Author: Emily Kelley
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discusses how Christmas is celebrated in many different ways around the world.
Author: Judy Gabrovec,Melinda Parker
Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications
As a Christian festival Christmas is celebrated on a global scale, with many countries lending special aspects of their life and culture to the festivities. This book examines the traditions and customs of Christmas in some of these countries, with the inclusion of activities related to art, craft, music and cooking, as well as giving students the opportunity to research some of the background aspects of the event. Incorporated in the research component are Internet activities related to Christmas web sites, in addition to a variety of on-line references that can be used for further investigations.
Author: Melinda Blyton
Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications
Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation
Author: Gayle Greene
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The life story of the epidemiologist who discovered the harmful effects of fetal X rays and other radiation exposure
Author: William D. Crump
This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia (2001) adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas symbols; Christmas plants, place names, and stamps; and celebrations in countries around the world, including the origins of some of the most cherished traditions in the United States. Unique to this work is its emphasis on Christmas as depicted in the popular media, with entries covering literary works such as Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Silver Bells, classic television series such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, motion pictures such as Arthur Christmas and Santa Clause 3, and television specials expressing holiday themes.
Nearly 200 Alphabetically Arranged Entries Covering All Aspects of Christmas, Including Folk Customs, Religious Observances, History, Legends, Symbols, and Related Days from Europe, America, and Around the World ...
Author: Tanya Gulevich
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
"Like sparkling lights and colorful ornaments on a holiday tree, Encyclopedia of Christmas offers myriad facts all in one place. The subtitle says it all: 'Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries covering all aspects of Christmas, including folk customs, religious observances, history, legends, symbols, and related days from Europe, America, and around the world.' The Encyclopedia's strong point is its international coverage reflected in the 20 or so entries devoted to Christmas in specific countries or regions all over the world, and the multicultural flavor of its articles. Web sites are offered for countries, Christmas trees, customs, and Christmas movies. Fact- and fun-filled, this is a resource for everyone."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama
Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Category: American literature