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  • Etiquette (Collins Nutshell Books)by Martine Legge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    Ever wondered about the correct way to address a Duke? Or how to get out of a car elegantly? What do you do if you embarrass yourself in public? These, and a whole host of other practical questions, are answered in this charming pocket-sized book. more...

  • How to Be Danishby Patrick Kingsley

    Atria Books/Marble Arch Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it?s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world?s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch their thrillers, and covet their cool modern design, but how much do we really know about the Danes themselves? Part reportage, part travelogue,... more...

  • Tinselby Hank Stuever

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    Stuever's narrative account of a Texas town's journey through the Christmas season humorously reveals American lives and values. more...

  • The Gift of Thanksby Margaret Visser

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    An inquiry into what we mean when we say "thank you." Visser examines all aspects of gratitude ranging from cultural histories to modern customs including mythology, folklore and fiction. more...

  • Reeling In Russiaby Fen Montaigne

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    In the summer of 1996, award-winning journalist Fen Montaigne embarked on a hundred-day, seven-thousand-mile journey across Russia. Traveling with his fly rod, he began his trek in northwestern Russia on the Solovetsky Islands, a remote archipelago that was the birthplace of Stalin's gulag. He ended half a world away as he fished for steelhead trout... more...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a ?victim? of drunk driving in a program called ?Every 15 Minutes,? Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist?s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination.... more...

  • Women's Roles in Asiaby Kathleen Nadeau; Sangita Rayamajhi

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    This insightful book examines women's lives across Asia, challenging typical stereotypes and providing a fresh look at the changing role of women in various regions of the vast continent. more...

  • Street Food around the Worldby Bruce Kraig; Colleen Sen

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    In this encyclopedia, two experienced world travelers and numerous contributors provide a fascinating worldwide survey of street foods and recipes to document the importance of casual cuisine to every culture, covering everything from dumplings to hot dogs and kebabs to tacos. more...

  • Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the Worldby Jill Condra

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    ? Contributions from over 50 experts in their field ? Dozens of photographs ? A bibliographic listing of further reading and references with each section more...

  • Marriage Customs of the World: An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditionsby George Monger

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    "The readability of the book makes it appropriate for all ages above middle school. As a reference book it would be very good in academic and public libraries. It could also be used as a text for comparative marriage customs." - ARBA more...