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The Snark Handbook: Sex Edition: Innuendo, Irony, and Ill-Advised Insults on Intimacy
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781742702506.  Daedalus Item Code: 52441
 
It had to happen. Some of the snarkiest barbs ever recorded have been inspired by the subject of sex, and here the Snark Handbook lowers itself (and moves a little to its left) to scoop up every ... (Read More)
 
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The New York Times Front Pages 1851–2012: Revised and Updated
Bill Keller, intro.
Publisher: Black Dog.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781603762977.  Daedalus Item Code: 51642
 
For over a century and a half the New York Times has offered "All the News That's Fit to Print" (although that famous slogan didn't appear until 1897). The front pages from those editions form ... (Read More)
 
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100 Words for Foodies
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547239682.  Daedalus Item Code: 52624
 
From Aioli to Zabaglione, and from Bain-marie to Tagine, this informative, pocket-sized guide testifies to our enduring love of food. Covering a wide array of dishes, ingredients, and preparation ... (Read More)
 
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1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think
Robert Arp, ed. Arthur Caplan, preface.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476705729.  Daedalus Item Code: 52486
 
From the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today's cutting-edge thinkers, this chunky, abundantly illustrated history of ideas offers a smorgasbord of enlightenment and amusement for the ... (Read More)
 
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2012 Big Road Atlas of Europe

Publisher: A.A. Media.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9780749571115.  Daedalus Item Code: 50007
 
Produced by Britain's largest travel publisher, this large, wire-bound atlas is designed for the British motorist in Europe, but it is also ideal for armchair travelers, readers, writers, and anyone ... (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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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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Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do
Michael Powell.
Publisher: Fall River.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781454910701.  Daedalus Item Code: 52049
 
How would you survive if one day you woke up and found yourself transported centuries into the past? Even if you have no intention of traveling back in time—other than in your own imagination—this ... (Read More)
 
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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenius Tales of Words and Their Origins
Michael Quinion.
Publisher: Smithsonian.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781588342195.  Daedalus Item Code: 44278
 
With engaging wit and considerably more authority than most self-described word mavens, OED contributor and WorldWideWords.org host Michael Quinion demonstrates here that the real story of a ... (Read More)
 
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Barron's Pocket Factbook: Natural History: Essential Facts About the Earth
Michael Bright.
Publisher: Barron's.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780764135026.  Daedalus Item Code: 52084
 
A user-friendly reference book that can double as a brief history of the natural world, this little tome is full of color photographs, diagrams, and fun facts. The basics of geology and the emergence ... (Read More)
 
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The Bedside Baccalaureate: The Second Semester: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals
David Rubel, ed.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781454901938.  Daedalus Item Code: 44106
 
Structured much like an actual semester of college—though without the parties and poor nutritional choices—this sequel to The Bedside Baccalaureate offers another 20 classes, grouped into four ... (Read More)
 
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