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42: Deep Thought on Life, the Universe, and Everything
Mark Vernon.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851685608.  Daedalus Item Code: 36197
 
Taking his inspiration from 42 of the funniest, wisest, and quirkiest quotations about the big questions in life, Mark Vernon uses these as starting points for brilliant observations, explaining what ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Student Thesaurus: Updated Edition
Paul Hellweg, Joyce LeBaron & Susannah LeBaron.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780618280292.  Daedalus Item Code: 34093
 
Designed for readers 12 to 16, the advanced vocabulary in this desk thesaurus—6,000 entries with more than 70,000 synonyms—is intended to meet the growing academic demands on students' writing ... (Read More)
 
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Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns, and Other Beastly True Tales
Linda Lombardi. Kevin Sherry, illus.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536977.  Daedalus Item Code: 30311
 
As a child growing up in the Bronx, Linda Lombardi preferred her basket full of plastic animals to dolls; later in life she gave up a tenured position as a professor to take a zookeeping job, then ... (Read More)
 
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At Home—A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 39031
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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Bad Dog: 278 Outspoken, Indecent, and Overdressed Dogs
R. D. Rosen, Harry Prichett & Rob Battles.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761139836.  Daedalus Item Code: 41401
 
Following the rogue's gallery of wicked kitties in Bad Cat, dogs demanded their due for being just as troublesome (if maybe not as arch) as their feline competition. Bad Dog supplies ... (Read More)
 
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Big Ideas in Brief: 200 World-Changing Concepts Explained in an Instant
Ian Crofton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857386182.  Daedalus Item Code: 41235
 
Whether you need a refresher or a crash course, the author of Science Without the Boring Bits and The Kings and Queens of England serves up these 200 key concepts of science, ... (Read More)
 
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A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents—And Ourselves
Jane Gross.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307472403.  Daedalus Item Code: 29433
 
When Jane Gross—a longtime New York Times expert on the subject of elder care—suddenly became caretaker for her 85-year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that even she had never ... (Read More)
 
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The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems
Alan Axelrod.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616084028.  Daedalus Item Code: 30824
 
Anybody ever called you a dewdropper? A kibitzer? A lounge lizard? If you never knew what the heck they meant—or if you ever wanted to toss around some hip jive yourself—this is the book you need. ... (Read More)
 
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Cocktail Napkin Origami: 25 Funky Projects Guaranteed to Make You the Life of the Party!
Duy Nguyen.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781402780387.  Daedalus Item Code: 36251
 
With simple, colorful instructions—and a quintet of particularly kitschy napkins to get you started—this book by expert paper folder and enthusiastic cocktail drinker Duy Nguyen shows you how to make ... (Read More)
 
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Crasswords: The Enhanced Edition
Francis Heaney, ed.
Publisher: Puzzle Wright Press.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9781402777271.  Daedalus Item Code: 41589
 
Who says that exercising your brain has to be a morally uplifting effort as well? These fiendish crosswords from former Games magazine editor-at-large Francis Heaney boast decidedly racy ... (Read More)
 
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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330512923.  Daedalus Item Code: 41417
 
An 18th-century French scholar once attributed the British tendency toward eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer ... aggravated by the tedium of the English Sunday." Whatever the reason, ... (Read More)
 
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Deadly Perils: And How to Avoid Them
Tracey Turner. Ben Hasler, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802787385.  Daedalus Item Code: 40713
 
Deadly perils surround us. In fact, while you are reading this, deadly perils may be hurtling toward you from outer space, shooting up at you from underground, or crawling into your sock. But don't ... (Read More)
 
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