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London City of Cities
ISBN: HB: 9781789142181, Reaktion Books, April 2021
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus., 60 in colour
City of cities, the modern world's first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world's memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and as...
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£14,95
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Nashville Music and Manners
ISBN: HB: 9781789143157, Reaktion Books, March 2021
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 126 illus., 81 in colour
Nashville is a city of sublime contrasts, an intellectual hub built on a devotion to God, country music and the Devil's pleasures. Refined and raucous, it has long represented both culture and downright fun, capable of embracing pre-Civil war mansion...
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Cherry
ISBN: HB: 9781789142822, Reaktion Books, February 2021
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 90 in colour
Ripe, sensuous, irresistible: the cherry tree and its stunning blossoms conjure up many literal, metaphorical and visceral sensations. We enjoy cherry picking, a cherry on top, and even, on occasion, to lose one's cherry. Cherries have been consumed...
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£16,00
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Madrid Midnight City
ISBN: HB: 9781789142198, Reaktion Books, February 2021
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 105 illus., 75 in colour
Spain's top city for tourism, Madrid attracts more than six million visitors a year. Helen Crisp and Jules Stewart relate the story of a city and its people through the centuries, while their carefully curated listings give a nod to well-known attrac...
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£14,95
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Egyptomania A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy
ISBN: PB: 9781789143485, ISBN: HB: 9781780236391, Reaktion Books, January 2021
448 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 50 illus.
Now available in paperback, "Egyptomania" takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of strange gods, mysterious magic, secret knowledge, monumental pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes and immense wealth. Egypt has alwa...
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£15,00
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£25,00
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Landscape as Weapon Cultures of Exhaustion and Refusal
ISBN: HB: 9781789143058, Reaktion Books, November 2020
216 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 20 illus.
Once the playgrounds and raw material for the avant-garde, abandoned places and things – decommissioned military sites, post-industrial spaces, contested and forgotten edgelands – are now just as likely to be seen as assets for entrepreneurs or conno...
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£18,00
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Turtle
ISBN: PB: 9781789143362, Reaktion Books, November 2020
200 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
The turtle is an ancient creature, once sharing the Earth with dinosaurs; for more than 100 million years, turtles have played a crucial role in maintaining healthy terrestrial and marine ecosystems. While it may not set records for speed on land, th...
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£12,95
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Diaspora of the Middle East and North Africa
ISBN: PB: 9783037785447, Lars Muller Publishers, October 2020
320 pp., 23.5x17.1 cm, illus.
Through a series of essays, photographs, and archival content, this book highlights the diverse young and old diaspora communities of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) around the world. Drawing on topics from the ten-year archive of Brownbook m...
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£30,00
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Assassins' Deeds A History of Assassination from Ancient Egypt to the Present Day
ISBN: HB: 9781789143515, Reaktion Books, October 2020
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 81 illus.
Assassins have been killing the powerful and famous for at least 3,000 years. Personal ambition, revenge and anger have encouraged many to violent deeds, like the Turkish sultan who had nineteen of his brothers strangled or the bodyguards who murdere...
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Calling the Spirits A History of Seances
ISBN: HB: 9781789142808, Reaktion Books, October 2020
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 60 illus., 25 in colour
"Calling the Spirits" investigates the eerie history of our conversations with the dead, from necromancy in Homer's "Odyssey" to the emergence of Spiritualism – when Victorians were entranced by mediums and the seance was born. Among our cast are the...
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£15,99
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