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  • The Anatomy of Riches by Spike Bucklow
    The Anatomy of Riches (English, Hardback) Spike Bucklow

    The Anatomy of Riches tells the story of one family's long rise from rags to riches, and their rapid reversal of fortune. It focuses on the life of Sir Robert Paston, who experienced the family's fall from grace at a time of momentous change, the beginning of the modern world.

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  • Burned Alive by Alberto A. Martinez
    Burned Alive (English, Hardback) Alberto A. Martinez

    Burned Alive challenges the accepted history of astronomy and shows how cosmology led Bruno bravely to his death.

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  • The Etruscans by Lucy Shipley
    The Etruscans (English, Hardback) Lucy Shipley

    This is a new history of the Etruscans, a powerful and influential civilization in ancient Italy who are often thought of as mysterious and unknowable. Covering colonialism and conquest, misogyny and mystique, Etruscan history is woven with the very latest archaeological evidence to provide a unique perspective on this enigmatic people.

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  • Cats in Art by Desmond Morris
    Cats in Art (English, Hardback) Desmond Morris

    In this eye-catching, beautifully illustrated book, bestselling author Desmond Morris tells the compelling story of cats in art, from prehistory until the present day.

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  • Ice by Klaus Dodds
    Ice (English, Paperback) Klaus Dodds

    In Ice: Nature and Culture Klaus Dodds provides a wide-ranging exploration of the cultural, natural and geopolitical history of ice, revealing how throughout history human communities have made sense of ice.

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  • Arthur Rimbaud by Seth Whidden
    Arthur Rimbaud (English, Paperback) Seth Whidden

    Before he had turned 21, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) upended the house of French poetry and left it in shambles. What makes Rimbaud's poetry important, argues Seth Whidden, is part of what makes his life so compelling: rebellion, audacity, creativity and exploration.

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  • Bat by Tessa Laird
    Bat (English, Paperback) Tessa Laird

    In Bat Tessa Laird challenges preconceptions about these amazing animals, combining fascinating facts of bat biology with engaging portrayals of bats in mythology, literature, film, popular culture, poetry and contemporary art.

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  • Laughing Shall I Die by Tom Shippey
    Laughing Shall I Die (English, Hardback) Tom Shippey

    The most exciting book on Vikings for a generation, Laughing Shall I Die presents them for what they were: not peaceful explorers and traders, but bloodthirsty warriors and marauders.

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  • Ugliness by Gretchen E. Henderson
    Ugliness (English, Paperback) Gretchen E. Henderson

    Following ugly bodies and dismantling ugly senses across periods and continents, Ugliness: A Cultural History draws on a wealth of fields to cross cultures and times, delineating the changing map of ugliness as it charges the public imagination.

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  • Stand Up Straight! by Sander L. Gilman
    Stand Up Straight! (English, Hardback) Sander L. Gilman

    . Interweaving the history of posture with our developing knowledge of anatomy and cultural history, and fully illustrated with an array of striking images, Stand Up Straight! is the first comprehensive history of the upright body at rest and in movement.

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  • Good Brexiteer's Guide to English Lit, The by John Sutherland
    Good Brexiteer's Guide to English Lit, The (English, Hardback) John Sutherland

    What is Nigel Farage's favourite novel? Why do Brexiteers love Sherlock Holmes? Is Philip Larkin the best Brexit poet ever? In this irreverent and entertaining new guide, John Sutherland quarries the great literary minds of English history to assemble the ultimate reading list for Brexiteers.

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  • Crow by Boria Sax
    Crow (English, Paperback) Boria Sax

    A classic account of the crow, now available in B-format paperback. Boria Sax looks at the crow in myth, literature and life, from Noah's raven to films such as The Crow.

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  • The Luminous and the Grey by David Batchelor
    The Luminous and the Grey (English, Paperback) David Batchelor

    A new book from Reaktion best-selling author and artist, David Batchelor, The Luminous and the Grey is a unique study of the places where colour comes into being and where it fades away.

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  • Hedgehog by Hugh Warwick
    Hedgehog (English, Paperback) Hugh Warwick

    A natural and cultural history of the hedgehog that explores the symbolism of the animal, from Romans who regarded it as a weather prophet to Sonic the Hedgehog and children's books today.

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  • The Dragon by Martin Arnold
    The Dragon (English, Hardback) Martin Arnold

    The Dragon traces the history of ideas about dragons and asks what exactly it might be in our imaginations that appears to have necessitated such a creature for thousands of years.

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  • Zebra by Christopher Plumb
    Zebra (English, Paperback) Christopher Plumb, Samuel Shaw

    Zebra is a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the natural and cultural history of this popular animal.

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  • A Philosophy of Loneliness by Lars Svendsen
    A Philosophy of Loneliness (English, Paperback) Lars Svendsen

    A Philosophy of Loneliness explores the different kinds of loneliness, the philosophy of emotions, why some people are lonelier than others, and the psychological and social characteristics that dispose people to loneliness.

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  • Teatimes by Helen Saberi
    Teatimes (English, Hardback) Helen Saberi

    In Teatimes: A World Tour food historian Helen Saberi takes us on a journey into the fascinating history of teatimes, from elegant afternoon teas, hearty high teas and delicious cream teas, to cricket and tennis teas, the funeral teas of Britain and much more - plus tea gardens, tea dances, tea gowns and tearooms.

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  • The Last of the Light by Peter Davidson
    The Last of the Light (English, Paperback) Peter Davidson

    A meditation on twilight in Western thought, painting and literature, which combines memoir, literature and art history.

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  • Gin by Lesley Jacobs Solmonson
    Gin (English, Hardback) Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

    Gin: A Global History features many enticing recipes and images from the past and present of gin. The book will entice both cocktail aficionados and students of socio-political change, as it chronicles gin's evolution from humble berry to modern alcoholic marvel.

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