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- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 75.00
This introductory text sets out to make the links between sociological theories of the body and actual human behaviour and experience. It also debates how the body is regulated, both through the life course and in reproduction. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; US$ 49.95
Events sind Veranstaltungen mit Erlebnischarakter. Zum Eventmanagement gehört die Frage, was ein Event auszeichnet, wie man eine Veranstaltung in den Augen der Besucher einzigartig macht und wie man ein solches Event in der Praxis umsetzt. Das Buch führt in die Grundlagen des Eventmanagements mit seinen Aufgabengebieten von der strategischen Planung... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 11.95
Did you know that an English castle was successfully defended by just 13 brave warriors? Or that a record-breaking 72 castles were built in one tiny Italian town? Journey into the incredible world of splendid csatles, bloodthirsty battles, and painful punishments. Colorful photographs, astounding statistics, and challenging quizzes highlight these... more...
- How To Books 2005; US$ 17.00
Manual for organising conferences or events for a large or small company. This book explains just how you go about it. It has all that is needed to know about: venue selection; speaker sourcing; brochure design; registration; budgeting; sponsorship; audio-visuals; press coverage; and evaluation. It shows how to plan and run an effective event. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
No place celebrates Christmas like Dixie, and with this charming, humorous guide, anyone can learn how to deck the halls, Southern style It's the one time of the year when both the divine and debutantes take center stage in a perfect storm of hot glue and cheese grits: Christmas. But successfully navigating through the holiday season can be more... more...
- World Trade Press 2008; US$ 54.00
A to Z World Holidays & Festivals is an encyclopedia detailing the celebrations of 175 countries worldwide. With descriptions of more than 2,000 public, regional and religious holidays, celebrations and festivals, as well as information on special holiday more...