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Reference
#1
Richard Lederer's Classic Literary Trivia: From Mythology, Shakespeare, and the Bible
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602125.  Daedalus Item Code: 40003
 
Do you know which of these words—dwindle, majestic, or generous—Shakespeare invented? Who was chief among the ancient Greek gods, and which goddess was responsible for love? Or which biblical figure ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Math for Grownups: Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School
Laura Laing.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512636.  Daedalus Item Code: 40629
 
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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#3
Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
 
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems
Alan Axelrod.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616084028.  Daedalus Item Code: 30824
 
Anybody ever called you a dewdropper? A kibitzer? A lounge lizard? If you never knew what the heck they meant—or if you ever wanted to toss around some hip jive yourself—this is the book you need. ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Encyclopedia of Judaism: Encyclopedia of World Religions
Sara E. Karesh & Mitchell M. Hurvitz. J. Gordon Melton, series ed.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816073375.  Daedalus Item Code: 40660
 
Encapsulating all things Jewish—language, laws, literature, arts, theology, ritual, land, culture, and personalities—this surprisingly engaging encyclopedia explores Judaism from both historical and ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374183295.  Daedalus Item Code: 33137
 
The English language is a battlefield, says Henry Hitchings; since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, ... (Read More)
 
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#7
More Show Me How: Everything We Couldn't Fit in the First Book: Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic
Derek Fagerstrom & Lauren Smith.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780061998799.  Daedalus Item Code: 40723
 
The creators of ShowMeNow.com here offer their second king-sized compendium of how-tos and what-to-dos, from improvised floor-buffing with a tennis ball on a stick to getting married in a ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Style & Circumstance: The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar
Phineas J. Caruthers.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781440530623.  Daedalus Item Code: 33061
 
Stressed over syntax? Unsure about noun/verb agreement? Afraid to commit a grammatical faux pas? Fear not, dear reader; in this book you have the perfect guide to proper grammar and style. With ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Encyclopedia of Protestantism: Encyclopedia of World Religions
J. Gordon Melton.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816077465.  Daedalus Item Code: 40661
 
Emphasizing the living faith and its historical and social backgrounds, in some 600 A-to-Z entries, this encyclopedia explores the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Webster's New Thesaurus

Publisher: Wiley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780471798903.  Daedalus Item Code: 33700
 
An ideal companion to Webster's New Dictionary, or any dictionary, this clear, concise thesaurus contains more than 130,000 synonyms—including current slang, colloquial expressions, and ... (Read More)
 
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