books about: superstition
History: Fiction or Science? Chronology 2
Delamere Resources LLC
Prescient St Augustine?
We can so far divide the New Chronology into the following three parts: a) The verifiable theory that proves consensual chronology wrong with the aid of astronomy, statistics and mathematics; b) The new chronology hypothesis based on a new understanding of known historical facts and the most likely logical explanation of the most obvious inconsistencies inherent in the official version of ...
Ozark Magic and Folklore
GREAT READ AND WONDERFUL REFERENCE BOOK
This work was first published in 1948, ergo, the author was quite close to his subject. The book is very well researched and the author is very careful to mention and note is sources. Having lived in the Ozarks all of my life these stories are quite dear to me. I am quite familiar with all the areas mentioned in the book, and indeed know or knew many of the people mentioned. What the author ...
Grandpa's Tales based on superstitions and old home remedies from around the South
Jannie D Greene
Grandpa's Tales is a wonderful book. I could not stop reading it when I started. Grandpa's Tales tells alot about hags, superstitions, and has many good stories. I rated this book 5 because it is an awesome book. Mrs. Greene is a very nice person, knowing her for a year as her student.
Regina Silsby's Secret War
Thomas J. Brodeur
Outstanding book ... must read
I recently read "Regina Silsby's Secret War" as a primer to reading it with my 10 year old daughter and got hooked!! The vocabulary is rich, the pace is fast, and the entire story is extremely believable and engaging. My 10 year old daughter is now reading it and is thrilled with the antics and courage of Rachel, the main character. She's also excited about how well the plot ties in with her ...
Greenhorns and Killer Mountains
Lynch Law Productions
Greenhorns and killer Mountains
Look out Jim Conover is on the scene! This book is fantastic. I absolutely loved. It's a great treasure hunting adventure with characters so colorful you know every one. I couldn't put the book down and when I did I felt like I had stepped out of a movie theatre, not put a book down.If you don't read another book this year, read this one, get to know Clay Morgan and Big Alice and feel as ...
Imagine No Superstition: The Power to Enjoy Life With No Guilt, No Shame, No Blame
Golden Rule Publishers
Light for the unenlightened
I met the author of this book at a conference titled THE AMAZ!NG MEETING, which is organized by the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). We happened to sit together at one of the meeting's luncheons. He gave me a promotional flyer about the book, but the few copies he brought had sold out rather quickly. I ordered it from Amazon when I got home, and I am enjoying it thoroughly. Mr. Uhl ...
Editorial Planeta, S.A. (Barcelona)
Este Título es impresionante ya que comenta ampliamente la forma de vida del imperio más grande de México: la Nacion Mexica. Asimismo narra la excitante vida de uno de los habitantes el cual vivió en la mayoría de los estratos sociales, culturales y militares de este increible pueblo. Espero que pronto pueda encontrar la edición de pasta dura y dos tomos para reponer la mia.
Sheila A. Nielson
Loved it! Such an original YA fantasy!
Since her father died in an accident two years ago, fourteen-year-old Adrianne Keynnman and her family have struggled to survive. They once lived a comfortable life on Windwaithe Island, but now they live in a small cottage and Adrianne must work hard to help provide for her mother, cruel aunt, and beloved younger sister, Cecily. One night during a storm, Cecily runs away from home, and when ...
Two Hot Dogs with Everything
Random House Books for Young Readers
My eight year old baseball nut of a grandson read this cover to cover yesterday as he traveled with his family to Arizona for camping and a couple of spring training games. Given its length, his parents thought it would keep him busy for a couple of days. Not so.
Women Without Superstition : No Gods - No Masters
Annie Laurie Gaylor
Freedom from Religion Foundation
Why didn't I study this stuff in school
I wish I had been given the chance to study this stuff in school. I spent a long time struggling with these ideas. If only I had access to this book at an earlier age. Great book, wonderful works by highly intelligent authors. Helped me to cast off my old doubts.
