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Food Food Is Culture
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Food Food Is Culture

Elegantly written by a distinguished culinary historian, Food Is Culture explores the innovative premise that everything having to do with food—its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption—represents a cultural act. Even the "choices" made by primitive hunters and gatherers were determined by a culture of economics (availability) and medicine (digestibility and nutrition) that led to the development of specific social structures and traditions.
 
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Why Was Queen Victoria Such a Prude? ...and other historical myths and follies
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Why Was Queen Victoria Such a Prude? ...and other historical myths and follies

“What is history, but a set of lies agreed upon?” – Napoleon Bonaparte. At least, we think it was him. This quote is traditionally attributed to Napoleon, but ironically it’s not really clear whether or not he ever actually said it. As it turns out, a great many things which we think we know about history often turn out to be myths, misunderstandings, or outright fictions. For example…
 
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"I Hear America Singing": Folk Music and National Identity
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Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simper past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music--from African American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs--renders the imagined community more tangible and comprises a critical component of our diverse national heritage.

 
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DK Smithsonian 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries 2014
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DK Smithsonian 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries 2014

This revised and updated edition brings this comprehensive review of humanity’s greatest ideas up to date. Innovations in science, space, technology, transportation, medicine, mathematics, and language are covered, along with a timeline of history highlighting all inventions and discoveries from the airbag to DNA, lie detectors to hormones, and money to the signs of the zodiac. Feature boxes delve into the details of the lives of Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and more, while amazing images and archive materials bring their achievements to life.

Covering over 3 million years of ideas, 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries will amaze and inspire a love of history in kids.

 
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Toys for kids
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Toys for kids

С помощью этой книги Вы сможете сделать 17 героев из мультфильмов Диснея. Книга на английском языке, но пошаговые инструкции, помогут "преодолеть языковой барьер". Использование этой книги поможет разнообразить Ваши занятия с ребенком, а также даст возможность создавать новые игрушки на основе полученных навыков...

REUPLOAD NEEDED

 
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Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodies
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Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodies

This book is an amateur astronomer’s guide to the mythology and symbolism associated with the celestial bodies in the Solar System, and even includes some of the legendary tales of people who had or have a connection with these objects. It explores different cultures (for example, the Greco-Roman and the Norse) and different times and how stories were used to explain the worlds they saw above them. You’d be amazed how much of our world today reflects the myths and stories of these cultures!
 
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Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies
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Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies

This work provides a look at the emerging field of online research and the corresponding ethical dilemmas associated with it. Issues related to traditional research ethics such as autonomy or respect for persons, justice, and beneficence are extended into the virtual realm.
 
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