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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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Mustard A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789141436, Reaktion Books, September 2019
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Whether grainy or smooth, spicy or sweet, Dijon, American or English, mustard accompanies our food and flavours our life around the globe. It has been a source of pleasure, health and myth from ancient times to the present day, its tiny seed a symbol...
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£10,99
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Paracelsus An Alchemical Life
ISBN: HB: 9781789141443, Reaktion Books, September 2019
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus., 10 in colour
Throughout his controversial life the alchemist, physician and social radical known as Paracelsus combined traditions that were magical and empirical, scholarly and folk, learned and artisanal. He endorsed both Catholic and Reformation beliefs, but b...
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£15,95
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Photography and War
ISBN: PB: 9781789141450, Reaktion Books, September 2019
216 pp., 22x19 cm, 120 illus., 100 in colour
There are countless books on war photography, most of these focusing on dramatic images made by photojournalists in combat zones. "Photography and War" instead proposes a radically expanded notion of war photography, one that encompasses a far broade...
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£22,50
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Second Sight The Selected Film Writing of Adam Mars-Jones
ISBN: HB: 9781789141542, Reaktion Books, September 2019
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
The film review can be a little art form, not just a consumer guide, as this collection shows. Covering more than 30 years of film releases, celebrated critic Adam Mars-Jones guides us through the most entertaining, most appalling, most fantastic fil...
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£14,99
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Show People A History of the Film Star
ISBN: HB: 9781789141566, Reaktion Books, September 2019
448 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 48 illus.
"Show People" offers a comprehensive history of the film star from Mary Pickford to Andy Serkis, traversing more than one hundred years and drawing on examples from America, Britain, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Renowned film writer Michael Newton exp...
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£25,00
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Stendhal
ISBN: PB: 9781789141573, Reaktion Books, September 2019
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
This is a book about the life and work of a singular writer, known for his biographies and travel writing but most famous for his novels "The Red and the Black" and the "Charterhouse of Parma". As a child, Stendhal witnessed the unfolding of the Fren...
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£11,99
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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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Rene Magritte
ISBN: PB: 9781789141511, Reaktion Books, August 2019
240 pp., 20x13 cm, 60 illus.
The Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte redefined the way we think about art. Famous for his men in bowler hats, Magritte's witty and provocative work inspired generations of later artists, from Andy Warhol to Jasper Johns. In this illuminating n...
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£11,99
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