By H. R. Ellis Davidson
Surveys the pre-Christian ideals of the Scandinavian and Germanic peoples. presents an advent to this topic, giving simple outlines to the sagas and tales, and is helping establish the charachter qualities of not just the well-known but additionally the lesser gods of the age.
By Chandra Rajan, Śivadāsa
Part legendary, heroic and sagacious, the emperor Vikramaditya is commonly considered as India's maximum monarch. This choice of tales tells of the ruler's fabled come across with a vetala, a genie who inhabits the physique of a corpse. The emperor begs the spirit for his support opposed to a powerful necromancer and is informed in go back twenty-four stories, each one of which provides a scenario he may face as a king and culminates in a riddle that he needs to clear up. With every one resolution, Vikramaditya screens his deep knowledge, proving himself to be the proper monarch and profitable, within the twenty-fifth story, the tips he wishes from the vetala to spoil his robust enemy. Written down in medieval instances yet encouraged via an oral culture stretching again centuries, those clever and witty stories rank among the nice masterpieces of Sanskrit literature.
By Stephen Paul Dempsey, Andrew R. Goetz
Airline deregulation is a failure, finish Professors Dempsey and Goetz. They attack the normal knowledge during this provocative e-book, discovering that the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, championed by way of a profound political stream which additionally endorsed the deregulation of the bus, trucking, rail, and pipeline industries, didn't in attaining the guarantees of its proponents. in basic terms now could be the whole impression of deregulation being felt. Airline deregulation has ended in exceptional focus, depressing carrier, a deterioration in labor-management family, a narrower margin of defense, and better costs for the shopper. This complete booklet starts off via exploring the tactic, strategies, and egos of the main airline robber barons, together with Frank Lorenzo and Carl Icahn. In separate chapters, the strengths, weaknesses, and company cultures of every of the most important airways are evaluated. half assesses the political, monetary, and social justifications for brand new Deal law of aviation, and its deregulation within the past due Nineteen Seventies. half 3 then addresses the most important results of deregulation in chapters on focus, pricing, provider, and defense, and half 4 advances a legislative schedule for fixing the issues that experience emerged. Professors Dempsey and Goetz recommend a center process in charge govt supervision among the "dead hand of law" of the Thirties and the modern evil of industry Darwinism. The e-book might be of specific curiosity to airline and airport executives, executive officers, and scholars and students in public coverage, economics, company, political technological know-how, and transportation.
By Bob Curran
What lurks available in the market within the fog?
What used to be that eerie sound at the hours of darkness?
What flitted by way of on the finish of the road, simply past the farthest road lamp?
From earliest occasions, stories of the stressed lifeless and their fellow tourists have terrified mankind. no matter if round a distant campfire or in the course of a bustling urban, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that experience tormented humanity because the prehistoric darkness haven’t long gone away – they nonetheless have the ability to strike worry in our hearts.
Encyclopedia of the Undead lines these shadowy entities – vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters – that lurk simply open air the diversity of human imaginative and prescient and inhabit our such a lot scary stories. Drawing on a variety of ideals and literature, it strains those horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their impression upon the human psyche. during this ebook, background and terror combine to create the issues that lurk within the darkest corners of our minds.
You’ll locate distinctive descriptions of terrors from worldwide – from the mist-shrouded mountains of japanese Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands, from the darkish, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined lifeless underneath the distant New England hills to the darkish magics that lurk underneath the thriving, colourful floor of a urban like New Orleans. as well as the extra traditional creatures, Encyclopedia of the Undead additionally info a few of the extra imprecise issues that gnaw on the edges of men’s minds – Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the darkish legends that experience stimulated writers from Sheridan Le Fanu to H.P. Lovecraft.
This is a publication for all people who find themselves attracted to the darker part of the human brain – the part that examines or even embraces these ideals and imaginings that shape the root of our such a lot archetypical fears. this can be the publication for these courageous adequate to plumb the depths of our worst nightmares!
Dr. Bob Curran lives and works within the North of eire, a spot that's haunted through fantasy, legend and folktales. through the years, he has studied the darkish and sinister, either in his personal land and in locations past. A psychologist and a historian, he has written and lectured broadly at the arcane and the mysterious. he's the writer of Vampires and Celtic Lore & Legend (both from New web page Books).
