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  • Aztec Treasure Houseby Evan Connell

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 22.95

    Here are tales of fabulous advances made in anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, and linguistics, stories of the Anasazi, the "old ones" of the southwestern desert, of the great explorers, eccentrics, dreamers, scientists, cranks, and geniuses. "There's no end to the list, of course," Connell says, "because gradually it descends from such legendary... more...

  • Studies in Folk Life (RLE Folklore)by Geraint Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This collection, first published in 1969, presents essays written by twenty of the most eminent scholars from the British Isles and Europe on aspects of folk life studies. The essays are written in honour of Dr Iorwerth C. Peate, Curator of the Welsh Folk Museum and doyen of folk life studies in Britain, to mark his retirement as the first President... more...

  • In Praise of Nothingby Eric LeMay

    Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... more...

  • Coming Closeby Mari L'Esperance; Tomas Q. Morin

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    This collection of essays pays tribute to Philip Levine as teacher and mentor. Throughout his fifty-year teaching career, the Pulitzer Prize?winning Levine taught scores of younger poets, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right. These forty essays honor and celebrate one of our most vivid and gifted poets.            ... more...

  • Smart Pop Preview 2013by David Brin; Kami Garcia; Neal Shusterman; J & P Voelkel; Orson Scott Card; Michael Whelan

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 0.00

    Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays and exclusive book extras! Volume includes: “Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us? – David Brin From Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern , edited by Todd McCaffrey Exclusive Extra : "Painting the Dragonwriter Cover" - Michael Whelan Excerpts... more...

  • Stories We Tell Ourselvesby Michelle Herman

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    The two thought-provoking, extended essays that make up Stories We Tell Ourselves draw from the author?s richly diverse experiences and history, taking the reader on a deeply pleasurable walk to several unexpectedly profound destinations. A steady accumulation of fascinating science, psychoanalytic theory, and cultural history?ranging as far and... more...

  • Shotgun Chronicles Volume II - Semi-auto & Pump Shotgunsby Nick Hahn

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 3.99

    This collection of semi-automatic shotgun stories, published in the past 10 years in the Double Gun Journal and other publications, features articles ranging from detailed, historical information about particular guns and gun makers, to more person accounts of favorite and unusual shotguns. If you have even a passing interest in popular shotguns,... more...

  • The Chronicle of Duke Erikby Erik Carlquist; Peter C. Hogg; Eva Österberg

    Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 41.99

    Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf , this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of the age of chivalry. The rhyming verses are accompanied by prose renditions and commentary, making the work enjoyable reading for anyone with... more...

  • The English Yearby Peter Buckingham

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    ‘Hard is his heart that loveth naught in May.’ Geoffrey Chaucer12 June: ‘Male glow-worms, attracted by the light of the candles, come into the parlour. The distant hills look very blue.’ Gilbert White, 1791Join some of England’s best-loved writers in this day-by-day celebration of an English year, from the frosty mornings of... more...

  • A Continuous Harmonyby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 15.95

    The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. “It seemed to me,? Horenbein wrote, “that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants.? Wendell Berry?s second collection of essays, A Continuous Harmony was first published in... more...