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- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 17.00
In The Blank Slate , Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading experts on language and the mind, explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.49
Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95
"It is my hope that this book will encourage others in the West to pick up where the ancients and the author left off and go out and search for sources of sweet water here in North America. ? It is time for us to pick up the mantle and spread the word, Tea."?Dr. Eric Messersmith, Institute for Asian Studies, Florida International University The... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Today, more than ever, talking about food improves the eating of it. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson argues that conversation can even trump consumption. Where many works look at the production, preparation, and consumption of food, Word of Mouth captures the language that explains culinary practices. Explanation is more than an elaboration here: how... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99
Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95
Drawing on a variety of case studies, this book explores the interrelationship between physical connections to and knowledge of food. This book inserts into the food literature living, feeling, sensing bodies and will be of interest to food scholars as well as those more generally interested in the phenomenon known as embodied realism. more...
- Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 15.99
Hauptbeschreibung "So lasset uns guter Dinge sein, fressen und saufen, denn morgen sind wir tot", kann man schon in der Bibel lesen. Der Mensch hat es verstanden, Bedürfnisse wie Essen und Trinken aus dem Rahmen des Existenziellen herauszulösen und zu kultivieren. Das zeigt sich u. a. bei der Milch: Die erste Nahrung, das erste Getränk, mit dem der... more...