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San Francisco Instant City, Promised Land
ISBN: HB: 9781780239217, Reaktion Books, May 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 80 in colour
A local rock star once said, "San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality". Michael Johns's "San Francisco: Instant City, Promised Land" portrays the sensibilities of this small city with an outsized personality. No American city has suc...
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£14,95
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Counterpoints Dialogues between Music and the Visual Arts
ISBN: HB: 9781780238111, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 40 illus.
?Multimedia experiments are everywhere in contemporary art, but the collaboration and conflict between the various arts has a long history. From opera to the symphonic poem, to paintings inspired by music, many attempts have been made to pair sounds...
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£30,00
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Faith and Sword A Short History of Christian-Muslim Conflict (Second Expanded Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781780236728, Reaktion Books, September 2016
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 5 illus.
?"Faith and Sword" gives a wide-ranging and detailed survey of what has arguably been the longest conflict in human history – a conflict that continues, in a new form, to this day. The overtly religious Christian-Muslim struggle lasted for nearly thi...
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£9,95
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Onions and Garlic A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780235875, Reaktion Books, April 2016
136 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 54 illus., 42 in colour
Do you know your onions? From large, sweet onions to shallots, garlic, chives and leeks, the allium family contains some of the most popular vegetables in the world. Shy of the spotlight – except when repelling vampires, preserving mummies, curing he...
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£10,99
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Pathways to Korean Culture Paintings of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910
ISBN: HB: 9781780233673, Reaktion Books, September 2014
304 pp., 25x19 cm, 125 colour illus., 10 black&white illus.
Introducing the major works and currents of Joseon painting, "Pathways to Korean Culture" explores the various social, cultural and political perspectives of this dynamic, dynastic era (1392-1910), uncovering the fascinating history of more than 500...
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£40,00
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Beijing
ISBN: PB: 9781780232614, Reaktion Books, April 2014
192 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
"Beijing" is an intimate and informed portrait of a city at the centre of one of the world's oldest civilizations and the capital of one of its newest superpowers. For hundreds of thousands of years, humans and their ancestors – Peking Man among them...
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£14,95
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Mosquito
ISBN: PB: 9781861899231, Reaktion Books, August 2012
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Lots of insects suck blood, but one species above all others has a reputation, out of all proportion to its size: the mosquito. Due to the diseases they carry and inject, mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal. The mos...
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£12,95
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Gin A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861899248, Reaktion Books, April 2012
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 20 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
Mother's Milk or Mother's Ruin; Dutch Courage or Cuckold's Comfort: the fanciful nicknames that gin has acquired only hint at its colourful story. In "Gin: A Global History", wine and spirits writer Lesley Jacobs Solmonson journeys into gin's past...
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Apple A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861898487, Reaktion Books, August 2011
136 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 18 black&white illus., 36 colour illus.
Gravenstein, Coe's Golden Drop, Cox's Orange Pippin: the names sound like something from Tolkien or the ingredients of a magic potion. But as befits their magical appellations, apples have transfixed and beguiled humans for thousands of years. Erik...
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Lion
ISBN: PB: 9781861896551, Reaktion Books, April 2010
240 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 48 black&white illus., 71 colour illus.
Majestic, noble, brave – lions, with their tawny coats and luminous eyes, have inspired countless stories, traditions and beliefs. Whether we are seduced by their beauty or drawn to danger, we want to be near them. No other animal has had such an end...
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