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The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny
Peter McGraw, Joel Warner

Simon & Schuster, 2014

Two guys. 19 experiments. Five continents. 91,000 miles. And a book that will forever change the way you think about humor. Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist detail their epic quest to discover the secret behind what makes things funny. Dr. Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, teamed up with journalist Joel Warner on a far-reaching search ...
  
  











  



  
Russian Fairy Tales A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-lore, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
British Goblins Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
Blood of Christ, The

Bethany House Publishers, 2001

Finding the Power to Overcome Sin Now together in one volume, The Power of the Blood of Jesus and The Blood of the Cross take believers step-by-step through Scripture to understand why the blood of Christ has unparalleled power and learn what promises were made to all believers when that blood was shed. Written in Murray's classic devotional style, The Blood of Christ examines both Old and New Testaments to help Christians grasp the truth of ...
  
  











  



  
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
Joseph Campbell

New World Library, 2008

Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell’s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic ...
  
  











  



  
The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross: A study of the nature and origins of Christianity within the fertility ...
John M. Allegro

Gnostic Media Research & Publishing, 2009

Where did God come from? What do the bible stories really tell us? Who or what was Jesus Christ? This book challenges everything we think we know about the nature of religion. • The ancient fertility cult at the heart of Christianity • The living power of cultic rites and symbols • The sacred mushroom as the emblem and embodiment of divinity • The secret meaning of biblical myths • The language of religion that links us to our ...
  
  











  



  
Shipstar
Gregory Benford, Larry Niven

Tor Books, 2014

Science fiction masters Larry Niven ( Ringworld ) and Gregory Benford ( Timescape ) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ...
  
  











  



  
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake ...

Anchor, 1972

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."
  
  











  



  
The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
W. E. B. Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Dover Publications, 1994

This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the ...
  
  











  



  
The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies)
Pittacus Lore

HarperCollins, 2013

In Pittacus Lore’s The Rise of Nine , third in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series, the stakes are higher than ever as John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest of the Garde before it’s too late.   The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have taken refuge on Earth. The Garde must come together. They are Lorien and Earth’s only ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus
Joel Chandler Harris

Houghton Mifflin, 2002

It’s been more than a hundred years since the publication of the first Uncle Remus book, and it was in 1955 that all of the delightful and inimitable tales of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Bear, and Brer Wolf were gathered together in one volume. All of the animal tales from eight books are here, along with the illustrations which originally accompanied them.
  
  











  



  
Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta
Robert Palmer

Penguin Books, 1982

Music category type book. Paperback. Robert Palmer, Author. Lightly age toned pages. A Penquin Book. 1982 reprinted in 1988. Printed in USA. Total 310 pages. Approximate size, 5 x 7.75. Brown covers with pictorials of Blues singers, band on the front cover - one guy wearing a blue suit. Pages clean with no markings or tears. Spine is tight and straight. A nice book that is quite educational about the "Blues" singers! See our photo, not like the ...
  
  











  



  
Chinese Folk-Lore Tales, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels
Gustav Davidson

Free Press, 1994

Gustav Davidson’s classic text, A dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels, is the result of sixteen years of research in Talmudic, gnostic, cabalistic, apocalyptic, patristic, and legendary texts. The classic reference work on angels is beautifully illustrated and its reissue coincides with the resurgence of belief in angels in America. This well researched and exquisitely illustrated dictionary is a wonderful collectable for all ...
  
  











  



  
Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth
John G. Jackson

American Atheist Press, 1989
  
  











  



  
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History)
David Hackett Fischer

Oxford University Press, USA, 1989

This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional ...
  
  











  



  
The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions)

W. W. Norton & Company, 1999

Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable. This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. The Classic Fairy Tales focuses on six tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Hansel and Gretel," and presents multicultural variants and ...
  
  











  



  
Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines
Matthew Wood

North Atlantic Books, 1997

Matthew Wood is recognized world wide as one of the United States' most reknown herbalists. His previous book, Seven Herbs: Plants as Healers , was a watershed in teaching herbal healing as a part of total wellness. In The Book of Herbal Wisdom , this is continued and enlarged in wonderful detail. This is a must-read for anyone working in the natural health field or interested in self healing with herbs. For those of us who consider not only ...
  
  











  








   



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