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  • The Sign And The Sealby Graham Hancock

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    After nine years investigating the exact location of the ultimate religious icon, the Ark of the Covenant, British researcher and investigative journalist Graham Hancock reveals his status-quo shattering discoveries. Part mystery thriller, part true adventure and part travel book, this gripping piece of historical research challenges society's principal... more...

  • The Invention of Traditionby Eric Hobsbawm; Terence Ranger

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history. more...

  • The Living Mayaby Robert Phd Sitler; Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez; Patricio Balona

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 12.95

    Author Robert Sitler?s immersion in Mayan culture began with a transformative spiritual experience more than three decades ago in the ruins of Palenque, Mexico. Led by a local to a nearby Mayan village, Sitler discovered firsthand what traditional Mayan life was like?a community of people living in peace with each other and their physical surroundings.... more...

  • Communitasby Edith Turner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 32.00

    Communitas is inspired fellowship; a group's pleasure in sharing common experiences; being 'in the zone' - as in music, sport, and work; the sense felt by a group when their life together takes on full meaning. The experience of Communitas, almost beyond strict definition and with almost endless variations, often appears unexpectedly. more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 9.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Once Upon a Quinceaneraby Julia Alvarez

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 12.99

    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a ?phenomenal, indispensable? (USA Today) exploration of the Latina ?sweet fifteen? celebration, by the bestselling author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies The quinceañera , a celebration of a Latina girl?s fifteenth birthday, has become a uniquely... more...

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Picador 2015; US$ 12.99

    A WITTY, INFORMATIVE, AND POPULAR TRAVELOGUE ABOUT THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND HOW THEY MAY NOT BE AS HAPPY OR AS PERFECT AS WE ASSUME Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media.... more...

  • Routledge's Manual of Etiquetteby George Routledge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Compliance with, and deference to, the wishes of others is the finest breeding. When you cannot agree with the propositions advanced in general conversation, be silent. If pressed for your opinion, give it with modesty. Never defend your own views too warmly. When you find others remain unconvinced, drop the subject, or lead to some other topic. Look... more...

  • Minimizing Marriageby Elizabeth Brake

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 16.99

    Even in secular and civil contexts, marriage retains sacramental connotations. Yet what moral significance does it have? This book examines its morally salient features - promise, commitment, care, and contract - with surprising results. In Part One, "De-Moralizing Marriage," essays on promise and commitment argue that we cannot promise to... more...

  • A Good Talkby Daniel Menaker

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 22.48

    A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation . Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal... more...