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Smashing Plates

Author : Maria Elia
ISBN : 1909487066
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 31.59 MB
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An award-winning London chef presents a collection of modernized Greek recipes based on traditional flavors, drawing on her experience in village kitchens and gardens to provide such options as Zucchini-Coated Calamari, Watermelon Mahalepi and Marinated Lamb with Feta Curd.
Category: Cooking

Mighty Fine Words And Smashing Expressions

Author : Orin Hargraves
ISBN : 9780195157048
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.42 MB
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Americans and Britons are exposed to unedited texts, scripts, and speech from one another's dialects at an unprecedented and accelerating rate. Most people have no trouble understanding the general meaning of language in the other dialect, but readers and listeners very often fail tounderstand or misunderstand critical words, references, and allusions for lack of familiarity of the social and cultural contexts that underlie various usages. This book remedies this gap in understanding by cataloguing the differences that language users on either side of the Atlantic are likely toencounter in their dealings with the other dialect. By taking a culturally neutral stance it addresses the needs of both British and American readers and listeners. The thematic organization of the book allows the user to access language differences in various subject areas, where words likely to be needed at the same time can all be found together. Chapters include; Politics, Law, and Government; Business and Money; Medicine and Healthcare; Education; Food,Clothing, and Shelter; Transportation; Sports; and Profanity and Obscenity, in addition to basic information on orthography, weights and measures, etc. The appendices and extensive index provide a ready point of entry for quick look-ups, and there will be an extra chapter on Canadian, Australian,and Asian English.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cultural Intimacy

Author : Michael Herzfeld
ISBN : 9781136792403
Genre : Social Science
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In this new updated edition, Herzfeld includes more discussion about what cultural intimacy has come to mean for other authors and researchers, and how it can contribute to present studies of global processes and the forces that resist them.
Category: Social Science


Author : Ruth G Juliano
ISBN : 9780987618979
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 69.88 MB
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Category: Fiction

Etiquette And Taboos Around The World A Geographic Encyclopedia Of Social And Cultural Customs

Author : Ken Taylor
ISBN : 9781440838217
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 65.33 MB
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An interesting resource for learning about the cultural differences and characteristics of people across the globe, this encyclopedia covers the "do's" and "don'ts" of a breadth of countries and major ethnic groups. • Provides comprehensive coverage of many of the world's countries and cultures that enables readers to make insightful cross-cultural comparisons • Directly supports the National Geography Standards by examining cultural mosaics • Provides relevant and useful information for readers preparing for study-abroad excursions or other international travel
Category: Social Science

The Ten Loves Of God

Author : Win Green
ISBN : 9781617390166
Genre : Religion
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'Surveys show that many today have a deep hunger for God. Win's book speaks directly and clearly to this spiritual condition. It will clarify and buttress your faith.' George Gallup Jr., pollster, author, and founding chairman, The George H. Gallup International Institute 'With clear prose and compelling insight, The Ten Loves of God takes the reader into the very heart of God's perfect plan for our lives.' Yolanda Pierce, associate professor, Princeton Theological Seminary. Moses received God's Ten Commandments atop a mountain, and ever since they've served as the moral/spiritual foundation for the Judeo/Christian world. But are they still relevant in today's high tech, religiously diverse, sexually aggressive world? Of course they are! In this book, The Ten Loves of God, Win Green celebrates the gift that each command offers.
Category: Religion

A Book Of Common Prayer

Author : Joan Didion
ISBN : 9780307787590
Genre : Fiction
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Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. "Immaculate of history, innocent of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence.
Category: Fiction

Everyday Stalinism

Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9780199839247
Genre : History
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Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by a leading authority on modern Russian history. Focusing on the urban population, Fitzpatrick depicts a world of privation, overcrowding, endless lines, and broken homes, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollowly. We read of a government bureaucracy that often turned life into a nightmare, and of how ordinary citizens tried to circumvent it. We also read of the secret police, whose constant surveillance was endemic at this time, and the waves of terror, like the Great Purges of 1937, which periodically cast society into turmoil.
Category: History

Gods Heroes And Philosophers A Celebration Of All Things Greek

Author : Christopher Bonanos
ISBN : 9780806536811
Genre : History
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Here are some of the reasons to be proud to be Greek: • Alexander the Greet, greatest conqueror of them all • Olympic games, past and present • Olympia Dukakis, George Stephanopolous, and Yanni • Birth of democracy, cradle of western civilization • Aesop's wise and winning fables • Warm souvlaki, cold retsina • And every Greek diner you ever ate in!
Category: History


Author : Paul Montgomery
ISBN : 9780988207707
Genre : Poetry
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Montana Poetry, Sheepboy poetry
Category: Poetry