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Cockroach
ISBN: PB: 9781861891921, Reaktion Books, October 2003
200 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 44 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
The cockroach could not have scuttled along, almost unchanged, for two hundred and fifty million years – some two hundred and forty-nine before man evolved – unless it was doing something right. It would be fascinating as well as instructive to have...
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£12,95
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Crow
ISBN: PB: 9781861891945, Reaktion Books, October 2003
184 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 68 black&white illus., 27 colour illus.
Though people generally do not think of them in such terms, crows are remarkably graceful: from the tip of a crow's beak to the end of its tail is a single curve, which changes rhythmically as the crow turns its head or bends toward the ground. Forag...
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£12,95
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Tortoise
ISBN: PB: 9781861891914, Reaktion Books, October 2003
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 67 black&white illus., 36 colour illus.
"Tortoise" is the first cultural history of these long-lived and intriguing creatures, which have existed for more than 200 million years. The book covers tortoises worldwide, in evolution, myth and reality, ranging across palaeontology, natural hist...
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£12,95
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Ant
ISBN: PB: 9781861891907, Reaktion Books, October 2003
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 76 black&white illus., 29 colour illus.
Ants are legion: at present there are 11,006 species of ant known; they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps; and the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up half the mass of all insects alive today. Whe...
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£12,95
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Happiness Paradox
ISBN: PB: 9781861891822, Reaktion Books, August 2003
208 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 8 illus.
The dream of a happy life has preoccupied thinkers since Plato, and in modern times it has become one of the signature tunes of our age – the rise of therapists, gurus, New Age cults and the use of Prozac are familiar indicators of how ubiquitous the...
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£15,95
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Sky Wars A History of Military Aerospace Power
ISBN: PB: 9781861891891, Reaktion Books, August 2003
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Unlike land and maritime military warfare, which has evolved over thousands of years, the history of war in the air is as short as it has been spectacular: only 100 years have passed since the first flight in a powered aircraft. Despite its brief his...
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£16,95
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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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History of Writing
ISBN: PB: 9781861891679, Reaktion Books, April 2003
352 pp., 22.8x13.3 cm, 150 illus.
From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, "A History of Writing" offers an investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. Commencing with the first stages of informat...
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£14,95
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Last Landscapes The Architecture of the Cemetery in the West
ISBN: PB: 9781861891617, Reaktion Books, March 2003
224 pp., 24.8x19 cm, 100 colour illus.
"Last Landscapes" is an exploration of the cult and celebration of death, loss and memory. It traces the history and design of burial places throughout Europe and the USA, ranging from the picturesque tradition of the village churchyard to tightly pa...
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£24,00
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Global Interests Renaissance Art Between East and West
ISBN: PB: 9781861891662, Reaktion Books, March 2003
224 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 55 black&white illus., 32 colour illus.
In this radical and wide-ranging reassessment of Renaissance art, Jerry Brotton and Lisa Jardine examine the ways in which European culture came to define itself culturally and aesthetically in the years 1450 to 1550. Looking outwards for confirmatio...
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£19,95
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