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  • How the Other Half Ateby Katherine Leonard Turner

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, working-class Americans had eating habits that were distinctly shaped by jobs, families, neighborhoods, and the tools, utilities, and size of their kitchens?along with their cultural heritage. How the Other Half Ate is a deep exploration by historian and lecturer Katherine Turner that delivers an... more...

  • The Umbrella Unfurledby Nigel Rodgers

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    A delightful illustrated history of the umbrella?protector against rain and sun, weapon, and fashion accessory   Culturally ubiquitous and multi-functional, the umbrella comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and its significance in different forms and throughout time is explored here. Its use in the ancient cultures of Egypt is discussed, where... more...

  • 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 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...

  • The Drunken Monkeyby Robert Dudley

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Alcoholism, as opposed to the safe consumption of alcohol, remains a major public health issue. In this accessible book, Robert Dudley presents an intriguing evolutionary interpretation to explain the persistence of alcohol-related problems. Providing a deep-time, interdisciplinary perspective on today?s patterns of alcohol consumption and abuse, Dudley... 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...

  • 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...

  • Japanese Tree Burialby Sébastien Penmellen Boret

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Tree burial, a new form of disposal for the cremated remains of the dead, was created in 1999 by Chisaka Genpo, the head priest of a Zen Buddhist temple in northern Japan. Instead of a conventional family gravestone, perpetuating the continuity of a household and its identity, tree burial uses vast woodlands as cemeteries, with each burial spot marked... more...