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  • Life's Imponderables: The Answers to Civilization's Most Perplexing Questions : Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? When Do Fish Sleep? Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?

    David Feldman

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, Sept. 1, 1999)
    Three entertaining volumes from the popular Imponderables series--Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?, When Do Fish Sleep?, and Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?--answer questions about some of the bizarre mysteries of the world around us.
  • The Complete I Hate to Cook Book

    Peg Bracken, Hilary Knight

    Hardcover (Galahad Books /BBS, April 1, 1997)
    Anyone who has mixed feelings about being in the kitchen will appreciate this appealing and humorous collection of clever cooking shortcuts, time-saving tips, and more than 440 simple, easy-to-prepare recipes.
  • THE STORY OF PAINTING: From Cave Painting to Modern Times.

    Dora Jane Janson, H. W.; Janson

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, March 15, 1977)
    Janson's Story Of Painting: From Cave Painting To Modern Times. by H.W. Janson And Dora Jean Janson. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1977. First edition. 173 pages. Hardcover. Solid copy, moderate wear
  • Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years & the War Years

    Carl Sandburg

    Hardcover (Galahad, Dec. 31, 1899)
    Civil War and history buffs--as well as all lovers of fine writing--will delight in the detail and accuracy of Carl Sandburg's definitive, best-known biography of "Honest Abe". Representing a lifetime of study by the great American poet, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years distills Sandburg's monumental six volume set into a single one-book edition. By gleaning every possible reference from history, literature, and popular lore, Sandburg successfully captures not only the legendary president, but also Lincoln the man. He reveals exactly who Lincoln was, and what forces in his life shaped his personality. More than 100 black-and-white historical photographs and linecuts show Lincoln himself, the places he went, and the people who knew him.
  • The Best, Worst, & Most Unusual: Noteworthy Achievements, Events, Feats & Blunders of Every Conceivable Kind

    Bruce Felton, Mark Fowler

    Hardcover (Galahad, Aug. 1, 2004)
    In this, the biggest volume of bizarre knowledge ever, seekers of unique trivia will find the answers to many fascinating questions. It includes every possible field, from astronomy to taxidermy, sculpture to sociology. The authors have scoured hundreds of public records, news reports, critical opinions, and statistics to cull the absurd, the great, and the not-so-wonderful from all walks of life. The findings are often humorous, occasionally appalling, sometimes downright strange—but always compelling.
  • Treasury of Christmas Stories

    Ann McGovern, David Lockhart

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, Jan. 1, 1974)
    Thirty Christmas stories and poems by well-known authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, William Dean Howells, Hans Christian Andersen, Clement Moore, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  • Backgammon: The quick course to winning play

    Don Stern

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, Jan. 1, 1975)
    How to win at backgammon.
  • Happy horsemanship

    Dorothy Henderson Pinch

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, Jan. 1, 1966)
    Describes the basic principles of riding technique and the proper care of a horse.
  • The World's Most Crazy, Wacky and Goofy Good Clean Jokes for Kids

    Bob Phillips

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, July 1, 1999)
    Bob Phillips, the king of good clean jokes, packs this big collection with hundreds and hundreds of ridiculous riddles, outrageous one-liners, daffy definitions, wacky wisecracks, nutty knock-knock jokes, and lots more. Page after page of lively and loony fun is guaranteed to make you smile, giggle, and grin. This is a great book to read out loud at birthday parties or chuckle over a recess time. You could even memorize a few jokes and try your own stand-up comedy routine. Watch out, though. Your friends - and even a few grown-ups you know - might want to borrow this book. Because everyone who likes to laugh will enjoy this rib-tickling treasury of wacky, good clean jokes. Packed with fresh, wholesome fun, The World's Most Crazy, Wacky, and Goofy Good Clean Jokes for Kids is just what the funny-bone doctor ordered!
  • The Timeline of Discovery and Invention: Tracing the Development

    Books Galahad, Isaac Asimov

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, Sept. 1, 1993)
  • Birthday Parties for Children: How to Give Them, How to Survive Them

    Jean Marzollo, Irene Trivas

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, May 1, 2000)
    Covers topics in planning and hosting children's birthday parties, including invitations, food, games, and handling minor disasters.
  • The Birds of North America

    Eliot Porter

    Hardcover (Galahad Books, Dec. 15, 1992)
    BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA A PERSONAL SELECTION Here is a book to savor and to return to again and again as a record of America's master photographer at work in capturing characteristic portraits of the continent's rich but elusive avifauna. Eliot Porter's work, as artist and writer, reveals the commitment of a man who recognizes the primary of wild lands and animals in our daily lives. His artistry transports us directly into the natural world and offers a special vision enabling us to see beyond familiar details to nature's intricate patterns and textures. In this elegant new work, the capstone of his art and the result of painstaking field work and photographic innovation, Eliot Porter penetrates the images of nature to identify the beauty and behavior of birds in flight or in repose. As always, his concern is for the perfectly composed portrait, never the quick impression. When Eliot Porter first photographed birds, the face of North America was largely nature's. In the intervening half century the land has become increasingly urbanized, and today many of our favorite birds are endangered. Mr. Porter's deep concern for birds and our remaining wild lands persuaded him to change careers - from medicine to photography. His warm and personal narrative records the adventurous life of America's contemporary Audubon and the special challenges and joys of hunting with a camera. Magnificently designed, this exquisitely - printed volume contains eighty pages of photographs including sixty-four pages in full-color.