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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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101 Two-Letter Words
Stephin Merritt. Roz Chast, illus.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393240191.  Daedalus Item Code: 49544
 
(First Edition, with Bookplate Signed by Author & Illustrator) Okay, Scrabble lovers—we get that the key to winning word games is knowing all the two-letter words that can make otherwise ... (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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The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618701728.  Daedalus Item Code: N7049
 
In addition to updated usage information from a usage panel of more than 200 experts—including Harold Bloom, Garrison Keillor, Maxine Kumin, and Nina Totenberg—this fourth edition of the American ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Thesaurus

Publisher: Delta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385338783.  Daedalus Item Code: 13834
 
This thesaurus offers more than 20,000 entries and 150,000 synonyms, with hundreds of "core synonym" guides—sidebars that highlight shades of meaning in a group of related synonyms—as well as cross ... (Read More)
 
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The Art of the Epigraph: How Great Books Begin
Rosemary Ahern.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451693249.  Daedalus Item Code: 29408
 
For a bibliophile, there are few things more telling about the book at hand than an epigraph. Those intriguing quotations, sayings, snippets of songs, or poems that appear just before Chapter One do ... (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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The Bedside Baccalaureate: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals
David Rubel, ed.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402756320.  Daedalus Item Code: 42688
 
Fill the gaps in your education and give your brain a daily dose of knowledge to chew on with this one-volume refresher course. Ranging from Rocket Science to Revolutionary France, from the Hudson ... (Read More)
 
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Berlitz Korean Compact Dictionary: Korean-English/ English-Korean

Publisher: Berlitz.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9789812469496.  Daedalus Item Code: 32507
 
Comprehensive yet compact, this Korean-to-English and English-to-Korean dictionary, features more than 40,000 entries. Focusing on modern usage, it includes thousands of idioms, new words, and ... (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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