This ebook tells the heritage of London's royal parks and the way they've got developed from inner most searching grounds and gardens into public areas and venues for excellent occasions. at times, the parks have been royally owned as some time past because the Norman conquest, and several other of them have been bought by way of Henry VIII through the Reformation. at the present they have been stored inner most and there has been no public entry, yet through the eighteenth century many of the parks have been opened to the general public. Landscaping paintings used to be undertaken to take care of with traits, and the parks turned trendy locations to be noticeable out and approximately - witness Rotten Row in Hyde Park. The parks, Hyde Park specifically, has been used to host significant occasions similar to the nice Exhibition and diverse jubilee and leisure occasions. It tells the tale of every of the 9 royal parks from their acquisition by means of the monarchy via to the current day, outlining their use and administration and the foremost old moments linked to them.
By Terry Pratchett
When an incredible wave destroys his village, Mau is the one one left. Daphne—a vacationer from the opposite facet of the globe—is the only survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by means of language and customs, the 2 are united through disaster. Slowly, they're joined through different refugees. And as they try to guard the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, problem demise himself, and discover a long-hidden mystery that actually turns the area upside down.
By Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember
Just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of global Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume nations and Their Cultures relies at the number of ethnographic info referred to as the Human family region documents established at Yale college. in contrast to international Cultures, that's equipped via tradition, the hot paintings is prepared by means of kingdom. This work's energy is that readers who comprehend little or no a couple of state can fast receive a great orientation to the foremost matters, historical past, and social constitution of a country. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and skim like a move among a well-written encyclopedia article, a go back and forth advisor, and a social technological know-how essay. they supply a very good basic evaluate of a rustic with out vastly oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have a similar constitution, with sections on geography, background, demography, languages, nutrition, economic system, etiquette, politics, kinfolk, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural cohesion in addition to its cultural diversifications are defined within the sections on nationwide id, ethnic family, and social stratification. each one access has a map with a nearby insert, black-and-white photos, and a bibliography of contemporary scholarly books. advised particularly for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures. Marc Meola, Coll. of recent Jersey Lib., Ewing
With functions in the course of the social sciences, tradition and psychology is a quickly turning out to be box that has skilled a surge in guides during the last decade. From this proliferation of books, chapters, and magazine articles, intriguing advancements have emerged within the dating of tradition to cognitive procedures, human improvement, psychopathology, social habit, organizational habit, neuroscience, language, advertising, and different issues. In reputation of this exponential growth, Advances in tradition and Psychology is the 1st annual sequence to supply cutting-edge reports of scholarly study within the turning out to be box of tradition and psychology.
The Advances in tradition and Psychology sequence is:
* constructing an highbrow domestic for tradition and psychology learn programs
* Fostering bridges and connections between cultural students from around the discipline
* making a most well known outlet for tradition and psychology research
* Publishing articles that mirror the theoretical, methodological, and epistemological range within the research of tradition and psychology
* bettering the collective identification of the tradition and psychology field
Comprising chapters from the world over well known tradition students and representing variety within the concept and research of tradition inside psychology, Advances in tradition and Psychology is a perfect source for study courses and teachers during the psychology group.
This well timed creation to outdated English literature makes a speciality of the construction and reception of outdated English texts, and on their relation to Anglo-Saxon historical past and tradition.
- Introduces outdated English texts and considers their relation to Anglo-Saxon culture.
- Responds to renewed emphasis on historic and cultural contexts within the box of medieval studies.
- Treats almost the complete diversity of textual forms preserved in previous English.
- Considers the construction, reception and makes use of of previous English texts.
- Integrates the Anglo-Latin backgrounds the most important to figuring out outdated English literature.
- Offers very huge bibliographical guidance.
- Demonstrates that Anglo-Saxon stories is uniquely positioned to give a contribution to present literary debates.
By Joel Best
By Peter Post
Essential Manners for Men is helping males make the proper judgements approximately what to do and say in each scenario that counts. Peter put up, great-grandson of Emily put up, distills the basic details males want for all of the very important roles they play in life.
Organized into 3 elements -- "Daily Life," "Social Life," and "On the activity" -- Essential Manners for Men resolves occasions that may stump even the savviest. Peter Post's recommendation is sharp-witted and good, with assistance, bins, and candid anecdotes approximately his personal etiquette mistakes. subject matters include:
- The most vital behaviors to prevent and emulate on the health club, at paintings, at the golfing direction, at domestic, out with pals, at a enterprise social occasion, and a kid's ball game
Short and shoot-from-the-hip sincere, Essential Manners for Men is a booklet no guy can manage to pay for to be without.
By Leslie Simon
A snarky, fact-filled examine the folk and areas that made the indie/punk scene what it's today
The American underground song scene is exploding everywhere—not simply in manhattan urban and L.A. (although we have these towns coated too!):
In Washington, D.C. . . . Ian MacKaye and Fugazi encouraged the straightedge tradition, which had young ones in all places drawing black X's on their arms in magic marker.
In Omaha, Nebraska . . . a tender Conor Oberst, aka vibrant Eyes, began writing and appearing gut-wrenching love songs on the gentle age of thirteen.
On manhattan, long island . . . Taking again Sunday and fresh battled for emo supremacy and the delicate hearts of one million teenage girls.
From the coauthor of the cult-worthy Everybody Hurts: a necessary consultant to Emo Culture comes Wish You have been Here—a mixture commute advisor and tortured background masking every thing from what constitutes right rock critic etiquette in Minneapolis to why pop-punk bands in Chicago have a lot suburban angst, to how freegans within the Bay region can feed themselves on the cheap that may make frugal Rachael Ray's face blush.
By Michael Silverstein, Neil Fiske
A desirable examine why thousands of customers are "trading up" to top rate items, and the way businesses can take advantage of this phenomenon.
Middle-market shoppers have extra discretionary source of revenue than ever ahead of and are prepared to pay additional for "new luxurious" items and services-items that bring better caliber, technical merits, and more advantageous functionality to traditional items. in particular, shoppers are trying to find emotional engagement-they glance to items to assist them deal with the stresses of daily life, and to aid them discover their aspirations. a brand new luxurious stable will be so simple as a shampoo ($9 from Aveda, as opposed to $3 from artful) that brings moments of convenience and sensual excitement, or as complicated as a automobile ($26,000 for a bottom-of-the-line Mercedes, as opposed to $20,000 for a Pontiac) that can provide emotions of safeguard and pleasure.
garments, automobiles, beer, espresso, kitchen home equipment, undies, own care, dog food, restaurants-in dozens of different types, new luxurious items occupy a candy spot out there, simply because they could promote in a lot better unit volumes than "old luxurious" items, yet command a lot greater revenue margins than traditional items. yet new luxurious leaders-such as Callaway golfing, Victoria's mystery, Panera Bread, Belvedere vodka, Whirlpool Duet, and Williams-Sonoma-create andmarket their items very in a different way than do traditional businesses. Trading Up explores what is using this movement to top rate items, tells the interior tales of many New luxurious businesses and their leaders, and provides insights and techniques which could support the reader benefit from this notable phenomenon. The e-book is predicated at the authors' event in aiding consumers create billions of bucks worthy of recent luxurious items in addition to on exhaustive assisting learn.