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Portrayal and the Search for Identity
ISBN: HB: 9781780230412, Reaktion Books, October 2012
240 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 45 colour illus., 45 black&white illus.
We are surrounded by portraits: from the cipher-like portrait of a queen on a bank note to security pass photos; from images of politicians in the media to Facebook; from galleries exhibiting Titian or Leonardo to contemporary art featuring the self-...
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£30,00
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Leech
ISBN: PB: 9781780230337, Reaktion Books, October 2012
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
The leech is one of nature's most tenacious yet mysterious animals. Possessing a hold on the human body and culture, few creatures feature so unexpectedly yet consistently in human history. Popularly thought to be a formidable bloodsucking parasite,...
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£12,95
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London from Punk to Blair Revised Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781780230498, Reaktion Books, October 2012
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
From galleries to clubs, pubs to Tube stations, crap weather to pigeon crap, "London from Punk to Blair" is a brilliant anthology of personal and subjective readings of the capital since the late 1970s, which takes on London like no other book has be...
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£16,95
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Drive Journeys through Film, Cities and Landscapes
ISBN: PB: 9781780230269, Reaktion Books, October 2012
256 pp., 20x15 cm, 40 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
This book explores the experience of driving cars as a way of encountering landscapes and cities around the world. A richly illustrated cultural history, drawing on social and urban history, art, literature and music, "Drive" explores in particular h...
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£20,00
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Earthquake Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780230276, Reaktion Books, October 2012
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
Beijing and Jakarta, Tehran and Tokyo, Istanbul and Los Angeles are among the more than 60 large cities at risk from an earthquake. And although Europe's cities are comparatively less vulnerable, over the last 300 years devastating shocks have hit At...
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£14,95
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Fire Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780230467, Reaktion Books, October 2012
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
Fire has been an integral feature of our planet for over 400 million years. It has defined human culture from the beginning; it is something without which we cannot survive. While among the most destructive forces on Earth, fire displays equally trem...
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£14,95
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History of the Arctic Nature, Exploration and Exploitation
ISBN: HB: 9781780230184, Reaktion Books, September 2012
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 50 illus.
Cold and isolated, yet home to some 4 million people; harsh and unyielding, yet receding dramatically every year: the Arctic is an area that defies definition. No landscape has stood out in the modern mind as so quintessentially timeless: imagined an...
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£30,00
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Brief History of Nakedness
ISBN: PB: 9781780230221, Reaktion Books, September 2012
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 44 black&white illus., 99 colour illus.
Confrontations with naked human bodies can provoke powerful, and often contradictory, impressions and feelings. Just as they might either thrill or revolt, they can signal innocence or sexiness, frankness or madness, a oneness with nature or a separa...
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£18,00
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Pork A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780230405, Reaktion Books, September 2012
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour illus., 60 black&white illus.
Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world. It formed the high point of Roman feasts and was the mainstay of the traditional working-class diet in Europe and North America for centuries. Today it remains popular in Western countries, while for t...
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£10,99
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Pudding A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780230429, Reaktion Books, September 2012
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour illus., 60 black&white illus.
Like a rich plum pudding, "Pudding: A Global History" is bursting with choice morsels. From cookbooks and family recipes to novels, poems, songs and cartoons, it tells the story of puddings and how they developed from early savoury, sausage-like mixt...
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£10,99
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