If you’re about to get on a plane, what should you do--and avoid doing--to assure a safe flight? What does it mean if you see an ambulance zoom by? And is a black cat always unlucky? Though we may say we don’t believe in superstitions, they have an unmistakable power...and to be on the safe side, most of us secretly knock wood, don’t walk under ladders, and avoid opening that umbrella indoors. Broken up into categories such as animals, astrology, dreams, and flowers, this fascinating dictionary will alert you to thousands of beliefs, omens, and proverbs that you may never have known. Here’s just a few: * A dog hiding under a table means a storm is brewing. * To see an image of your f...
Anyone who is fascinated with astrology--Chinese or Western--will find this complete, straightforward resource a must-have. Whether used for entertainment or as a tool for living harmoniously with one's natural character, this giant astrology reference is certain to provide hours of fun. Two-color interior.
This unique reference book strives to define words and phrases that the average person often encounters but which may not be immediately familiar. Batten, kiosk, proctor, coup de grace, alliteration, parsec, corona, renal, joystick, decant, citadel. Broken down into over fifty categories—from cultural essentials likeart, history, and sports to modern obsessions like text messaging and hip hop slang—this book is a word lover's dream and a useful handbook for any student. It covers theatre. It even has a section of foreign words commonly used in English. Expand your vocabulary. Improve your writing. Broaden your horizons!
The world of magic is shrouded in mystery...until now! Little Giant® Encyclopedia: Card & Magic Tricks reveals some of the basic secrets of conjuring and illusion. It begins with 30 pages of card handling methods that any beginner will find worthwhile. The magical card section features 83 mathematical tricks using special props and novelties, and you’ll also find 66 magical sleights of hand using coins, silks and handkerchiefs, string, rope, and paper. There’s even a section on how to get the truly "magical” effects that will have your audience shaking their heads in disbelief and calling for more.
It has been said that dreams are the windows to the soul -- andnow those windows can be opened wide! The book you hold in your hands is a concise compendium of prescriptive information, an easy-to-use reference guide to the meanings and import of the remarkable visions that visit us while we sleep. Here in one volume are the essential keys to unlocking themysteries of the subconscious -- and to putting the power of dreams at your fingertips! The meaning behind more than 800 dream symbols The history of dream interpretation Lucid, repetitive, and sequential dreams Sleep patterns and the workings of the unconscious mind How to keep a "dream diary"
"Whether you invite friends over for a couple of rounds of Ace-duce-jack or organize a family night with the kids to play Slapjack, you're in for a good time with this huge collection of cards games. A cross-referenced index makes it easy to find a game by name, number of players, or type (general, gambling, solitaire, children's), while easy-to-understand rules and strategies make getting started a breeze. Here's one encyclopedia that's packed with great entertainment!" -- back cover.