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- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 5.99
In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for more modern times. These hilarious adaptations satirize and sanitize the sexist, racist, nationalist, ageist, sizeist, ethnocentrist, and phallocentrist biases of classic bedtime stories. Familiar exploits... more...
- National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99
The Maya calendar started on August 11, 3114 BCE (corresponding date in the proleptic Gregorian calendar) and will end on December 21 2012. Will it be Armageddon or just another day? The believers are making survival preparations and turning to religious leaders for guidance and solace. Follow National Geographic through the maze of doomsday prophets,... more...
- Granta Publications 2011; US$ 9.99
Hergé's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than fifty languages and read by tens of millions of children aged, as their publishers like to say, 'from 7 to 77'. Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: is Tintin literature?... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 23.96
It is January 1719 and Daniel Defoe, almost sixty, sits at a table, writing. He is troubled with gout and debt, but for now is preoccupied with a younger man on a barren shore ? Robinson Crusoe, for which he will principally be remembered. Several miles south, an old man, Robert Knox, is bent over a heavy volume. It is Historical Relation , his... more...
- Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 23.99
A stunning synthesis of hidden science and lost prophecies, The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations exposes many great secrets: DNA transformation, consciousness science, wormholes, stargate travel, scared geometry, ancient conspiracies, multidimensional time, the Maya calendar and a stunning new model of galactic energy fields triggering mental,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09
- What is the significance of holly at Christmas? - When should you make your figgy pudding? - Why was the Old Lad's Passing Bell rung on Christmas Eve? - And who was Good King Wenceslas? Did you know that, long before turkey arrived on our shores, it was traditional to serve a roasted wild boar's head at Christmas? Or that our Christmases were... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.14
Do you know your Sontarans from your Silurians? What are the 40 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey? Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he?s visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who . Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show?s entire run,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 22.40
The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West , a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American?... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 18.00
"A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both." ?Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society ?A veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, and heritage. Every true mariner will get lost in this book.?? Boating Seafaring Lore and Legend is a storehouse... more...