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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport
John D. Barrow.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847921642.  Daedalus Item Code: 42006
 
Think math is just for eggheads and brainiacs? The sporting world is all about physics and mathematics, as Cambridge professor John Barrow reminds us in this entertaining and enlightening series of ... (Read More)
 
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1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
Matthew Rye, ed. Steven Isserlis, preface.
Publisher: Universe.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780789315830.  Daedalus Item Code: 30492
 
From medieval madrigals to living composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass, the finest classical music of all time is surveyed and discussed in this authoritative and entertaining guide. Sonatas, ... (Read More)
 
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5 People Who Died During Sex: And 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767920599.  Daedalus Item Code: 42302
 
Prepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted—and of course thoroughly entertained—by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Karl Shaw, who also gave us Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of ... (Read More)
 
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AA Phrasebook/Spanish

Publisher: AA Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749556693.  Daedalus Item Code: 32501
 
With more than 2,000 commonly used words and essential phrases, this compact book covers all the subjects and situations you are likely to encounter on your visit, from reserving a room for the night ... (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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Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien
Colin Duriez.
Publisher: David & Charles.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781446302699.  Daedalus Item Code: 41363
 
A true miscellany on the man behind Middle-earth and his remarkably detailed world of Hobbits and Elves, this delightful little tome reveals many surprising dimensions to J.R.R. Tolkien. What, for ... (Read More)
 
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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 American Heritage First Dictionary
Catherine Pratt, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547215976.  Daedalus Item Code: 42668
 
This fully updated 2010 edition of the American Heritage First Dictionary—which for 1999 was named a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book—engages readers 5 to 8 with more than 2,000 ... (Read More)
 
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Back to School for Grown-Ups: Everything You Should Have Learned in Class
Stephen Evans & Ian Whitelaw.
Publisher: Barron's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780764162718.  Daedalus Item Code: 42461
 
Here's a mind-broadening reader's companion for those who recall their school days as time spent gazing out the window, and who now realize that they missed out on many interesting subjects and ... (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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Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic
Elizabeth Little. Ayumi Piland, illus.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385527743.  Daedalus Item Code: 42306
 
When Chinese shopkeepers tried to transcribe Coca-Cola, one set of characters they chose was pronounced "ke-kou ke-la"; it sounded right, but it literally translated as "bite the wax tadpole." ... (Read More)
 
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable: 18th Edition
Philip Pullman, foreword. Camilla Rockwood, ed.
Publisher: Brewer's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780550104113.  Daedalus Item Code: 41823
 
First published in 1870 by Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, the legendary Brewer’s has been updated many times since then, and so in this 18th edition you will find Harry Potter, blog, designer ... (Read More)
 
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