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Product Description: The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking?Sir Peter Scott, internationally renowned naturalist and president of the World Wildlife Fund, was convinced that the Monster existed...read more

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9781409158738 | Orion Pub Co, July 5, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking?

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9781409158745 | Orion Pub Co, January 10, 2017, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking?

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Product Description: Winner of the 2018 Chicago Folklore PrizeandWinner of the 2018 Opie PrizeJeanne Soileau, a teacher in New Orleans and south Louisiana for more than forty years, examines how children’s folklore, especially among African Americans, has changed...read more

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9781496810403 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Winner of the 2018 Chicago Folklore PrizeandWinner of the 2018 Opie PrizeJeanne Soileau, a teacher in New Orleans and south Louisiana for more than forty years, examines how children’s folklore, especially among African Americans, has changed.

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Product Description: The further north and north we go Grow soot and witches evermo-GoetheAs polar regions become the focus of political and ecological controversies, scholars in the humanities and social sciences are turning their attention to the cultural meanings of Northernness...read more
By Angela Byrne (contributor)

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9781772122671 | Univ of Alberta Pr, November 7, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The further north and north we go Grow soot and witches evermo-GoetheAs polar regions become the focus of political and ecological controversies, scholars in the humanities and social sciences are turning their attention to the cultural meanings of Northernness.

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Product Description: The first novel to be translated from Wolof to English, Doomi Golo—The Hidden Notebooks is a masterful work that conveys the story of Nguirane Faye and his attempts to communicate with his grandson before he dies. With a narrative structure that beautifully imitates the movements of a musical piece, Diop relates Faye’s trauma of losing his only son, Assane Tall, which is compounded by his grandson Badou’s migration to an unknown destination...read more

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9781611862140 | Michigan State Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The first novel to be translated from Wolof to English, Doomi Golo—The Hidden Notebooks is a masterful work that conveys the story of Nguirane Faye and his attempts to communicate with his grandson before he dies.

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Product Description: Adapted from the American Museum of Natural History exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids, this book explores an array of mythological creatures—and the real animals that inspired them. Lush photos showcase rare objects from around the world as well as models of mythical beasts like krakens and Rocs, along with fossils of actual extinct animals such as the six-foot-tall primate called Gigantopithecus and dinosaurs such as Protoceratops, which may have inspired the griffin...read more

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9781454922193 | Sterling Signatures, November 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Adapted from the American Museum of Natural History exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids, this book explores an array of mythological creatures—and the real animals that inspired them.

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Product Description: Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. For example: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb," "Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home," and "The best-laid schemes o'mice an' men...read more

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9781843177005 | Michael O''Mara Books, October 10, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A captivating book uncovering the origins and meaning behind traditional sayings from countryside folklore, such as "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight" or "Make hay while the sun shines"Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore.

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9781782435181 | Michael O''Mara Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore.

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Product Description: Take the journey of a lifetime with Human Potential visionary Jean Houston as she guides you through mythic Oz to become an essential human for the new world.Learn how to expand your mind, open your heart, and find the courage to connect with your own life journey with The Wizard of Us, an accessible guide to help you envision the world as you choose to create it...read more

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9781582703794 | Beyond Words Pub Co, November 20, 2012, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: More than magic can be found in Oz.

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9781582704005 | Reprint edition (Beyond Words Pub Co, November 1, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Take the journey of a lifetime with Human Potential visionary Jean Houston as she guides you through mythic Oz to become an essential human for the new world.

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Product Description: A combination of folklore and traditional advice, Old Wives' Lore illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear and includes a brief history of old wives’ lore, remedies for health and well-being, practical guidance for home and garden, tips on predicting the weather, and eccentric cures for a range of problems...read more

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9781782431473 | Michael O''Mara Books, June 1, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Handed down through the ages, a treasure trove of seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problems A combination of folklore and time-honored advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear.

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9781782435174, titled "Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-fashioned Tips & Remedies" | Michael O''Mara Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A combination of folklore and traditional advice, Old Wives' Lore illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear and includes a brief history of old wives’ lore, remedies for health and well-being, practical guidance for home and garden, tips on predicting the weather, and eccentric cures for a range of problems.

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Product Description: This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature--a "botanical hero" one might say--who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant strength...read more

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9781476662015 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature--a "botanical hero" one might say--who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant strength.

