By Joel Levy
During this cross-continental, time-traveling romp via heritage and mythology, readers can sign up for the quest for lacking towns, treasures, humans, and wrecks, all of that have vanished leaving in simple terms the faintest strains to teach that they ever existed. Proving that genuine mysteries are available outdoors of films and best-seller lists, the quests during this book are one of the most renowned: the sunken Atlantis, the never-found Amelia Earhart, the misplaced treasure of Captain Kidd, and that holy grail of all treasure hunters, the Holy Grail. the writer units out to bust the myths and debunk loopy theories as he tells the tales of the tomb raiders, quacks, and glory seekers of the earlier and offers the main updated suggestions surrounding all of the mysteries investigated.
By Aubrey Sherman
A exciting treasury of vampire lore!
Since the 17th century, humans were fearful, mesmerized, and serious about the terrifying stories of vampires. during this publication, you are going to discover the background and secret at the back of those bloodthirsty monsters with folklore, mythology, and poetry from each culture on the planet. From the Bosnian Lampir, whose disease-ridden corpse unfold an infection and loss of life all through villages, to Bram Stoker's captivating Dracula, who helped outline modern day vampires, the depraved tales surrounding those nocturnal beings are bound to captivate someone who has ever questioned approximately those shadow-loving creatures. no matter if you are attracted to exploring the tradition of vampires or simply are looking to examine extra approximately their supernatural skills, you will discover dozens of compelling stories, historic debts, and haunting legends that shed a few gentle on those sinister beings.
Complete with precise illustrations, Vampires unearths the darkish attract and grotesque energy of those creatures of the night.
By Rachel Neumeier
Gereint Enseichen of Casmantium understands little and cares much less concerning the contemporary conflict within which his king attempted to exploit griffins and fireplace to wrest territory from the neighboring state of Feierabiand...but he understands that his kingdom's unforeseen defeat bargains him an opportunity to flee from his personal servitude.
But now that the griffins locate themselves ready of power, they aren't vulnerable to forgive and the full country reveals itself in lethal peril. keen or now not, Gereint will locate himself stuck up in a determined fight among the griffins and the final ultimate Casmantian mage. Even the most powerful presents of constructing and development won't turn out enough while the fiery wind of the griffins starts to bury the lifetime of Casmantium underneath the burning sands . . .
By Dia Cha, Norma J. Livo
Hmong tradition has had an oral culture for millennia, however the language itself didn't even exist in written shape until eventually the Fifties. Compiled via famed writer and storyteller Norma Livo and coauthor, Dia Cha, this can be the 1st number of actual Hmong stories to be released commercially within the English language. starting with an outline of Hmong heritage, tradition, and folklore, the e-book comprises sixteen pages of full-color images of Hmong gown and needlework and 27 pleasing stories divided into 3 sections: beginnings; how/why tales; and tales of affection, magic, and enjoyable. applicable for top college and grownup readers, with chosen tales acceptable for more youthful youngsters, this assortment is a crucial addition to multicultural devices.
By Richard E. W. Adams, Murdo J. MacLeod
The Cambridge heritage of the local Peoples of the Americas, quantity II: Mesoamerica, provides a complete and authoritative evaluation of the entire vital local civilizations of the Mesoamerican sector, starting with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies and carrying on with to the current. absolutely illustrated and engagingly written, the publication is split into sections that debate the local cultures of Mesoamerica prior to and after their first touch with the Europeans. many of the chapters stability theoretical issues of view as they hint the cultural historical past and evolutionary improvement of such teams because the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan
By Sterling Houston
Sterling Houston is an cutting edge African American author whose performs are identified for biting social statement mixed with eye-popping theatricality. regardless of many winning productions, his paintings hasn't ever ahead of been largely to be had in print. The 4 performs during this assortment signify Houston’s complete variety of topics and kinds. excessive Yello Rose deflates the Alamo delusion by way of casting the heroes’ elements completely with ladies. Isis in Nubia is a love tale that units the Isis/Osiris fantasy in West Africa. Black Lily and White Lily is a practical family drama exploring racial tensions. Miranda Rites returns to Houston’s commonly farcical sort, enacting Martha Mitchell’s final days in a health facility, the place she hallucinates approximately Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge, and is escorted to the underworld by way of Carmen Miranda.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
By Lesley Bolton
Pleasing and academic, The every little thing Classical Mythology publication is an excellent creation to old Greek and Roman mythology. For these people who can't recount the twelve labours of Hercules, how Odysseus tricked the Trojans, why the word ''Achilles Heel' used to be first coined, or how Medusa was once slain, this accomplished quantity will offer solutions to those and thousands extra enquiries.
By Roderick McGillis
The shut of a century invitations either retrospection and prognostication. As a interval of transition, it additionally brings a feeling of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. those emotions stem from a number of occasions, reminiscent of political turmoil, medical developments, and social swap. As can be anticipated, literature displays such alterations and the emotions they engender. yet maybe extra strangely, kid's literature is principally delicate to such concerns, and fiction for kids frequently struggles with darkish and unsightly matters. This ebook examines fin de sicle tensions in nineteenth- and 20th-century kid's literature from round the world.Each bankruptcy is written by way of knowledgeable contributor, and the amount levels over a disparate number of themes. those comprise poetry, sequence books, pacifist fiction, gender concerns, faith and literature, eco-criticism, minority studies, humor and the Holocaust, fable and technology fiction, and laptop tradition. In exploring those concerns relating to kid's literature, the participants display the moving nature of our values and the area during which we are living. worldwide in nature, the chapters examine kid's literature from such areas as Germany, Holland, the uk, Australia, and the USA.