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Radio Making Waves in Sound
ISBN: HB: 9781789140781, Reaktion Books, May 2019
208 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 80 illus., 50 in colour
Radio is a medium of seemingly endless contradictions. Now in its third century of existence, the technology still seems startling modern; despite frequent predictions of its demise, radio continues to evolve and flourish in the age of the internet a...
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£18,00
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Refrigerator The Story of Cool in the Kitchen
ISBN: HB: 9781780237510, Reaktion Books, May 2017
208 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 50 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
Humans have been preserving food for millennia, but the refrigerator is a relatively new addition to our homes. Just before the Second World War, only 3 per cent of British households had one. In the interim years the fridge has become accepted as a...
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Silver Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780237565, Reaktion Books, May 2017
240 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
From silver spoons to silver bullets, silver permeates our everyday culture and language. For millennia we've used it to buy what we need, adorn our bodies and trumpet our social status. Silver vanquishes our insecurities, as well as vampires, werewo...
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£14,95
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Railway
ISBN: PB: 9781861898746, Reaktion Books, February 2012
304 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 70 black&white illus., 30 colour illus.
Since the 19th century railways have been a widely acknowledged symbol of progress and confidence in technological modernity. In the 21st century the looming prospect of traffic gridlock and human-induced climate change has once again transformed the...
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£20,00
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Dam
ISBN: PB: 9781861893284, Reaktion Books, June 2008
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 86 black&white illus., 32 colour illus.
As well as much-needed electricity, dams generate extremes of emotion. Traditionally, dams have facilitated hydraulic civilizations such as those in the Nile Valley, China and Mesopotamia, and, in the twentieth century, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Yet...
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£25,00
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Transport Design A Travel History
ISBN: PB: 9781861893291, Reaktion Books, July 2007
240 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 143 illus.
"Transport Design" is the first design history to investigate the experience of travel, analysing the vehicle from the passengers' and drivers' points of view. Gregory Votolato takes us inside a wide range of vehicles, from buses and limousines to du...
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£17,95
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Mining in World History
ISBN: PB: 9781861891730, Reaktion Books, June 2003
352 pp., 22.8x13.3 cm, 11 illus.
"Mining in World History" deals with the history of mining and smelting from the Renaissance to the present day, drawing out, in an engaging and fast-paced fashion, the interplay of personalities, politics and technology which have together shaped th...
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£24,95
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Airspaces
ISBN: PB: 9781861890900, Reaktion Books, April 2001
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 illus.
As mass air transport shrinks the world and requires airport complexes large enough to be regarded as self-contained cities, this book argues that airspace – that transitional area stretching from terminal to terminal, across time zones or between th...
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£17,95
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