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- University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95
This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99
THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia . Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50
Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as in other areas of retail, this transformation has often been a less-than-smooth process. This has been especially pronounced in bookselling, argues Laura... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 17.99
Completely updated every year, Frommer's Walt Disney World & Orlando offers the lowdown on all the major theme parks in Orlando. Our author, a longtime Mickey fan and the mother of five, hits all the highlights, from Magic Kingdom to Islands of Adventure to SeaWorld. She's checked out all of the city's best hotels and restaurants in person,... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 17.99
Completely updated every year, Frommer's Walt Disney World & Orlando offers the lowdown on all the major theme parks in Orlando, including details on the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. Our author, a longtime Mickey fan and the mother of five, hits all the highlights, from Magic Kingdom to Universal Studios Florida... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 18.99
Insider advice on all the major theme parks in Orlando, from Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventures. Our author, a longtime theme park aficionado and the mother of five, has done it all. Where to find the best rides at all of the theme parks, smaller attractions... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 37.00
Are bad girls casualties of patriarchy, a necessary evil, or visionary pioneers? The authors in this volume propose shifts in our perceptions of bad girls by providing new ways to understand them through the case of Japan. By tracing the concept of the bad girl as a product of specific cultural assumptions and historical settings, Bad Girls of Japan... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Offering a concise, entertaining snapshot of Japanese society, Manners and Mischief examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present day and discovers how manners do in fact make the nation. Eleven accessibly written essays consider a spectrum of cases, from the geisha... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99
A haunting and psychologically driven collection from Shirley Jackson that includes her best-known story "The Lottery" At last, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years after it shocked America audiences and elicited the most responses of any piece in New Yorker history. In her gothic visions of small-town... more...