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Watermark: The Disaster That Changed the World and Humanity 1

by Joseph Christy-Vitale

THE ECHOES OF OUR PAST

Twelve thousand years ago, the human race barely escaped annihilation when a piece of exploded star passed through our solar system, unleashing an apocalypse. Great fires raged, mountains...


The Salish People: Volume I: The Thompson and the Okanagan

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

The first in a four-volume set rich in stories and factual information on the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest.


Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon: A Philosophical Analysis of Fang Tales, Myths, and Legends

by Bonaventure Mvé|Barnes, James F. Ondo

In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mvé Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity....


Find Your Focus Zone: An Effective New Plan to Defeat Distraction and Overload

by Lucy Jo Palladino

Where did my day go? How did it get so late?

I feel like I'm being pulled in too many directions at once.

If only there were two of me, I could get it all done.

If this is you at the end of the day, you are...


Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies

by Lynne S. McNeill

Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts...


Kentucky Ghosts

by William Lynwood Montell

" Headless visions -- howls and moans -- ghostly ladies dressed in black and white -- a fiddling spirit dancing on the road. Such are the sights and sounds that inhabit the pages of Lynwood Montell's Kentucky...


The Dandy: Peacock or Enigma?

by Nigel Rodgers

A look at the phenomenon of the dandy from Regency England to the contemporary Congolese Sapeurs, with stops at Wodehouse, Wilde, Grant, and more The dandy is not just an elaborately or even well-dressed...


Leisure and Pleasure: Reshaping and Revealing the New Zealand Body 1900-1960

by Caroline Daley

This exploration of an unexpected aspect of New Zealand social history examines the human body at leisure in the years 1900–1960. This book studies bodybuilding, especially the famous strongman Eugen Sandow;...


London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and Other Stories

by Scott Wood

How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he'd bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess...


Fun Texas Festivals and Events

by Jim Gramon

There is something doing every day in Texas, from the Fireant Festival to the Gatorfest, Watermelon Thump, or Bun Run. Texan Jim Gramon has compiled all the major events in one book.


Antrim Folk Tales

by Billy Teare & Kathleen O'Sullivan

Antrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the country. Here you will find tales of the traditional rural ways of life among...


Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means

by Murali, Balaji

Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means, edited by Murali Balaji, examines various aspects of the zombie apocalypse scenario from the perspective of a variety of theoretical frameworks. Essays in the...


Italian Folktales

by Italo Calvino

Chosen as one of the New York Times’s ten best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of...


Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

by Shirley Moody-Turner

Before the innovative work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied, and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, these folklorists worked within but also...


Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales

by Sibelan Forrester & Helena Goscilo

Baba Yaga is an ambiguous and fascinating figure. She appears in traditional Russian folktales as a monstrous and hungry cannibal, or as a canny inquisitor of the adolescent hero or heroine of the tale. In new...


Roscommon Folk Tales

by Pat Watson

Roscommon has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of Queen Maeve, the famous warrior queen...


Legendary Ireland: Myths and Legends of Ireland

by Eithne Massey, Jacques Le Goff & Pip Sides

This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them.

Woven into these landscapes are tales of love and betrayal, greed and courage, passion...


Mining the Future: The Bafokeng Story

by Totem Media for the Research a Bafokeng

A portrait of visionary leadership, this study of the Bafokeng people describes how they acquired their land and protected their customs during 150 years of political upheaval in South Africa. In addition, the...


It's Not Etiquette: A Guide To Modern Manners

by David Meagher

It's Not Etiquette: A Guide To Modern Manners gives you the answers to appropriate behaviour.Is there a polite way to 'shush' a chatty person at the movies? Is it rude to arrive at a dinner party without a gift?...


Deadly Powers: Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination

by Paul A. Trout

In this illuminating and evocative exploration of the origin and function of storytelling, the author goes beyond the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, arguing that mythmaking evolved as a cultural survival...