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Human body and its parts. Personal beauty

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  • Flight of the Reindeerby Robert Sullivan; Glenn Wolff

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95

    Children have believed the legend forever: On one evening each year a jolly old elf and eight reindeer fly all night long to deliver gifts around the world. The fact is, solid evidence abounds. Robert Sullivan, a senior editor at Life magazine, diligently gathered documentation from scientists, historians, zoologists, and Arctic explorers to prove... more...

  • Christmas in Americaby Peter Guttman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the holiday season throughout the United States. Nothing reminds us of the good things in life—family, friendship, food, and good cheer—more than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the wintry landscapes, traditions,... more...

  • The Hand and the Brainby Göran Lundborg

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.99

    This book presents the human hand from an overall perspective - from the first appearance of hand-like structures in the fins of big fishes living millions of years ago to today´s and the futureâ??s mind-controlled artificial hands. Much focus is given to the extremely well-developed sensation of the hand, its importance and its linkage to brain plasticity... more...

  • Thicker Than Water: The Origins of Blood as Symbol and Ritualby Melissa Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Blood is more than a fluid solution of cells, platelets and plasma. It is a symbol for the most basic of human concerns--life, death and family find expression in rituals surrounding everything from menstruation to human sacrifice. Comprehensive in its scope and provocative in its argument, this book examines beliefs and rituals concerning blood... more...

  • Feminist Perspectives on the Bodyby Barbara Brook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Feminist Perspectives on the Body provides an accessible introduction to this extremely popular new area and is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in gaining an understanding of the key issues involved. The author explores many important topics including: the Western world's construction of the body as a theoretical,... more...

  • Beauty Unlimitedby Peg Zeglin Brand; Carolyn Korsmeyer

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the... more...

  • In the Fleshby Victoria Pitts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    Through an interview-based study, Victoria Pitts has researched the subcultural milieu of contemporary body modification, focusing on the ways sexuality, gender and ethnicity are being reconfigured through new body technologies - not only tattooing, but piercing, cyberpunk and such 'neotribal' practices as scarification. She interprets the stories... more...

  • No Regretsby Aviva Yael; David Cross; P. M. Chen

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    Dr. Phil, Gay Unicorns, and Jesus Christ... They're all tattooed on someone's ass. Or face, or whatever. Remember that time you were wasted and thought it would be a good idea to get a tattoo on your leg of Maury Povich shaking hands with Sasquatch, but your friends talked you out of it at the last second? Well, some people don't have any friends...... more...

  • A Cup of Comfort For Christmasby Colleen Sell

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 9.95

    The stories in this inspiring collection are joyous reminders of what the holidays are all about. Written by people just like you, these uplifting stories celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. You and your family will be thoroughly entertained by the celebrations, merriment, and revelations that fill these pages. You will immediately feel the holiday... more...

  • The Adventure of Christmasby Lisa Whelchel; Jeannie Mooney

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.99

    The ADVENTure of Christmas is a guide for moms concerned that their children are losing sight of Jesus in the midst of the distractions the holiday season brings. Lisa Whelchel was such a mom, but instead of abandoning the traditions of Christmas she rediscovered their original meanings, which were intended to remind people of God?s unfathomable... more...