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- The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 10.19
'Now again I live in a river-mirrored house, the house a cottage, and the river that mirrors it broadening out twice a day into an estuary lake fished by otters and herons and, when the salmon are running, by a sole old seal. One of the herons I know. Screeching and croaking an angelus that announces only himself, he comes in flying low over the water... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 98.00
The story of the vulnerable white person vanishing without trace into the harsh Australian landscape is a potent and compelling element in multiple genres of mainstream Australian culture. It has been sung in ?Little Boy Lost,? brought to life on the big screen in Picnic at Hanging Rock, immortalized in Henry Lawson?s poems of lost tramps, and preserved... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99
For centuries, locals and visitors to Bromley have reported having strange, supernatural encounters, but never before have such eye-witness accounts been collated into one extraordinary book. Now, for the first time, we can explore the darkest and eeriest corners of this district, with murky tales of poltergeists, wartime spirits, night-time spectres,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95
This new edition of William Doty's critically acclaimed study provides a comprehensive guidebook to the many schools of interpretation in this burgeoning field. William Doty's popular text has been hailed as the most comprehensive work of its kind. Extensively rewritten and completely restructured, the new edition provides further depth and perspective... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
Greek vases and Peruvian bottles, Chinese bronzes and African masks, Tel Brak idols and Egyptian tomb paintings -- artifacts ancient and modern reveal man's universal fascination with the eye and his awe before its mysterious powers. In this wide-ranging and richly illustrated essay Albert M. Potts considers the special properties the human mind has... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 134.77
Drawing on interviews with leading figures in multifaith relations, this book documents the rise of the movement, describing initiatives that have been deployed to counter terrorism, climate change and other global risks at the turn of the 21st century. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95
In this new and substantially revised edition of H. J. Rose's classic survey and analysis of the evolution and tradition of Greek myth, Robin Hard adds various features which bring the work up-to-date with contemporary scholarship and address the needs of students. * a new preface analysing and contextualising H. J. Rose's attitude to myth * a new... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 29.95
Mary Midgley argues in her powerful new book that far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. In brilliant prose, she claims that myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols that suggest particular ways of interpreting the world. more...