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The night tiger / by Choo, Yangsze,author.;
A vivacious dance-hall girl in 1930s colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger that is being sought by a young houseboy in order to protect his late master's soul.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Mothers and daughters; Superstition; Dressmakers;
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How to cure the plague & other curious remedies / by Walker, Julian,1954-author.; British Library.;
Heart, liver and lights -- Fire down below -- Toothache -- Warts and all -- Ear, nose and throat -- First aid -- Griping in the guts -- Waterworks -- Sporting in the Garden of Venus -- Mother and child -- All in the mind -- Gammy legs and poor old feet -- Nerves -- Sickness and diseases -- Sore eyes -- Aches and pains, colds and fevers -- Children -- Medicine chest -- How to cure the plague.
Subjects: Medicine, Traditional; Folklore; History, Early Modern 1451-1600; History, Medieval; History, Modern 1601-; Materia Medica; Nostrums; Superstitions; Traditional medicine; Folklore;
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Scary stories 3 : more tales to chill your bones / by Schwartz, Alvin,1927-1992.; Gammell, Stephen,illustrator.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-113).More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, superstitions, monsters, and horrible scary things.Boo men -- When death arrives -- The appointment -- The bus stop -- Faster and faster -- Just delicious -- Hello, Kate! -- The black dog -- Footsteps -- Like cats' eyes -- On the edge -- Bess -- Harold -- The dead hand -- Such things happen -- Running wild -- The wolf girl -- Five nightmares -- The dream -- Sam's new pet -- Maybe you will remember -- The red spot -- No, thanks -- What is going on here? -- The trouble -- Whoooooooo? -- Strangers -- The hog -- Is something wrong? -- It's him -- T-H-U-P-P-P-P-P-P-P! -- You may be the next.Accelerated Reader AR
Subjects: Folklore.; Ghost stories.; Tales.; Ghost stories.; Horror tales.; Ghosts; Horror stories.;
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Chance, luck, and statistics / by Levinson, Horace C.(Horace Clifford);
Includes bibliographical references and index.Part I-Chance -- Part II-Statistics.In simple, nontechnical language, the author explores the fundamentals governing chance and applies them to statistics relevant to sports, government, business, and other fields. Part I concerns the theory of probability, with discussions of superstitions, fallacies, betting odds, the law of mathematical expectation, and specific applications of probability to poker, roulette, lotteries, dice games, bridge, and other games involving chance. Part II moves from the theory of probability into its applications in the area of statistics, including discussions of normal frequency distributions, the dangers of misusing statistics, and the application of statistics to a variety of fields -- strategic warfare, sports, social problems, stock speculation, and other areas.
Subjects: Probabilities.; Games of chance (Mathematics); Statistics.;
© [2001], 1963., Dover Publications,
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Christy / [electronic resource]. by Marshall, Catherine.;
The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions. But as Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home, some see her -- and her one-room school -- as a threat to their way of life. Her faith is challenged and her heart is torn between two strong men with conflicting views about how to care for the families of the Cove. Yearning to make a difference, will Christy's determination and devotion be enough?Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2480 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.;
© 2017., Evergreen Farm,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=3497545 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Evil eye : [electronic resource] : A novel. by Rum, Etaf.; Assadourian, Vaneh.;
Narrator: Vaneh Assadourian."After Yara is placed on probation at work for fighting with a racist coworker, her Palestinian mother claims the provocation and all that's come after were the result of a family curse. While Yara doesn't believe in old superstitions, she finds herself unpacking her strict, often volatile childhood growing up in Brooklyn, looking for clues as to why she feels so unfulfilled in a life her mother could only dream of. Etaf Rum's follow-up to her 2019 debut, A Woman Is No Man, is a complicated mother-daughter drama that looks at the lasting effects of intergenerational trauma and what it takes to break the cycle of abuse.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2023., HarperAudio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=7344732 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The stage actor's handbook : traditions, protocols, and etiquette for the working and aspiring professional / by Kostroff, Michael,author.; Garnyé, Julie,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Etiquette for the professional stage actor -- The rules of rehearsal -- Interacting with creatives, management, colleagues, and crew -- Technical rehearsals and previews -- Backstage protocol -- During the run -- On superstition -- The stage actor in public -- The stage actor away from home -- The stage actor as theatre patron -- The stage actor's legacy."The Stage Actor's Handbook is an invaluable guide to theatre's traditions, protocols, etiquette, and best practices for current and aspiring performers. Spanning from first rehearsal to final curtain, it details the well-established, often-unwritten rules of theatre and includes insights from a host of well-known stage actors"--
