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Polar Bear
ISBN: PB: 9781789141467, Reaktion Books, November 2019
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 105 illus., 95 in colour
Polar bears are truly majestic animals: the largest land-dwelling carnivore on earth, they can measure up to 3 metres in length, and weigh up to 700 kilograms. They are also iconic in other ways – a symbol of the climate change debate, with their sur...
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£12,95
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Venus Betrayed The Private World of Edouard Vuillard
ISBN: HB: 9781789141603, Reaktion Books, October 2019
424 pp., 25x19 cm, 260 illus., 220 in colour
Edouard Vuillard was so secretive that he berated himself for betraying his emotions in conversation. He was a reticent, impassioned man, a timid stalker and a social climbing anarchist, caught in conflicting desires. From the 1880s until the advent...
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£39,95
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Dmitry Shostakovich
ISBN: PB: 9781789141276, Reaktion Books, August 2019
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Dmitry Shostakovich was one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century – a musician who adapted as no other to the unique pressures of his age. By turns vilified and feted by Stalin during the Great Purge, Shostakovich twice came close...
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Rabindranath Tagore
ISBN: PB: 9781789141498, Reaktion Books, August 2019
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 33 illus.
Polymath Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1913. But Tagore was much more than a writer. Through his poems, novels, short stories, poetic songs, dance-dramas and paintings, he transformed...
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Fat A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789140620, Reaktion Books, March 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
Fat: such a little word evokes big responses. While "fat" describes the size and shape of bodies, our negative reactions to corpulent bodies also depend on something tangible and tactile; as this book argues, there is more to fat than meets the eye....
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£25,00
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Arthur God and Hero in Avalon
ISBN: HB: 9781780239996, Reaktion Books, February 2019
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus., 10 in colour
For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have inspired generations. In the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur...
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£16,00
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History of Language
ISBN: PB: 9781780239033, Reaktion Books, June 2018
240 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 12 illus.
It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus...
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£9,99
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Star Theatre The Story of the Planetarium  
ISBN: HB: 9781780238357, Reaktion Books, November 2017
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 70 illus., 30 in colour
Most of us can recall a childhood visit to a planetarium: the sense of anticipation, the room darkening, the stars coming up, the movement of the lights, the voice of the astronomer. In the planetarium, where lights flash, sounds buzz, and the audien...
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£25,00
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Tulip
ISBN: HB: 9781780237596, Reaktion Books, April 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 colour plates, 30 halftones
Wild tulips originally grew across Asia, often on the slopes of remote mountain ranges; the malleable genes of these progenitors gave rise to tulips' unrivalled variety of colour and form. In "Tulip", Celia Fisher traces the story of this important a...
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£16,00
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Egyptomania A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy
ISBN: HB: 9781780236391, Reaktion Books, October 2016
464 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 50 illus.
?Ancient Egypt has been a focus of awe and fascination from its beginnings in the Age of the Pyramids to the present day. In "Egyptomania" Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of strange go...
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£25,00
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