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- Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95
This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular.... more...
- AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 37.99
From corn flakes to pancakes , Breakfast: A History explores this ?most important meal of the day? as a social and gastronomic phenomenon. It explains how and why the meal emerged, what is eaten commonly in this meal across the globe, why certain foods are considered indispensable, and how it has been depicted in art and media. Heather Arndt... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 10.19
Do you know how to trim your whiskers properly? With beards and moustaches more popular than ever, this delightful little book sets out to answer this pressing question. And if a trim is not required, then it will show you how to wax, polish and maintain your face furniture so that it is always in tip-top condition. Alongside these manly grooming... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
Tea drinking has become a way of life. To put it frankly, it is a love, an addiction, and some would even go as far to say a philosophy. Dr. Keith Souter examines the perpetual impact that this adored beverage has bestowed upon the world for centuries, from its mystical origins in the East, to its inevitable influence on the West.... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
Ah, love? everyone wants to experience it, and if they have it, they want more. This collection of letters, quotations, and fun facts will satisfy every curious reader. Love Miscellany reveals a fascinating history of romance, answering questions like where the heart symbol originated, which aphrodisiacs really work, why chocolates and roses are... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 7.28
The focus of this book is on that brief but terrifying prospect: the Best Man's speech. The book includes techniques for using stories, jokes and quotations that will lift your speech well above the bare necessities, helping you not only to make the speech, but also to enjoy it. More than just a guide to the Best Man's speech, this book is a ... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 99.00
Due to changing climates and demographics, questions of policy in the circumpolar north have focused attention on the very structures that people call home. Dwellings lie at the heart of many forms of negotiation. Based on years of in-depth research, this book presents and analyzes how the people of the circumpolar regions conceive, build, memorialize,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86
Stylish and racy... An excellent book and a delight to read, written with panache and entirely convincing.' Professor PETER COSS, Cardiff University. This book takes us into the world of the medieval cook, from the chefs in the great medieval courts and aristocratic households catering for huge feasts, to the peasant wife attempting to feed her family... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00
A fresh approach to the implications of obtaining, preparing, and consuming food, concentrating the little-investigated routines of everyday life. more...