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Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Nordic Culture
What is 'Nordic noir' and why is it so popular What are the Nordic societies really like What do Nordic countries have in common and how are they different This Encyclopaedia is a ground-breaking reference work containing over 800 entries on contempo...
Social Life of Books
Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home
A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century.
Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainme...
Towards a New Theory of Invalidism
ISBN: PB: 9781783207800,
17.8x22.9 cm, 26 halftones
How is illness represented in today's cultural texts In "Ghostbodies", Maia Dolphin-Krute argues that the illusive sick body is often made invisible – a ghost – because it does not always fit society's definition of disability. In these pages, she re...
Bike Messengers and the City
ISBN: PB: 9781501713590,
ISBN: HB: 9780801449925,
Cornell University Press
15.2x22.9 cm, 23 black&white illus.
Bike messengers are familiar figures in the downtown cores of major cities. Tasked with delivering time-sensitive materials within, at most, a few hours – and sometimes in as little as fifteen minutes – these couriers ride in all types of weather, we...
OnBeat, Volume 6
ISBN: PB: 9784434225208,
18.1x25.7 cm, 300 black&white and colour illus., language: Japanese / English
The 6th issue of "ONBEAT" presents latest trend in Japanese art and cultures, such as music, fashion, ecological activities, in English and Japanese throughout.
From Dust to Destiny
ISBN: HB: 9781780237251,
16.8x23.4 cm, 20 colour illus., 130 black&white illus.
The terms "birth" and "death" have long denoted the apparent boundaries of our biological lives, situating in time the moments of coming to be and passing away. Yet the specific trajectory of a life can surpass its temporal boundaries. Long after the...
ISBN: PB: 9781780237329,
13.5x19 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...
A Natural and Cultural History
ISBN: HB: 9781780237435,
13.8x23.4 cm, 90 colour illus., 10 black&white illus.
Mushrooms are loved, despised, feared and misunderstood. They have been a familiar part of nature throughout human history and occupy a special place in our consciousness. Nicholas P. Money introduces the mythology and science of the spectacular arra...
Game of Thrones
ISBN: PB: 9781783207848,
17.5x24.1 cm, 27 colour illus.
Winter is coming. Every Sunday night, millions of fans gather around their televisions to take in the spectacle that is a new episode of "Game of Thrones". Much is made of who will be gruesomely murdered each week on the hit show, though sometimes th...
A History of American Camping
Who are the real campers Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds People committed to the RV lifestyle who move their homes from state to sta...