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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
787,162 words
300 entries This renowned encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of the culture, history, and business of sports around the world. The third edition brings the study of ... More
A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
303,593 words
Illustration(s):
1
A comprehensive and accessible survey of the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. It covers the people, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, from ... More
The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
1.46 million words
Illustration(s):
72
Winner of the 2005 Annual Book Award at the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. This comprehensive scholarly reference ... More
A Dictionary of African Mythology

A Dictionary of African Mythology   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
This collection of fascinating, mysterious, and revealing tales captures the immense sweep and diversity of African mythology. The stories touch on virtually every aspect of belief: gods ... More
A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

A Dictionary of Asian Mythology   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Meet the supreme Gautama Buddha, the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O, the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. Journey to the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor and ... More
A Dictionary of Creation Myths

A Dictionary of Creation Myths   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Covering thousands of years of intricate creation tales, A Dictionary of Creation Myths is the first and most comprehensive work devoted to creation myths from cultures throughout the ... More
A Dictionary of English Folklore

A Dictionary of English Folklore   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Includes over 1,250 entries An absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore and an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as Cinderella, Jack the ... More
The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
304,086 words
Illustration(s):
91
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original author in 2011. Covering all aspects of mythology, this Companion includes essays on the world's major ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1.38 million words
Illustration(s):
401
Over 1,400 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and ... More
A Dictionary of Sports Studies

A Dictionary of Sports Studies   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
262,963 words
This is the brand new Dictionary of Sports Studies. It contains over 1,100 clear, concise, and authoritative entries compiled by Professor Alan Tomlinson, a leading expert in the field. ... More

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