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101 American Superstitions

101 American Superstitions Author Harry Collis
ISBN-10 0844255998
Release 1998-03-02
Pages 144
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This humorous and informative compendium gives the origin and an example of each of 101 familiar superstitions.



101 American English Riddles

101 American English Riddles Author Harry Collis
ISBN-10 0844256064
Release 1996-03-01
Pages 144
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Humorous riddles with comic illustrations help ESL students gain new insights into American language and culture. Each riddle is accompanied by text that helps students grasp and master the underlying linguistic and cultural reasons why the joke is funny.



101 American Customs

101 American Customs Author Joe Kohl
ISBN-10 0844224073
Release 1999-10-22
Pages 144
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What is sold at garage sales? Why does no one get wet at a bridal shower? For non-native speakers, here's a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. Customs are explained, one to a page, with conversational examples and whimsical cartoons. Topics range from age-old traditions, such as shaking hands and bachelor parties, to more modern American practices--coupon clipping, TV dinners, and tailgate parties.



American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

American Myths  Legends  and Tall Tales  An Encyclopedia of American Folklore  3 volumes Author Christopher R. Fee
ISBN-10 9781610695688
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 1160
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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043178
Release 2004
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101 American English Proverbs

101 American English Proverbs               Author Harry Collis
ISBN-10 8984463620
Release 2004-06-15
Pages 239
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101 American English Idioms

101 American English Idioms Author Harry Collis
ISBN-10 0071487735
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 104
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Whimsical collection of idioms that provide real insight into American speech, customs, and humor.



Why People Believe Weird Things

Why People Believe Weird Things Author Michael Shermer
ISBN-10 1429996765
Release 2002-09-01
Pages 384
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Revised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with more than 80,000 copies in print, Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical claims and explores the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing. In an entirely new chapter, "Why Smart People Believe in Weird Things," Michael Shermer takes on science luminaries like physicist Frank Tippler and others, who hide their spiritual beliefs behind the trappings of science. Shermer, science historian and true crusader, also reveals the more dangerous side of such illogical thinking, including Holocaust denial, the recovered-memory movement, the satanic ritual abuse scare, and other modern crazes. Why People Believe Strange Things is an eye-opening resource for the most gullible among us and those who want to protect them.



Theatrical Superstitions

Theatrical Superstitions Author Bronwyn Elizabeth Low
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3408295
Release 1998
Pages 258
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The Twilight of American Culture

The Twilight of American Culture Author Morris Berman
ISBN-10 9780393078404
Release 2001-06-17
Pages 224
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An emerging cult classic about America's cultural meltdown—and a surprising solution. A prophetic examination of Western decline, The Twilight of American Culture provides one of the most caustic and surprising portraits of American society to date. Whether examining the corruption at the heart of modern politics, the "Rambification" of popular entertainment, or the collapse of our school systems, Morris Berman suspects that there is little we can do as a society to arrest the onset of corporate Mass Mind culture. Citing writers as diverse as de Toqueville and DeLillo, he cogently argues that cultural preservation is a matter of individual conscience, and discusses how classical learning might triumph over political correctness with the rise of a "a new monastic individual"—a person who, much like the medieval monk, is willing to retreat from conventional society in order to preserve its literary and historical treasures. "Brilliantly observant, deeply thoughtful ....lucidly argued."—Christian Science Monitor



101 American Customs

101 American Customs Author Joe Kohl
ISBN-10 0844224073
Release 1999-10-22
Pages 144
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What is sold at garage sales? Why does no one get wet at a bridal shower? For non-native speakers, here's a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. Customs are explained, one to a page, with conversational examples and whimsical cartoons. Topics range from age-old traditions, such as shaking hands and bachelor parties, to more modern American practices--coupon clipping, TV dinners, and tailgate parties.



Religion Explained

Religion Explained Author Pascal Boyer
ISBN-10 9780465004614
Release 2007-03-21
Pages 384
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Many of our questions about religion, says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and where it comes from.



Spotlight on the USA

Spotlight on the USA Author Randee Falk
ISBN-10 0194342352
Release 1994-05-12
Pages 172
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The book consists of high-interest reading passages on prominent regions across the United States. Each unit is divided into separate readings focusing on topics such as the history, geography, famous personalities, economics and culture of the particular region. Illustrations and photographs in each passage heighten students' interest. Puzzles and games at the end of each passage reinforce the topics and vocabulary. Regular discussion points encourage cross-cultural comparisons. Glossaries at the end of every unit provide students with concise, easy-to-understand definitions. Maps featured throughout the text help students locate the areas highlighted in the readings.



Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author Rose Arny
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040084454
Release 1998-04
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101 French idioms

101 French idioms Author Jean-Marie Cassagne
ISBN-10 0844212903
Release 1995-01-11
Pages 160
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This book arranges common, everyday French idioms into nine light-hearted sections, including speaking about the body, our animal friends, return to nature, eating in style, and daily life. The idioms are illustrated with cartoons that provide a key to understanding the literal meanings.



Believing in Magic

Believing in Magic Author Stuart A. Vyse
ISBN-10 9780199996926
Release 2013-11
Pages 316
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In this fully updated edition of Believing in Magic, renowned superstition expert Stuart Vyse investigates our tendency towards these irrational beliefs.



101 Spanish Riddles

101 Spanish Riddles Author Rafael Falcón
ISBN-10 0658015052
Release 2001-07-31
Pages 144
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Riddles are an essential component of Hispanic humor and folklore. 101 Spanish Riddles presents a fun and entertaining way to expand your knowledge of both Spanish language and culture. Some riddles rhyme, some play on words, some require lateral thinking, and some provide the answer in the question. Organized into ten thematic sections, each riddle is accompanied by a humorous illustration, an English translation, and the answer. In many cases, a dialogue or narrative presents the key vocabulary in a contemporary everyday context, for which translations are included at the back of the book.