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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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The Cranford Companion
Sue Birtwistle & Susie Conklin.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193059.  Daedalus Item Code: 31883
 
When Cranford aired on PBS's Masterpiece Classics in 2008, it garnered critical praise from all corners, earned a devoted audience, and secured Emmy nominations in nearly every category. ... (Read More)
 
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The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora
Brij V. Lal, general ed. Peter Reeves, executive ed. Rajesh Rai, assistant ed.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780824831462.  Daedalus Item Code: 50746
 
With color and black and white photos, maps, or artwork on every page, this remarkable reference volume traces the influence of Indian communities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, ... (Read More)
 
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The First Book of Seconds: 220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame
Matthew Murrie & Steve Murrie.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440507526.  Daedalus Item Code: 43152
 
Susan Lucci, Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills—they all won fame by coming in second, though they are the exception to the rule. In general, runners-up are doomed to dwell in obscurity, despite having come ... (Read More)
 
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The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
Kate Ascher.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203039.  Daedalus Item Code: 53211
 
Although skyscrapers were conceived of as "cathedrals of commerce," they have increasingly been used as living spaces for millions of people worldwide. Having illuminated the wonder of our everyday ... (Read More)
 
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Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of "Proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
Jack Lynch.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717009.  Daedalus Item Code: 31909
 
In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers—those who have tried to regulate, politicize, or otherwise organize the way we speak. English professor and Samuel Johnson scholar ... (Read More)
 
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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.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780061998799.  Daedalus Item Code: 40723
 
The creators of ShowMeNow.com here offer their second king-sized compendium of how-tos and what-to-dos, from improvised floor-buffing with a tennis ball on a stick to getting married in a ... (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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Plants of the Chesapeake Bay: A Guide to Wildflowers, Grasses, Aquatic Vegetation, Trees, Shrubs & Other Flora
Lytton John Musselman & David A. Knepper.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781421404981.  Daedalus Item Code: 53033
 
Buttonbush, Hercules' club, panic grass, tearthumb, beach spurge, sea rocket, ladies' tresses—these are a few of the wild plants presented in this guide to plants of the Chesapeake Bay. More than 100 ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
 
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
 
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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
 
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage—a reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"—to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
 
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