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- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 15.95
One of the most famous anagrams of all time was constructed in the Middle Ages. The unknown author contrived it as a Latin dialogue between Pilate and Jesus. Jesus' answer to Pilate's question "What is truth" is phrased as an ingenious anagram of the letters of that very question: Pilate: Quid est veritas? ... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 42.00
This book will introduce the field of forensic semiotics as a tool for understanding crime and criminality. It will focus on how symbolism, ritual, and other sign-based activities play a crucial role in the constitution of criminal organizations and often in the enactment of individual crimes. It will present semiotic notions, methods, and techniques... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.00
How and when did the kiss become a vital sign of romance and love? In this wide-ranging book, pop culture expert Marcel Danesi takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of the kiss, from poetry and painting to movies and popular songs, and argues that its romantic incarnation signaled the birth of popular culture. more...
- Harlequin 2015; US$ 12.99
Beef up your brain! Want to test your memory? Sharpen your perception? Enhance your verbal reasoning? Marcel Danesi—author of The Total Brain Workout and Extreme Brain Workout—has a puzzle for that. This compendium of five hundred brain-boosting puzzles is broken into sections related to specific mental functions—such as language, reasoning and... more...
- Harlequin 2011; US$ 12.99
Extreme Brain Workout is a series of puzzles designed to engage the core parts of your brain that are responsible for verbal ability, logical thinking and even your IQ. Each group of puzzles progresses from simple to complex so that they are accessible and challenging for everyone, from the very beginner to the dedicated puzzle master. With each... more...
- Harlequin Enterprises 2009; US$ 15.25
Did you know that different parts of your brain control different functions, and that with exercise, you can make each part of your brain stronger? In The Total Brain Workout you'll find 500 fun, challenging and absorbing puzzles designed to specifically target the core parts of your brain that control language, logic, memory, reasoning and visual... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 39.99
Popular Culture: Introductory Perspectives seeks to define pop culture by exploring the ways that it fulfills our human desire for meaning. The second edition investigates current contexts for popular culture, including the rise of the digital global village through new technology and offers up-to-date examples that connect with today's students.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99
Marcel Danesi is an entertaining and insightful tour guide to decoding the messages woven into the advertisements, commercials, brand names, and logos we see on a daily basis. Guiding readers through the basics of how to interpret ads, Danesi explores everything from product and package design to jingles, cyberadvertising, ad campaigns, global impacts,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 15.00
More practice to expand your Italian skills The Practice Makes Perfect series has helped thousands learn the basics of Italian, from vocabulary to prepositions, verbs, and beyond. Now this innovative series turns its attention to advanced students of Italian who have the foundation of good language skills and want to take their knowledge to the... more...