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Cavendish, Richard

Works: 211 works in 670 publications in 9 languages and 18,393 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  History  Biography  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Software  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Honoree, Redactor, Collector
Classifications: BF1411, 133.03
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Cavendish
Man, myth & magic : the illustrated encyclopedia of mythology, religion, and the unknown by Richard Cavendish( Book )
35 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major thematic areas of the encyclopedia include: Magic: the secret lore, Alchemy, Witches and witchcraft, Devils, demons and angels, Foretelling the future, Birds, plants and animals in myth and folklore, Nature, fertility and creation myths, Rites of passage, Symbols and Meanings, The heroʼs quest, Legendary lands and beasts, Western religions, Eastern religions, Ancient myths and legends, Folklore, primitive beliefs and customs, psychology and the paranormal, The soul, Ghosts, vampires and hauntings, Mystics, Unorthodox Christians, Occultists and theosophists
Mythology : an illustrated encyclopedia by Richard Cavendish( Book )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated survey of the world's principal myths examines each of the major mythological systems and explores such common mythological themes as creation, man and woman, flood, death, and paradise
The encyclopedia of the unexplained: magic, occultism, and parapsychology by Richard Cavendish( Book )
24 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedic coverage of parapsychology and psychical research, magic and the occult, and the main systems of divination. Concentrates primarily on Western cultures of 19th and 20th centuries. 19 contributors. Alphabetical arrangement. Many lengthy entries. Bibliography of 521 references. Index of persons and book titles. Photographs and drawings
Legends of the world ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legends and myths are at the heart of human culture. If we would understand the religion or literature of a people, we must first understand their myths and legends. Sometimes, the myths and legends, as sacred stories, embody the entire religious tradition of a people. Sometimes, as in Judaism and Christianity, the stories are both the origins of the religious tradition and also a later expression of their ethical message and messianic hopes. Now the major myths, legends, and sagas of the world's major cultures have been summarized in a single volume for the first time. The result is a reference work in the form of stories from all parts of the world
The great religions by Richard Cavendish( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man, myth & magic : an illustrated encyclopedia of the supernatural by Richard Cavendish( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. 16
The world of ghosts and the supernatural by Richard Cavendish( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume takes readers on a continent-by continent tour of ghostly apparitions, supernatural happenings, and strange, unexplained phenomena, containing ghost stories from around the world. These stories are grouped by continent and attempts to separate the true records from the rumors. Each section has a map showing the sites of subjects mentioned in the text. It includes tales of doctors who successfully perform "psychic surgery'' without anesthesia, curses of the Pharoahs, the vanishing hitchhiker, and phantom dogs. Some entries give the particulars of such well-known stories as those of Anne Boleyn and the other ghosts said to haunt the Tower of London. Other stories are less known, like that of Esther Cox, a young Canadian suddenly beset in 1878 by all manner of bizarre phenomena
1001 historic sites you must see before you die ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces more than one thousand historically important sites from around the world and discusses what makes each one so unique
The black arts by Richard Cavendish( Book )
36 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It also describes and explains the processes of other branches of occult theory-numerology, astrology, alchemy, the Cabala aand the Tarot
The powers of evil in Western religion, magic, and folk belief by Richard Cavendish( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Arthur & the Grail : the Arthurian legends and their meaning by Richard Cavendish( Book )
27 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of magic by Richard Cavendish( Book )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wonders of the world by Rosemary Burton( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Vietnamese and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 of the world's most spectacular monuments are described in this book. Enigmatic megaliths, such as Stonehenge in England and the Easter Island statues in the Pacific, invite conjecture but have not yielded up their age-old secrets
Journeys of the great explorers by Rosemary Burton( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of 30 explorers
Kings & queens by Richard Cavendish( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tarot by Richard Cavendish( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Illustrated encyclopedia of mythology ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visions of heaven and hell by Richard Cavendish( Book )
11 editions published in 1977 in English and Dutch and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prehistoric England by Richard Cavendish( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mysteries of the universe by Richard Cavendish( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on unexplained phenomena such as those associated with Atlantis, the pyramids, Stonehenge, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as ghosts, miracles, flying saucers, and monsters
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.10 for Cavendish, ... to 1.00 for Laicus ad ...)
Alternative Names
Kavendiš, Ričard
キャヴェンディッシュ, リチャード
English (305)
German (13)
French (7)
Japanese (6)
Czech (4)
Swedish (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)