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Mr. Smith Goes to China Three Scots in the Making of Britain's Global Empire
ISBN: PB: 9780300236088, Yale University Press, July 2019
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 black&white illus.
This book delves into the lives of three Scottish private traders – George Smith of Bombay, George Smith of Canton, and George Smith of Madras – and uses them as lenses through which to explore the inner workings of Britain's imperial expansion and g...
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£35,00
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Natural Encounters Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons
ISBN: HB: 9780300243482, Yale University Press, July 2019
304 pp., 21x14 cm, 28 black&white illus.
In this "personal encyclopedia of nature's seasons", lifetime naturalist Bruce Beehler reflects on his three decades of encountering nature in Washington, D.C. The author takes the reader on a year?long journey through the seasons as he describes the...
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£22,00
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Out of Joint Power, Crisis, and the Rhetoric of Time
ISBN: PB: 9780300166330, Yale University Press, July 2019
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 12 black&white illus.
To secure power in a crisis, leaders must sell deep change as a means to future good. But how could we know the future? Nomi Claire Lazar draws on stories across a range of cultures and contexts, ancient and modern, to show how leaders use constructi...
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£30,00
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Reaching for the Moon A Short History of the Space Race
ISBN: HB: 9780300230468, Yale University Press, July 2019
256 pp., 21x14 cm, 19 black&white illus.
At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and e...
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£20,00
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Renoir The Body, The Senses
ISBN: HB: 9780300243314, Yale University Press, July 2019
320 pp., 33x25.4 cm, 110 colour and black&white illus.
Best known as part of the influential vanguard of Impressionist artists that experimented with new painting techniques in the late 19th century, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was deeply inspired by classical traditions and returned again and agai...
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£40,00
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Rotten Bodies Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: PB: 9780300233520, Yale University Press, July 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Britain had no idea that it would not see another plague after the horrors of 1666, and for a century and a half the fear of epidemic disease gripped and shaped British society. Plague doctors had long asserted that the bodies of the poor were especi...
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£30,00
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Surviving Genocide Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas
ISBN: HB: 9780300218121, Yale University Press, July 2019
544 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 49 black&white illus.
In the first part of this sweeping two-volume history, Jeffrey Ostler investigates how American democracy relied on Indian dispossession and the federally sanctioned use of force to remove or slaughter Indians in the way of U.S. expansion. He charts...
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£30,00
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That Other World Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile
ISBN: HB: 9780300158830, Yale University Press, July 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The ruler of a totalitarian state seeks validation from a former schoolmate, now the nation's foremost thinker, in order to access a cultural cache alien to his regime. A literary critic provides commentary on an unfinished poem that both foretells...
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£20,00
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Yi River Commentary on the Book of Changes
ISBN: PB: 9780300218077, Yale University Press, July 2019
576 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 67 black&white illus.
This book is a translation of a key commentary on the "Book of Changes, or Yijing (I Ching)", perhaps the most broadly influential text of classical China. The "Yijing" first appeared as a divination text in Zhou-dynasty China (ca. 1045–256 bce) and...
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£60,00
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African Americans and Africa A New History
ISBN: HB: 9780300198669, Yale University Press, July 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 black&white illus.
What is an "African American" and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States' first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This work p...
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£18,99
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