Webster's Pocket Dictionary
John M. Carrera.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452101644.  Daedalus Item Code: 41102
 
Presented in alphabetical order, as a "source for creativity in the human brain," this lovely little book is packed with more than 500 engravings that originally appeared in 19th-century Webster's ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Cold Meat and How to Disguise It: A Hundred Years of Belt Tightening
Hunter Davies.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711232778.  Daedalus Item Code: 41250
 
Not only in wartime, but through much of Britain's 20th century, credit has been crunched, the economy battered, prices have gone up, and hopes down. Belt-tightening was the order of the day as all ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Gabriel Wyner.
Publisher: Harmony.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385348119.  Daedalus Item Code: 49589
 
For those who've despaired of ever learning a foreign language, this book from the creator of Fluent-Forever.com reveals how to tap into the brain's natural ability to acquire language. Gabriel Wyner ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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