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Panati, Charles 1943-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 227 publications in 9 languages and 9,773 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Terminology  Trivia and miscellanea  Encyclopedias  Fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Charles Panati
Extraordinary origins of everyday things by Charles Panati( Book )

23 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in English and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of words and phrases, superstitions, manners and customs, holidays, kitchen utencils, household appliances, household supplies, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, cosmetics, medicines, clothing, national emblems, patriotic societies, periodicals, toys, games, and foods
The browser's book of beginnings : origins of everything under (and including) the sun by Charles Panati( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of fascinating facts about the origins of almost everything under the sun
Sacred origins of profound things by Charles Panati( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this enlightening and entertaining work Charles Panati explores the origins of hundreds of religious rituals, customs, and practices in many faiths, the reasons for religious holidays and sacred symbols, and the meanings of vestments, sacraments, devotions, and prayers. Its many revelations include why the Star of David became the Jewish counterpart of the Christian cross; what mortal remains of the Buddha are venerated today; how the diamond engagement ring became a standard; that the first pope was a happily married man; how Hindu thinkers arrived at their concept of reincarnation; and why Jews don't eat pork, why some Muslims don't eat certain vegetables, and how some Christians came to observe meatless Fridays." "Sacred Origins of Profound Things is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the history of religion and the history of ideas - and an inspiring guide to those seeking to understand their faith."--Jacket
Panati's extraordinary endings of practically everything and everybody by Charles Panati( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Korean and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of facts and anecdotes about the demise of historic figures, diseases, beliefs, capital endings, and extinctions
Panati's parade of fads, follies, and manias : the origins of our most cherished obsessions by Charles Panati( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the last one hundred years of American pop culture includes discussions of pop songs, books, and media
The silent intruder : surviving the radiation age by Charles Panati( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details sources of radiation and discusses how to survive the hazards of radiation
Supersenses; our potential for parasensory experience by Charles Panati( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breakthroughs : astonishing advances in your lifetime in medicine, science, and technology by Charles Panati( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and Chinese and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses advances in medicine, science, and technology that may improve many aspects of life in the 1980's and 90's
Links by Charles Panati( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Geller papers : scientific observations on the paranormal powers of Uri Geller( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words to live by : the origins of conventional wisdom and commonsense advice by Charles Panati( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Honesty is the best policy.' 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder.' 'Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.' These familiar sayings have become part of our collective memory and embody the values we hold in common-but where did they come from? With his obsessive curiousity and relentless detective skills, Charles Panati tracks the origins of gems of folk wisdom that have found their way into American culture. From far-ranging sources-Aesop to the Bible, Ben Franklin to Broadway- 'Words to Live By' maps the diverse streams that have flowed together into the rich traditions of popular wisdom and 'common sense'. As usual, Charles Panati makes the journey seriously informative, entertaining, and full of surprises"--Back cover
Panati's browser's book of beginnings by Charles Panati( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexy origins and intimate things : the rites and rituals of straights, gays, bi's, drags, trans, virgins, and others by Charles Panati( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The browser's book of endings by Charles Panati( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universalgeschichte der ganz gewöhnlichen Dinge by Charles Panati( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasuring of Rory Malone by Charles Panati( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panati's Extraordinary origins of everyday things by Charles Panati( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the fascinating stories behind the origins of dozens of everyday items, expressions, and customs such as Kleenex, Barbie, wedding rings, the button, forks, knives, the can opener, popcorn, table manners, Cinderella, high heels, the necktie, toothpaste, fairy tales, and the mattress, the zipper, potato chips, bloomers, and Uncle Sam
Extraordinary origins of everyday things by Charles Panati( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ba gu jin 140 yi nian, shang zi xing xi, xia zhi hai yang, lu di de ren lei ji ge zhong dong zhi wu, shi jian ge zhong wu zhi wen ming chan sheng de gen yuan he fa zhan qing kuang zuo le quan mian de jie shao
Sacred origins of profound things : the stories behind the rites and rituals of the world's religions by Charles Panati( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panati's Extraordinary endings of practically everything and everybody by Charles Panati( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bygone beliefs, engineered endings, capital endings, decimating diseases
 
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The browser's book of beginnings : origins of everything under (and including) the sunSacred origins of profound thingsPanati's extraordinary endings of practically everything and everybodyWords to live by : the origins of conventional wisdom and commonsense advicePanati's browser's book of beginningsSexy origins and intimate things : the rites and rituals of straights, gays, bi's, drags, trans, virgins, and othersThe browser's book of endingsSacred origins of profound things : the stories behind the rites and rituals of the world's religions
Alternative Names
Charles Panati American journalist

Charles Panati Amerikaans natuurkundige

Charles Panati amerikansk fysikar

Charles Panati amerikansk fysiker

Charles Panati periodista estadounidense

Charles Panati US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftsredakteur

패너티, 찰스 1943-

패너티, 챨스 1943-

パナティ, チャールズ

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