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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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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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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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Building Country Comforts: Wisdom on Living a Sustainable, Back-to-Basics Life
Robert Inwood & Christian Bruyere. Ashley English, foreword.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402757747.  Daedalus Item Code: 40821
 
The pioneering spirit and the desire to do things one's own way run through this collection of houses and other structures that were designed by their owners and built by hand. Illustrated with ... (Read More)
 
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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: Volume 2: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips 1936–1937
Roy Crane.
Publisher: Fantagraphics.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606993910.  Daedalus Item Code: 33739
 
A funny pages fixture in the 1930s, Roy Crane's soldier of fortune, Captain Easy, fights for gold in the frozen north, is mistaken for a bandit, gets stranded on a desert island, visits the tiny ... (Read More)
 
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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Delightful 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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Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats: and 366 Other Bits of Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times
Kathryn & Ross Petras.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780761156147.  Daedalus Item Code: 42026
 
When life hands you lemons, it's inspiring to hear from people who've made (and drunk) the lemonade. People who've been there and done that, who've graduated from the school of hard knocks and never ... (Read More)
 
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Doodle Paris: Doodle a Day in One of the World's Greatest Cities
Rob Merrett.
Publisher: Dog 'N' Bone.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781909313019.  Daedalus Item Code: 42691
 
Imagine your perfect day in Paris—what would you do? Would you visit the Louvre to check out the Mona Lisa or spend an afternoon shopping along the rue Saint-Honoré? How about a stroll around ... (Read More)
 
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Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great
Rick Meyerowitz.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810988484.  Daedalus Item Code: 41413
 
Launched in 1970 by Harvard graduates and Harvard Lampoon alumni Doug Kenney, Henry Beard, and Robert Hoffman, National Lampoon blazed to the forefront of American humor. Its ... (Read More)
 
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Everyday English: How to Say What You Mean and Write Everything Right
Patrick Scrivenor.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606524824.  Daedalus Item Code: 40654
 
Do you puzzle over participles, argue over agreement, or moan over proper punctuation? This back-to-basics overview of the mechanics of English grammar spells out what you need to know to make a ... (Read More)
 
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The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches: Meanings and Origins of Thousands of Terms and Expressions (Second Edition)
Christine Ammer.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816062805.  Daedalus Item Code: 42648
 
Also the author of The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, etymological language maven Christine Ammer here offers an enlightening and entertaining reference to nearly 4,000 clichés. ... (Read More)
 
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