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An uncommon history of common courtesy : how manners shaped the world

Author: Bethanne Kelly Patrick
Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : National Geographic ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011275859
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bethanne Kelly Patrick
ISBN: 9781784029883 1784029882
OCLC Number: 897123592
Description: 1 online resource (63 entries)
Contents: Foreword by Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners) --
Introduction --
Chapter one: shake hands, tip hats --
Handshakes --
Bowing --
Kissing & hugging --
Greetings & salutations --
Honorifics & names --
Gestures --
Chapter two: say the magic words --
Saying please --
Saying thank you --
Saying you're welcome --
Saying hello --
Saying "how are you?" --
Saying goodbye --
Chapter three: elbows off the table --
Hosts --
Guests --
Tables --
Utensils --
Foods --
Drinks --
Chapter four: rank's privileges --
Matters of state --
Down to business --
All in the timing --
Better left unsaid --
Clothes call --
No rules --
Chapter five: all in the family --
Birth --
Childhood --
Relatives --
Celebrations --
Observances --
Obligations --
Chapter six: the game of life --
Equipment --
Training --
Competition --
Elementary --
University --
Professional --
Chapter seven: on the road again --
On the ground --
Behind the wheel --
In air or water --
Crossing --
Boundaries --
Carrying --
Chapter eight: getting & spending --
Currency --
Service --
Negotiation --
Staff --
Colleagues --
Competitors --
Acknowledgments --
Say please and thank you in many languages --
Manner mavens: in their own words.
Other Titles: Common courtesy.
How manners shaped the world.
Responsibility: Bethanne Patrick.

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