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  • It's All Going Terribly Wrongby Michael Parker

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Who would have guessed in the 1960s that Michael Parker, a typical young British Army officer, would turn into one of the most remarkable international showmen of his generation?  This book is a wonderfully funny account of the many different events he has staged in Europe, America, and the Middle East. Amongst these are the launch of twin ships in... more...

  • Kongresse, Tagungen und Eventsby Michael-Thaddäus Schreiber

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2012; US$ 731.00

    Das Buch behandelt die ?Königsdisziplin der Tourismuswirtschaft?, das Phänomen Kongresse, Tagungen und Events. Dabei spielt nicht nur die Angebots- und Nachfragesituation des deutschen Veranstaltungsmarktes, sondern auch die Situation in ausgewählten internationalen Räumen eine Rolle. Neben den organisatorischen Aspekten stehen die strategischen Ausrichtungen... more...

  • The Picnicby Walter Levy

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    This first culinary history of picnics reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging... more...

  • Food and Everyday Lifeby Thomas M. Conroy; J. Nikol Beckham; Hui-tun Chuang; Matthew Day; Stephanie Greene; Joanna Henryks; Stacy M. Jameson; Marianne LeGreco; David Livert; Irina D. Mihalache; Roblyn Rawlins; Zachary Schrank; Klara Seddon; Amy Singer; Derek B. Shaw; Bethaney Turner; Talia Welsh

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book is a qualitative, interpretive, phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular food practice and on some key details of the examined practice, or on the practice?s social and cultural impact. more...

  • The Tastemakersby David Sax

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 25.99

    Tastemaker, n. Anyone with the power to make you eat quinoa. Kale. Spicy sriracha sauce. Honeycrisp apples. Cupcakes. These days, it seems we are constantly discovering a new food that will make us healthier, happier, or even somehow cooler. Chia seeds, after a brief life as a novelty houseplant and I Love the ?80s punchline, are suddenly a superfood.... more...

  • Lob der Reiselustby Giò Waeckerlin Induni; Nicolas Bouvier

    Lenos Verlag 2014; US$ 11.99

    Nicolas Bouvier erschließt uns die Lebensgeschichten der Schweizer »Weltenpilger«, zu deren Familie er sich selbst zählt. Er schildert das Schicksal namenloser Auswanderer, das Leben von Persönlichkeiten, die wie er an Claustrophobia alpina litten - Thomas Platter, Paracelsus, Jean-Jacques Rousseau zum Beispiel. Er zeichnet mit der Begeisterung und... more...

  • Lunchby Megan Elias

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    This six-continent survey of the history, customs, and representations of the midday meal explains who eats what for lunch; where and when they eat it; and what it means in the larger cultural context. The first international history of lunch, this book provides anecdotes and analysis that present lunch as a meaningful daily... more...

  • Dead Weirdby Jim Hewitson

    Black & White Publishing 2006; US$ 1.44

    In Dead Weird, Jim Hewitson is let loose on the ultimate taboo and finds that death can be fun for all the family, a good day out or the perfect excuse for a booze up or a fight. Executions, grizzly murders, raising the dead, battlefield carnage, clean-in-between-the-sheets death, traditions, proverbs, omens, anthems and premature burials – they?re... more...

  • Genuss als Politikumby Monika Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    In East and West Germany, coffee took on great symbolic value as an indicator of prosperity, both for the individual and society. In her comparative and richly illustrated presentation, Monika Sigmund reveals the status and emotional valence that were associated with drinking a cup of coffee. In both Germanys, coffee consumption was far... more...

  • Your Wardrobeby Arndt Susmann

    Stiebner Verlag 2014; US$ 13.27

    Zwar hat die Männerwelt die Mode nicht erst seit gestern für sich entdeckt - in punkto Stilsicherheit kann dieser Band jedoch noch zur Perfektion verhelfen. Bei den Basics wie Unterwäsche, Strümpfe und Schuhe angefangen, über die festliche Abendrobe, die oftmals Fragen aufwirft, bis hin zur Wahl der passenden Accessoires, wird »Your Wardrobe« zum persönlichen... more...