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Polar Bear
ISBN: PB: 9781789141467, Reaktion Books, November 2019
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 105 illus., 95 in colour
Polar bears are truly majestic animals: the largest land-dwelling carnivore on earth, they can measure up to 3 metres in length, and weigh up to 700 kilograms. They are also iconic in other ways – a symbol of the climate change debate, with their sur...
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£12,95
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Mulberry
ISBN: HB: 9781789141429, Reaktion Books, October 2019
264 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 95 in colour
Since Antiquity few trees have had a greater impact on the world's culture and economy than the mulberry. The sole food of the silkworm, the leaves of the mulberry brought prosperity not only to ancient China, but to all nations that learned the art...
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£16,00
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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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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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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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Wasp
ISBN: PB: 9781789141610, Reaktion Books, August 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Fear and fascination set wasps apart from other insects. Despite their iconic form and distinctive colours, they are surrounded by myth and misunderstanding. Often portrayed in cartoon-like stereotypes bordering on sad parody, wasps have an unwelcome...
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£12,95
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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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£9,99
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Dog
ISBN: PB: 9781789141283, Reaktion Books, July 2019
248 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 110 illus.
The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh's "Dog", now available in B-format. The book unravels the debate about whether dog...
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£9,99
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Selfish Ape Human Nature and Our Path to Extinction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141559, Reaktion Books, July 2019
152 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Weaving together stories of science and sociology, "The Selfish Ape" offers a refreshing response to common fantasies about the ascent of humanity. Rather than imagining modern humans as a species with godlike powers, or Homo deus, Nicholas P. Money...
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£14,99
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Pelican
ISBN: PB: 9781789140750, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
With its distinctive, comical walk, large bill and association with the conservation movement, the pelican has attained iconic status. But the pelican has a chequered history. Classed as "unclean" in the King James Bible, the legend of the compassion...
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