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Glacier Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781789141344, Reaktion Books, October 2019
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
As major actors in the unfolding drama of climate change, glaciers feature prominently in Earth's past and its future. Wherever on the planet we live, glaciers affect each of us directly. They control the atmospheric and ocean circulations that drive...
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£14,95
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Leonardo's Paradox Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture
ISBN: HB: 9781789140699, Reaktion Books, June 2019
232 pp., 24x15.6 cm, 65 illus., 40 in colour
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the pre-eminent figures of the Italian Renaissance – he was also one of the most paradoxical. He spent an incredible amount of time writing notebooks, perhaps even more time than he ever held a brush, yet at t...
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£25,00
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Shapeshifters A History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140798, Reaktion Books, May 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus.
There is something about a shapeshifter – a person who can transform into an animal – that captures our imagination; that causes us to want to howl at the moon, or flit through the night like a bat. Werewolves, vampires, demons and other weird creatu...
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£16,00
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Rich and Fertile Land A History of Food in America
ISBN: HB: 9781780238531, Reaktion Books, October 2017
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 80 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
The small ears of corn grown on land by Native Americans have become row upon row of cornflakes on supermarket shelves. The immense seas of grass and the animals that they supported are now big farms with regular rows of soybeans, corn, and wheat tha...
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£25,00
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Comets Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780238302, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 80 colour plates, 20 halftones
Comets are different from anything else seen in the sky. They can appear anywhere, they move against the background stars, and they change their appearance with time, becoming fuzzy and then sprouting long tails. They have inspired the scientists who...
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£14,95
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What's the Matter with Meat?
ISBN: PB: 9781780237602, Reaktion Books, April 2017
176 pp., 20x12 cm
"What's the Matter with Meat?" draws back the curtain that obscures the true costs of indus­trialized meat production. The book exposes how the industry is expanding worldwide at a rapid pace, with just a few large companies monopolizing the majority...
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£9,95
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Photography and Humour
ISBN: PB: 9781780236513, Reaktion Books, October 2016
224 pp., 22x19 cm, 55 colour illus., 55 black&white illus.
?The ticklish subject of humour is often on the sidelines of writing about photography, yet photos often entertain us with their wit and visual jokes. "Photography and Humour" remedies this situation by providing a history of photographic laughter, g...
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£19,95
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Edible Flowers A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780236384, Reaktion Books, September 2016
168 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 50 colour illus., 7 black&white illus.
?Few things in life are enjoyed as universally as flowers. But why in the world would anyone eat them? From tasty squash blossoms to moreish marigolds, edible flowers are agreeable not only to our tastebuds: the shape and colour of flowers are pleasi...
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£10,99
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Paul Cezanne
ISBN: PB: 9781780235738, Reaktion Books, April 2016
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 32 illus.
Few artists have exerted such an in?uence on modern art as Paul Cezanne. Picasso, Braque and Matisse all acknowledged a profound debt to his painting. This reassessment of Cezanne's life and art discusses the key events, artistic relationships and fr...
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£11,99
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Ernest Hemingway
ISBN: PB: 9781780235783, Reaktion Books, March 2016
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 27 illus.
Ernest Hemingway enjoyed a life of literary triumph set against a backdrop of some of the grandest landscapes in the world. This narrative portrait of Hemingway challenges some of the long-held assumptions about his life and craft, and re-examines th...
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