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Rembrandt's Holland
ISBN: HB: 9781780238470, Reaktion Books, November 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 65 colour illus., 5 black&white illus.
Rembrandt van Rijn and the Netherlands grew up together. The artist, born in Leiden in 1606, lived during the tumultuous period of the Dutch Revolt and the establishment of the independent Dutch Republic. He moved to Amsterdam, a cosmopolitan centre...
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£15,95
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Star Theatre The Story of the Planetarium  
ISBN: HB: 9781780238357, Reaktion Books, November 2017
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 70 illus., 30 in colour
Most of us can recall a childhood visit to a planetarium: the sense of anticipation, the room darkening, the stars coming up, the movement of the lights, the voice of the astronomer. In the planetarium, where lights flash, sounds buzz, and the audien...
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£25,00
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Swamp Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780238449, Reaktion Books, November 2017
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 80 colour plates, 20 halftones
Throughout history, swamps have been idealized and demonized, purged and protected. They are considered places of evil, pestilence and death, but also diverse ecosystems teeming with life. They can be obstacles to development, and remnants of fading...
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£14,95
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Gifts of the Gods A History of Food in Greece
ISBN: HB: 9781780238548, Reaktion Books, November 2017
384 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
What do we think about when we think of Greek food? For many, it is the meze and traditional plates of a typical Greek island taverna from summer vacations or from Greek restaurants at home. In this book, Andrew and Rachel Dalby take us into and beyo...
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£25,00
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War and Art A Visual History of Modern Conflict
ISBN: HB: 9781780238463, Reaktion Books, November 2017
400 pp., 28x21 cm, 430 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
This sumptuously illustrated volume, edited by eminent war historian Joanna Bourke, offers a comprehensive visual, cultural and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represented in art. Covering the last two centuries, from...
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£40,00
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Goths Lost Civilizations
ISBN: HB: 9781780238456, Reaktion Books, November 2017
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 48 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
The Goths are truly a "lost civilization". Sweeping down from the north, ancient Gothic tribes sacked the imperial city of Rome and set in motion the decline and fall of the western Roman empire. Ostrogothic and Visigothic kings ruled over Italy and...
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£15,00
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Herring A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780238319, Reaktion Books, October 2017
208 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 10 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
For such a small fish the herring has played an enormous role in history. Since the Middle Ages battles have been waged for it. International economic alliances have formed over it. Major cities owe their initial prosperities and structural foundatio...
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£11,99
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John Evelyn A Life of Domesticity
ISBN: HB: 9781780238364, Reaktion Books, October 2017
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 10 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
The work of English writer, gardener and diarist John Evelyn is of great historical value. His most famous work, his Diary, which he kept all his life, is considered an invaluable source of information on more than 50 years of social, cultural, relig...
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Rich and Fertile Land A History of Food in America
ISBN: HB: 9781780238531, Reaktion Books, October 2017
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 80 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
The small ears of corn grown on land by Native Americans have become row upon row of cornflakes on supermarket shelves. The immense seas of grass and the animals that they supported are now big farms with regular rows of soybeans, corn, and wheat tha...
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£25,00
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Comets Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780238302, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 80 colour plates, 20 halftones
Comets are different from anything else seen in the sky. They can appear anywhere, they move against the background stars, and they change their appearance with time, becoming fuzzy and then sprouting long tails. They have inspired the scientists who...
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