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- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00
This two-volume set presents information and images of the varied clothing and textiles of cultures around the world, allowing readers to better appreciate the richness and diversity of human culture and history. more...
Marriage Customs of the World: An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions, Expanded Second Edition [2 volumes]ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00
This book presents a comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...