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Some Things of Value: Micronesian Customs and Beliefs - Revised Edition, Ashby, Gene
1 Ashby, Gene Some Things of Value: Micronesian Customs and Beliefs - Revised Edition
U.S.A. Rainy Day Press 1985 0931742129 / 9780931742125 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good Small 12mo 
245 indexed pages including illustrations. The customs of Micronesians are similar in generalities from Palau to the Marshalls, but vary considerably in particulars. Those described in this book relate to: childbirth; land and food; marriage; traditional legends and beliefs; the practice of skills; and funerals. lslands and atolls containing all but about five percent of the people are represented in this book, and in most instances it is the first published writing by Micronesians about customs on their own islands. The sections are arranged by political entities, geographically from west to east. Topics begin with childbirth and are followed by land and food, marriage, legends and beliefs, skills. and funerals. Information on all of these topics is included for the larger islands such as the Palaus, Yap, Truk. Pohnpei, and Kosrae. To this revised edition have been added superstitions and beliefs. Some are particular to specific islands or groups, and others are known throughout Micronesia. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Tibetan Folk Tales, Hyde Chambers
2 Hyde Chambers Tibetan Folk Tales
USA Shambhala Pubns 1995 156957135X / 9781569571354 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
186 pages. "These stories sparkle with sagacious humor as they tell of fortunes won and lost, magical animals, accord with nature, and often a miraculous happy ending. A valuable source of artfully told tales." - Library journal. This charming collection of authentic Tibetan folklore re?ects the enduring wisdom, engaging humour, and unique culture of the people of the legendary Land of Snows. The Tibetans’ love of storytelling is reflected in these folk narratives, including: The Tibetan myth of creation, and stories of the origin of important deities and ancient rulers. Some of the famous Jataka tales, stories of former lives of the Buddha, illustrating his practical wisdom and universal compassion. Stories of the release of a hero from animal form, reminiscent of Western fables such as “The Frog Prince.” The most popular of all the time-honoured legends of Tibet, the great epic of King Gesar of Ling, the warrior who became a national hero. Here, the story of his birth and ascension to sovereignty are presented. To this day, Gesar symbolizes the hope of Tibetans that their country will know the rule of a just leader in a free realm once again. Parables, proverbs, verses, and riddles. Gleaned from an ancient oral tradition, these imaginative, colourful, and wisdom-filled tales will delight children and adults alike. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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How to Be Parents Handicap Child, Kenihan, Kerry
3 Kenihan, Kerry How to Be Parents Handicap Child
Australia Penguin 1981 0140465065 / 9780140465068 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 16mo 
202 pages. One in ten Australians is disabled, yet support for their families remains inadequate. The needs of the handicapped child often lock the family into a cycle that strains relationships, resourcefulness and dedication. Sharing the experiences of other parents of disabled children, Kerry Kenihan discusses the problems, self-doubts, frustrations and fear of their situation. Her book offers sound practical advice on problems such as professional help, family adjustment and the special difficulties of migrant and single parents, as well as a comprehensive directory of sources of assistance. This is a book not only for the parents, family and friends of disabled children, but for all those who want to understand them. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Not a Hazardous Sport, NIGEL BARLEY
4 NIGEL BARLEY Not a Hazardous Sport
U. K. Penguin 1989 0140094237 / 9780140094237 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
206 pages. After Nigel Barley's insurance company determined that anthropology was not a hazardous sport, he was free to set off for Torajaland, a remote district of Indonesia. His visit sparked an enduring love afair which led his friends, the Torajans, to London. Their hilarious visit makes a fitting climax to Barley's book. Tiring of the horrors of West Africa, an area which he has spent much of his professional life studying, anthropologist Nigel Barley taught himself Indonesian and spent a number of months at the end of 1985 on the island of Sulawesi. Here he hoped to find unsullied cultures to study, unspoilt natives to investigate. Barley found plenty to wonder at and plenty to admire among the Toraja, a vastly interesting people whose culture include headhunting, transvestite priests, and massacre of buffalo. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Human Cycle, Turnbull, Colin M.
5 Turnbull, Colin M. The Human Cycle
U. K. Paladin 1985 0586084932 / 9780586084939 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
288 pages about the nature of human culture and society, challenging age-old assumptions about primitive societies and the modern world. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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