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The Vonnegut Encyclopedia
The Vonnegut Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385344236
This catalog identifies characters, themes, phrasing and imagery found in 50 years of the work of the prolific, darkly satirical author, including his novels, short stories and essays, along with explanations of significance and quotes from the author.
Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 006250925x
Alphabetically arranged entries offer a feminist perspective on mythology, anthropology, sexuality, and religion and trace major figures, myths, concepts, and symbols back to their pre-patriarchal origins
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0834803801
In the West, Japanese culture comes in the form of Power Rangers, Godzilla movies, and Sanrio products, but of course the indigenous pop culture is much richer. Rather than focus on what the rest of the world has already encountered, Mark Schilling provides an encyclopedic compendium of books, movies, music, comedians, and cultural scandals that have had the greatest impact in Japan. Thus, for the outsider, The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture is an insider's guide to post-war Japan. Not content to simply catalog his entries, Schilling provides real depth and analysis in his articles, opening up Japan's rich pop heritage to the world at large.
Everything Explained That Is Explainable: On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911
Everything Explained That Is Explainable
On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307269175
"The audacious, improbable tale of 20th century American hucksterism, outlandish daring, and vision that resurrected a dying Encyclopedia Britannica in collaboration with a floundering London Times, its astonishing success that changed publishing and that produced the Britannica's eleventh edition (published between 1910 and 1911), the most revered edition of English-language encyclopedias (all 44 million words), considered by many to be "the last great work of the age of reason" (Hans Koening, the New Yorker)"--
Ripley's Believe It or Not: Expect the Unexpected
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Expect the Unexpected
Hardcover      ISBN: 189395112x
An encyclopedia of oddities features unexpected and unimaginable people, places, and creatures from around the world.
Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313296200
Tierney's highly acclaimed Women's Studies Encyclopedia has become the standard in the field, but research on women has proceeded rapidly since its publication. Feminist thought has grown and branched out, and women's conditions have changed markedly in some areas. This revised and expanded edition will meet the continuing need for a multidisciplinary reference tool on all facets of the female condition. With close to 400 contributors, it expands coverage of such areas as violence against women, women in public life, and women in specific countries and regions. Many of the articles are new or completely rewritten, while others have been updated or expanded.
Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Dictionary of Symbolism
Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0452011183
Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, the Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne
Bulfinch's Mythology
The Age of Fable, the Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062700251
Tales of monsters, heroes, deities, and tragic lovers are narrated in this anthology of ancient legends
The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670100110
An encyclopedic resource features full-color illustrations and maps covering all aspects of the Middle Ages, from Europe to the Far East and exploring the lives of the great people of the age, including Dante and Chaucer. BOMC.
Native American History: A Chronology of the Vast Achievements of a Culture and Their Links to World Events
Native American History
A Chronology of the Vast Achievements of a Culture and Their Links to World Events
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0345393503
Presented in an illuminating time-line format, this breakthrough resource offers information on events from the construction of the Mississippi pyramids to the contributions of Native Americans to the Allied victory in World War II and beyond. Original.