Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all you ghosts and ghouls out there! In honor of this fantastic holiday, Cosimo would like to present our authors who are experts on all things unknown, creepy, and unnatural. 

Gear up for your spooky night by listening to Loren Coleman examine evidence of extinct animals coming back to life on After Dark Radio, read Nick Redfern's take on werewolves on Mysterious Universe, or watch Stanton Friedman discuss UFOs in an interview at Minnesota Paracon 2014.

Or, if you are in need of some entertainment while waiting for your little neighborhood witches and wizards to arrive at your door, tune in to Talk is Jericho for an interview with Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, pop some popcorn and rent one of Nick Redfern's favorite Halloween horror flicks, or settle down with a good book. Perhaps Redfern's Body Snatchers in the Desert, Coleman's Mothman, or Friedman's Crash at Corona will tickle your fancy. For more of an old-fashioned classic scare, pick up Draula by Bram StokerThe Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton, Mythical Monsters by Charles Gould, or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.

Whether you decide on aliens, monsters, or headless horsemen, we wish you all a safe and happy All Hallows Eve from everyone at Cosimo!

For a complete list of all things eerie and chilling, visit our cryptozoologymystery, mythology & folklore, and UFO pages on our website.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EcoHealth Alliance on Ebola

A few years ago Cosimo joined the "1 % for the Planet" network of  businesses dedicated to supporting the environment.  Among the organizations Cosimo is proud to support is EcoHealth Alliance, which in recent months has quickly become a trusted source of expert research, knowledge, and advice on the most recent Ebola outbreak.

Parviez Hosseini, a mathematician and ecologist at EcoHealth Alliance, was mentioned in an article in Mother Jones about flight patterns. Kevin Olival, a disease ecologist and evolutionary biologist, was interviewed in an article for Wired about disease carrying animals. Jonathan Epstein, a veterinarian and epidemiologist, was quoted in articles on Public Radio International about deforestation, on Aljazeera about border control, as well as on CCTV.

"Right now, we are facing the worst Ebola outbreak in history, as a result of mankind's continued destruction of our environment and wildlife habitats worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance is the only organization working to protect human health from emerging infectious disease outbreaks, like Ebola, and we are already fighting to prevent the next infectious disease outbreak from happening while millions of dollars are now being devoted to contain this current Ebola outbreak," said Shari Sampson, the director of corporate and donor relations at EcoHealth Alliance. To learn more about the actions EcoHealth Alliance is taking against Ebola, visit their featured story page, or their programs section.

About EcoHealth Alliance
EcoHealth Alliance is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation, wildlife protection, and the control and prevention of disease. Using research, education, training, policy 
initiatives, and global partnerships, EcoHealth Alliance fights the effects of damaged ecosystems and human-wildlife interaction. Headquartered in New York, the organization works in more than 20 countries worldwide.

About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet's mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Series of the Month: The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe

With Halloween right around the corner, Cosimo has picked the perfect book for the the perfect scare. Originally published in 1902 The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe, our chosen Series of the Month, includes, in ten volumes, all the works of the admired American poet, fiction writer, and literary critic, Edgar Allen Poe (1808-1849). 

Through his work, Poe has pioneered the short story, popularized romantic Gothic fiction in 19th century America, and almost single-handedly invented the genre of detective fiction. Through his works, he reflects his literary theories. He believed that literature should make individuals think by possessing a meaning beyond the surface, and that works that have an obvious message are not true art. He also believed, which is evident through his creations, that literature should be brief and focus on a single objective.

The collection includes:
     - William Wallace
     - The Raven
     - Haunted Palace
     - Annabel Lee
     - A Dream Within a Dream
     - Tamerlane
     - The Conqueror Worm,
     - and many, more

Cosimo offers the full set by individual volume at leading online bookstores or as a full set in hardcover and paperback. This series is perfect for librarians, professors, or anyone who enjoys classic literature. Appreciating Poe's work is essential to any understanding of American literature. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

The paperback retail price for this series is $134.90, but now our price is $109.99 (you save $24.91 or 20%) 

The hardcover retail price for this series is $349.90, but now our price is $279.99 (you save $69.91 or 20%)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Classic of the Month: The Book of Werewolves

The perfect book to read while you wait for the ghouls and ghosts of your neighborhood to say "Trick-or-Treat!" is our Classic of the Month, The Book of Werewolves written by Sabine Baring-Gould and intro by Loren Coleman.

