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Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting

Monsters in America

Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting

Baylor University Press (2014)
US$29.95

The history of America—one fear, one monster, at a time

On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears

On Monsters

An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears

Oxford University Press (2009)
US$13.49

"A comprehensive modern-day bestiary."--The New Yorker

The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publics
Cambridge University Press (2007)
US$30.50

A thought-provoking study of the relationship between verbal and oral texts and their role in...

100 Birds and How They Got Their Names
Algonquin Books (2001)
US$15.95

How did cranes come to symbolize matrimonial happiness? Why were magpies the only creatures that...

The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

The Power of Gold

The History of an Obsession

Wiley (2005)
US$34.20

Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human...

Physiologus: A Medieval Book of Nature Lore

Physiologus

A Medieval Book of Nature Lore

University of Chicago Press (2009)
US$17.00

One of the most popular and widely read books of the Middle Ages, Physiologus contains allegories...

Out Of The Ordinary: Folklore and the Supernatural

Out Of The Ordinary

Folklore and the Supernatural

Utah State University Press (1995)
US$20.95

This contributed volume explores the functions of belief and supernatural experience within an array...

A to Z World Superstitions & Folklore: 175 Countries - Spirit Worship, Curses, Mystical Characters, Folk Tales, Burial and the Dead, Animals, Food, Marriage, Good Luck, and More

A to Z World Superstitions & Folklore

175 Countries - Spirit Worship, Curses, Mystical Characters, Folk Tales, Burial and the Dead, Animals, Food, Marriage, Good Luck, and More

World Trade Press (2008)
US$38.00

A to Z World Superstitions & Folklore is an encyclopedia featuring myths, legends and irrational...

Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

Breaking the Magic Spell

Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

The University Press of Kentucky (2002)
US$25.00

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines...

Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

Mayo Ethnobotany

Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

University of California Press (2001)
US$50.42

The Mayos, an indigenous people of northwestern Mexico, live in small towns spread over southern...