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Everything Explained Through Flowcharts: Including Tips for World ...
Doogie Horner.
 
Publisher: Harper
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061826603
Daedalus Item Code: 44332
 
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Dirty Words: The Story of Sex Talk
Mark Morton.
 
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781843543848
Daedalus Item Code: 44396
 
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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenius 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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Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning German in a Click

Publisher: Merriam-Webster.   Format: box.
ISBN: 9780877795605.  Daedalus Item Code: 31139
 
Learn the essentials of German for everyday situations in just 12 steps with this interactive online language system from Merriam-Webster. You'll be able to listen to conversations between native ... (Read More)
 
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Colour Oxford Thesaurus

Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198614500.  Daedalus Item Code: 43572
 
When you need just the right word (or you've used the right word once or twice already, and you'd like to mix it up a bit), this stout, palm-sized thesaurus is the ideal compact reference. Here are ... (Read More)
 
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Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs and Curses from Around the World
Robert Vanderplank.
Publisher: Boxtree.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464482.  Daedalus Item Code: 43949
 
They're the words you won't learn in any regular language class. Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion, or humor, curses and insults make up some of the most colorful and profound phrases in ... (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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Natural Alternatives for You and Your Home: 175 Recipes to Make Eco-Friendly Products
Casey Kellar.
Publisher: Krause.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440202414.  Daedalus Item Code: 44066
 
The founder and former CEO of RainShadow Labs and RainCountry Naturals, chemical designer and compounder Casey Kellar has been involved in the beauty and home fragrance industry for decades. Here she ... (Read More)
 
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A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Eastern/Central North America: Peterson Field Guides
Steven Foster & James A. Duke.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780395988145.  Daedalus Item Code: 44262
 
With some 500 color photos, this guide shows and describes how to identify more than 500 healing plants in the wild, with information on where the plants are found and their known medical uses. The ... (Read More)
 
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The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life
Martin Oliver & Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Zest Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936976348.  Daedalus Item Code: 50059
 
Ideal for the young adult preparing for a newly independent life—or anyone who needs or prefers to be more self-reliant—this little handbook offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 50 ... (Read More)
 
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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Clichés: What They Mean and Where They Came From
Nigel Fountain.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606525678.  Daedalus Item Code: 43732
 
Some say you should avoid them like the plague, but why re-invent the wheel? Falling somewhere between the quote and the idiom, the cliché is a handy device for getting an established idea across ... (Read More)
 
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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250013941.  Daedalus Item Code: 44110
 
The English language is a battlefield, says Henry Hitchings; since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, ... (Read More)
 
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Ambrose Bierce & Jan Freeman.
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Averil Moffat, ed.
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Stephin Merritt. Roz Chast, illus.
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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
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