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Bilingual Guide to Japan Japanese Gardens
ISBN: PB: 9784093886260, Nippan IPS, June 2019
128 pp., 18.2x12 cm, 45 colour and black&white illus., language: English / Japanese
The fifth book from the Bilingual Guide to Japan series. Written in both English/Japaneselish and Japanese, this unique handbook teaches an appreciation of Japanese gardens and introduces many famous gardens from Kyoto to Tokyo. Not only is this boo...
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£16,00
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Chicago From Vision to Metropolis
ISBN: HB: 9781789140002, Reaktion Books, February 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 60 in colour
Chicago has been called the "most American of cities" and the "great American city". Not the biggest or the most powerful; neither the richest, prettiest nor best – but the most American. How did it become that? And what does it even mean? At its h...
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£14,00
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Food on the Move Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World
ISBN: HB: 9781789140071, Reaktion Books, February 2019
256 pp., 25x19 cm, 150 illus., 100 in colour
All aboard for a delicious ride on nine legendary railway journeys! Meals associated with train travel have been an important aspect of railway history for more than a century – from dinners in dining cars to lunches at station buffets to foods purch...
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£25,00
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Prague Crossroads of Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781789140095, Reaktion Books, December 2018
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
Thirty years ago Prague was a closed book to most Westerners. Today it is Europe's fifth most-visited city, surpassed only by London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. With a stunning natural location on the Vltava river and a spectacular potpourri of Romane...
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£14,00
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Japan: 100 Hidden Towns
ISBN: PB: 9784905527497, Nippan IPS, December 2018
416 pp., 19.7x12.8 cm, 918 colour and black&white illus., language: English
Away from the bustling cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, there is a hidden Japan – where quiet, bucolic ways of life, and proudly maintained local history and traditions can be found. "Japan: 100 Hidden Towns" is a guide to this other, off-the-beaten...
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£24,00
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Wartime Notebooks France, 1940-1944
ISBN: HB: 9780300176711, Yale University Press, November 2018
704 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 black&white illus.
A Polish writer's experience of wartime France, a cosmopolitan outsider's perspective on politics, culture, and life under duress. When the aspiring young writer Andrzej Bobkowski, a self-styled cosmopolitan Pole, found himself caught in occupied Fr...
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£25,00
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Must-Buys Kyoto
ISBN: PB: 9784846531126, Nippan IPS, November 2018
144 pp., 19.7x13 cm, 150 colour and black&white illus., language: Japanese / English
STILL SIGHTSEEING? LET'S SHOPPING! In this "Product" focused new type of guide book you can see over 100 unique MUST-BUY items, confidently recommend by an Editor of "MONO MAGAZINE", Japanese well-known magazine of products. "Must-Buys: Kyoto" highli...
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£18,00
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Illusion and Disillusionment Travel Writing in the Modern Age
ISBN: PB: 9780674984479, Harvard University Press, September 2018
185 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 halftones
"Illusion and Disillusionment: Travel Writing in the Modern Age" seeks to understand, expand, and challenge the boundaries of the modern travelogue across several literary traditions. Through an engaging cast of characters – China-bound missionaries,...
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£14,00
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University of Oxford A Brief History
ISBN: PB: 9781851245000, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2018
144 pp., 22x17.3 cm, 55 colour illus.
The University of Oxford is the third oldest university in Europe and remains one of the greatest universities in the world. How did such an ancient institution flourish through the ages? This book offers a succinct illustrated account of its colour...
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£12,00
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