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- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 35.00
Each night, we are able to gaze up at the night sky and look at the thousands of stars that stretch to the end of our individual horizons. But the stars we see are only those that make up our own Milky Way galaxy?but one of hundreds of billions in the whole of the universe, each separated by inconceivably huge tracts of empty space. In this book,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 24.95
When Americans seek an escape from the worries and dilemmas of everyday life, the crystal blue waters and white sands of the Caribbean islands seem like the answer to a prayer. Yet this image of a tourist?s paradise hides a tumultuous history marked by strife and division over race, political power, and economic inequality. Olwyn Blouet explores the... more...
- Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 25.00
Cambodia has a long and rich history, first becoming an artistic and religious power in Southeast Asia in the Angkor period (802?1432), when its kings ruled from vast temple complexes at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. The cultural influence of Cambodia on other countries in the region has been enormous, quite out of keeping with its reduced territory... more...
- Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95
The recent retirement of Fidel Castro turned the world?s attention toward the tiny but prominent island nation of Cuba and the question of what its future holds. Amid all of the talk and hypothesizing, it is worth taking a moment to consider how Cuba reached this point, which is what Antoni Kapcia provides with his incisive history of Cuba since 1959. Cuba... more...
- Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 30.00
Tourist brochures and travel guides depict Thailand as an exotic country with a rich cultural heritage, strong religious traditions, and a popular monarchy. Historians also contribute to Thailand?s international allure with chronicles of its unique historical and cultural continuity in comparison to the other southeast Asian countries, whose histories... more...
- Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95
Globalization is the defining phenomenon of the twenty-first century and migration is the cornerstone of its economic and social force. Uncertain Identity examines international movements of peoples over the past sixty years to show what migration patterns have meant to the economic and social systems of countries around the world. W.... more...
- Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 27.00
Landscape has been central to definitions of Englishness for centuries. David Matless argues that landscape has been the site where English visions of the past, present and future have met in debates over questions of national identity, disputes over history and modernity, and ideals of citizenship and the body. Landscape and Englishness is extensively... more...
- Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 16.99
Chandler and Gunaratna employ their unparalleled expertise to probe the West's responses to the catastrophic attacks so indelibly seared into the history of the early twenty-first century, from 9/11 to the Madrid bombings to deadly strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine, and elsewhere. more...
- Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 19.95
From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the familiar mallard, duck species are richly diverse, and in Duck Victoria de Rijke offers a comprehensive overview of their evolutionary history, as well as exploring the numerous roles that the duck plays in literature, art, and religion. more...