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Elephant
ISBN: PB: 9781861893970, Reaktion Books, December 2008
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 66 black&white illus., 33 colour illus.
Aristotle characterized the elephant as 'the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind', and the animal has long figured in cultural artefacts, even on continents it has never inhabited. The elephant's countless manifestations in human history h...
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£16,99
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Moose
ISBN: PB: 9781861893963, Reaktion Books, December 2008
200 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 51 black&white illus., 49 colour illus.
Its hooves were supposedly a cure for epilepsy, it is the mascot of the clothing company Abercrombie and Fitch, and its meat is a delicacy. The moose is a fascinating but elusive animal of the north, and its little-known natural history is the focus...
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£12,95
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Dutch Design A History
ISBN: PB: 9781861893802, Reaktion Books, November 2008
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 88 black&white illus., 83 colour illus.
From the colourful abstraction of the Rietveld chair to the dry wit of the "milkbottle lamp" by design cooperative Droog, modern design in the Netherlands has always been a hotbed of experimentation. Dutch designers have consistently pushed to the li...
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£24,95
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Theme Park
ISBN: PB: 9781861893949, Reaktion Books, November 2008
272 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 99 black&white illus., 26 colour illus.
Theme parks are a uniquely interactive and enduring form of entertainment that have influenced architecture, technology and culture in surprising ways for more than a century, as Scott Lukas now reveals in his compelling book. "Theme Park" takes th...
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£22,00
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Horse
ISBN: PB: 9781861893956, Reaktion Books, October 2008
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 39 black&white illus., 94 colour illus.
From Pegasus to Black Beauty, horses have held a unique place in human society and imagination. Elaine Walker tackles the long and multifaceted history of a creature valued for both beauty and usefulness. Spanning the world from the wild steppes of...
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£12,95
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Dark Places The Haunted House in Film
ISBN: PB: 9781861893895, Reaktion Books, October 2008
240 pp., 17x12 cm, 82 illus.
Horror films revel in taking viewers into shadowy places where evil resides, whether it is a house, a graveyard or a dark forest. With "Dark Places", Barry Curtis leads us deep inside these haunted spaces to explore them – and the monstrous antagonis...
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£16,00
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Digital Culture Secon Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781861893888, Reaktion Books, October 2008
248 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 52 illus.
From our bank accounts to supermarket checkouts to the movies we watch, strings of ones and zeroes suffuse our world. Digital technology has defined modern society in numerous ways, and the vibrant digital culture that has now resulted is the subject...
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£24,95
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Duck
ISBN: PB: 9781861893505, Reaktion Books, October 2008
192 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 50 black&white illus., 74 colour illus.
The squat, noisy duck occupies a prominent role in the human cultural imagination, as evidenced by everything from the rubber duck of childhood baths to the flying ducks on living room walls. With "Duck", Victoria de Rijke explores the universality o...
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£12,95
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From Demons to Dracula The Creation of the Modern Vampire Myth
ISBN: PB: 9781861894038, Reaktion Books, October 2008
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
In blood-soaked lore handed down the centuries, the vampire is a monster of endless fascination: from Bram Stoker's Dracula to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", this seductive lover of blood haunts popular culture and inhabits our darkest imaginings. The h...
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£19,95
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Hamburger A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861893901, Reaktion Books, September 2008
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 21 black&white illus., 33 colour illus.
McDonald's founder Ray Kroc once said, "It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun". The hamburger has been both a source of gluttonous joy and a recurrent obstacle to healthy eating. Now the full beauty of the burger in all...
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£11,99
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