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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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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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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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Shrimp A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780238494, Reaktion Books, December 2017
208 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 30 colour illus., 10 black&white illus.
The small-but-mighty shrimp has lured diners to the table for centuries. Whether as the featured protein in the main meal, or the savoury flavour in snack foods, shrimp are the world's most popular seafood. These primordial-looking creatures spend th...
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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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Revenge A Short Enquiry into Retribution
ISBN: HB: 9781780238401, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Revenge is a primal force at the heart of conflict and justice, as ancient as humanity itself. It persists in all societies and we are fascinated by it, as countless novels, dramas, films and computer games attest. "Getting even" can restore the bala...
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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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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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Concrete and Culture A Material History
ISBN: PB: 9781780236360, ISBN: HB: 9781861898975, Reaktion Books, July 2016
304 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 120 illus.
Despite its ancient Roman origins, concrete is considered the ultimate modern material, used everywhere in construction today: the equivalent of three tonnes of concrete per person on the planet is produced each year. Used in our pavements, roads, tu...
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Goddess Myths of the Great Mother
ISBN: HB: 9781780235097, Reaktion Books, February 2016
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 29 illus.
For time out of mind an ancient goddess reigned supreme, and the fertile soil of the land beneath her feet bespoke her immeasurable fecundity. For long ages she ruled, and many were her worshippers. Then, 5,000 years ago or more, perhaps in the regio...
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