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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Modern Manners Fast-Trackby Jim Weber; Mary Mitchell

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Technology is changing society faster than anyone could have imagined even a few short years ago. People share intimate details to hundreds of acquaintances online, yet they are stumped when it comes to writing a simple thank-you note. They talk, text, and surf on their phones constantly but seem oblivious to the needs of the people who are right... more...

  • Them: Adventures with Extremistsby Jon Ronson

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 9.78

    A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career more...

  • Regional Cultures and Mortality in Americaby Stephen J. Kunitz

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines how state government policies and their historic beginnings have present-day effects on their residents' political lives and on population health, especially for marginalized groups. more...

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuanby Hill Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    When Chinese women bound their daughters? feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child?s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not obvious is why Chinese society should have evolved... more...

  • Fifteen Candlesby Adriana V. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories... more...

  • After the Fireby Paul Zimmer

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 23.00

    After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer?s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only... more...

  • Money and Liberationby Peter North

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Money and Liberation examines the experiences of groups who have tried to build a more equitable world by inventing new forms of money. Presenting profiles of the trading networks that have been constructed, including Local Exchange Trading Schemes (England), and Green Dollars (New Zealand), Peter North shows how the use of currency has been redefined... more...

  • Joie de Vivreby Robert Arbor; Katherine Whiteside

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 30.00

    When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it better than the French. Now, with Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living, an inspired fusion of art, style, and easy-to-implement ideas, anyone can feel like they spent a weekend in the French countryside, no matter where they live. Renowned restaurateur Robert Arbor puts... more...

  • Fannie's Last Supperby Chris Kimball

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 32.99

    Before The Joy of Cooking , there was The Boston Cooking School Cookbook . Written by Fannie Farmer, principal of the school, and published in 1896, it was the bestselling cookbook of its age. 400,000 copies were sold by Farmer's death in 1915 ? and more than 4 million were sold by the 1960s. It perfectly encapsulates the late Victorian era, but... more...

  • Oman Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Oman will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Oman, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...