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The Encyclopedia of Crime
Oliver Cyriax, Colin Wilson and Damon Wilson.
 
Publisher: Overlook
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781585677634
Daedalus Item Code: 40921
 
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The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, ...
Daniel S. Burt.
 
Publisher: Checkmark Books
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780816062683
Daedalus Item Code: 40664
 
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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present: Five-Volume Set
Paul Finkelman, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: set.
ISBN: 9780195167795.  Daedalus Item Code: 40951
 
Focusing on the making of modern African American society, from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this five-volume encyclopedia traces ... (Read More)
 
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Why Didn't I Think of That?: 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying
Anthony Rubino Jr.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440500107.  Daedalus Item Code: 41374
 
A writer and cartoonist who spent most of his career contributing to MAD, Cracked, and National Lampoon, Anthony Rubino here applies his somewhat sober and mature reasoning to ... (Read More)
 
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The Craft of the Knot: From Fishing Knots to Bowlines and Bends, A Practical Guide to Knot Tying and Usage
Peter Randall.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440552496.  Daedalus Item Code: 41366
 
This precisely illustrated treasury of knot instruction and lore introduces the techniques and aesthetic pleasures of knot tying. Peter Randall, a sailor, outdoorsman, and knot expert who leads ... (Read More)
 
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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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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes
Clifton Fadiman & Andrew Bernard, eds.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316082679.  Daedalus Item Code: 40997
 
Sometimes a good anecdote about a famous figure or a particular situation can be even more telling than a quote—and who should know better than the editors of Bartlett's, the source of famous ... (Read More)
 
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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: Eighteenth Edition
John Bartlett. Geoffrey O'Brien, ed.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316017596.  Daedalus Item Code: 29457
 
For more than 150 years, people have turned to Bartlett's when they want to know exactly what someone said. Completely revised and updated for its 18th edition, and piloted by the Library of ... (Read More)
 
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All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words
Vivian Cook.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781935554226.  Daedalus Item Code: 41068
 
How do we learn words as a child? How are words coined, and why do they die out? Why are some never spoken, and others never written? British linguistics professor Vivian Cook—author of ... (Read More)
 
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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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The Encyclopedia of Country Living—The Original Manual for Living Off the Land & Doing It Yourself: 40th Anniversary Edition
Carla Emery.
Publisher: Sasquatch.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781570618406.  Daedalus Item Code: 49296
 
For more than 40 years, people have relied on Carla Emery's thoughtful, practical, step-by-step advice on basic self-sufficiency skills like how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise ... (Read More)
 
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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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Laura Laing.
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6. The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
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7. More Show Me How: Everything We Couldn't Fit in the First Book: Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic
Derek Fagerstrom & Lauren Smith.
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8. Encyclopedia of Protestantism: Encyclopedia of World Religions
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