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Berries
ISBN: HB: 9781789141931, Reaktion Books, May 2020
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 90 in colour
What is it about the small fruits of field and wood that encourages rapture? These gifts of the earth – flagrant in hedgerows, carpeting the forest floor or colouring the uplands – are so ubiquitous as to be commonplace and so extraordinary that we h...
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£16,00
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Chrysanthemum
ISBN: HB: 9781789142051, Reaktion Books, May 2020
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 colour illus.
Drawing its allure from the gold of the sun and the rule of emperors, the chrysanthemum winds its way through ancient Chinese culture into the gardens of French Impressionist painters and onto the pages of American novels. The flower signifies both l...
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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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Jellyfish
ISBN: PB: 9781789142150, Reaktion Books, April 2020
184 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 colour illus.
Jellyfish are, like the mythical Medusa, both beautiful and potentially dangerous. Found from pole to tropic, these mesmeric creatures form an important part of the sea's plankton and vary in size from the gigantic to the minute. Perceived as alien c...
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£12,95
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Mole
ISBN: PB: 9781789142228, Reaktion Books, April 2020
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 107 illus., 102 in colour
Though moles are rarely seen, they live in close proximity to humans around the world. Gardeners and farmers go to great lengths to remove molehills from their fields and gardens; mole-catching has been a profession for the past two millennia. Moles...
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Otter
ISBN: PB: 9781789142242, Reaktion Books, April 2020
184 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 103 illus.
Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, which were established in the popular imagination through books and films such as "Tarka the Otter" and "Ring of Bright Water". This, howev...
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£9,99
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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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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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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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