Among Baring-Gould's foremost folkloric studies is his 1865 work, The Book of Werewolves, the first serious academic study of the shape-shifters of mythological lore. 

"This work is the most frequently cited early study of lycanthropy and is regarded by most scholars as the foundation work in the field," says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction. "The Book of Werewolves was so visionary that it foresaw that future discussions within werewolf studies would necessarily travel down many side paths. Indeed, midway through The Book of Werewolves, Baring-Gould treks into the shadowy world of crimes vaguely connected to werewolves, including serial murders, grave desecration, and cannibalism." 

This new edition, complete with the original illustrations, is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series (paperback and hardcover), a collection of ground-breaking cryptozoology titles on everything from dragons to sea serpents. Cosimo Classics is proud to offer this title in both hardcover and paperback at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperback, hardcover) and Amazon (paperbackhardcover).

You can also browse through all that is unknown, paranormal, and spooky on our Cryptozoology page.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Book of the Month: The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts

With Halloween right around the corner, we are thrilled to present The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts , originally published by Paraview Press, by Joe Fisher as Cosimo's book of the month. For five years, best-selling author and journalist, Joe Fisher journeyed into the realm of darkness and deception, producing this gripping memoir.  Fisher investigates the claims of channelers and the mysterious voices that speak through them. 

Today, the practice of channeling spirit guides is controversial. This strange phenomenon is either dismissed as a dubious parlor trick, or regarded as a form of communication between this world and the next. However, many view "the guides" as a source of love and wisdom. In this compelling, and ominous re-telling of one man's search for truth in the unknown, Fisher may convince us all. 

About the Author:
Joe Fisher was a journalist and best-selling author. His previous works include Life Between Life, The Case for Reincarnation, and Predictions. Troubled by personal problems - as well as by the spirits he claimed to have angered in writing the Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts - Joe Fisher took his own life on May 9, 2001. That he would do so is all the more surprising considering what he had written earlier in The Case for Reincarnation: "As much as the suicidal personality feels able to escape the world by getting rid of the body, reincarnation's revolving door ensures that all hope (of escape) is short lived. Those who learn that they have killed themselves in past lives are quickly brought to the realization that suicide, far from being an answer to life's problems is (instead) the violent breaking of the lifeline. If the (suicide) could only realize the resulting intensification of difficulty which must enter the life to come, (suicide) would never be (attempted)."

Cosimo is proud to offer this title in paperback at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble and Amazon, as well as in ebook format. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in the News

Cryptozoologist and author Loren Coleman has recently been appearing all over the Cryptozoology networks, blogs, and news sites. Coleman is the founder and director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine, one of the world’s only cryptozoology museums.

The International Cryptozoology Museum was mentioned in Time Magazine's listicle, “10 Weird Museums of the World” at number seven, in The Portland Press Herald's follow up article, in an article from the Indo Asian News Service, on Mashable's list of “26 Weird Museums to Visit for the Ultimate American Road Trip” at number one, and finally, on the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" with Don Wildman.

To learn more about Loren Coleman and the International Cryptozoology Museum, watch the museum's trailer, or visit the website.

Coleman was once again on leading radioshow Coast to Coast AM where he discussed news and updates on Bigfoot and other cryptids (animals and plants studied under the field of cryptozoology), and his new research on extraordinary phenomenon, coincidences and happenings. He also wrote a blog post about the many deaths of Ufologists and the bizarre and strange situations surrounding them.

About Loren Coleman

Loren Coleman has been investigating cryptozoological evidence since the Abominable Snowmen caught his interest more than five decades ago. Today, as one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, Coleman is an honorary member of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, a life member of the International Society of Cryptozoology, and an inaugural inductee of the Roger Patterson Memorial Bigfoot Museum in Oregon. He is the author of Mothman and Other Curious Encounters, Bigfoot! : The True Story of Apes in America, Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nations Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures, and The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrows Headlines, as well as the curator of the Loren Coleman Presents series, a collection of cryptozoology classics.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Agatha Christie Books by Sophie Hannah

Last month, September 9th, the Hercule Poiret Mystery series by legendary Agatha Christie, resurfaced with a new twist. Written by dire fan and international best-selling author, Sophie Hannah, The Monogram Murders has become the next collectible book in the series. Set in 1920s London, this thought-twisting, heart-wrenching novel is bound to leave Agatha Christie fans baffled once again and new readers itching for more.

