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- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 12.99
It?s everywhere: from the laws of citizenship to the detection of doping in sport, from the books of the Old Testament and the acts of Macbeth to the mudbloods of Harry Potter and the vampires of Twilight. Blood fills our imagination, just as fully as it fills our veins. In this provocative exploration of the medical and social history of blood,... more...
- Profile Books 2014; US$ 13.33
Tennis's gladiatorial beauty, its stylish duelling and fashionable court-wear make it a romantic's dream. Ever since young men and women first came together to play on vicarage lawns, this most Victorian of games has always had a peculiarly passionate undercurrent - love even makes it into the scoring system. And passion in other forms - the rivalry... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
Festivals provides an insight into various events that children may, or may not, have in common. It will enhance your understanding of a range of cultural events, provides a range of activities that have meaning for children, and encourages knowledge and understnading of life in a multi-cultural environment. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families whose sons and daughters have gone on to accomplish objectively great things,... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 47.95
Eating right has been an obsession for longer than we think. Renaissance Europe had its own flourishing tradition of dietary advice. Then, as now, an industry of experts churned out diet books for an eager and concerned public. Providing a cornucopia of information on food and an intriguing account of the differences between the nutritional logic of... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
Since World War II, when the diet and fitness industries promoted mass obsession with weight and body shape, fat has been a dirty word. In the United States, fat is seen as repulsive, funny, ugly, unclean, obscene, and above all as something to lose. Bodies Out of Bounds challenges these dominant perceptions by examining social representations of... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00
An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies. Weddings are filled with traditions that everyone accepts as meaningful and necessary. But when and how did all those necessary things originate? more...