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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 ... More
A Dictionary of African Mythology

A Dictionary of African Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
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

Reference type:
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 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:
303,592 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
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
A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
221,144 words
Illustration(s):
53
Over 8,000 entries ... This dictionary offers jargon-free entries on food, nutrition, diet, and health that clearly explain even the most technical of ... More
A Dictionary of Sports Studies

A Dictionary of Sports Studies   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
262,348 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
A Dictionary of Superstitions

A Dictionary of Superstitions   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
Length:
331,546 words
This is a fascinating dictionary covering the wide range of folk beliefs that have survived into our own age. Each superstition is illustrated by quotations tracing its development through ... More
A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
129,091 words
Illustration(s):
19
Since Plato first coined the term 'mythologia', mythology has come to hold greater significance and power as a crucial element of civilization as a whole. Written by a leading scholar of ... More

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