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What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?

by Patti Lawson Skyhorse (September 20, 2016)

Here is an engaging, informative, and no-nonsense look at the everyday situations and issuesand their legal consequencesthat affect dogs and their owners. Dished up with a good deal of humor, heart, and pragmatic...


1,001 Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom

by Elizabeth Venstra Skyhorse (March 29, 2016)

In this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday...


499 Words Every College Student Should Know

by Stephen Spignesi Skyhorse (August 29, 2017)

Words equal credibility. The more articulate a person is, the more seriously they will be taken—by everyone.

On any given day, you might read “abrogate” used in a USA Today article; or “demagogue”...


How to Buy an Elephant and 38 Other Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

by John Krausz Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

While it's possible to go through life not knowing how to tie a dhoti or carve an endless wooden chain, you never know when unusual skills will come in handy. And that's the fun of this fabulously bizarre handbook,...


Did Thomas Crapper Really Invent the Toilet?

by Catherine O'Reilly Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

Which came first, sliced bread or the toaster? When did most people begin wearing deodorant? Who invented the electric blanket? Catherine O'Reilly tackles questions such as these with a keen curiosity and well-honed...


Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Skyhorse (February 01, 2010)

From the elegant, lithe, and yes, friendly cheetah to the diminutive and faithful sea horse, and from the giant and surprisingly warlike hippopotamus to the majestic gorilla, animals have long fascinated humans....


Born in the USA

by Trevor Homer Skyhorse (June 23, 2009)

From Bubble Wrap to Bubblegum, from Men-on-the-Moon to Monopoly, from Kidney Transplants to Kool-Aid, to microwave ovens to M & M's, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for...


Curiosities of Literature

by John Sutherland Skyhorse (January 01, 2011)

When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? Which author's heart was purportedly eaten by a cat? One of our best-known and best-loved literary critics turns his attention to the more...


Words from the Wise

by Rosemarie Jarski Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

When faced with life's greatest quandaries, there's just one place to go for advice: all your beloved heroes and heroines. These 6,000 thought-provoking quotations cover almost every imaginable dilemma and come...


Why Can't Potatoes Walk?

by Lars-Åke Janzon & Lukas Möllersten Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

When it comes to animals and nature, there is no end to our curiosity. Around ten thousand questions a year land on Lars-Åke Janzon's desk at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. In this sequel to the successful...


The Dictionary of Clichés

by Christine Ammer Skyhorse (November 05, 2013)

The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores...


Words Gone Wild

by Jim Bernhard Skyhorse (June 01, 2010)

Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, this lighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language is a sure?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful...


The Book of Common Fallacies

by Philip Ward & Julia Edwards Skyhorse (June 01, 2012)

Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip...


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

by Alan Axelrod Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

Few areas of human endeavor have produced more--or more colorful--terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express...


Endangered Phrases

by Steven D. Price Skyhorse (June 22, 2011)

Person to person" (and station to station"), bar sinister," the weed of crime bears bitter fruit," between the devil and the deep blue sea," will o' the wisp," poor as Job's turkey" . . . these are just a few...


Abused, Confused, and Misused Words

by Mary Embree Skyhorse (December 13, 2012)

Have you been putting bullion in your soup? Is incorrect spelling starting to have a negative affect on your term papers? Do you wonder what someone is inferring when they tell you to pick up a dictionary? These...