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Otter
ISBN: PB: 9781789142242, Reaktion Books, April 2020
184 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 103 illus.
Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, which were established in the popular imagination through books and films such as "Tarka the Otter" and "Ring of Bright Water". This, howev...
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£9,99
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
ISBN: PB: 9781789141986, Reaktion Books, March 2020
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 48 illus.
This new critical biography provides a complete picture of German novelist, playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The book offers fresh, thought-provoking interpretations of all the major works, including novels such as "The Sorrows of Youn...
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Rene Magritte
ISBN: PB: 9781789141511, Reaktion Books, August 2019
240 pp., 20x13 cm, 60 illus.
The Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte redefined the way we think about art. Famous for his men in bowler hats, Magritte's witty and provocative work inspired generations of later artists, from Andy Warhol to Jasper Johns. In this illuminating n...
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In Praise of the Bicycle
ISBN: HB: 9781789141382, Reaktion Books, July 2019
96 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 8 illus.
This is the French anthropologist as we've never heard him before: Marc Auge coined the term "non-place" to describe uniquitous, global airports, hotels and motorways filled with anonymous individuals. In this new book, he casts his anthropologist's...
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Pelican
ISBN: PB: 9781789140750, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
With its distinctive, comical walk, large bill and association with the conservation movement, the pelican has attained iconic status. But the pelican has a chequered history. Classed as "unclean" in the King James Bible, the legend of the compassion...
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£12,95
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Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: PB: 9781789140859, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Biogeography", Alfred Russel Wallace is known as the co-founder of the theory of evolution, and was well-versed in zoology, botany, anthropology, politics, astronomy and psychology. Although notorious for his u...
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Dragon Fear and Power
ISBN: HB: 9781780238975, Reaktion Books, June 2018
328 pp., 23.4x16.8 cm, 102 illus., 85 in colour
Dragons are a global phenomenon, one that has troubled mankind for thousands of years. From the fire-breathing beasts of North European myth and legend to the Book of Revelation's Great Red Dragon of Hell, from those supernatural agencies of imperial...
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£18,00
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Berries A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780238951, Reaktion Books, April 2018
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 63 illus., 49 in colour
Berries are enmeshed with human history. Widely available in nature, they have been part of the human diet for millennia, and today they inspire everything from lip-gloss flavours to amusement parks. However diminutive their size, berries are of such...
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Mapping the Middle East
ISBN: HB: 9781780238500, Reaktion Books, April 2018
336 pp., 25x19 cm, 86 illus., 80 in colour
"Mapping the Middle East" explores the many perspectives from which people have visualized the vast area lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Oxus and Indus river valleys over the past millennium. By analysing maps produced from the eleventh cent...
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£35,00
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Gypsy Music The Balkans and Beyond
ISBN: PB: 9781780238234, Reaktion Books, September 2017
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
The figure of the gypsy is simultaneously vilified and romanticized. Gypsies have for centuries been associated with criminality and dirt, but also with colour, magic and music. Gypsy music is popular around the world and often performed with gusto a...
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