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- F+W Media 2008; US$ 7.95
As green awareness spreads over middle America, more and more people want to have a fun, environmentally responsible holiday. This book shows how to enjoy the Christmas season while leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Readers will learn how to do the following: choose between a real tree and an artificial one; find alternatives to holiday cards; avoid... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 18.99
Stephen Gundle explains what glamour is, where it came from, and how it has developed over the last two centuries - right up to the present day. - ;Glamour is one of the most tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture - but also one of the most elusive. The aura of celebrity, the style of the fashion world, the vanity of the rich and... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00
In the modern era, Christmas and Hanukkah have become widely popular holidays worldwide. The Christian festival of Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, while Hanukkah celebrates a miracle that took place during biblical times. Although the events recalled in these holidays are unconnected, Christianity and Judaism spring from common traditions... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00
Almost all cultures around the world have days during which they honor those who have died, and pray for those souls that have not yet reached heaven. Although many of these holidays have assumed a secular attitude, the original, supernatural tone of these days still colors the celebrations. Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve as it was once known,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 120.00
The past few decades have seen growing interest in the study of the body. However, the increasing number of exciting and influential publications has primarily, if not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures. The various works produced by Asian scholars remain largely unknown to Western academic debates even though Asia is home to a... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99
He's huge and hairy and hulking. He dresses in strange furry clothing. He sneaks into people's homes at night. Who wouldn't be afraid of . . . Santa Claus?!? Nothing says Christmas quite like innocent children shrieking with terror as a stranger dressed in red drags them kicking and screaming onto his lap. Now this time-honored rite of passage... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Beauty is not a myth. According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism. Survival of the Prettiest , the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty, posits that beauty is an essential and ineradicable... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99
FROM THE AUTHOR OF A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SMILE , A COMPLETE INDEX OF THE DIGIT In this collision between art and science, history and pop culture, the acclaimed art historian Angus Trumble examines the finger from every possible angle. His inquiries into its representation in art take us from Buddhist statues in Kyoto to the ceiling of the... more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 10.95
Grandma's heirloom ornaments. The family carol singalong. Aunt Millie's fruitcake. We all have our special holiday traditions we practice year in and year out. This book not only embraces these old standbys, but also explores unique rituals celebrated the world over. This heartwarming collection evokes the memories of Christmas past with such stories... more...