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Seeing into the Future A Short History of Prediction
ISBN: HB: 9781789142297, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
If there is anything that distinguishes us from animals, it is our ability to understand that such a thing as the future exists and our willingness to try and look into it. But how have people through the ages gone about making predictions? What wer...
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Scenes and Traces of the English Civil War
ISBN: HB: 9781789142280, Reaktion Books, May 2020
296 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 111 illus., 48 in colour
The English Civil War has become a frequent point of reference in contemporary political debate. A bitter and bloody series of conflicts, it shook the very foundations of seventeenth-century Britain. This is the first attempt to portray the visual le...
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Simple Truth The Monochrome in Modern Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789142310, Reaktion Books, May 2020
304 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 10 illus.
The monochrome – a single-colour work of art – is highly ambiguous. For some it epitomizes purity, and is art reduced to its essence. For others it is just a stunt, the emperor's new clothes. Why are monochromes so admired, yet such an easy target of...
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Storyworlds of Robin Hood The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw
ISBN: HB: 9781789142327, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 20 illus.
Robin Hood is one of the most enduring and well-known figures of English folklore. Yet who was he? Lesley Coote re-examines the early tales about Robin in light of the stories, both English and French, that surrounded them. In the process, she return...
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Saturn
ISBN: HB: 9781789141535, Reaktion Books, October 2019
224 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 100 illus., 50 in colour
Saturn is the showcase of the Solar System. It may not be the largest of the planets, nor the smallest, nor even the only planet with rings. But it is among the most stunningly beautiful objects in the sky, and is always breathtaking when seen in a t...
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Strong, Sweet and Dry A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala
ISBN: HB: 9781789141528, Reaktion Books, October 2019
240 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 130 illus., 80 in colour
Today fortified wines are enjoying a renaissance, rediscovered by discerning imbibers and modern mixologists all over the world. Once extremely popular drinks savoured before or after dinner, fortified wines – such as sherry, port and Madeira – fell...
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Second Sight The Selected Film Writing of Adam Mars-Jones
ISBN: HB: 9781789141542, Reaktion Books, September 2019
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
The film review can be a little art form, not just a consumer guide, as this collection shows. Covering more than 30 years of film releases, celebrated critic Adam Mars-Jones guides us through the most entertaining, most appalling, most fantastic fil...
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Show People A History of the Film Star
ISBN: HB: 9781789141566, Reaktion Books, September 2019
448 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 48 illus.
"Show People" offers a comprehensive history of the film star from Mary Pickford to Andy Serkis, traversing more than one hundred years and drawing on examples from America, Britain, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Renowned film writer Michael Newton exp...
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Stendhal
ISBN: PB: 9781789141573, Reaktion Books, September 2019
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
This is a book about the life and work of a singular writer, known for his biographies and travel writing but most famous for his novels "The Red and the Black" and the "Charterhouse of Parma". As a child, Stendhal witnessed the unfolding of the Fren...
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Selfish Ape Human Nature and Our Path to Extinction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141559, Reaktion Books, July 2019
152 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Weaving together stories of science and sociology, "The Selfish Ape" offers a refreshing response to common fantasies about the ascent of humanity. Rather than imagining modern humans as a species with godlike powers, or Homo deus, Nicholas P. Money...
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