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Berries
ISBN: HB: 9781789141931, Reaktion Books, May 2020
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 90 in colour
What is it about the small fruits of field and wood that encourages rapture? These gifts of the earth – flagrant in hedgerows, carpeting the forest floor or colouring the uplands – are so ubiquitous as to be commonplace and so extraordinary that we h...
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£16,00
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Beans A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789142044, Reaktion Books, April 2020
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 52 illus., 47 in colour
Beans are considered a basic staple in most kitchen cupboards, yet these humble foodstuffs have a very long history: there is evidence that beans have been eaten for 9,000 years. Whether dried, frozen or canned, beans have substantial nutritional and...
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Blood Rush The Dark History of a Vital Fluid
ISBN: HB: 9781789141962, Reaktion Books, March 2020
328 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
As a young man Jan Verplaetse saw a hare suspended from a meat hook, skinned and gutted. What struck him so forcefully at the time was not the animal but the blood gently dripping from its mouth. His reaction prompted the start of a quest he undertak...
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Braganzas The Rise and Fall of the Ruling Dynasties of Portugal and Brazil, 1640-1910
ISBN: HB: 9781789141252, Reaktion Books, October 2019
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 110 illus., 40 in colour
For 270 years, the House of Braganza provided the kings and queens of Portugal. During a period of momentous change, from 1640 to 1910, this influential family helped to establish Portugal's independence from Spain and saved the country and its monar...
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£25,00
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Blue Mythologies Reflections on a Colour
ISBN: PB: 9781789140507, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 59 colour illus.
The sea, the sky, the veins of the hands, the earth itself when photographed from space; blue sometimes seems to overwhelm all the other shades of our world in its all-encompassing presence. "Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour" presents a se...
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£14,99
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Boxing A Cultural History (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781789140514, Reaktion Books, June 2019
576 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 152 illus.
Throughout history potters, sculptors, painters, poets, novelists, cartoonists, song-writers, photographers and film-makers have recorded and made sense of boxing. In her encyclopaedic investigation of the shifting social, political and cultural reso...
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£12,99
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Biscuit/Cookie A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140491, Reaktion Books, May 2019
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Which is your favourite biscuit (or cookie, if you're from the USA)? Chocolate-chip, gingernut or oreo cookie? Oatmeal and raisin, black and white cookie, digestive or florentine? Biscuits and cookies have a myriad forms and flavours, and as well the...
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Bee New Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781789140484, Reaktion Books, March 2019
224 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 117 illus.
Claire Preston's "Bee" is a history of our long, complex relationship with this industrious, much-admired insect. The book moves from ancient political descriptions to Renaissance debates about monarchy, to the conversion of the virtuous, civil bee i...
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£9,99
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Birch
ISBN: HB: 9781789140118, Reaktion Books, November 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Elegant and beautiful, rich in history and supremely useful, birches have played an extraordinary yet largely unrecognized part in shaping both our natural environment and the material culture and beliefs of millions of people around the world. For...
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Bedbug
ISBN: PB: 9781780239736, Reaktion Books, July 2018
192 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 89 illus., 59 in colour
Few animals elicit such a profoundly honest response of horror, fear and fright as the bedbug. Uninvited, bedbugs invade your privacy; they enter your bed, leave their marks and take away your bodily fluid – blood. From fossils to ancient Greek theat...
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