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Product Description: Throughout history, men have prayed to gods and poets have interpreted ancient myths for new audiences. But what about women? With sections on teaching and modern writing, this collection of new essays examines how modern female poets--including H...read more

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9780786471928 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Throughout history, men have prayed to gods and poets have interpreted ancient myths for new audiences.

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Product Description: Ireland's Immortals tells the story of one of the world’s great mythologies. The first account of the gods of Irish myth to take in the whole sweep of Irish literature in both the nation’s languages, the book describes how Ireland’s pagan divinities were transformed into literary characters in the medieval Christian era―and how they were recast again during the Celtic Revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries...read more

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9780691157313 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $39.50 | About this edition: Ireland's Immortals tells the story of one of the world’s great mythologies.

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Product Description: “Filled with cool cocktail-party tidbits, Matt Kaplan considers how things that were once the stuff of legends could one day become reality” (The Atlantic) in this fun scientific inquiry into the mystical places and magical objects of ancient and contemporary lore—from the fountain of youth, to love potions, to Super Mario’s mushrooms...read more

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9781476777108 | Scribner, October 27, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: From the author of The Science of Monsters, this engaging scientific inquiry provides a definitive look into the elements of mystical places and magical objects—from the philosopher’s stone, to love potions to the oracles—from ancient history, mythology, and contemporary culture.

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9781476777115 | Reprint edition (Scribner, October 25, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “Filled with cool cocktail-party tidbits, Matt Kaplan considers how things that were once the stuff of legends could one day become reality” (The Atlantic) in this fun scientific inquiry into the mystical places and magical objects of ancient and contemporary lore—from the fountain of youth, to love potions, to Super Mario’s mushrooms.

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Product Description: An extensive investigation of the origins and numerous sightings of the mysterious and terrifying figure known as Spring-Heeled Jack • Shares original 19th-century newspaper accounts of Spring-Heeled Jack encounters as well as 20th and 21st-century reports • Explains his connections to Jack the Ripper and the Slender Man • Explores his origins in earlier mythical beings from folklore, his Steampunk popularity, and the theory that he may be an alien from a high-gravity planet Spring-Heeled Jack--a tall, thin, bounding figure with bat-like wings, clawed hands, wheels of fire for eyes, and breath of blue flames--first leapt to public attention in Victorian London in 1838, springing over hedges and walls, from dark lanes and dank graveyards, to frighten and sometimes physically attack women...read more

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9781620554968 | Destiny Books, October 22, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: An extensive investigation of the origins and numerous sightings of the mysterious and terrifying figure known as Spring-Heeled Jack • Shares original 19th-century newspaper accounts of Spring-Heeled Jack encounters as well as 20th and 21st-century reports • Explains his connections to Jack the Ripper and the Slender Man • Explores his origins in earlier mythical beings from folklore, his Steampunk popularity, and the theory that he may be an alien from a high-gravity planet Spring-Heeled Jack--a tall, thin, bounding figure with bat-like wings, clawed hands, wheels of fire for eyes, and breath of blue flames--first leapt to public attention in Victorian London in 1838, springing over hedges and walls, from dark lanes and dank graveyards, to frighten and sometimes physically attack women.

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Product Description: A monster tour of the Golem narrative across various cultural and historical landscapes  In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U.S., later surfacing in Israel. Why did this story of a powerful clay monster molded and animated by a rabbi to protect his community become so popular and pervasive? The golem has appeared in a remarkable range of popular media: from the Yiddish theater to American comic books, from German silent film to Quentin Tarantino movies...read more

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9781479889655 | New York Univ Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A monster tour of the Golem narrative across various cultural and historical landscapes  In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U.

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Product Description: Faust Adaptations, edited and introduced by Lorna Fitzsimmons, takes a comparative cultural studies approach to the ubiquitous legend of Faust and his infernal dealings. Including readings of English, German, Dutch, and Egyptian adaptations ranging from the early modern period to the contemporary moment, this collection emphasizes the interdisciplinary and transcultural tenets of comparative cultural studies...read more

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9781557537584 | Purdue Univ Pr, October 15, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Faust Adaptations, edited and introduced by Lorna Fitzsimmons, takes a comparative cultural studies approach to the ubiquitous legend of Faust and his infernal dealings.

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Product Description: The book provides a comprehensive exploration of witchcraft beliefs and practices in the rural region of Eastern Slovenia. Based on field research conducted at the beginning of the twenty-first century, it examines witchcraft in the region from folkloristic, anthropological, as well as historical, perspectives...read more

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9781137372499 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 14, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The book provides a comprehensive exploration of witchcraft beliefs and practices in the rural region of Eastern Slovenia.

