Celebrating Life Customs Around The World From Baby Showers To Funerals 3 Volumes

Author by : Victoria Williams Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 73
Total Download : 896
File Size : 44,5 Mb
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Description : This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures


A Dark History Of Chocolate

Author by : Emma Kay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pen and Sword History
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 68
Total Download : 244
File Size : 49,7 Mb
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Description : A Dark History of Chocolate looks at our long relationship with this ancient ‘food of the Gods’. The book examines the impact of the cocoa bean trade on the economies of Britain and the rest of Europe, as well as its influence on health, cultural and social trends over the centuries. Renowned food historian Emma Kay takes a look behind the façade of chocolate – first as a hot drink and then as a sweet – delving into the murky and mysterious aspects of its phenomenal global growth, from a much-prized hot beverage in pre-Colombian Central America to becoming an integral part of the cultural fabric of modern life. From the seductive corridors of Versailles, serial killers, witchcraft, medicine and war to its manufacturers, the street sellers, criminal gangs, explorers and the arts, chocolate has played a significant role in some of the world’s deadliest and gruesome histories. If you thought chocolate was all Easter bunnies, romance and gratuity, then you only know half the story. This most ancient of foods has a heritage rooted in exploitation, temptation and mystery. With the power to be both life-giving and ruinous.


Dutch

Author by : William Z. Shetter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 31
Total Download : 323
File Size : 46,8 Mb
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Description : Dutch: An Essential Grammar shows, step by step, how the language is constructed. It presents a lively and accessible description of the language using plenty of relevant examples. Particular attention is paid to areas of difficulty for English speakers. With a range of suporting exercises and lavish use of illustration, this is the ideal first grammar for the Dutch learner.