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- Free Press 2012; US$ 16.00
Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world?s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts,... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 12.00
Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2012; US$ 18.95
There have been many interpretations and predictions about the year 2012, known as the Mayan End Time?touted in everything from books to television commercials. But what do the Mayans themselves have to say about these prophecies? In The Mayan Ouroboros , the much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Serpent of Light , spiritual researcher... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 9.99
This book is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, this book takes into account the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude L--eacute--;vi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, C.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development. Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to ?The Three Little Pigs,?... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, and the X-Men?the list of names as familiar as our own. They are on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and in our dreams. But what are they trying to... more...
- Insight Editions LLC 2010; US$ 9.95
Millions of yoga students around the world attend class regularly to reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming the different poses and frequently calling them by their sanskrit names. While many probably know that hanumanasa is named for the Hindu deity Hanuman, fewer know why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 5.82
Developed from an early oral storytelling tradition dating back to the dawn of European culture, this is one of the oldest and most vibrant of Europe's mythologies. From all six Celtic cultures -- Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton -- Peter Berresford Ellishas included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting new... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.00
An award-winning professor takes readers on a guided tour of the stunning celestial discoveries of past cultures. Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations. From CHAPTER ONE: "My tales of Venus... more...