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- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00
The contributors to Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World examine clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style. The encyclopedia... more...
Marriage Customs of the World: An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00
This second edition of Marriage Customs of the World examines historical context, social significance, and current trends and controversies of matrimony in the Western world as well as other cultures. Apart from detailing the ceremonies from specific countries, the book identifies specific elements of the wedding event and discusses them in a comparative... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 89.00
In this era of ever-increasing globalization and communication across national borders, Cuba remains an isolated island oddly out of step with the rest of the world. And yet, Cuba is beginning to evolve via the important if still insufficient changes instituted by Raul Castro, who became president in 2008. This book supplies a uniquely independent,... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 62.99
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...
- 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...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2014; US$ 19.77
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 Lawley... more...
- 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 51.91
Issam Halayqa describes the ethnographic and lexical backgrounds of the names of the agricultural and domestic tools and objects used by the inhabitants of rural communities, villages, and cities of Palestine until the end of the British Mandate. As an attempt to document them, 618 names of tools were gathered through field and research work. The study... more...
- 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...