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#1
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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#2
Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
John Ayto.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611450538.  Daedalus Item Code: 50130
 
What is the linguistic link between such words as map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen? ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Everything Explained Through Flowcharts: Including Tips for World Domination, Which Religion Offers the Best Afterlife, Alien Pickup Lines, and the Secret Recipe for Gettin' Laid Lemonade
Doogie Horner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061826603.  Daedalus Item Code: 44332
 
According to book designer and stand-up comic Doogie Horner (host of The Ministry of Secret Jokes), everything—absolutely everything—in the seemingly random universe can be connected, ... (Read More)
 
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#4
They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned Out to Be Science Fiction
Graeme Donald.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621450887.  Daedalus Item Code: 44555
 
Did you know that tobacco smoke can bring you back from the dead? That lead can be chemically transformed into gold? Or that the shape and details of your skull can determine aspects of your ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Kathy Benjamin.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440557071.  Daedalus Item Code: 44065
 
The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but here humorist and trivia maven Kathy Benjamin unearths the rich, often dark history of funeral rites around the world. From having a portrait ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Dickson Baseball Dictionary: Third Edition
Paul Dickson. Skip McAfee, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393340082.  Daedalus Item Code: 41470
 
Originally published in 1989, this "indispensable guide to the language of baseball" (San Diego Union-Tribune) has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Paul Dickson mines ... (Read More)
 
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#7
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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#8
The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
 
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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#10
TIME For Kids—That's Incredible!: The World's Most Unbelievable Facts and Records
Nellie Gonzalez Cutler & Jonathan Rosenbloom, eds.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781603201995.  Daedalus Item Code: 50469
 
Colorful and vividly photographed, this big book for readers 8 to 12 is stuffed with fascinating facts, amazing animals, and superlatives around the world and in outer space. Here you'll find extreme ... (Read More)
 
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