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Farming in the Presence of Nature

A farmer (and gardener's) guide to understanding Gaia

by Athena Tainio

<p><em>“. . . watch with me as a grand and beautiful picture unfolds, of the interconnectedness of all things.”&nbsp;</em></p> <p><br> No endeavor engages so deeply, so personally with nature as farming, whether on a thousand acres or in the ...

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Fetichism In West Africa

by Robert Hamill Nassau

<p>Fetichism In West Africa<br> by Robert Hamill Nassau</p> <p>This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original ...

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Field Guide to Luck

How to Use and Interpret Charms, Signs, and Superstitions

by Alys R. Yablon

<p>Take Control of Your Destiny!</p> <p>From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits’s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and ...

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Folk Art and Aging

Life-Story Objects and Their Makers

by Jon Kay

<p>Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their ...

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Folk Heroes and Heroines around the World, 2nd Edition

by Graham Seal & Kim Kennedy White

<p>Despite the tremendous differences between cultures and ethnicities across the world, all of them have folk heroes and heroines—real and imagined—that have been represented in tales, legends, songs, and verse. These stories persist through ...

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Folk Illusions

Children, Folklore, and Sciences of Perception

by K. Brandon Barker & Claiborne Rice

<p>Wiggling a pencil so that it looks like it is made of rubber, &quot;stealing&quot; your niece's nose, and listening for the sounds of the ocean in a conch shell– these are examples of folk illusions, youthful play forms that trade on ...

ISBN: 9780253041128

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Folk Legends from Tono

Japan's Spirits, Deities, and Phantastic Creatures

by Yanagita Kunio, Sasaki Kizen & Ronald A. Morse

<p>Boldly illustrated and superbly translated, <em>Folk Legends from Tono</em> captures the spirit of Japanese peasant culture undergoing rapid transformation into the modern era. This is the first time these 299 tales have been published in ...

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Folk Masters

A Portrait of America

by BARRY BERGEY

<p>Discover one hundred of the greatest folk artists practicing in the United States in <em>Folk Masters: A Portrait of America</em>. Over the past 25 years, photographer Tom Pich has traveled the country to the homes and studios of recipients ...

ISBN: 9780253032331

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Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia

by Anthony Cavender

<p>In the first comprehensive exploration of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region, Anthony Cavender melds folklore, medical anthropology, and Appalachian history and draws extensively on oral histories and archival

ISBN: 9781469617398

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Folk Religion of the Pennsylvania Dutch

Witchcraft, Faith Healing and Related Practices

by Richard L.T. Orth

<p>? For almost three centuries, the “Pennsylvania Dutch”—descended from German immigrants—have practiced white magic, known in their dialect as Braucherei (from the German “brauchen,” to use) or Powwowing. The tradition was brought by ...

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Folk-Lore Of The Holy Land

by J. E. Hanauer

<p>Folk-Lore Of The Holy Land<br> by J. E. Hanauer</p> <p>Stories of the Creation, saints, and sinners tell of Adam, Abraham, Noah, Moses, and other revered figures; anecdotes describe tribes, people, languages, and sites such as the Jaffa ...

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Folk-Lore Of The Pennsylvania Germans

by W. J. Hoffman

<p>Folk-Lore Of The Pennsylvania Germans<br> by W. J. Hoffman, M. D.</p> <p>This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved ...

ISBN: 1230001496673

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Folklore And Legends: Oriental

by Charles John Tibbitts

<p>Folklore And Legends: Oriental<br> by Charles John Tibbitts</p> <p>This is an anthology of tales from several widely separated Asian story-telling traditions, with the center of gravity somewhere in Persia. This was originally published in ...

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Folklore and Myth in the Mabinogion - A Lecture Delivered at the National Museum of Wales on 27 October 1950

by W. J. Gruffydd

<p>This early work by W. J. Gruffydd was originally published in 1950 and we are now republishing it for the modern reader. 'Folklore and Myth in the Mabinogion' is a transcript of a lecture delivered at the National Museum of Wales. This is ...

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Folklore in Baltic History

Resistance and Resurgence

by Sadhana Naithani

<p><em>Folklore in the Baltic History:</em> <em>Resistance and Resurgence</em> is about the role of folklore, folklore archives, and folklore studies in the contemporary history of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—together called the Baltic ...

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Folklore of the Negroes of Jamaica - With Notes on Obeah Worship

by Various Authors

<p>This collection of folklore and stories sheds light on a fascinating blend of cultures and practices.. Discussing the blend of West African religion and superstition in Jamaica through the eyes of the white Christian observer. Many of the ...

ISBN: 9781473352346

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Folklore, Cultural Performances, and Popular Entertainments

A Communications-centered Handbook

by Richard Bauman

<p>This collection of thirty-seven entries selected from the more than 550 that make up the <em>International Encyclopedia of Communications</em> focuses on expressive forms and practices that are popular and participatory in nature: folklore ...

ISBN: 9780199879274

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Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Traditions and Texts from around the World

by Anne E. Duggan Ph.D., Donald Haase Ph.D. & Helen J. Callow

<p>Folktales and fairy tales have long played an important role in cultures around the world. They pass customs and lore from generation to generation, provide insights into the peoples who created them, and offer inspiration to creative artists

ISBN: 9781610692540

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Folktales Told Around the World

by Richard M. Dorson

<p>All the selections in Richard M. Dorson's <em>Folktales Told around the World</em> were recorded by expert collectors, and the majority of them are published here for the first time. The tales presented are told in Africa, Asia, the Middle ...

ISBN: 9780226375342

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Foxe's Book Of Martyrs

by John Foxe

<p>Foxe's Book Of Martyrs<br> by John Foxe</p> <p>Foxe's Book of Martyrs has been an invaluable addition to the libraries of faithful Christians for almost five centuries. Chronicling the suffering and brutal deaths of those who have ...

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