Reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.
A team of anthropologists and social scientists have taken a close look at more than 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture -- every bit as much as geographic borders -- defines and separates the nations of the world.
In this encyclopedia, two experienced world travelers and numerous contributors provide a fascinating worldwide survey of street foods and recipes to document the importance of casual cuisine to every culture, covering everything from dumplings to hot dogs and kebabs to tacos.
This source explores the nutritional and cultural impact of food, with articles written by anthropologists, chefs, food historians, nutritionists, agronomists, food stylists, and other food researches.
World Music: The Basicsgives a concise introduction to popular musical styles found around the world. Organized alphabetically by region and then by country, it provides essential background information on the cultural and musical history of each area. Styles featured include: Celtic Dijeridou Bossa Nova Reggae Bluegrass Covering key artists and recordings and with guides to further listening, this is the perfect introduction for the student, scholar or general listener.
This two-volume set presents information and images of the varied clothing and textiles of cultures around the world, allowing readers to better appreciate the richness and diversity of human culture and history.
Folk costumes express both the character of communities and their ethnic origins. This book demonstrates their diversity and ingenuity with examples of the embroidery and weaving of these costumes, which are still being created today.
Costume authority Frances Kennett explains how and why certain garments came into being, the construction of the garments, and provides information on the wide variety of materials used in their creation.