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Tomato A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140835, Reaktion Books, May 2019
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
In the history of food, the tomato is a relative newcomer, but it would now be impossible to imagine the food cultures of many nations without it. The journey taken by the tomato from its ancestral home in the southern Americas to Europe and back is...
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Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature
ISBN: HB: 9781789140767, Reaktion Books, April 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus., 60 in colour
In 16th-century northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel redefined how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye to mankind's labours and pleasures, its foibles...
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Food on the Move Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World
ISBN: HB: 9781789140071, Reaktion Books, February 2019
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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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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Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley
ISBN: PB: 9781780239903, Reaktion Books, September 2018
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 22 illus.
Elvis Aaron Presley is more popular today than ever, yet he died nearly forty years ago. His music is constantly remixed and re-released to a new generation of fans, and his image thrives in popular art and culture. Elvis's Graceland home and Tupelo...
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Mark Twain
ISBN: PB: 9781780239743, Reaktion Books, July 2018
200 pp., 20x13 cm, 37 illus.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born on 30 November 1835 in Monroe County, Missouri, was never one to let the facts get in the way of a good story. A natural-born storyteller, Mark Twain freely adapted the incidents of his life and the stories he heard as...
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Peter Gabriel Global Citizen
ISBN: PB: 9781780239767, Reaktion Books, July 2018
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 25 illus.
Peter Gabriel is one of contemporary music's great experimenters. From his work in the progressive group Genesis, through his pioneering solo albums, to his enthusiastic embrace of world music and new technologies, Gabriel has remained steadfastly co...
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Judenmord Art and the Holocaust in Post-war Germany
ISBN: HB: 9781780239071, Reaktion Books, June 2018
400 pp., 25x19 cm, 230 illus., 200 in colour
In remembering the murder of the Jews during the period of National Socialism in Germany, the contribution made by artists in the first twenty years after the end of the war has been largely ignored. But how did artists deal with their own experience...
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Sunflowers
ISBN: HB: 9781780239262, Reaktion Books, June 2018
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 105 illus., 87 in colour
Sunflowers are the most recognizable members of the world's largest family of plants, Asteraceae, which includes lettuce, chrysanthemums, asters, dahlias and weeds. The sunflower family is found in almost all habitats, from the driest deserts through...
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Ugliness A Cultural History
ISBN: PB: 9781780239316, ISBN: HB: 9781780235240, Reaktion Books, May 2018
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 67 illus.
"Ugly as sin", "ugly duckling", "rear its ugly head". The word "ugly" is used freely, yet it is a loaded term: from the simply plain and unsightly to the repulsive and even offensive, definitions slide all over the place. Hovering around "feared and...
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