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Some recent additions to my online bookshop are listed below. My affiliate bookshop link is: Cultures and Graves Bookshop
I’m always on the look-out for Taphophile themed books! I earn a small commission for any book purchased through this link.
Burial at Sea
Book description: Like other groups with dangerous occupations, mariners have developed a close-knit culture bound by loss and memory. Death regularly disrupts the fabric of this culture and necessitates actions designed to mend its social structure. From the ritual of burying a body at sea to the creation of memorials to honor the missing, these events tell us a great deal about how sailors see their world. It is based on a study of over 2,100 gravestones and monuments. All are in North America and the United Kingdom.
The markers were erected between the seventeenth and late twentieth centuries, David Stewart expands the use of nautical archaeology into terrestrial environments. He focuses on those who make their living at sea–one of the world’s oldest and most dangerous occupations–to examine their distinct folkloric traditions, beliefs, and customs regarding death, loss, and remembrance. A volume in the series New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology, edited by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith
Link to purchase the book above: https://bookshop.org/a/82363/9780813064208
One more of the Recent Additions to my Online Bookshop! This book is about the use of human bones in Tibet
Description: This edition is valued by scholars. It is the same format as the original version. Any marks or annotations from the original remain to preserve its true nature.
Link to purchase the book above: https://bookshop.org/a/82363/9789354301599
Laminated reference pages
This is a handy, durable guide, easy to carry in a hiking bag!
Description: Indulge your inner explorer and learn where you are likely to find bones and how to identify animals based on their skull and limb shape and size, dental patterns, horns and beaks. This pocket Guide teaches users how to identify skulls and bones of common North American mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes. It features a 20 in. (50 cm) ruler and step-by-step instructions for preparing and preserving specimens. Information includes basic skeleton structure, spine, vertebrae and ribs, and how eye placement reveals animal behavior. The skulls, antlers and horns of 36 of North America’s most noted mammals. 9 distinctive bird skulls and three common reptiles & amphibians. This lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is waterproof and is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
Link to purchase the laminated field guide above: https://bookshop.org/a/82363/9781583557969
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