It's been thirty-nine years since the last book in the series was published, and this is the first time ever that Christie's family has allowed the publication of a continuation novel. Known as one of the biggest international publishing events of 2014, it's planned to be published in over 35 countries.

The author, Sophie Hannah, is a British novelist and poet. She has been a long-time fan of Agatha Christie since the age of 13 when she became addicted to psychological thrillers. In 2013, her novel, The Carrier, was the winner of the Crime Thriller of the Year award. She has also had novels adapted for television, and has been the recipient of other awards as well.

Agatha Christie (September 15, 1880 - January 12, 1976) was a n iconic crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She was also the author of six romance novels. She has written numerous works, two of which Cosimo is proud to offer, and is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling novelist of all time. 

First published in 1920, The Mysterious Affair at Styles was Agatha Christie's first novel. It introduced the world to Hercule Poirot, Christie's Belgian detective, who would go on to be featured in 39 of her novels. The mystery begins with the death of Emily Inglethorp at Styles, a manor in the English countryside. Captain Hastings, a guest at the house, calls upon his friend Poirot to help investigate. The obvious suspect is Emily's husband, who stood to inherit a large fortune upon her death. But the timeline doesn't quite work out, and Poirot must delve further into the lives and motivations of the family living at Styles to uncover who could have poisoned Emily with strychnine and why.

The grand dame of the cozy English murder mystery, Agatha Christie introduced Tommy and Tuppence, her duo of likeable upper-class detectives, in this 1922 novel, her second book. International intrigue, secret treaties, disguises, and blackmail follow this roguishly charming 1920s couple in their globetrotting quest to unravel the riddle of their disappearing client, disappearing diplomatic papers, and a devious plot that goes back to the sinking of the Lusitania. Beloved by Christie fans for their innocence and pluck, Tommy and Tuppence are a delight to spend quality crime-fighting time with.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Dracula Movie Hits Theaters October 10

What better way to celebrate all things spooky with Halloween right around the corner than to watch a scary movie and read a chilling book?

Dracula Untold, the newest action horror movie adaptation loosely based on the 1897 Dracula by Irish novelist Bram Stoker will be released on October 10.

This eerie movie veers away from the traditional Dracula storyline, but is sure to delight any dark fantasy movie-goer.

Stoker's Dracula is perhaps one of the best known and most influential books in all of literature. His novel didn't merely inspire countless adaptations for stage and film, it invented an entire genre of horror: the vampire story, which continues to evolve and change today into wildly varied directions, from romance, to detective stories, to symbolizing current topics and movements.

Still haunting and terrifying even today, Dracula is a must-read for those interested in the origins of the vampire genre.    

Cosimo is proud to offer this title in both hardcover and paperback at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperbackhardcover) and Amazon (paperbackhardcover).

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Two UK Events with Dare to Care Author Louis Bohtlingk

Louis Bohtlingk, author of Dare to Care: A Love-Based Foundation for Money and Finance, is thrilled to be a part of two upcoming events for two outstanding organizations.
Wrekin Trust Transforum Two Whole Person - Whole World 

ABOUT: Following the outstanding success of the 2013 event, the Wrekin Trust is pleased to present a further collaborative weekend - Transforum Two. Developing from last year's weekend, this Transforum will be a demonstration of a thriving, caring community. It will be a time to share and deepen our understanding of how a whole person creates a whole world. Speakers will include Roger Orgill, David Karchere, Clive Larsen, Louis Bohtlingk and Tessa Maskell.
WHERE: Charney Manor in Oxfordshire 
WHEN: 10 October 2014 to 12 October 2014
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DARE TO CARE: A love based foundation for money and finance - Together we can do it!!

ABOUT: An interactive evening to explore Care First in action
WHERE: St Columba Church, Chantry Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8DJ
WHEN: Friday 17 October 2014, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

About the Author

Louis Böhtlingk is a trained intuitive and psychic counselor, certified bookkeeper, workshop leader, and founder of the World Finance Initiative and Care First World. He started working as a psychic counselor in 1981 in the Netherlands. After he met his wife Sandra in 1983, she joined his practice, and since then they have traveled extensively to the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands to broaden their network. In the late eighties Louis started addressing issues with money, survival, and work, which led him to develop a vision for a Love Based Economy and Care First World. In 2003 he created a transformational workshop, “Meeting the Mystery of Money,” to address society’s relationship with money and assist people in moving from fear to trust. His book, Dare to Care contains all his experience, insights, and the vision he gained over thirty years of working in finance.

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