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  • The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

    • UPC: 800759434947
    • ISBN: 048643494X
    • Brand: Brand: Dover Publications
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    No creature has provided man with so much wholesome food as the honey bee. Equally impressive is the number of beliefs and superstitions the industrious insect has inspired. Its honey, which was known to the ancient Greeks as the “food of the Gods,” played an important role in early religious rites and was also mentioned in the folklore of many... [read more]

  • A Dictionary of Symbols (Dover Occult)

    • UPC: 800759425235
    • ISBN: 0486425231
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    Humans, it's said, are symbolizing animals. At every stage of civilization, people have relied on symbolic expression, and advances in science and technology have only increased our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is considered a science, and this informative volume offers an indispensable tool in the study of symbology. It can be us... [read more]

  • Anarchism: A Collection of Revolutionary Writings

    • ISBN: 0486119866
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    One of the few members of the Russian aristocracy to become a revolutionary, Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842‒1921) renounced his title at the age of 12. He later became one of the leading theorists of anarchism. Forced to flee his homeland in the 1870s to avoid arrest for his revolutionary activities against the czarist government, the noted geograp... [read more]

  • The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

    • UPC: 800759419562
    • ISBN: 0486419568
    • Brand: Gustave Le Bon
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detail, mass behavior. The book had a profound impact not only on Freud but also on such twentieth-century masters of crowd control as Hitler and Mussolini — both of whom may have used its observati... [read more]

  • Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals (Dover Books on Biology, Psychology, and Medicine)

    • UPC: 800759419647
    • ISBN: 0486419649
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    Still-vital lectures on teaching deal with psychology and the teaching art, the stream of consciousness, the child as a behaving organism, education and behavior, and more. The three addresses to students are "The Gospel of Relaxation," "On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings," and "What Makes a Life Significant?" Preface. 2 black-and-white illustr... [read more]

  • Primitive Art (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

    • UPC: 800759473304
    • ISBN: 0486473309
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    Written by one of the twentieth century's most influential scientists, this volume has been essential reading for art historians and anthropologists since its initial publication in 1927. The definitive analysis of the fundamental traits of primitive art, it covers the formal element in art, representative art, symbolism, style, literature, music, ... [read more]

  • Maori Tattooing (Dover Pictorial Archives)

    • UPC: 800759430925
    • ISBN: 0486430928
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    Originally published in 1896, this classic of ethnography was assembled by a skilled illustrator who first encountered Maori tattoo art during his military service in New Zealand. Maori tattooing (moko) consists of a complex design of marks, made in ink and incised into the skin, that communicate the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spir... [read more]

  • Handbook of the Indians of California, with 419 Illustrations and 40 Maps (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin No. 78)

    • UPC: 800759233687
    • ISBN: 0486233685
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    The Indians of California, in their ethnographic present, offered the widest cultural range to be found in any area of the United States. In the north they approximated the cultures of the Northwest Coast; in the center they developed distinctive, elaborate cultures based on local food supplies; and in the south and east they approximated the more ... [read more]

  • Japanese Ghosts and Demons CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art)

    • ISBN: 0486990524
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    Ghosts and otherworldly creatures fascinated many of Japan's most famous artists, including Hiroshige, Hokusai, and Yoshitoshi. This colorful collection offers an outstanding selection of the best of their supernatural imagery. In addition to imaginative original scenarios, it features scenes of eerie encounters from traditional folklore and litera... [read more]

  • The Myths of Greece and Rome (Anthropology & Folklore S)

    • UPC: 800759275847
    • ISBN: 0486275841
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    This generously illustrated book of classical myths has become a classic itself, long prized for its simple, graphic, accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance. The myths, as H. A. Guerber observes in her preface, "have inspired so much of the best thought in English liter... [read more]

  • Life in Colonial America (Dover History Coloring Book)

    • UPC: 800759418619
    • ISBN: 0486418618
    • Brand: Dover Publications
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    Despite an often-hostile environment, frequent shortages of food and other necessities, and countless other hardships, the settlers of colonial America persevered to establish a lasting foothold on the new continent. This informative coloring book captures the stirring drama of life during pre-Revolutionary times with a fascinating variety of image... [read more]

  • The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)

    • UPC: 800759427086
    • ISBN: 0486427080
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    His mother is a virgin and he's reputed to be the son of a god; he loses favor and is driven from his kingdom to a sorrowful death — sound familiar? In The Hero, Lord Raglan contends that the heroic figures from myth and legend are invested with a common pattern that satisfies the human desire for idealization. Raglan outlines 22 characteristic t... [read more]

  • Tattooing in the Marquesas (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

    • ISBN: 0486466124
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    This definitive source on the intricate tattoos of Polynesia's Marquesas Islands offers a rare glimpse of a dying art. Because of the colonial authorities' 1884 ban on tattooing, there remained only a single surviving tattoo artist at the time of this 1921 survey — and a dwindling number of living examples. These 38 plates of black-and-white draw... [read more]

  • Pueblo Pottery Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

    • UPC: 800759284764
    • ISBN: 048628476X
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    Classic New Mexican crafts, designs of birds, mammals, plant forms, abstracts, and more.

  • The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain (Dover Occult)

    • UPC: 800759404476
    • ISBN: 0486404471
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

    In this fascinating, scholarly study, noted author and folklorist Lewis Spence provides a compelling and thoroughly researched account of occult beliefs and practices in Celtic Britain, including the origins of the Druids and their association with the Divine King, the Arthurian cults and the mystery of the Holy Grail, questions of second sight (th... [read more]

  • Whats Different? (Dover Little Activity Books)

    Do you like challenges? Then you'll certainly love this little puzzle

    • UPC: 29511421

  • Dover Little Activity Books: The Little Animal ABC Coloring Book (Paperback)

    Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a lively creature: Artistic Alligator, Traveling Turtle, Yawning Yak, Zany Zebra, and more. Perfect gift for

    • UPC: 39968258

  • Dover Origami Papercraft: The Complete Book of Origami (Paperback)

    Shows how to fold paper into ducks, fish, swan, sharks, kangaroos, gerbils, dragonflies, deer, dinosaurs, elephants, biplanes, and Viking

    • UPC: 427457
    • Color: Multicolor

  • Dover Pictorial Archives: The Night Before Christmas Coloring Book (Paperback)

    The poem that created Santa Claus -- color its vivid images in these new illustrations by John O'Brien. Detailed drawings follow poem verse by verse. St. Nick, sugar plums, on

    • UPC: 25449282

  • Dover Coloring Book, Sea Life Maze

    Did you know that killer whales are friendly and easily tamed and that horseshoe crabs aren't really crabs at all? Discover dozens of other fascinating facts in this maze activity

    • UPC: 39968200