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- Picador 2015; US$ 26.99
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...
Chu Hsi's "Family Rituals": A Twelfth-Century Chinese Manual for the Performance of Cappings, Weddings, Funerals, and Ancestral RitesPrinceton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00
Compiled by the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200), the Family Rituals is a manual for the private performance of the standard Chinese family rituals: initiations, weddings, funerals, and sacrifices to ancestral spirits. This translation makes the work, which is the most important text of its kind in the last thousand years of Chinese... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
This classic of ethnography describes Maori tattooing (moko), which communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study relates how moko first became known to Europeans and discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko in legend and song. Features 180 black-and-white... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95
Thomas Nast (1840?1902) created the images of Santa Claus which we recognize today. Here are his best-known illustrations of Santa Claus and Christmas. Included are his drawings of Santa perched atop snowy chimneys and his patriotic Civil War drawing, "Santa Claus in Camp." Here are the first illustrations of Santa's workshop at the North Pole, of... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
A brand-new and revised edition of the hilarious guide to the national anti-holiday made famous by Seinfeld , complete with never-before-seen material, photos, and illustrations on how to prepare and enjoy your very own Festivus. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Which fork do I use? How do you use chopsticks? Is it okay to answer my cell phone during dinner? What is the polite way to eat spaghetti? These and other important questions are answered in this handy guide to eating without grossing people out. Pretty much everything you need to know to get you through any meal is here?from table settings,... more...
- The Floating Press 1906; US$ 7.99
The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and life. Kakuzo elaborates on the relationship between tea ceremony and Zen and Taoism. He also talks about the tea masters and their contribution to the tea ceremony. Kakuzo spoke English from an early age, and so was able to make his writings accessible... more...
- World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50
Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Bahrain will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Bahrain, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...
- World Trade Press 2010; US$ 5.96
Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Colombia will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Colombia, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...