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The inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time – the last great decipherment of an ancient script. It will fascinate anyone interested in decipherment and puzzles as well as scholars of Maya civilization. The book has been revised and updated with the latest discoveries.
Authors: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Marie-Michelle JoyIllustrator: Franz JuttnerFolk tales about a poor girl and her stepmother envious of her beauty existed in many countries of Europe, but it is the tale of Snow White recorded by the brothers Grimm that became the most famous one and inspired many retellings in literature and adaptations in film and television. This edition features beautiful illustrations created in 1905 by Franz Jüttner, a German painter, caricaturist, and book illustrator.
Meet the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O, the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. In handy A-to-Z format, here are the stories of the revered deities, sacred places, key events and epics, and recurring themes and traditions that make up the rich and varied fabric of Asian mythology. Entries address the key mythologies of India, China, Tibet, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan.
Thinking is an innate ability that most people take for granted. But like writing well or speaking effectively before the public, thinking well is a skill that can be learned and improved with practice. In this unique introduction to critical thinking, Robert Bartholomew and Benjamin Radford first lay out the principles of critical thinking and then invite readers to put these principles to the test by examining a series of unusual and challenging case studies. Assembling a wide range of bizarre but actual incidents from many cultures and various time periods, they demonstrate how the tools of critical thinking can help to unravel alleged paranormal events and seemingly mysterious behavior.W
This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose’s original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes.The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables.Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come.
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch’s Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity; Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths; and the age of chivalry have been known. The stories are divided into three sections: The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (first published in 1855); The Age of Chivalry (1858), which contains King Arthur and His Knights, The Mabinogeon, and The Knights of English History; and Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages (1863).
Reveals the true nature of the secret science the Templars discovered in the Holy Land that was the key to their power• Shows the cartographic knowledge that allowed the Templars to cross the Atlantic and establish settlements in the New World• Explains the connection of the Templar meridians to the journey of Lewis and Clark• Shows the role played by secret societies in the establishment of the United StatesThe most enduring mystery surrounding the Templars concerns the nature and whereabouts of their great treasure.
Previously published as Ancient Science, Secret History contains 150 pages of new material. It is the definitive edition in a new format.The Secret History of The World and How To Get Out Alive is the definitive book of the real answers where Truth is more fantastic than fiction. Laura Knight-Jadczyk, wife of internationally known theoretical physicist, Arkadiusz Jadczyk, an expert in hyperdimensional physics, draws on science and mysticism to pierce the veil of reality. Due to the many threats on her life from agents and agencies known and unknown, Laura left the United States to live in France, where she is working closely with Patrick Rivière, student of Eugene Canseliet, the only disciple of the legendary alchemist Fulcanelli.W
This collection of funny sayings from around the world – covering subjects from pessimism and money to happiness, drink and getting old – is an ideal gift, impulse buy or Christmas present, guaranteed to raise a laugh.Short sayings based on long experience – there are stacks here for you to enjoy!Experience is a comb nature gives to men when they are bald(Eastern)Listen to your conscience – the inner voice that tells you someone might be watching(Anon)A rumour goes in one ear and out many mouths(Chinese)A beautiful woman belongs to eveyone but an ugly woman is yours alone(Indian)
For a thousand years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die–Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Now in this riveting novel, Donna Woolfolk Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept. Brilliant and talented, young Joan rebels against medieval social strictures forbidding women to learn. When her brother is brutally killed during a Viking attack, Joan takes up his cloak–and his identity–and enters the monastery of Fulda.
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