The seminal work of the French Sociologist Roger Caillois, a translation of Les jeux et les hommes (1958). It is an influential book on the sociology of play and games, or rather in Caillois' terms sociology derived from play. Caillois sees many of the st
Original title: Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream
Reissue of the world's first book on Russian rock, released in the West in 1987 and in the USSR in 1991 and has since become a classic. 'Almost the entirety of this book (except for the last chapter and sentimental appendages) was written exactly twenty years ago, and I first published it in the city of London, I have always despised the hype around...
A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial...
History of shoes.
Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the XX century.
Man and Woman: Body, Fashion, Culture throughout the USSR history and untill the Thaw.
The fifth edition of the very popular book "Russians: Stereotypes of behaviour, tradition, mentality". This book answers many questions foreigners may ask about Russians and explains why certain things are certain way, and where they come from. Author giv
Texts and exercises on Russian culture from ancient times through 19th century. This educational manual is intended for foreign students who are interested in the humanities and have a basic knowledge of Russian. The texts in this collection are about the most well-known events in Russian culture, about the big names in Russian history and their...
New 2009 version of the course. The fist part of the course Window to Russia focuses on development of speaking and writing skills at the II-III level (B2-C1). It includes live dialogues, up-to-date information on contemporary Russia, discussions of curre
Three sections (Meeting People, Family Life, and Customer Service) cover 16 topics. Each topic is presented by a basic text, questions and answers, dialogues and additional materials for more advanced students. Each section contains texts for reading and/
Manual on Russian formal speech: trends, traditions, styles, etc.
This educational manual presents 20 biographical texts about well-known and talented people who were born in Russia, but for one reason or another lived outside of Russia. These are people who have achieved the highest results in their professional fields
15 texts from Russian periodicals about youth culture, social problems and changes in everyday life in today's Russia. The texts are aimed at students studying Russian at intermediate and advances levels. Russian-English vocabulary, a wide range of exerci
Basic Grammar Course for Students of Technology and Natural Science (II & III levels).
Teacher's Edition. Manual on regional geography for those who learn Russian (level B1 and higher). Consists of two parts: materials for a teacher and materials for student/s, which include a DVD (72 minutes) and a CD with the text in PDF format (131 pages
This is a book and a workbook recorded on a CD in PDF format (117 pages with colorful illustrations). This book includes information about 12 famous Russians: Aleksandr Nevskii, Ivan Groznyi, Petr I, Ekaterina II, Aleksandr Suvorov, Aleksandr Pushkin, Ale
Manual teaches about geography and nature of Russia. 37 chapters tell about different regions and areas. The CD includes plenty of images that illustrate and accompany the manual's texts. This educational supplement takes its readers on a fascinating trip