art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, July 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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£21,99
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Field Notes on the Visual Arts Seventy-Five Short Essays
ISBN: PB: 9781783209965, Intellect, June 2019
340 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm
What is the relation of art and history? What is art today? Why does art affect us? In "Field Notes on the Visual Arts", seventy-five scholars, curators, and artists traverse chronology and geography to reveal the meanings and dilemmas of art. Organi...
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£28,00
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Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea A History of the Comoros
ISBN: HB: 9781787381469, Hurst Publishers, June 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Many people today have never heard of the Comoros, but these islands were once part of a prosperous economic system that stretched halfway around the world. A key node in the trading networks of the Indian Ocean, the Comoros th...
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£45,00
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Emotional Mind The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
ISBN: HB: 9780674980556, Harvard University Press, April 2019
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 3 illus., 1 table
Many accounts of the human mind concentrate on the brain's computational power. Yet, in evolutionary terms, rational cognition emerged only the day before yesterday. For nearly 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emoti...
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£21,95
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Numbers and the Making of Us Counting and the Course of Human Cultures
ISBN: PB: 9780674237810, ISBN: HB: 9780674504431, Harvard University Press, April 2019
312 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 photos, 1 illus.
Carved into our past, woven into our present, numbers shape our perceptions of the world and of ourselves much more than we commonly think. "Numbers and the Making of Us" is a sweeping account of how numbers radically enhanced our species' cognitive...
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£12,95
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£20,95
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No Fixed Abode Ethnofiction
ISBN: PB: 9780857426345, ISBN: HB: 9780857420961, Seagull Books, March 2019
80 pp., 25x15 cm
In recent years, social workers have raised a new concern about the appearance of a new category among the working poor. Even employed, there are people so overburdened by the cost of living and so under compensated that they cannot afford a place to...
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£11,99
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£12,50
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World-Wide-Walks Peter d’Agostino: Crossing Natural-Cultural-Virtual Frontiers
ISBN: HB: 9781783209132, Intellect, March 2019
300 pp., 21.6x21.6 cm
This book presents Peter d'Agostino's World-Wide-Walks project, providing a unique perspective on walking practices across time and place considered through the framework of evolving technologies and changes in climate. Performed on six continents du...
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£87,00
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Arabs A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
ISBN: PB: 9780300180282, Yale University Press, March 2019
656 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 colour illus., 4 maps
This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of...
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£25,00
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Twice-Born Life and Death on the Ganges
ISBN: HB: 9781787381193, Hurst Publishers, March 2019
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! When Aatish Taseer first came to Benares, the spiritual capital of Hinduism, he was the Westernised teenager of an Indian journalist and a Pakistani politician, raised among New Delhi's intellectual and cultural elite. Nearly t...
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£20,00
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Inside World Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles
ISBN: HB: 9783791358161, Prestel Publishing, February 2019
160 pp., 27x25 cm, 110 colour illus.
Traditionally used in Aboriginal funeral ceremonies, memorial poles have been transformed into compelling contemporary artworks. The memorial pole is made from the trunk of the Eucalyptus tetradonta, hollowed naturally by termites. When the bones of...
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£39,99
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