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Wine A Cultural History
ISBN: PB: 9781861897909, Reaktion Books, November 2010
280 pp., 25x19 cm, 17 black&white illus., 88 colour illus.
Wine has been made by almost every civilization throughout history, in every part of the world. It has played a part in religious ceremonies, from Dionysus and Bacchus in Ancient Greece and Rome to the Catholic Eucharist and the Jewish Kiddush; it ha...
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Geopolitics and Globalization in the Twentieth Century Second revised and expanded edition
ISBN: PB: 9781861897824, Reaktion Books, October 2010
208 pp., 22.8x13.3 cm, 12 illus.
This book looks at the struggle between the processes of globalization and geopolitical forces over the last 150 years. The twentieth century witnessed a struggle between geopolitical states who wanted to close off and control earth space, resources...
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History of the Internet and the Digital Future
ISBN: PB: 9781780231129, Reaktion Books, September 2010
248 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
A great adjustment in human affairs is underway. Political, commercial and cultural life is changing from the centralized, hierarchical and standardized structures of the industrial age to something radically different: the economy of the emerging di...
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Sandwich A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861897718, Reaktion Books, September 2010
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 12 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
We may talk of grand feasts and fancy dinners, but most of the time, if we are honest, most of us are eating sandwiches. We snatch them at work and linger over them at picnics, buffets or tea parties. The sandwich is quick, simple and open to infinit...
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Soup A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861897749, Reaktion Books, September 2010
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 23 black&white illus., 37 colour illus.
From the restorative powers of chicken soup on a sick day to the warmth of a bowl of chowder on a wintry night, there is no food quite as comforting and emblematic of home as soup. "Soup", as Janet Clarkson tells us, is the first true culinary creati...
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Spider
ISBN: PB: 9781861897756, Reaktion Books, September 2010
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 63 black&white illus., 65 colour illus.
The spider has a rich symbolic presence in the human imagination. Seen as representing death, due to its poisoned fangs and pitiless, predatory nature, the spider can also represent both creativity and creation: it weaves an intricate web and females...
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£12,95
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Tea A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861897763, Reaktion Books, September 2010
184 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 15 black&white illus., 62 colour illus.
From oolong to sencha to chai, tea is one of the world's most popular beverages. Perhaps that is because it is a uniquely adaptable drink, consumed in many different varieties and ways by cultures across the globe and in many different settings, from...
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Architecture's Evil Empire The Triumph and Tragedy of Global Modernism
ISBN: PB: 9781861897565, Reaktion Books, September 2010
208 pp., 20x12 cm
From Los Angeles to London to Bilbao, cities around the world nowadays boast iconic buildings by celebrity "starchitects" that compete for attention on the skyline and in the media. But in recent years, criticism of these "gestural" structures, famou...
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Ballets Russes Style Diaghilev's Dancers and Paris Fashion
ISBN: PB: 9781861897572, Reaktion Books, September 2010
256 pp., 20x15 cm, 42 black&white illus., 51 colour illus.
In the decades between its debut performance in Paris in 1909 and the death of impresario Sergei Diaghilev in 1929, the Ballets Russes was an unrivalled sensation not only in France but in London, New York and the other cities it toured. Attention ha...
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Whiskey A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861897800, Reaktion Books, September 2010
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 28 black&white illus., 27 colour illus.
Whiskey: poets have celebrated it, preachers have condemned it, and blood has been shed over it. Governments, distillers and the public have fought over whiskey as it changed from a sometimes lethal, herb-infused concoction to a high-quality, meticul...
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