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  • Playa Fireby Stewart Harvey

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 39.99

    Foreword by Burning Man founder Larry Harvey A stunning visual and narrative homage—featuring more than 100 black & white and color photographs, many never before seen—that captures the wonder and metaphysical power of Burning Man past present, and future, and the magic that draws us to it, by the ultimate Burning Man insider. Growing up in 1950s... more...

  • Inuit Kinship and Naming Customsby Pelagie Owlijoot; Louise Flaherty

    Inhabit Media 2016; US$ 9.99

    Traditionally, Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuq&urausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. However, as more and more Inuit refer to each other by their... more...

  • What Your Birthday Reveals about Your Sex Lifeby Phyllis Vega

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 12.99

    Birthdays hold the keys to the best sex you'll ever have--if only you knew how to read the signs. In this book, noted astrologer and author Phyllis Vega draws on the predictive powers of astrology and the ancient art of numerology to create revealing erotic profiles for you to use in between the sheets. August 8--Leo What Makes You Tick You're... more...

  • Popobawaby Katrina Daly Thompson

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Since the 1960s, people on the islands off the coast of Tanzania have talked about being attacked by a mysterious creature called Popobawa, a shapeshifter often described as having an enormous penis. Popobawa’s recurring attacks have become a popular subject for stories, conversation, gossip, and humor that has spread far beyond East Africa. Katrina... more...

  • Celebrating the Third Placeby Ray Oldenburg

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Nationwide, more and more entrepreneurs are committing themselves to creating and running "third places," also known as "great good places." In his landmark work, The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg identified, portrayed, and promoted those third places. Now, more than ten years after the original publication of that book, the time has come to celebrate... more...

  • Planet of the Grapes: A Geography of Wineby Robert Sechrist

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    Wine was one the key founding foods of Western culture (bread and oil being the other two). It has played a key role in human history for thousands of years, having been used for enjoyment, rituals, and religious purposes; today, the production and consumption of wine is a billion-dollar industry that plays an important role in the global economy.... more...

  • Of Men and Womenby Pearl S. Buck

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 9.99

    A provocative and fascinating exploration of male–female relationships by the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth . Pearl S. Buck grew up in China, accustomed to its traditions, but when she moved to the United States as an adult in the 1930s she was struck by the cultural differences in gender roles and expectations. In nine short chapters,... more...

  • Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopediaby Erin Kenny; Elizabeth Nichols

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 94.00

    Is beauty ever more than "skin deep"? Arguably yes, considering that the concept of beauty—and the pursuit of it—has shaped cultures worldwide, across every time period, and has even served to change the course of history. Studying beauty practices yields insight into social status, wealth, political ideology, religious doctrine, and gender expectations,... more...

  • Tibetan Sacred Danceby Ellen Pearlman

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2002; US$ 23.99

    The first book to explore the significance and symbolism of the sacred and secular ritual dances of Tibetan Buddhism. • Lavishly illustrated with color and rare historic photographs depicting the dances, costumes, and masks. • Looks at both sacred (cham) and folk (achi lhamo) forms and their role in the development, practice, and culture of Tibetan... more...

  • Primal Nutritionby Ron Schmid; Sally Fallon Morell; Nora Gedgaudas

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2015; US$ 9.99

    Explores how the traditional foods of ancient cultures can naturally help prevent and treat degenerative disease and chronic conditions • Examines the protective nutrients inherent in primal foods, such as wild seafood, grass-fed meat, and raw dairy, explaining how they differ from Western refined foods • Explains how to create your own commonsense... more...