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  • The Virtues of the Tableby Julian Baggini

    Granta Publications 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Wedding Bells and Chimney Sweepsby Bruce Montague

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    Wedding Bells and Chimney Sweeps is a wideranging, highly readable collection of information about marriage, a miscellany of facts, lore, statistics, old wives? tales, historical snippets, anecdotes, quotations, myths and superstitions. From the origin of the reading of banns to marriages conducted by ships? captains, the significance to a bride... more...

  • Between Urban Topographies and Political Spacesby Fabio Vighi; Alexis Nuselovici; Mauro Ponzi; Bernhard Waldenfels; Massimo Donà; Félix Duque; Pietro Montani; Dario Gentili; Gabriele Guerra; Vittoria Borsò; Elettra Stimilli; Irene Kajon; Wolfgang Müller-Funk; Elio Matassi

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    The term ?threshold? captures the overlapping of inside and outside?well beyond the logic of inclusion and exclusion that still prevails in Western civilization?that can be decisive for the way we understand the relationship between Self and Other. This book discusses the cultural and social ?border areas? of modernity, which are to be understood... more...

  • The Essential Bathroom Bookby Joseph Baxter

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005; US$ 8.99

    From toilets in the Bible to bathroom habits, from Roman baths to modern Japanese bathroom technology, 'The Essential Bathroom Book' reveals the history behind the bathroom door. With bathroom superstition, soaps and showers, this little book is packed with fascinating facts. more...

  • Fifteen Candlesby Adriana V. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories... more...

  • After the Fireby Paul Zimmer

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 23.00

    After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer?s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only... more...

  • Money and Liberationby Peter North

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Money and Liberation examines the experiences of groups who have tried to build a more equitable world by inventing new forms of money. Presenting profiles of the trading networks that have been constructed, including Local Exchange Trading Schemes (England), and Green Dollars (New Zealand), Peter North shows how the use of currency has been redefined... more...

  • The Speckled Monsterby Jennifer Lee Carrell

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00

    The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox.  After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children.  From their heroic struggles stems the... more...