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Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature
ISBN: HB: 9781789140767, Reaktion Books, April 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 illus., 60 in colour
In 16th-century northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel redefined how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye to mankind's labours and pleasures, its foibles...
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Primrose
ISBN: HB: 9781789140774, Reaktion Books, March 2019
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 115 colour illus.
For centuries the common primrose has spread breathtaking carpets of pale lemon yellow across the globe. They are flowers of the field, hedgerow and meadow, and one of the most important garden flowers. Abundant, edible and beneficial for many ailmen...
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Thomas Mann
ISBN: PB: 9781789140811, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 20 illus.
Novelist, short-story writer, essayist, social critic and philanthropist, Thomas Mann (1875-1955) became Germany's most highly acclaimed writer. This critical biography sheds new light on his work, looking closely at how Mann's brother Heinrich and h...
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Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: PB: 9781789140859, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Biogeography", Alfred Russel Wallace is known as the co-founder of the theory of evolution, and was well-versed in zoology, botany, anthropology, politics, astronomy and psychology. Although notorious for his u...
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Bee New Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781789140484, Reaktion Books, March 2019
224 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 117 illus.
Claire Preston's "Bee" is a history of our long, complex relationship with this industrious, much-admired insect. The book moves from ancient political descriptions to Renaissance debates about monarchy, to the conversion of the virtuous, civil bee i...
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Carnivorous Plants
ISBN: HB: 9781789140521, Reaktion Books, March 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 100 in colour
Carnivorous plants are a unique group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature, yet others regard them as exotic and beautiful specimens to collect a...
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Corridors Passages of Modernity
ISBN: HB: 9781789140538, Reaktion Books, March 2019
240 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 40 illus.
We spend our lives moving through passages, hallways, corridors and gangways, yet they do not feature in architectural histories, monographs or guidebooks. They are overlooked, undervalued and unregarded; seen as unlovely parts of a building's infras...
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£25,00
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Europe Illusion Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration
ISBN: HB: 9781789140606, Reaktion Books, March 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In "The Europe Illusion", Stuart Sweeney considers Britain's relationships with France and Prussia-Germany since the map of Europe was redrawn at Westphalia in 1648. A timely and far-sighted study, it argues that integration in Europe has evolved thr...
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Fat A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789140620, Reaktion Books, March 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
Fat: such a little word evokes big responses. While "fat" describes the size and shape of bodies, our negative reactions to corpulent bodies also depend on something tangible and tactile; as this book argues, there is more to fat than meets the eye....
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Lost Girls The Invention of the Flapper
ISBN: PB: 9781789140712, ISBN: HB: 9781780238128, Reaktion Books, March 2019
296 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 47 illus.
In the glorious, boozy party after the First World War, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the "flapper". Young, impetuous and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays and the pages o...
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