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The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945
Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Klopper & Craig MacKenzie.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780231130462.  Daedalus Item Code: 54793
 
For centuries, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's segregationist ... (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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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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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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Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau. K.P. Van Anglen, ed.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231103893.  Daedalus Item Code: 54825
 
Taking from Henry David Thoreau's Walden, "Civil Disobedience," The Maine Woods, and his abolitionist and nature writings, letters, and other texts, Thoreau scholar Kevin Van Anglen ... (Read More)
 
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The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool
Greg Proops. Jennifer Canaga, illus.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476747040.  Daedalus Item Code: 54316
 
Best known for appearing on the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his award-winning podcast "The Smartest Man in the World," Greg Proops is also a fountain of historical ... (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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