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Rose
ISBN: HB: 9781789140132, Reaktion Books, November 2018
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
The rose is the world's favourite flower – and always has been. It is the greatest floral symbol of love and romance the world over, and touches people's hearts at many points in their lives as the flower most often chosen to celebrate significant mi...
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£16,00
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Mercury
ISBN: HB: 9781789140125, Reaktion Books, November 2018
176 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 100 illus., 60 in colour
The last of the five naked-eye planets discovered in ancient times, Mercury has long been an elusive, enigmatic world. As seen from the Earth, it never emerges far from the Sun, and astronomers in the telescopic era found it challenging to work out s...
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£25,00
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Afghanistan A History from 1260 to the Present Day
ISBN: HB: 9781789140101, Reaktion Books, November 2018
784 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 105 illus.
Located at the intersection of Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan has been strategically important for thousands of years. Its ancient trade routes and strategic position between India, Inner Asia, China, Persia and beyond has meant the region has...
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£30,00
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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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Image on the Edge The Margins of Medieval Art
ISBN: PB: 9780948462283, ISBN: HB: 9781789140064, Reaktion Books, October 2018
176 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 73 black&white illus., 13 colour illus.
What do they all mean – the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protuding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manus...
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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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Coffee A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140026, Reaktion Books, October 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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£10,00
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Company Curiosities Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874
ISBN: HB: 9781789140033, Reaktion Books, October 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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£35,00
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Dinomania Why We Love, Fear and Are Utterly Enchanted by Dinosaurs
ISBN: HB: 9781789140040, Reaktion Books, October 2018
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 150 illus., 75 in colour
At once reptilian and avian, dinosaurs enable us to imagine a world far beyond the usual boundaries of time, culture and physiology. We have envisioned them in diverse and contradictory ways, reflecting, in part, our changing conceptions of ourselves...
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North Pole Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781789140088, Reaktion Books, October 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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