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#1
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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#2
You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound
Tom Nuttall, ed.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767932462.  Daedalus Item Code: 51375
 
Did you know that most toilets flush in the key of E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 in its operating budget by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? The ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Mind the Gaffe!: A Troubleshooter's Guide to English Style and Usage
R.L. Trask.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061132209.  Daedalus Item Code: 51365
 
Encompassing words that are misused (amoral, effete, vice versa), misunderstood (fatwa, obscene, déjà vu) and commonly misspelled (Khrushchev, broccoli), R.L. Trask's alphabetical guide to correct ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Math for Grownups: Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School
Laura Laing.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512636.  Daedalus Item Code: 51932
 
Don't you wish now that you'd paid more attention in math class? Particularly when you're trying to calculate a fair tip or the discounted price on a new washer and dryer, or compute the odds that ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Samuel R. Wells's How to Behave: The Classic Pocket Manual of Good Manners and Model Behavior
Samuel R. Wells.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440556340.  Daedalus Item Code: 51937
 
Originally published in New York in 1857, this treatise by Samuel Wells—a noted phrenologist and an early promoter of vegetarianism—has taught thousands of men and women how to build and project a ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome
Caroline Taggart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606521328.  Daedalus Item Code: 52211
 
This fun little book is a boon for former students who are now a little foggy on why Cicero was such a big name in ancient Rome. The author of I Used to Know That, Caroline Taggart gives us ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Great American Trivia Book: In Facts We Trust
Daniel Adams.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440573606.  Daedalus Item Code: 51930
 
Who was the first president born outside the original 13 colonies? Which American writer was the first to win the Nobel Prize for literature? And in the early 20th century, could you really buy a ... (Read More)
 
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#8
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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#9
How to Become an Intellectual: 100 Mandatory Maxims to Metamorphose into the Most Learned of Thinkers
Nick Kolakowski.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440535307.  Daedalus Item Code: 51931
 
If you assume you need a PhD in Greek and Roman philosophy from an Ivy League school to call yourself an intellectual, you might reconsider your supposition. Feel free to envy the alphabetical ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Oxford French Mini Dictionary: Fifth Edition

Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199692644.  Daedalus Item Code: 50764
 
This trés petit French-English/English-French dictionary—less than 3 1/2 inches wide—lists more than 100,000 words, phrases, and translations. Headwords and examples are given in blue, making ... (Read More)
 
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