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  • The Idea of North
    The Idea of North (English, Paperback) Peter Davidson

    Now available in b-format paperback, this is an acclaimed exploration of the conception of 'north' as represented in art, literature and myth.

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  • Ghosts
    Ghosts (English, Paperback) Lisa Morton

    Ghosts: A Haunted History is a broad-ranging, clear-eyed survey of the ghost. Lisa Morton covers the early history of ghosts in folklore, literature and history as well as modern examples such as Ghost Hunters and The Conjuring.

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  • Cats in Art
    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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  • Aurelia
    Aurelia (English, Hardback) Carol Mavor

    In Aurelia, Carol Mavor reads the world of literature and art through the lens of the fairy tale.

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  • Hedgehog
    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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  • Moth
    Moth (English, Paperback) Matthew Gandy

    A cultural and natural history of the moth, which may seem drab compared to the butterfly, but which in fact has more species and brighter colouring than its day-flying cousin.

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  • Falcon
    Falcon (English, Paperback) Helen Macdonald

    In 'Falcon', bestselling natural history writer Helen Macdonald ranges across the globe and over many millennia, taking in natural history, myth and legend, falconry, science and conservation, and falcons in the military, in urban settings and the corporate world.

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  • The Destruction of Memory
    The Destruction of Memory (English, Paperback) Robert Bevan

    Now available in an expanded 2nd Edition, this is a polemical account of the destruction of architecture in war.

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  • Psyche on the Skin
    Psyche on the Skin (English, Hardback) Sarah Chaney

    Psyche on the Skin charts the secret history of self-harm. This book describes its many forms, from sexual self-mutilation and hysterical malingering in the late Victorian period, to self-castrating religious sects, to self-mutilation and self-destruction in art, music and popular culture.

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  • Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men
    Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men (English, Hardback) David Brown, Tom Williamson

    Lancelot 'Capability' Brown is often thought of as an innovative genius who single-handedly pioneered a new, 'naturalistic' style of landscape design. Illustrated with over 120 images, this beautiful book shows that Brown's style, like the organization of his business, was the product of a distinctly modern world.

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  • Gin
    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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  • Rhododendron
    Rhododendron (English, Hardback) Richard Milne

    Explores the many ways in which rhododendrons have influenced human societies, as well as the extraordinary story of the plants' evolution.

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  • Zombies
    Zombies (English, Paperback) Roger Luckhurst

    Zombies: A Cultural History, now available in paperback, gives a definitive short introduction to the zombie, exploring the manifold meanings of this compelling, slow-moving yet relentless monster.

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  • Galaxy
    Galaxy (English, Paperback) James Geach

    Written by an active researcher in the field, Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos tells the rich scientific story of galaxy evolution and observation. Appealing to all readers interested in astronomy and cosmology, and featuring 100 colour illustrations, Galaxy explores the enigma of our cosmic habitat, chronicling how our home in the universe came to be.

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  • Live Wires
    Live Wires (English, Hardback)

    Live Wires: The History of Electronic Music explores how the five key electronic technologies - the tape recorder, circuit, computer, microphone and turntable - revolutionized music.

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  • Levitation
    Levitation (English, Paperback) Peter Adey

    Levitation tells the peculiar story of those who have dreamed, believed or practiced levitation through history, whether they were successful or not.

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  • War and Art
    War and Art (English, Hardback) Jon Bird, Monica Bohm-Duchen

    This sumptuously illustrated volume, edited by eminent war historian Joanna Bourke, offers a comprehensive visual, cultural and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represented in art.

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  • The Indus
    The Indus (English, Hardback) Andrew Robinson

    'The Indus' is a fascinating look at the vital legacy of the Indus within modern India and an accessible introduction to this tantalizing 'lost' civilization.

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  • Petrarch
    Petrarch (English, Hardback) Christopher S. Celenza

    Christopher S. Celenza provides the first general account of Italian poet Francesco Petrarca's life and work in over thirty years. Petrarch: Everywhere a Wanderer is a revealing portrait of a figure of paradoxes: a man of mystique, historical importance and endless fascination.

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  • Llama
    Llama (English, Paperback) Helen Cowie

    'Llama' charts the history of llamas and their close relatives alpacas, guanacos and vicunas. The book recounts the animal's rich natural history as well as its presence in art, literature and film.

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