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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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£14,95
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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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Arthur God and Hero in Avalon
ISBN: HB: 9781780239996, Reaktion Books, February 2019
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus., 10 in colour
For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have inspired generations. In the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur...
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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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Coffee A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140026, Reaktion Books, December 2018
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Coffee is a global beverage: it is grown commercially on four continents and consumed enthusiastically in all seven. There is even an Italian espresso machine on the International Space Station. Coffee's journey has taken it from the forests of Ethio...
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£10,99
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Company Curiosities Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874
ISBN: HB: 9781789140033, Reaktion Books, December 2018
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 160 illus., 100 in colour
For nearly three hundred years, the East India Company dominated British trade and relations with Asia. It made handsome profits for shareholders but also provided collectors in Europe with natural specimens and man-made rarities that were prized for...
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£40,00
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Short History of the Shadow
ISBN: PB: 9781780239880, Reaktion Books, December 2018
304 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus.
In this investigative tour de force, now available in a new format edition, Victor I. Stoichita untangles the history of one of the most enduring technical and symbolic challenges to confront Western artists: the depiction and meanings of shadows....
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North Pole Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781789140088, Reaktion Books, December 2018
208 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 100 illus., 50 in colour
In "North Pole", Michael Bravo explains how visions of the North Pole have been supremely important to the world's cultures and political leaders, from Alexander the Great to neo- Hindu nationalists. Tracing poles and polarity back to sacred ancient...
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Vast Expanses A History of the Oceans
ISBN: HB: 9781780239972, Reaktion Books, December 2018
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus.
"Vast Expanses" is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe. Our ancient con...
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Birch
ISBN: HB: 9781789140118, Reaktion Books, November 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Elegant and beautiful, rich in history and supremely useful, birches have played an extraordinary yet largely unrecognized part in shaping both our natural environment and the material culture and beliefs of millions of people around the world. For...
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