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Customs & Traditions

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  • 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...

  • Cubaby Ted Henken; Miriam Celaya; Dimas Castellanos

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 89.00

    Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba. more...

  • 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, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology is a comprehensive survey of the field as seen through the eyes of nearly fifty scholars at a time when maritime archaeology has established itself as a mature branch of archaeology. This volume draws on many of the distinct and universal aspects of maritime archaeology, bringing them together under four... 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

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 20.86

    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...

  • Amish Confidentialby "Lebanon" Levi Stoltzfus; Ellis Henican

    Gallery Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    ?Lebanon? Levi Stoltzfus, star of the hit Discovery Channel reality show Amish Mafia , delivers a sizzling tell-all about Amish life today. From the forbidden joyrides to the senseless shunnings to the colorful family feuds, he shares his frank insider?s view of this fascinating and secretive society. You?ve seen the pretty postcards and the shiny... more...

  • The Beauty of Craftby Sandy Brown; Maya Kumar Mitchell

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 29.99

    Craftspeople usually leave their work to speak for itself, so it is a rare privilege to have the thoughts, stories, experiences, observations, and feelings of such skilled people in a book. Most have been featured in Resurgence , the longest running UK environmental magazine, which regularly features crafts and their connection with spirituality,... more...

  • Irish Americansby William Watson; Eugene Jr. Halus

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    Virtually every aspect of American culture has been influenced by Irish immigrants and their descendants. This encyclopedia tells the full story of the Irish-American experience, covering immigration, assimilation, and achievement. more...

  • Traditional Agricultural and Domestic Tools in Palestinian Arabicby Issam K Halayqa

    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...