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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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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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Dmitry Shostakovich
ISBN: PB: 9781789141276, Reaktion Books, August 2019
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Dmitry Shostakovich was one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century – a musician who adapted as no other to the unique pressures of his age. By turns vilified and feted by Stalin during the Great Purge, Shostakovich twice came close...
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Donatello and the Dawn of Renaissance Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789141306, Reaktion Books, August 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 60 in colour
The Italian sculptor known as Donatello helped to forge a new kind of art – one that defines the Renaissance. His work was progressive, innovative, challenging and even controversial. Using a variety of novel sculptural techniques and perspectives, D...
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£15,95
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Galaxy Mapping the Cosmos (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781789141337, Reaktion Books, August 2019
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 108 colour illus.
Written by an active researcher in the field, "Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos" tells the rich scientific story of galaxy evolution and observation – discoveries of 'spiral nebulae', the nature of galaxies and the current "World Model". Astronomer James G...
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£14,99
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Rabindranath Tagore
ISBN: PB: 9781789141498, Reaktion Books, August 2019
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 33 illus.
Polymath Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1913. But Tagore was much more than a writer. Through his poems, novels, short stories, poetic songs, dance-dramas and paintings, he transformed...
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Trick or Treat A History of Halloween (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781789141580, Reaktion Books, August 2019
232 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 53 illus.
"Trick or Treat" is the first book to both examine the origins and history of Halloween and explore in depth its current global popularity. Festivals like the Celtic Samhain and Catholic All Souls' Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, wh...
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£9,99
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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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