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- Chicken Soup for the Soul 2010; US$ 14.95
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Cheer will warm readers? hearts and spread the wonder of the holiday season with its tales of love and joy. A fantastic holiday gift for the young and young at heart. Everyone loves Christmas and the holiday season. We reunite scattered family members, watch the wonder in a child?s eyes, and feel the joy of giving... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 17.99
Blackline masters written by a working primary teacher who appreciates the need for Christmas activities which are great fun, easily administered and also worthwhile and relevant within the curriculum. Many of the sheets are language and maths based. Others deal with religious education, art and design, and other areas of the curriculum. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
A provocative and thoroughly researched inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, skewering the myth that the pursuit of beauty is a learned behavior. In Survival of the Prettiest , Nancy Etcoff, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a practicing psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, argues that beauty is neither a cultural... more...
- Zondervan 2010; US$ 11.99
The fascinating stories and origins behind Christmas traditions such as the colors of red and green, the Christmas tree, caroling, nativity scenes, the Yule log, gift-giving, stockings, advent wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95
Breasts: The Women?s Perspective on an American Obsession describes and explores our national breast fetish, which is defined as a culturally constructed obsession that is deeply interwoven with beauty standards, breastfeeding practices, and sexuality. By tracing the complex history of this erotic fascination and discovering how it affects men?s and... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95 US$ 16.33
Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.99
The manger or Macy's? Americans might well wonder which is the real shrine of Christmas as they take part each year in a melange of churchgoing, shopping, and family gatherings, often wondering whether our culture has commercialized the season beyond repair. But, as Penne Restad demonstrates, Christmas has always been an ambiguous combination of solemnity... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.99
This book presents a delightful history of how Christmas has been celebrated in Britain over the past 2,000 years from the legend of Arthur pulling the sword from the stone one Christmas day, to when the Puritan Parliament tried to 'ban' Christmas, through to Charles Dickens' vivid recollections of his boyhood celebrations, and his delight in the present... more...
- NYU Press 1994; US$ 30.00
In days of old, Christmas was defined by the custom of exchanging simple handmade gifts. Today, it has become a multi-billion industry, synonymous with commercialism and consumption. How did this transformation occur? In this incisive and engaging examination of how Christmas has evolved since 1880, Waits chronicles the history of the holiday,... more...