Irish Cures, Mystic Charms & Superstitions
A Magical Irish Treasure Chest
This book was written by Lady Wilde who was Oscar Wilde's mother, and what a wonderful book it is. Although the book is called Irish Cures, Mystic Charms & Superstitions, it also contains a section of proverbs, information about the fairy race, traditions and the uses of herbs. The writing is beautiful and I can almost hear Gaelic when reading how to cure dropsy or keep a changeling from being ...
Hikers Guide to the Superstition Wilderness: With History and Legends of Arizona's Lost Dutchman Gold Mine ...
Jack C. Carlson
Clear Creek Publishing (AZ)
Outstanding and Comprehensive
This is the best guide to the Superstitions I have found, it has many hikes in it, as well as the lore and legend of the region and all its past inhabitants. The pictures are in black and white, but the trail descriptions are so good, you can visualize it in color! Excellent information about the difficulty ratings, the trailheads, what you might need to take, weather patterns, and lots of info ...
Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat: Superstitions and Other Beliefs
CROSS YOUR FINGERS SPIT IN YOUR HAT
I first read this book in elementary school. My mom was the first one to check it our from our local library. I had the chicken pox and I think I read it over and over for about 2 weeks. It had the greatest illustrations and the stories were so creepy. I hear that it is out of print, what a shame. I want to get it for my niece and share the memories with her. A definate 5 star book
How Do You Know It's True?: Discovering the Difference Between Science and Superstition
This book should be required reading at schools!
This is an excellent book. It really does a number on superstition! I can't imagine anyone reading this book would still be superstitious. And since far too many people waste time and money on superstition (I couldn't believe one of our PRESIDENTS would change his schedule based on superstition), putting the axe in this kind of thinking at a young age, would benefit everybody (as the book so well ...
Satanism and Witchcraft: The Classic Study of Medieval Superstition
Kensington Publishing Corp.
A Desperate Plea for Feminism (or at least Humanism)
Some stuff never quits. And, it seems some stuff never starts, when it should, anyway. This book is a great example of both, I think. Strangely contemporary in its impact, this book is a startlingly empathic study of, well - oppressed women way back then - I mean just ordinary women trying to live their lives. These women are much more like us than is the society around them; I owe this ...
A Dictionary of Superstitions
Oxford University Press, USA
Why are Four-Leaf Clovers Lucky?
According to _A Dictionary of Superstitions_, the answer to that one goes back to 1507. The book is filled with page after page of the interesting stories behind close to any superstition one could imagine. As its title suggests, the superstitions are presented in a dictionary format, something that I found very helpful. The definitions include--to different extents--histories, dates, ...
Etruscan Roman Remains
The Pre-Gardnerian Craft
This book is a classic text on the "Old Religion." The author Charles Leland was a folklorist performing field studies into Italian Witchcraft during the 1800s. He describes witches as worshippers of the goddess Diana, and refers to a specific group as the "good witches" of Benevento. Leland points out that "bad witches" also exist and he includes several spells to illustrate this. Etruscan ...
Knock on Wood
Simon Spotlight Entertainment
As an 8th grade teacher, I love any book that keeps my kids reading, and according to the girls in my class, this is a must read. So I tried it, and really enjoyed it, even though I'm a bit older than the target market. Very cute, and it reminds me of my kids at school!
Don't Touch My Hat
Knopf Books for Young Readers
4 1/2* His Hat on His Sleeve
Writer/illustrator James Rumford wears his hat on his sleeve in this colorful Valentine to the fictional West of silent movies, pulp fiction, and fin de siecle advertising posters. Sheriff John is our hat-wearing protagonist; he protects a small prairie town from a potpourri of bad guys including cheating gamblers, cattle rustlers, and bank robbers. While John has a winning smile and courage ...
The Trouble with Cauliflower
You don't make friends with salad, you don't make friends with salad...
There are hundreds of thousands of wonderful picture books for children out in the world. Unfortunately, of these books only a handful read aloud well to small children. It doesn't matter how much you love a book or how vibrantly you articulate it for the little 'uns. The fact of the matter remains that only those authors with the keenest of ears will be able to pen a title that sounds just as ...
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