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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...

  • They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the Worldby Javier GalvŠn

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. more...

  • Robyn Lawley Eatsby Robyn Lawley

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 21.31

    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 Lawley... 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 Americans: The History and Culture of a Peopleby 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...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a ?victim? of drunk driving in a program called ?Every 15 Minutes,? Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist?s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination.... more...

  • Sitting in Darknessby Hsuan L. Hsu

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    Perhaps the most popular of all canonical American authors, Mark Twain is famous for creating works that satirize American formations of race and empire. While many scholars have explored Twain?s work in African Americanist contexts, his writing on Asia and Asian Americans remains largely in the shadows. In Sitting in Darkness , Hsuan Hsu examines... more...

  • My Mother's Wedding Dressby Justine Picardie

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 8.95

    A wonderfully evocative memoir about what we wear - that goes far more than skin deep more...