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

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 49.47

    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...

  • AQA A2 Sociology Student Unit Guide New Edition: Unit 3 Beliefs in Societyby Joan Garrod; Tony Lawson

    Hodder Education 2012; Not Available

    Focused revision for your best possible grade 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 Crofter and the Lairdby John McPhee; James Graves

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    This is the account of the author's return with his wife and four daughters to the land of his ancestors, the tiny Scottish island of Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland. This engaging volume gives us a lens clear view of island life and the people on it. more...

  • Reeling In Russiaby Fen Montaigne

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Rudeness and Civilityby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1991; US$ 26.99

    With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial... more...

  • Southern Ladies & Gentlemenby Florence King

    St. Martin's Press 1993; US$ 17.99

    Looking for guidance in understanding the ways and means of Southern culture? Look no further. Florence King's celebrated field guide to the land below the Mason-Dixon Line is now blissfully back in print, just in time for the Clinton era. The Failed Souther Lady's classic primer on Dixie manners captures such storied types as the Southern Woman... more...

  • Insatiableby Jason Fagone

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.78

    Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Eric 'Badlands' Booker, Timothy 'Eater X' Janus - just a few of the stars of one of America's fastest growing sports: competitive eating. In a country in which a third of the population... 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...

  • Durkheim and National Identity in Irelandby James Dingley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the development of opposed Nationalist and Unionists identities as products of different economies, symbolically represented in religious differences, that impelled conflicting cultures and ideals of best interest that were fundamentally incompatible within a single identity. more...