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Series: 'Ology


DINOSAUROLOGY by Raleigh Rimes
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The theft actually went the other way, and considering the uninspired result, to no worthy purpose. (Novelty. 10-13)"
The weakest entry in the 'Ology series (so far) is undersupplied with content, invention or even the customary embedded and detachable trinkets. Read full book review >
ILLUSIONOLOGY by Albert Schafer
Released: March 13, 2012

"Though most of professional magic's last 100 years pull a vanishing act, a beguiling mix of wonders and practical advice. (bibliography, many detachable or already detached pieces) (Novelty/nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Leaving no square inch of page space unpurposed, the latest in the 'Ology series wraps directions for over two dozen simple sleight-of-hand tricks in thick skeins of history and mystery. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

In this paint-by-numbers spin-off from the popular Dragonology (2003) and its many progeny, Steer pitches two young apprentice dragonologists into a struggle between scientific dragon researcher Dr. Ernest Drake and his unscrupulous rival, Ignatius Crook, for control of a powerful talisman. Read full book review >

PIRATEOLOGY by Dugald Steer
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

Avast ye, mateys! Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 2005

Designed more for a quick flip-through than any sort of serious study, this appendage to 2004's Egyptology looks like a battered notebook of general remarks about ancient Egypt with memorabilia clipped in, compiled by "Emily Sands," the fictive vanished archeologist. Read full book review >