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  • Conversing with the Planetsby Anthony Aveni

    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...

  • Hindu Goddessesby David Kinsley

    University of California Press 1988; US$ 30.95

    Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute?Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology , sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship. more...

  • Urban Legendsby Nick Harding

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    In this book Nick Harding sets out to describe a host of Urban Legends suggesting that we should not dismiss them purely as nonsense nor accept them as gospel truth but by striving to understand their underlying meanings we begin to see their true worth as folklore for the modern world. To understand folklore and therefore the realm of the Urban Legend... more...

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