Not long ago, Red Wheel/Weiser Books sent me a catalog of it’s Fall/Winter titles. While I’d love one of everything, I picked just a few titles of interest.
Imhotep the African by Robert Bauval
In this ground-breaking book, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy uncover the mystery of Imhotep, and ancient Egyptian superstar, pharaonic Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo, and Newton all rolled into one. Based on their research at the Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara, Bauval and Brophy delve into observational astronomy to ‘decode’ the alignments and other design features of the Step Pyramid Complex, to uncover the true origins and genius of Imhotep. Like a whodunit detective story they follow the clues that take them on an exhilarating magical mystery tour starting at Saqqara, leading them to temples in Upper Egypt and to the stones of Nabta Playa and the black African stargazers who placed them there.
Imhotep the African describes how Imhotep was the ancient link to the birth of modern civilization, restoring him to his proper place at the center of the birthing of Egyptian, and world, civilization.
Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night (available in October) by Varla Ventura. I’d like a copy of her book Among the Mermaids and I’ll be in line at the bookstores for it in July.
I love that book cover.
I also picked out The Witches’ Almanac by Theitic. I have nothing against Llewellyn’s version but the almanac by Theitic is simply far superior.
So there you have it, the Weiser titles that I am looking for this fall and winter. For more about what is coming out at Wesier check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RedWheelWeiser or visit their website at http://redwheelweiser.com/