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Vampire A New History
ISBN: PB: 9780300254839, ISBN: HB: 9780300232233, Yale University Press, September 2020
320 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 35 colour illus., 4 black&white illus.
Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori's publication of "The Vampyre", Nick Groom's detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century,...
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£9,99
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£16,99
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Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag
ISBN: HB: 9780300250022, Yale University Press, September 2020
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
From Leonardo da Vinci and John Dee to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge. Nonetheless, in our current age of specialization, polymaths are often remembered for only one part of their varied achievements....
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£20,00
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Under the Red White and Blue Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby
ISBN: HB: 9780300228908, Yale University Press, July 2020
176 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm, 4 black&white illus.
Renowned critic Greil Marcus takes on the fascinating legacy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". An enthralling parable (or a cheap metaphor) of the American Dream as a beckoning finger toward a con game, a kind of virus infecting artists of...
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£18,00
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Virus in the Age of Madness
ISBN: PB: 9780300257373, Yale University Press, July 2020
128 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
With medical mysteries, rising death tolls, and conspiracy theories beamed minute by minute through the vast web universe, the coronavirus pandemic has irrevocably altered societies around the world. In this sharp essay, world-renowned philosopher Be...
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£10,99
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London's New Scene Art and Culture in the 1960s
ISBN: HB: 9781913107109, Yale University Press, June 2020
416 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 80 colour illus., 120 black&white illus.
In the 1960s, London became a vibrant hub of artistic production. Postwar reconstruction, jet air travel, television arts programs, new color supplements, a generation of young artists, dealers, and curators, the influx of international film companie...
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£35,00
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Epidemics and Society From the Black Death to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9780300256390, Yale University Press, May 2020
608 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 40 black&white illus.
This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only inf...
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£16,99
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True History of Merlin the Magician
ISBN: PB: 9780300253085, Yale University Press, April 2020
272 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 10 black&white illus.
Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since the idea was first invented in the twelfth century in the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's "History of the Kings of Britain". But although the Merlin of literature and Arthur...
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£11,99
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Blooming Flowers A Seasonal History of Plants and People
ISBN: HB: 9780300243338, Yale University Press, April 2020
256 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 64 colour illus.
The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of a lotus or a saffron-infused paella – there is no end of reasons to love flowers. Ranging through the centuries and across the globe, Kasia Boddy looks at...
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£14,99
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Jet Age Aesthetic The Glamour of Media in Motion
ISBN: HB: 9780300247466, Yale University Press, February 2020
232 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 98 colour illus., 52 black&white illus.
Vanessa R. Schwartz engagingly presents the jet plane's power to define a new age at a critical moment in the mid-20th century, arguing that the craft's speed and smooth ride allowed people to imagine themselves living in the future. Exploring realms...
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£30,00
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Star Stories Constellations and People
ISBN: HB: 9780300241280, Yale University Press, November 2019
208 pp., 21x14 cm, 34 black&white illus.
We can see love, betrayal, and friendship in the heavens, if we know where to look. A world expert on cultural understandings of cosmology, Anthony Aveni provides an unconventional atlas of the night sky, introducing readers to tales beloved for gene...
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£20,00
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