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  • Flights of Fancyby Peter Tate

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you?ll find: Cranes ?Don?t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.? Russian proverb Magpies ?One for sorrow, two for joy?? Traditional English rhyme Owls ?The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.? Shakespeare, ... more...

  • Suchen - Verführungby

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 377.00

    Collected volume of studies on the stage representation of Jews in European theatre between 1830 and 1940. The way in which Jews are represented on the stage stretches between the poles of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism on the one side and Jewish renaissance and Zionism on the other. The individual studies all consider the boundary conditions given... more...

  • Folk Groups And Folklore Genresby Elliott Oring

    Utah State University Press 1986; US$ 25.95

    Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published, this book has met the need for good instructional material at a time of tremendous growth in folklore programs and introductory... more...

  • Paul Andrews Presents - The Book of Werewolvesby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 4.49

    This gripping read is based on an original book by Sabine Baring-Gould, which details historical reports of alleged Were-Wolf reports over many hundreds of years. Some are clearly just deranged people who slaughtered people due to insanity and murderous intents, some are more mysterious and potentially could be real.... Newly edited, and with some... more...

  • Zombies Are Usby Christopher M. Moreman; Cory James Rushton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    On the surface, the zombie seems the polar opposite of the human--they are the living dead; we, in essence, are the dying alive. But the zombie is also "us." Although decaying, it looks like us, dresses like us, and sometimes (if rarely) acts like us. In this volume, essays by scholars from a range of disciplines examine the zombie as a thematic... more...

  • Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monstersby

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 24.99

    Stories have been told on every continent since the dawn of time, and some have lasted for thousands of years, becoming what we know today as myths. These fantastical tales educate and fascinate by creating amazing worlds and inhabiting them with wondrous feats of heroics and dastardly deeds of evil. Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical... more...

  • A Companion to Folkloreby Regina F. Bendix; Galit Hasan-Rokem

    Wiley 2012; US$ 214.95

    A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nottinghamshire Folk Talesby Pete Castle

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.82

    Ranging from the silly to the gory and unsettling, Nottinghamshire Folk Tales features tales of love, murder, and all kinds of roguery. From historical to fabled, the book includes an array of heroes and villains - including the legendary Robin Hood - and lovers of the supernatural will find an abundance of fairies, ghosts and monsters. This book... more...