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SMOKE
By K. M. Kuntz
10 x 10 in. (254 x 254mm). 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Smoking is by no means good for you, but it is a world-wide habit and an international industry. A fiercely competitive business, tobacco has generated some of the most effective and memorable advertising campaigns of all time. The cigarette, cigar, and pipe have become useful props in fiction and films, signaling maturity, sophistication, eccentricity, rebelliousness, and corruption. This lavishly illustrated book provides an in-depth look at smoking tobacco. A rich historical background is complemented by vintage and modern advertisements and movie stills, and a complete assortment of cigars, cigarettes, and fantastic accouterments.

Category: FOOD & DRINK, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $16.95
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SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST, THE
By Linda Clement
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. It is hard to imagine that before the Victorian revival of Christmas there were no Christmas trees, no card-giving, few presents, no cakes, no sumptuous meals - in fact the occasion was hardly celebrated at all. This beautifully illustrated book takes a look at Christmas and how it has evolved. The ancient origins of the festival are explored as are the many customs and traditions. The part of the Victorians in shaping our Christmas is described in detail, including holiday decorations, food, drink, and games.

Category: RELIGION, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $16.95
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SEDUCTION, THROUGH THE AGES
By Linda Sonntag
8 X 10 1/2. Hardcover. 132 pages. 125 photographs. A candid investigation into sexual practices and seduction through the ages. Covers the theories behind sexual attraction and the use of aphrodisiacs, spells and rituals to entice a mate. Looks at sexual enhancements through changing fashions, body piercing, tattoos, cosmetics, and surgery. Covers subjects as diverse as . folklore . witches & vampirism . sex on the internet

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

SPIDERS
By Paul Sterry
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Paperback. 80 illustrations. Among the most numerous of the invertebrate groups, spiders offer a wealth of opportunities for orservation and study. A careful study of spiders will reveal fascinating and complex behavior patterns - making them in their own way just as rewarding as watching birds or mammals. Amateur naturalists will delight in this book, which covers such topics as physical structure and growth; silk production and web building; fangs and venom; camouflage, webs, tunnels, and traps, courtship and reproduction; and finally, self-defense. Collected from all over the world, from temperate woodlands to tropical regions and deserts, this volume offers a diverse array of spider species, fully described and brought to life in 80 full-color photographs.

Category: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, WILD, WILDERNESS
Retail Price $9.95
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SPIDERS
By Paul Sterry
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. 80 illustrations. Among the most numerous of the invertebrate groups, spiders offer a wealth of opportunities for orservation and study. A careful study of spiders will reveal fascinating and complex behavior patterns - making them in their own way just as rewarding as watching birds or mammals. Amateur naturalists will delight in this book, which covers such topics as physical structure and growth; silk production and web building; fangs and venom; camouflage, webs, tunnels, and traps, courtship and reproduction; and finally, self-defense. Collected from all over the world, from temperate woodlands to tropical regions and deserts, this volume offers a diverse array of spider species, fully described and brought to life in 80 full-color photographs.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
Retail Price $12.95
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SURREALISM: THE DREAM OF REVOLUTION
By Richard Leslie
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. 96 illustrations. Surrealism, originating in Paris in the 1920s, was a movment aimed at establishing a perpetual revolution that would disrupt and disorganize both art and society. The key to these revolutionary art forms and attitudes was Freud's concept of the unconscious which spurred the Surrealists to borrow and develop techniques to create images that fused the unconscious dream state with conscious reality. Their faith in art and altered psychological states formed a lasting legacy and cornerstone of modern art. Surrealism attracted some of the most creative artists of the twentieth century: Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Jean Arp, Salvador Dali, Andre Masson, Rene Magritte, Alberto Giacometti, and even, Pablo Picasso. Here is the story of Surrealism along with a collection of 96 haunting images, revealing the vivid world of surrealism.

Category: ART, ART MOVEMENTS, ART HISTORY
Retail Price $17.95
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SIMPLE BEAUTY (SHAKERS)
By William C Ketchum Jr.
9 1/4 x 12 13/16 in (235 x 325mm). 128 pages. Hardcover. 130 illustrations. The Shakers' spirit burns brightly through their legacy of design and architecture, represented by the images of Shaker buildings and their furnishings found in this book. From furniture, rugs, and clothing to useful objects such as baskets, boxes, and tools amd from tinware to textiles, Shaker arts and crafts remain as a precious and vital contribution to American cultural life. An informative text presents lively historical anecdotes of this most fascinating of religious sects, accompanied by 130 full-color photographs illustrating Shaker design and workmanship.

Category: HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, AMERICANA
Retail Price $16.95
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SUCCESS WITH ORCHIDS
By Wilma Rittershausen
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. This authoritative guide to cultivating beautiful orchids details the many species that can be raised indoors or in an ordinary greenhouse. The reader will learn which plants to choose, how to obtain them, and how to cultivate them under cover. A rich history of these beautiful and fascinating flowers is highlighted by over 100 stunning full-color photographs.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $16.95
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