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History of Reading
ISBN: PB: 9781789140682, Reaktion Books, February 2019
416 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 20 illus.
Steven Roger Fischer's fascinating book, now available in an updated B-format edition, traces the complete story of reading from the time when symbol first became sign through to the electronic texts of the present day. Describing ancient forms of re...
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£9,99
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History of Feelings
ISBN: HB: 9781789140675, Reaktion Books, January 2019
240 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 19 illus.
What does it mean to feel something? What stimulates our desires, aspirations and dreams? Did our ancestors feel in the same way to us? Historians have tried to make sense of our feelings, passions, moods, emotions and sentiments over the last decade...
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£25,00
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Happy Future is a Thing of the Past The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters
ISBN: HB: 9781780239859, Reaktion Books, August 2018
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Since 2010 Greece's social and economic conditions have been irreversibly transformed, a result of austerity measures imposed by the European troika and successive Greek governments. These stringent restructuring programmes were intended to make it p...
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£14,95
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History of Language
ISBN: PB: 9781780239033, Reaktion Books, June 2018
240 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 12 illus.
It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus...
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Hinterland America's New Landscape of Class and Conflict
ISBN: HB: 9781780239026, Reaktion Books, March 2018
192 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Over the last forty years, the landscape of the United States has been fundamentally transformed. It is partially visible in the ascendance of glittering, coastal hubs for finance, infotech and the so-called "creative class". But this is only the tip...
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£14,95
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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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£10,99
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Herman Melville
ISBN: PB: 9781780238074, Reaktion Books, June 2017
248 pp., 20x13 cm, 40 illus.
American novelist and poet Herman Melville is considered by many to be the finest author his nation has produced. Born in New York in 1819, he achieved recognition as a leader of world literature with his daring stylistic innovations, and his masterp...
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£11,99
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Hippopotamus
ISBN: PB: 9781780237329, Reaktion Books, June 2017
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
Hippos are well-loved, cumbersome, rotund mammals famous for lounging around semi-submerged in muddy pools. Gregarious herbivores, they emerge after dusk from the water into the cool night air to graze on grass and plants before returning to the wate...
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£12,95
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Honey A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780237336, Reaktion Books, April 2017
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
Honey is now thought of mostly as a sweetener, but in its long history around the world, it has been treated as a food, tonic, medicine and preservative. It was also used in religious rituals as a sacred food from the gods. And its creators – bees –...
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£10,99
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Hayek vs Keynes A Battle of Ideas
ISBN: HB: 9781780237305, Reaktion Books, March 2017
192 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
"Hayek vs Keynes: A Battle of Ideas" offers a clear historical account of the works of the two great totems of modern economic thought: Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" and Keynes's "The General Theory of Employm...
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£15,00
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