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Modern Japanese Cuisine Food, Power and National Identity
ISBN: HB: 9781861892980, Reaktion Books, December 2006
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 89 illus.
Over the last decade the popularity of Japanese food in the West has increased immeasurably, contributing to the continuing diversification of Western eating habits; but Japanese cuisine itself has evolved significantly since pre-modern times. This b...
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£30,00
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Contemporary Gothic
ISBN: PB: 9781861893017, Reaktion Books, November 2006
176 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 30 illus.
Gothic images pervade contemporary culture, from popular interior decorating programmes to news stories of vampire-obsessed killers. Darkness and unease have never been more fashionable, as the media repeatedly proclaims that "Gothic is back", herald...
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£12,95
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Cat
ISBN: PB: 9781861892928, Reaktion Books, October 2006
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 56 black&white illus., 53 colour illus.
"Cat" traces the relationship between humans and the cat from its original domestication in ancient Egypt c. 2000 BC, where it enjoyed high status, through its centuries as a mere utilitarian rodent catcher, its gradual acceptance as a charming and a...
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£12,95
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Salmon
ISBN: PB: 9781861892959, Reaktion Books, October 2006
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 50 black&white illus., 48 colour illus.
Every year, wild salmon travel hundreds of miles upstream. They fight fierce river currents, leap over rocks and small waterfalls, and die by the thousands of starvation, disease and exposure to cold. Even if they surmount these obstacles the fish ri...
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£12,95
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Fly
ISBN: PB: 9781861892942, Reaktion Books, October 2006
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 51 black&white illus., 75 colour illus.
Few creatures live in such close and intimate contact with human beings as flies. As "the constant, immemorial witnesses to the human comedy", flies accompany human beings wherever they go, even beyond (or at least into) the grave. Almost one tenth o...
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£12,95
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Fox
ISBN: PB: 9781861892973, Reaktion Books, October 2006
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 32 black&white illus., 75 colour illus.
Foxes live throughout the world in widely different habitats from forest to desert to the Arctic. What is surprising, though, is that scientists admit that very little is actually known about the lives and habits of foxes. The reason, which this book...
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£12,95
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Peacock
ISBN: PB: 9781861892935, Reaktion Books, October 2006
192 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 41 black&white illus., 79 colour illus.
People in most countries are familiar with the blue peacock. It is one of the very few bird species that will tolerate a person standing within a few feet of it, and appears to appreciate an audience when it unfurls its magnificent train into a 6-7-f...
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£12,95
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Retro The Culture of Revival
ISBN: PB: 9781861892904, Reaktion Books, September 2006
192 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 45 illus.
Flares are in. Flares are out. Flares are back again. Fads constantly cycle and recycle through popular culture, each time in a slightly new incarnation. The term "retro" has become the buzz word for describing such trends, but what does it mean? Eli...
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£19,95
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Fashion A Philosophy
ISBN: PB: 9781861892911, Reaktion Books, September 2006
192 pp., 20x12 cm
Donatella Versace and Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci: fashion is at once a familiar yet mysteriously elite world that we all experience, whether we're buying a new pair of jeans, reading Vogue, or...
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£14,95
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Jorge Luis Borges
ISBN: PB: 9781861892867, Reaktion Books, August 2006
176 pp., 20x13 cm, 27 illus.
"Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image...
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£11,99
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