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Deep Song The Life and Work of Federico Garcia Lorca
ISBN: HB: 9781789142372, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 38 illus.
Federico Garcia Lorca is Spain's most famous writer, and an icon of its culture. He is the author of a series of innovative works that changed the face of Spanish poetry and drama. In this new biography Stephen Roberts seeks out the roots of the ma...
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£25,00
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Food Adulteration and Food Fraud
ISBN: PB: 9781789141948, Reaktion Books, January 2020
176 pp., 20x12 cm
What do we really know about the food we eat? A firestorm of recent food-fraud cases – from the honey-laundering scandal in the USA, to the forty-year-old frozen "zombie" meat smuggled into China, to horsemeat passed off as beef in the UK – suggests...
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Goldfish
ISBN: PB: 9781789141351, Reaktion Books, September 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Living work of art, consumer commodity, scientific hero and environmental menace: the humble goldfish is the ultimate human cultural artefact. A creature of supposedly little memory and short lifespan, it has universal appeal. In ancient China, goldf...
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Cat
ISBN: PB: 9781789141269, Reaktion Books, July 2019
224 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 109 illus.
"Cat" traces the relationship between humans and the cat from its original domestication in ancient Egypt c. 2000 BC, through the centuries as a utilitarian rodent catcher, its gradual acceptance as a charming and amiable pet, and its present status...
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Dining Out A Global History of Restaurants
ISBN: HB: 9781789140576, Reaktion Books, June 2019
304 pp., 25x19 cm, 158 illus., 80 in colour
A global history of restaurants beyond white tablecloths and maitre d's, this book presents restaurants as businesses as well as venues for a range of human experiences. From banquets in tenth-century China to the medicinal roots of French restaurant...
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Vast Expanses A History of the Oceans
ISBN: HB: 9781780239972, Reaktion Books, March 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus.
"Vast Expanses" is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe. Our ancient con...
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£16,00
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Edge of Empires A History of Georgia
ISBN: PB: 9781789140590, ISBN: HB: 9781780230306, Reaktion Books, March 2019
528 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 40 illus.
Georgia is the most Western-looking state in today's Near or Middle East and, despite having one of the longest, most turbulent histories in the Christian or Near Eastern world, no proper history of the country has been written for decades. Donald Ra...
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History of Reading
ISBN: PB: 9781789140682, Reaktion Books, March 2019
416 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 20 illus.
Steven Roger Fischer's fascinating book, now available in an updated B-format edition, traces the complete story of reading from the time when symbol first became sign through to the electronic texts of the present day. Describing ancient forms of re...
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Happy Future is a Thing of the Past The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters
ISBN: HB: 9781780239859, Reaktion Books, August 2018
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Since 2010 Greece's social and economic conditions have been irreversibly transformed, a result of austerity measures imposed by the European troika and successive Greek governments. These stringent restructuring programmes were intended to make it p...
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Bedbug
ISBN: PB: 9781780239736, Reaktion Books, July 2018
192 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 89 illus., 59 in colour
Few animals elicit such a profoundly honest response of horror, fear and fright as the bedbug. Uninvited, bedbugs invade your privacy; they enter your bed, leave their marks and take away your bodily fluid – blood. From fossils to ancient Greek theat...
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