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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. So were senior scientists at London's Natural History Museum and Chicago University; they lost their jobs because they refused to renounce their belief in the creature. For decades, the scientific establishment was determined to quash attempts to investigate Loch Ness - until Nature, the world's greatest research journal, published an article by Peter Scott featuring underwater photographs of the Monster. Drawing extensively on new material, Gareth Williams takes a wholly original look at what really happened in Loch Ness. A Monstrous Commotion tells the story as never before: a gripping saga populated by colourful characters who do extraordinary things in pursuit of one of evolution's wildest cards.Meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by nature and its mysteries - and to everyone who enjoys a beautifully crafted detective story with a strong cast of heroes and villains, plenty of twists and an unexpected ending.

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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

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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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9781611862140 | Michigan State Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $24.95

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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

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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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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. Tried and tested tips to cure ailments such as warts, arthritis, and gout are interspersed with ancient old wives' tales such as shaving a live chicken and tying it to the grointo ward off the plague. Taking in money-saving ideas, gardening knowledge, household management, and age-old remedies, the book demonstrates that while some tales are not to be relied upon, a great deal of old wives' lore does have its practical merits. These fascinating tips and tricks will remind readers that sometimes old advice is still the best.

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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

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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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9781476777108 | Scribner, October 27, 2015, cover price $26.00

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9781476777115 | Reprint edition (Scribner, October 25, 2016), cover price $16.00

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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: 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and LinguisticsHonorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJRA monster tour of the Golem narrative acrossvarious cultural and historical landscapes In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U...read more

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9781479889655 | New York Univ Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and LinguisticsHonorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJRA monster tour of the Golem narrative acrossvarious 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: 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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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

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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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9781467136976 | History Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $19.99

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9781467136815 | History Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $19.99

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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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9780253022912 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $80.00

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9780253023148 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $35.00

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