By Martin S. Hagger, Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis
A number one workforce of specialists in motivation supply a source for advancing examine and alertness. It comprises the necessities of self-determination conception and an outline of analysis in motivation in a actual task context.
summary: a number one crew of specialists in motivation offer a source for advancing study and alertness. It comprises the necessities of self-determination thought and an summary of analysis in motivation in a actual job context
By Anonymous, Lee M. Hollander
In A.D. 986, Earl Hákon, ruler of so much of Norway, gained a positive victory over an invading fleet of Danes within the nice naval conflict of Hjórunga Bay. crusing lower than his banner have been no fewer than 5 Icelandic skalds, the poet-historians of the outdated Norse international. centuries later their bills of the conflict turned the foundation for one of many liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with precise emphasis at the doings of the Jómsvikings, the famed contributors of a warrior neighborhood that feared not anyone and dared all. In Lee M. Hollander's trustworthy translation, all the unknown twelfth-century author's narrative genius and aptitude for dramatic scenario and stinky characterization is preserved.
By Paul Carter
One of many extra nonconformist figures within the animal nation, the parrot is associated with people through its skill to speak—a trait many have came upon unsettling, notwithstanding this soreness is offset through its beautiful plumage, which makes it essentially the most well known participants of the avian family members. not like earlier stories that experience handled parrots as easily a curious oddity, Paul Carter deals the following in Parrot a considerate but lively attention of the normal and cultural historical past of parrots, discussing parrot portraiture, the position and value of parrots' mimicry in human tradition, and parrot conservation, in addition the parrot's function in literature, folklore and mythology, movie, and tv worldwide.
Parrot takes 3 diverse techniques to the squawker: the 1st part, "Parrotics," examines the historic, cultural, and medical category of parrots; "Parroternalia," the second one half, seems to be on the organization of parrots with the various languages, a long time, tastes, and desires of society; and, ultimately, "Parrotology" investigates what the mimicry of parrots unearths approximately our personal platforms of communique. Humorously written and wide-ranging in scope, this quantity takes readers past pirates and "Polly wishes a cracker" to a brand new form of animal heritage, one aware of the severe and ironic replicate parrots delay to human society.
By Louis H. Kauffman (editor)
This booklet is the results of an AMS brief path on Knots and Physics that was once held in San Francisco (January 1994). the diversity of the path went past knots to the learn of invariants of low dimensional manifolds and extensions of this paintings to 4 manifolds and to better dimensions. The authors use rules and equipment of mathematical physics to extract topological information regarding knots and manifolds. good points: A simple creation to knot polynomials with regards to statistical hyperlink invariants. Concise introductions to topological quantum box theories and to the function of knot thought in quantum gravity. Knots and Physics will be an exceptional complement to a direction on algebraic topology or a physics direction on box concept.
By V. S. Khandekar
The tale of Yayati may be essentially the most exciting and interesting episodes of Mahabharata.Yayati was once an exceptional pupil and one of many noblest rulers of olden instances. He the shastras and was once dedicated to the welfare of his matters. Even the King of Gods, Indra, held him in excessive esteem. Married to seductively attractive Devyani, in love along with her maid Sharmishtha, and father of 5 sons from girls, but Yayati unabashedly proclaims, 'My lust for excitement is unsatisfied...'.His quest for the carnal endured, sparing no longer even his youngest son, and changing his outdated age for his son's youth...
Winner of the Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi Awards.
By Choi Won-Oh
This hugely attractive quantity is by way of one in every of Korea's best students of comparative mythology. the 1st examine of its variety in English offers a worthy creation to centuries-old ideals, myths and folks stories with regards to Cosmology and Flood, start and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, sickness, success, Love and kinfolk, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty conventional tales, the publication is absolutely illustrated all through and features a big variety of Korean paintings, together with infrequent shamanist work, in addition to the paintings of a few modern Korean artists. all of the tales, in response to Korean oral culture, were retold by way of the writer based on their major plot and which means as the unique texts' songs through shamans, containing many out of date phrases and vague idioms, are usually not simply understood at the present time. the unique identify and resource, together with textual content notes, are supplied on the finish of every tale. The author's creation units out the old heritage and importance of the myths that seem the following. He additionally presents complete info of every of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. whereas being a great addition to the literature on Korean tradition for the non-specialist, "An Illustrated consultant to Korean Mythology" additionally offers a useful reference resource for students and researchers within the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, in addition to Korean historical past, faith and Literature.