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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Over Our Dead Bodiesby Ken McKenzie; Todd Harra

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2014; US$ 13.99

    Not knowing what to do, I sat on the church steps and waited. As the gravity of my failure began to well up in me, I began to cry. . . I Had Lost The Hearse!. Funerals and the all the things that accompany them are traditionally somber, contemplative events in which the bereaved look to their undertaker to guide them through that most difficult of... more...

  • Eat the Yearby Steff Deschenes

    Running Press 2014;

    Based on the popular blog Almanac of Eats, Eat the Year is a fun calendar cookbook that introduces a national food or drink holiday for every day of the year. From National Baklava Day to National Cheese Lover?s Day, and from National Whipped Cream Day to National Bloody Mary Day, author Steff Deschenes includes an array of food holidays that... more...

  • Public Drinking and Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century Parisby Thomas Edward Brennan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.50

    Adding a new dimension to the history of mentalites and the study of popular culture, Thomas Brennan reinterprets the culture of the laboring classes in old-regime Paris through the rituals of public drinking in neighborhood taverns. He challenges the conventional depiction of lower-class debauchery and offers a reassessment of popular sociability.... more...

  • Dancing with the Godsby Marion Kilson

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 59.99

    This book explores cosmological concepts and ritual actions of the Ga people of southeastern Ghana through case studies of calendrical agricultural rites, social status transition rites, and redressive rites. Based on fieldwork in the 1960s, the essays present descriptive analyses of verbal and non-verbal ritual action. more...

  • Browser's Book of Texas Quotationsby Steven A. Jent

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 17.99

    This book brings together some 700 noteworthy quotations from or about Texas. Collectively they form a portrait of this unique place in the words of the people who have lived and created the Texas experience more...

  • Asian Face Readingby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Imagine how much you could learn if you knew how to evaluate a person's character, health, fortune, social status, sexual charisma, and life expectancy from a careful reading of his or her face. In China and Japan, face reading is a respectable analytical tool used to make business decisions, arrange marriages, and evaluate partnerships and friendships.... more...