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  • The Polite Gentlemen's Guide to Proper Etiquetteby Cecil B Hartley

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    From advice on how to treat ladies to how to behave at a party this handy 19th-century guidebook will delight readers with it's entertaining nuggets of wisdom. Ever wondered what to do in polite society if you find an insect in your food? Or how a gentleman should ask a lady to dance? And what on earth is the etiquette for smoking cigars? First published... more...

  • Everyone Eatsby E. N. Anderson

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 21.25

    Everyone eats, but rarely do we ask why or investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat, resulting... more...

  • We Are What We Celebrateby Amitai Etzioni; Jared Bloom

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global holiday? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating exploration into the history and meaning of holidays and rituals. Edited by Amitai Etzioni,... more...

  • Master of the Ceremoniesby Ric Birch

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 31.81

    A fascinating insider's tale of the highs and lows of creating truly unforgettable public spectaculars - a gossipy and fascinatingly entertaining memoir from an author consistently in the public eye. more...

  • Marriage Customs of the Worldby George P. Monger

    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...

  • Eventmanagementby Ulrich Holzbaur; Edwin Jettinger; Bernhard Knauß; Ralf Moser; Markus Zeller

    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...

  • Castles & Dungeonsby Jason Page

    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...

  • Organising a Conferenceby Pauline Appleby

    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...

  • A to Z World Holidays & Festivalsby Sibylla Putzi

    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...

  • The King of Drinksby Dmitri van den Bersselaar

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Using a focus on the trajectory of commoditisation of gin in West Africa, this book investigates how imported goods acquire specific local meanings. It shows that local consumers, not foreign advertisers, produced the importance of schnapps gin for African ritual more...