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Product Description: With the appearance of the demonic Christmas character Krampus in contemporary Hollywood movies, television shows, advertisements, and greeting cards, medieval folklore has now been revisited in American culture. Krampus-related events and parades occur both in North America and Europe, and they are an ever-growing phenomenon...read more

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9781627310345 | Feral House, October 11, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: With the appearance of the demonic Christmas character Krampus in contemporary Hollywood movies, television shows, advertisements, and greeting cards, medieval folklore has now been revisited in American culture.

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Product Description: "Tomás Prower guía a aquellos que tengan curiosidad por saber más sobre el espíritu de la muerte en la forma de la Santa Muerte, en un viaje de exploración en profundidad a través de la historia, la tradición, el folclore, y su propia experiencia personal...read more

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9780738749747, titled "La Santa Muerte/ The Holy Dead: La exhumación de la magia y el misticismo de la muerte" | Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd, October 8, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: "Tomás Prower guía a aquellos que tengan curiosidad por saber más sobre el espíritu de la muerte en la forma de la Santa Muerte, en un viaje de exploración en profundidad a través de la historia, la tradición, el folclore, y su propia experiencia personal.

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Product Description: When United Airlines workers reported a UFO at O'Hare Airport in November 2006, it was met with the typical denials and hush-up that usually accompany such sightings. But when a related story broke the record for hits at the Chicago Tribune's website, it was clear that such unexplained objects continued to occupy the minds of fascinated readers...read more

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9780700623389 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kansas, October 10, 2016), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: When United Airlines workers reported a UFO at O'Hare Airport in November 2006, it was met with the typical denials and hush-up that usually accompany such sightings.

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Product Description: This book explores Icelandic spirit work, known as andleg mal, which features trance and healing practices that span earth and spirit realms, historical eras, scientific and supernatural worldviews, and cross-Atlantic cultures. Based on years of fieldwork conducted in the northern Icelandic town of Akureyri, Bridges between Worlds excavates andleg mal's roots in layers of Icelandic history, and examines how this practice steeped in ancient folklore functions in the modern world...read more

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9780190625030 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: This book explores Icelandic spirit work, known as andleg mal, which features trance and healing practices that span earth and spirit realms, historical eras, scientific and supernatural worldviews, and cross-Atlantic cultures.

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Product Description: Historic Snohomish has enough ghostly tales for a town twice its size. A policeman named Henry, who died on the floor of the Oxford Tavern, haunts the popular watering hole alongside nearly twenty other impish spirits. Incarcerated for everything from public drunkenness to cold-blooded murder, former inmates still crowd the cells of the old county jail on First Street, banging against the metal confines...read more

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9781467136976 | History Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Historic Snohomish has enough ghostly tales for a town twice its size.

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Product Description: Oklahoma City boasts a rich heritage of gumption and perseverance, but there are many tales only whispered from shadows. A spectral woman may be seen in the upper window of the Overholser Mansion, looking for her long-lost love. The spirit of one of Oklahoma's feistiest leaders is said to dwell in the Governor's Mansion, where he trips guests on the stairs...read more

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9781467136815 | History Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Oklahoma City boasts a rich heritage of gumption and perseverance, but there are many tales only whispered from shadows.

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Product Description: As part of this multilayered conversation about stigma, this volume discusses the relationship between the stigmatized individual and our role as researchers. Here we address our own perspectives as researchers struggling with stigma issues and tellability, as well as scholarly reflexive concerns dealing with what can’t be said when working with stigmatized groups or topics...read more
By Amy Shuman (editor)

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9780253024404 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: As part of this multilayered conversation about stigma, this volume discusses the relationship between the stigmatized individual and our role as researchers.

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Product Description: Celebrated folklorist, Dorothy Noyes, offers an unforgettable glimpse of her craft and the many ways it matters. Folklore is the dirty linen of modernity, carrying the traces of working bodies and the worlds they live in. It is necessary but embarrassing, not easily blanched and made respectable for public view, although sometimes this display is deemed useful...read more

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9780253022912 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Celebrated folklorist, Dorothy Noyes, offers an unforgettable glimpse of her craft and the many ways it matters.

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9780253023148 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Celebrated folklorist, Dorothy Noyes, offers an unforgettable glimpse of her craft and the many ways it matters.

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