Shakespeare's Beehive: A Compleat Recording of the Annotations

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Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

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An Uncommon History of Common Things

An Uncommon History of Common Things Hardcover by Bethanne Patrick (Author), John Thompson (Author), Henry Petroski (Foreword)Sometime about 30,000 years ago, somebody stuck a sharp rock into a split stick–and presto! The axe was born. Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of c

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book of Facts: And Bizarre Information (Bathroom Readers)

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book of Facts: And Bizarre Information (Bathroom Readers) Paperback by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society (Author)Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book of Facts combines the most intriguing, enlightening material from nine previous Bathroom Reader favorites into one concise volume. Flush with delightfully useless – and sometimes even usefu

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Dictionary of Cliches

Dictionary of Cliches Mass Market Paperback by James Rogers (Author)The best kind of reference book--one that amuses as it instructs. I fell for it hook, line, and sinker. CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALERR IN A NUTSHELL, here's a terrific A TO Z listing of the meanings and origins of over 2,000 common or particularly interesting cliches for everyone who delights in the pleasure of words.Mass Market Paper