Modifying your body may seem to be an extreme thing to do. But when we build muscles, lose weight, pierce our ears, or get a hair transplant, aren't we modifying our bodies? What powerful needs make us do it? This audiobook explores the history of these sometimes strange and sometimes commonplace customs from around the world. Body Modification is part of the Extreme Customs non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages. What do customs mean in a given culture?
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This collection of burial customs will amaze and captivate listeners. Even the first humans performed burials. All people die but the great variety of customs, from hanging coffins to Viking longships, will surprise the listener with their variety and universal respect. Burials is part of the non-fiction series Extreme Customs that will engage listeners of all ages. What do customs mean in a given culture?
Everyday you probably wonder what you should wear, whether it's for a date, job interview, or just relaxation. This has been true throughout history, from ancient Egypt to medieval Japan to the roaring 20s and beyond. This book describes the sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, and occasionally unbelievable fashions that were popular in other times and places.
Some think tattoos are the hottest new style to hit the scene. Are they really? This book details the long history of tattoos and the reasons people have made their mark with them. An outward sign of belonging, belief or beauty, tattoos have an appeal that crosses time and geography. But not everyone lives happily with a tattoo.