Subjects: Acting; Theater;
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Periodic tales : a cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc / by Aldersey-Williams, Hugh.;
Power. El Dorado ; Going platinum ; Noble metals, ignobly announced ; The ochreous stain ; The element traders ; Among the Carbonari ; Plutonium charades ; Mendeleev's suitcases ; The liquid mirror -- Fire. The circumnavigation of the Sulphur ; Pee is for phosphorus ; 'As under a green sea' ; 'Humanitarian nonsense' ; Slow fire ; Our Lady of Radium ; Nightglow of Dystopia ; Cocktails at the Pale Horse ; The light of the sun -- Craft. To the Cassiterides ; Dull lead's grey truth ; Our perfect reflection ; The worldwide web ; Au zinc ; Banalization ; 'Turn'd to barnacles' ; The Guild of aerospace welders ; The march of the elements -- Beauty. Chromatic revolution ; 'Lonely-chrome America' ; Abbé Suger's sheet sapphire ; Inheritance powder ; Rainbows in the blood ; Crushing emeralds ; The crimson light of neon ; Jezebel's eyes -- Earth. Swedish rock ; Europium Union ; Auerlight ; Gadolin and Samarsky, everymen of the elements ; Ytterby Gruva."In the spirit of 'A short history of nearly everything,' an energetic and wide-ranging book of discovery and discoverers, of exploitation and celebration, and of superstition and science, all in search of the ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language"-- Provided by publisher.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Periodic law; Chemical elements; Discoveries in science.;
© 2012., Ecco,
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Encyclopedia of hair : a cultural history / by Sherrow, Victoria.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-444) and index.Hairstyles and fashion through history.
Subjects: Hairdressing; Hairdressing; Hairstyles; Hairstyles;
© 2006., Greenwood Press,
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The puzzle of left-handedness / by Smits, Rik,1953-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Malice and misunderstanding -- The left-handed Picador -- Opposites and contradictions -- Taboos, sex and handicrafts -- Lovers of the left -- Magic and superstition -- The true nature of left and right -- Strange creatures in the uncanny valley -- Witchcraft and pogroms -- Factionalism -- The ideal warrior -- The polymorphism of one-sidedness -- The heart of the matter -- The power of small differences -- How Freud found his right side and Pooh didn't -- Why a running rabbit doesn't tear itself apart -- Tintin's law -- Dead men and voluptuous women -- Mary's little troublemaker and other portraits -- Little Johnny cries to the left, Little Johnny smiles to the left -- The circle dance of the alphabet -- The weight of the liver -- The morbid views of Abram Blau -- Thwacking and hurling -- Thinking about brains -- Animal crackers -- Other asymmetries and preferences -- Tallying up -- Genetic left-handedness -- Hormonal left-handedness -- How even detrimental characteristics can survive -- Left-handers as undercover twins -- The consequences: contrary, perverse and sick -- Two left hands: the Ford scale -- The things that things make us do -- Writing and other useful handiwork -- The myth of high left-handed mortality -- Creative, musical, brilliant and famous!Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama have both signed bills into law with their left hands. And being left-handed certainly did not hold back the artistic achievements of Michelangelo or Raphael. And the dexterous guitar playing of Jimmi Hendrix may only have been aided by his southpaw tendencies. Left-handedness, in fact, would appear to be no big deal. Yet throughout history, it has been associated with clumsiness and generally dubious personality traits like untrustworthiness and insincerity. Even the Latin word for left, sinister, has ominous connotations. In The Puzzle of Left-handedness, Rik Smits uncovers why history has been so unkind to our lefthanded forebears. He carefully puts together the pieces of the puzzle, presenting an array of historical anecdotes, strange superstitions, and weird wives' tales. Smits explains how left-handedness continues to be associated with maladies of all kinds, including mental retardation, alcoholism, asthma, hay fever, homosexuality, cancer, diabetes, insomnia, depression, and criminality. Even in the enlightened twenty-first century, left-handedness still meets with opposition--including from one prominent psychologist who equates it with infantile negativism, similar to a toddler's refusal to eat what's on his plate, and another who claims that left-handed people have average lifespans that are nine years shorter than those who favor the right hand. As Smits reminds us, such speculation is backed by little factual evidence, and the arguments presented by proponents of right-handedness tend to be humorously absurd. The Puzzle of Left-handedness is an enlightening, engaging, and entertaining odyssey through the puzzles and paradoxes, theories and myths, of left-handed lore. Chock full of facts and fiction, it's a book to be read with both hands. --Publisher's summary.
Subjects: Left- and right-handedness.; Functional Laterality.; Hand.;
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