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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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  • 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.

    $27.68 $30.00
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  • The Idea of North by Peter Davidson
    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.

    $13.34 $19.95
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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.

    $16.19 $19.95
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  • The Moon by Bill Leatherbarrow
    The Moon (English, Hardback) Bill Leatherbarrow

    Extensively illustrated with images of the lunar surface, The Moon is an accessible introduction that will appeal to both amateur and professional astronomers and all those fascinated by Earth's natural satellite

    $34.25 $40.00
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  • Bountiful Empire by Priscilla Mary Isin
    Bountiful Empire (English, Hardback) Priscilla Mary Isin

    Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine examines the foodways of the Ottoman Empire as they changed and evolved over more than five centuries.

    $41.62 $50.00
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  • Pineapple by Kaori O'Connor
    Pineapple (English, Hardback) Kaori O'Connor

    Pineapple is a culinary love story enriched with vivid illustrations and irresistible recipes from around the world for eating and drinking the pineapple.

    $14.42 $18.00
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  • The Many Lives of Carbon by Dag Olav Hessen
    The Many Lives of Carbon (English, Hardback) Dag Olav Hessen

    The Many Lives of Carbon is the story of the element carbon, its myriad properties, and its life-cycle. Dag Olav Hessen examines carbon in minerals and rocks, wood and rain forests, as well as looking at carbon's role in the environment and climate.

    $21.80 $29.00
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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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  • Woodpecker by Gerard Gorman
    Woodpecker (English, Paperback) Gerard Gorman

    Highly regarded woodpecker expert Gerard Gorman presents a unique natural, social and cultural history of woodpeckers.

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  • Leonard Bernstein by Paul R. Laird
    Leonard Bernstein (English, Paperback) Paul R. Laird

    Drawing on over thirty years of study, leading scholar Paul R. Laird describes Bernstein's work as a conductor, composer, music educator and commentator, evaluating all his major compositions.

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  • The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws
    The Modern Art Cookbook (English, Paperback) Mary Ann Caws

    The Modern Art Cookbook provides a window into how both great and lesser-known modern artists, writers and poets ate, cooked, depicted and wrote about food.

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  • Hinterland by Phil A. Neel
    Hinterland (English, Hardback) Phil A. Neel

    Hinterland provides a close-up view of America's hinterland, populated by towering grain-threshing machines and hunched farmworkers as well as telling the intimate story of a life lived within the hinterland.

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  • Landscape and Englishness by David Matless
    Landscape and Englishness (English, Paperback) David Matless

    A classic account of how landscape has been central to questions of 'Englishness' - of national identity, history and modernity, as well as concepts of citizenship and the body.

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  • Rhododendron by Richard Milne
    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.

    $25.50 $27.00
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  • A Philosophy of Dirt by Olli Lagerspetz
    A Philosophy of Dirt (English, Hardback) Olli Lagerspetz

    In this learned, witty and groundbreaking study, Olli Lagerspetz offers a persuasive discussion of dirt and its ramifications in philosophy and culture.

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  • When Artists Curate by Alison Green
    When Artists Curate (English, Paperback) Alison Green

    In this ground-breaking book Alison Green provides the first critical history of visual artists curating exhibitions.

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  • Empire of Tea by Markman Ellis
    Empire of Tea (English, Paperback) Markman Ellis, Richard Coulton

    Based on extensive original research, and now available in paperback, Empire of Tea provides a rich cultural history that explores how the British `way of tea' became the norm across the Anglophone world.

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  • Pizza by Carol F. Helstosky
    Pizza (English, Hardback) Carol F. Helstosky

    Originally a food for the poor in eighteenth-century Naples, pizza is a source of national and regional pride in Italy as well as of cultural identity. This title documents the history and cultural life of this chameleon-like food.

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  • Gifts of the Gods by Andrew Dalby
    Gifts of the Gods (English, Hardback) Andrew Dalby, Rachel Dalby

    Gifts of the Gods: A History of Food in Greece is a comprehensive history of Greek food from prehistoric times to the 21st century. The book reveals the many links between ancient and modern, and features numerous recipes, firmly based in Greek tradition, which the reader can try at home.

    $34.17 $39.00
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