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People's Porn A History of Handmade Pornography in America
ISBN: HB: 9781789142266, Reaktion Books, June 2020
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 99 illus., 70 in colour
"The People's Porn" is the first history of American handmade and homemade pornography, which offers the back story to the explosion of amateur pornography on the Internet. In doing so, it is a much-needed counterweight to the ahistorical and ideolog...
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£30,00
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Tokyo Before Tokyo Power and Magic in the Shogun's City of Edo
ISBN: HB: 9781789142334, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 110 illus., 105 in colour
Tokyo today is one of the world's mega-cities, and the centre of a scintillating, hyper-modern culture – but not everyone is aware of its past. Founded in 1590 as the seat of the warlord Tokugawa family, Tokyo, then called "Edo", was the locus of Jap...
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£25,00
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Human
ISBN: PB: 9781789142143, Reaktion Books, May 2020
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 colour illus.
What does it mean to be human? And what, if anything, does it have to do with being a member of the animal species Homo sapiens? This dazzling book gets to the very heart of our rather unscientific motivations and prejudices, showing how they are of...
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£12,95
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Laughing Shall I Die Lives and Deaths of the Great Vikings
ISBN: PB: 9781789142174, ISBN: HB: 9781780239095, Reaktion Books, April 2020
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 5 illus.
In this robust new account of the Vikings, Tom Shippey explores their mindset, and in particular their fascination with scenes of heroic death. "Laughing Shall I Die" considers Viking psychology by weighing the evidence of the sagas against the accou...
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£12,99
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£20,00
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Hat Origins, Language, Style
ISBN: HB: 9781789141368, Reaktion Books, November 2019
240 pp., 24x15.6 cm, 120 illus., 100 in colour
The hat is one of our most beloved pieces of clothing, appearing in virtually every society. Through the centuries, hats have represented the most important structures of culture ­­– governance (the crown), religion (the turban), traditions (the bonn...
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£18,00
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Delicioso A History of Food in Spain
ISBN: HB: 9781789141375, Reaktion Books, October 2019
344 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Spanish cuisine is a melting-pot of cultures, flavours and ingredients: Greek and Roman, Jewish, Moorish and Middle Eastern. It has been enriched by its climate, geology and spectacular topography, which have encouraged a variety of regional food tra...
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£25,00
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Saturn
ISBN: HB: 9781789141535, Reaktion Books, October 2019
224 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 100 illus., 50 in colour
Saturn is the showcase of the Solar System. It may not be the largest of the planets, nor the smallest, nor even the only planet with rings. But it is among the most stunningly beautiful objects in the sky, and is always breathtaking when seen in a t...
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£25,00
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Fairies A Dangerous History
ISBN: PB: 9781789141207, ISBN: HB: 9781780238999, Reaktion Books, September 2019
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 21 illus., 8 in colour
How dangerous were fairies? In the late seventeenth century, they could still scare people to death. Little wonder, as they were thought to be descended from fallen angels, and to have the power to destroy the world itself. Despite their modern image...
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£9,99
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£16,00
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Kingfisher
ISBN: PB: 9781789141399, Reaktion Books, September 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 90 in colour
Kingfishers are a sight to behold. The dash and verve of this cosmopolitan bird has been admired for millennia, appearing in creation myths, imperial regalia and cultural iconography, and they were once valued as highly as gold. Artists used their ir...
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£12,95
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Understanding Animals Philosophy for Dog and Cat Lovers
ISBN: HB: 9781789141597, Reaktion Books, August 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 1 illus.
How do animals perceive the world? What does it really feel like to be a cat, or a dog? In "Understanding Animals", Lars Svendsen investigates how humans can attempt to understand the lives of other animals. The book delves into animal communication,...
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£14,99
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