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  • The Virtues of the Tableby Julian Baggini

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 13.32

    How we eat, farm and shop for food is not only a matter of taste. Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeologyby Alexis Catsambis; Ben Ford; Donny L. Hamilton

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 62.99 US$ 54.17

    The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology is a comprehensive survey of the field at a time when maritime archaeology has established itself as a mature branch of archaeology. This volume draws on the expertise of nearly fifty international scholars who examine the many distinct and universal aspects of the discipline. more...

  • They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the Worldby Javier Galván

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    In Maharashtra, India, a tradition exists to throw newborn babies off the tops of buildings. At the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand, some people ritualistically pierce their cheeks and faces with swords and knives. How did these surprising customs come to be? From camel wrestling to cheese-rolling competitions to a tomato-throwing festival,... more...

  • Robyn Lawley Eatsby Robyn Lawley

    Penguin Random House Australia 2014; US$ 20.72

    Robyn Lawley is a self-confessed foodie - in addition to being an international supermodel for the likes of H & M and Ralph Lauren. When she's not gracing the cover of Vogue or modelling swimwear or walking the runway, she is scouring menus around the globe and cooking up a storm for her best friends in her adopted home: New York City. Robyn... more...

  • Irish Americansby William Watson; Eugene Halus

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    The Irish have had a significant impact on America across three centuries, helping to shape politics, law, labor, war, literature, journalism, entertainment, business, sports, and science. This encyclopedia explores why the Irish came to America, where they settled, and how their distinctive Irish-American identity was formed. Well-known Irish Americans... more...

  • Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume Iby George Catlin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates. more...

  • Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume IIby George Catlin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates. more...

  • Maori Tattooingby H. G. Robley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Maori tattooing (moko) communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko in legend and song. more...

  • Geisha of a Different Kindby C. Winter Han

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, white gay man is exalted as the ideal?the most attractive, the most wanted, and the most emulated type of man. For gay Asian American men, often viewed by their peers as submissive or too ?pretty,? being sidelined in the gay community is only the latest... more...

  • In the Front Rowby Simon P Lock

    Melbourne University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the Front Row charts the rise of Australian Fashion Week, from one man?s ambition to take Australian fashion to the world, to the glittering international event it is today. Simon P. Lock?s determination placed Sydney on the international fashion week circuit, up there with New York, London, Milan and Paris. more...