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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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Chicago From Vision to Metropolis
ISBN: HB: 9781789140002, Reaktion Books, October 2018
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, October 2018
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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Illusion and Disillusionment Travel Writing in the Modern Age
ISBN: PB: 9780674984479, Harvard University Press, July 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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Guide to the Getty Villa Revised Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781606065471, Getty Publications, May 2018
132 pp., 24.4x14.1 cm, 165 colour illus., 20 black&white illus., 3 maps
It begins with the history of the site, recounting how, as J. Paul Getty's art collection grew, he chose to house it in a replica of the ancient Roman villa at Herculaneum now known as the Villa dei Papiri. The second chapter chronicles the destructi...
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£9,00
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San Francisco Instant City, Promised Land
ISBN: HB: 9781780239217, Reaktion Books, May 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 80 in colour
A local rock star once said, "San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality". Michael Johns's "San Francisco: Instant City, Promised Land" portrays the sensibilities of this small city with an outsized personality. No American city has suc...
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White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century
ISBN: HB: 9780300221794, Yale University Press, March 2018
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 73 black&white illus.
In the early twentieth century, northerners lived and trapped in one of the world's harshest environments. At a time when government services and social support were minimal or nonexistent, they thrived on the fox fur trade, relying on their energy,...
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£32,00
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Top 16 Hot Spring Resorts in Japan
ISBN: PB: 9784865050981, Nippan IPS, November 2017
160 pp., 29.4x21 cm, 100 colour and black&white illus., language: English
You will see hot springs bubbling up everywhere in Japan. In fact Japanese people have been enjoying them for hundreds of years, mainly for health benefits and socializing. Bathing at hot springs is a great way to enjoy Japan, not just to experience...
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£18,00
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Writing Abroad A Guide for Travelers
ISBN: PB: 9780226444499, ISBN: HB: 9780226444352, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
"Tell me all about your trip!" It's a request that follows travelers as they head out into the world, and one of the first things they hear when they return. When we leave our homes to explore the wider world, we feel compelled to capture the experie...
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£17,00
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£50,00
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Bilingual Guide to Japan Buddhist Statuary
ISBN: PB: 9784093884600, Nippan IPS, September 2017
128 pp., 18.2x12 cm, 100 colour and black&white illus., language: English / Japanese
This is a fully illustrated perfect guide for Buddhist Statuary. Written in both English and Japanese, this unique handbook shows basic knowledge of Butsuzo (Buddhist Statuary) including types and materials, meaning of each hairstyles or attire and t...
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£14,00
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