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Otter
ISBN: PB: 9781789142242, Reaktion Books, April 2020
184 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 103 illus.
Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, which were established in the popular imagination through books and films such as "Tarka the Otter" and "Ring of Bright Water". This, howev...
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Ornette Coleman The Territory and the Adventure
ISBN: HB: 9781789142235, Reaktion Books, March 2020
368 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 60 illus.
Ornette Coleman's career encompassed the glory years of jazz and the American avant-garde. Born in segregated Fort Worth, Texas, during the Great Depression, the African American composer and musician was the zeitgeist incarnate. Steeped in the Texas...
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Owl
ISBN: PB: 9781780239163, Reaktion Books, April 2018
216 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 123 illus.
From ancient Babylon to Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" and the grandiloquent, absent-minded Wol from "Winnie-the-Pooh" to David Lynch's "Twin Peaks", owls have woven themselves into the fabric of human culture from earliest times. Beautiful...
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Oyster A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780238173, Reaktion Books, September 2017
208 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
Since the dawn of time oysters have inhabited the earth. Naturally high in essential vitamins and minerals, they are one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. Varying in size from as small as a grape to as large as a dinner plate, the oyster...
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£11,99
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Orwell's Nose A Pathological Biography
ISBN: PB: 9781780238265, Reaktion Books, September 2017
264 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 40 illus.
?In 2012 John Sutherland permanently lost his sense of smell. At about the same time he embarked on a re-reading of George Orwell's works, and his lack of olfactory sense cast an entirely new light on the re-evaluation. What he now noticed was just h...
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Obtaining Images Art, Production and Display in Edo Japan
ISBN: PB: 9781780237442, Reaktion Books, March 2017
320 pp., 25x19 cm, 50 black&white illus., 50 colour illus.
The Edo period (1603-1868) witnessed one of the great flowerings of Japanese art. Towards the mid-seventeenth century the Japanese States were largely at peace, and rapid urbanization, a rise in literacy and an increase in international contact ensue...
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£25,00
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Onions and Garlic A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780235875, Reaktion Books, April 2016
136 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 54 illus., 42 in colour
Do you know your onions? From large, sweet onions to shallots, garlic, chives and leeks, the allium family contains some of the most popular vegetables in the world. Shy of the spotlight – except when repelling vampires, preserving mummies, curing he...
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On Photography with an introduction and translated by Esther Leslie
ISBN: PB: 9781780235257, Reaktion Books, September 2015
160 pp., 20x12 cm, 31 illus.
Walter Benjamin's essay "A Short History of Photography" (1931) made bold statements about photographic pioneers such as David Octavius Hill and Nicephore Niepce, and the social and historical context of their work. This first selection of Benjamin's...
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Octopus
ISBN: PB: 9781780231778, Reaktion Books, October 2013
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Our relationship to the octopus dates back to prehistory, when the eight-armed animal was depicted on vases and found in stone carvings from ancient Greece. Now we appreciate them for their abilities as escape artists, with sophisticated camouflage s...
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Oranges A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780230993, Reaktion Books, April 2013
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
"Oranges" traces our close historic relationship with the pre-eminent member of the citrus clan. Oranges are a fascinating fruit with a long and varied history, wide-ranging cultural resonance, large culinary presence and a golden, glowing beauty. On...
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