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The Language of Flowers: A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062873194
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Published: Harper Design - April 7th, 2020

With gorgeous full-color illustrations, ornate decorative elements, lettering in metallic ink, and engaging text, The Language of Flowers: A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic is a treasure for flower lovers.


Yurei: The Japanese Ghost Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781634059695
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Published: Chin Music - April 14th, 2020

"I lived in a haunted apartment." Davisson opens this definitive work on Japan's ghosts, or yurei, with a personal tale about the spirit world. Shifting from anecdotes to deep research to translation of ancient ghost stories, he explores the persistence of yurei in modern Japan and their continued popularity throughout the West. Color images of yurei appear throughout the book.


Connecting Sounds: The Social Life of Music Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781526126030
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Published: Manchester University Press - February 18th, 2020

Boomer Brand Winners & Losers: 156 Best & Worst Brands of the 50s and 60s Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780996576062
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Published: Guidewords Publishing - January 6th, 2020

What was the name of the first maple flavor instant oatmeal cereal?
What brand is the oldest major soft drink in America?
What do the "m's" in M&Ms stand for?
Who was the Barbie doll named after?
Which toothpaste had Bucky Beaver as a mascot?


Eat Your Words: The Definitive Dictionary for the Discerning Diner Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781642501346
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Published: Mango - December 3rd, 2019

The Comprehensive Etymology of Eating

Eat Your Words is a gloriously gluttonous glossary of all things grub and gastronomy: It's a true treat for anyone who loves language as much as they love food.


On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements (Pop Music) Cover Image
By Nick Braae (Editor), Kai Arne Hansen (Editor)
$119.99
ISBN: 9783030180980
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - December 9th, 2019

On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements comprises eleven essays that explore the myriad ways in which popular music is entwined within social, cultural, musical, historical, and media networks.


Food Discourse of Celebrity Chefs of Food Network Cover Image
$84.99
ISBN: 9783030314293
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - December 19th, 2019

Food Discourse explores a fascinating, yet virtually unexplored research area: the language of food used on television cooking shows. It shows how the discourse of television cooking shows on the American television channel Food Network conveys a pseudo-relationship between the celebrity chef host and viewers.


Representation in Steven Universe Cover Image
By John R. Ziegler (Editor), Leah Richards (Editor)
$109.99
ISBN: 9783030318802
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - January 10th, 2020

This book assembles ten scholarly examinations of the politics of representation in the groundbreaking animated children's television series Steven Universe. These analyses address a range of representational sites and subjects, including queerness, race, fandom, colonialism, and the environment, and provide an accessible foundation for further scholarship.


The World's Worst Scandals: Sex, Lies and Corruption Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781789505696
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Published: Arcturus Editions - January 15th, 2020

Did an American president really sleep with film star Marilyn Monroe? What were the real facts of Watergate? How was the former FIFA president involved in bribery allegations?


Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501175398
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 31st, 2020

From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999—“a terrifically fun snapshot of American film culture on the brink of the Millennium….An absolute must for any movie-lover or pop-culture nut” (Gillian Flynn).

In 1999, Hollywood as we know it exploded: Fight Club. The Matrix. Office Space.


Superstition: A Very Short Introduction Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780198819257
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2020

Do you touch wood for luck, or avoid hotel rooms on floor thirteen? Would you cross the path of a black cat, or step under a ladder? Is breaking a mirror just an expensive waste of glass, or something rather more sinister? Despite the dominance of science in today's world, superstitious beliefs - both traditional and new - remain surprisingly popular.


Is Technology Making Us Sick?: A Primer for the 21st Century (The Big Idea Series) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780500295311
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Published: Thames & Hudson - April 21st, 2020

This new volume in The Big Idea series evaluates the impact of the increased use of technology in everyday life on society.


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