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  • Vampires, A Very Peculiar Historyby Fiona Macdonald

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    Dragged from the deepest, darkest depths of the 'Very Peculiar History' vaults, this book collects tales of terror, morbid myths and frightening facts that will chill you witless. Introduced by everyone's favourite bloodsucker, Count Dracula, 'Vampires: A Very Peculiar History' features the origin of vampire-like creatures and a... more...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    Utah State University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a “victim” of drunk driving in a program called “Every 15 Minutes,” Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist’s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination. Often,... more...

  • The Green Man in Britainby Fran Doel; Geoff Doel

    The History Press 2001; US$ 7.99

    A history of the Green Man in Britain more...

  • Images of the Modern Vampireby Barbara Brodman; James E. Doan

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    This book examines vampires as an international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire, or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, the authors reshape the legend into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant while retaining elements of folklore mixed with a hint of science fiction.... more...

  • Imaginary Animalsby Boria Sax

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00

     Fire-breathing dragons, beautiful mermaids, majestic unicorns, terrifying three-headed dogs—these fantastic creatures have long excited our imagination. Medieval authors placed them in the borders of manuscripts as markers of the boundaries of our understanding. Tales from around the world place these beasts in deserts, deep woods, remote islands,... more...

  • The Power of the Bullby Michael Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends? The Power of the Bull discusses mankind's enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol throughout Indo-European cultures. Bull cults proliferated... more...

  • The Healing Heart for Communitiesby Allison M. Cox; David H. Albert; Margaret Read McDonald

    New Society Publishers 2003; US$ 19.99

    The only book of its kind that demonstrates the power of storytelling to heal. more...

  • On Monstersby Stephen T. Asma

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    "A comprehensive modern-day bestiary."--The New Yorker more...

  • Mayo Ethnobotanyby David Yetman; Thomas R. Van Devender

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 55.00

    The Mayos, an indigenous people of northwestern Mexico, live in small towns spread over southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa, lands of remarkable biological diversity. Traditional Mayo knowledge is quickly being lost as this culture becomes absorbed into modern Mexico. Moreover, as big agriculture spreads into the region, the natural biodiversity of... more...

  • Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bibleby James A. Duke

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 121.95

    Known for their ease of use, artful presentation of scientific information, and evidence-based approach, James Duke’s comprehensive handbooks are the cornerstone in the library of almost every alternative and complementary medicine practitioner and ethnobotanist. Using the successful format of these bestselling handbooks, Duke’s Handbook of Medicinal... more...