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  • 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...

  • Women's Roles in Asiaby Kathleen Nadeau; Sangita Rayamajhi

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    This insightful book examines women's lives across Asia, challenging typical stereotypes and providing a fresh look at the changing role of women in various regions of the vast continent. 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...

  • Five Gentlemen of Japanby Frank Gibney

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 10.95

    A newspaperman, an ex-Navy vice-admiral, a steel worker, a farmer, and the 124th Emperor of Japan himself--these are the fascinating heroes of Gibney's brilliant book about modern Japan. Strongly individual, every one of them, the five yet share the common inheritance of Japan's precocious but unstable past. Through their lives and attitudes, Gibney... more...

  • Street Food around the Worldby Bruce Kraig; Colleen Sen

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    In this encyclopedia, two experienced world travelers and numerous contributors provide a fascinating worldwide survey of street foods and recipes to document the importance of casual cuisine to every culture, covering everything from dumplings to hot dogs and kebabs to tacos. more...

  • Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the Worldby Jill Condra

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    ? Contributions from over 50 experts in their field ? Dozens of photographs ? A bibliographic listing of further reading and references with each section more...

  • Marriage Customs of the World: An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditionsby George Monger

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    "The readability of the book makes it appropriate for all ages above middle school. As a reference book it would be very good in academic and public libraries. It could also be used as a text for comparative marriage customs." - ARBA more...

  • 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...