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  • Animalby Erica Fudge

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 19.95

    From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives. Animal is a timely overview of the many ways in which we live with animals, and assesses many of the paradoxes of our relationships with them: for example,... more...

  • Altered Statesby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    Red states versus blue states. Metro versus retro. North or South, East or West. Pundits, politicians, and social scientists love to carve out categories in an attempt to make sense of political and social divisions that run through the American landscape. As the home of nearly 300 million people spread over approximately 3.7 million square miles of... more...

  • Cultures of Collectingby Roger Cardinal

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    This book traces the psychology, history and theory of the compulsion to collect, focusing not just on the normative collections of the Western canon, but also on collections that reflect a fascination with the "Other" and the marginal ? the ephemeral, exotic, or just plain curious. There are essays on the Neoclassical architect Sir John Soane,... more...

  • The Nordic Modelby Mary Hilson

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95

    The political structures of the Scandinavian nations have long stood as models for government and public policy. This comprehensive study examines how that ?Nordic model? of government developed, as well as its far-reaching influence. Respected Scandinavian historian Mary Hilson surveys the political bureaucracies of the five Nordic... more...

  • Lives of Imagesby Peter Mason

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 35.00

    In the Lives of Images, Peter Mason examines four striking case studies involving the production and transmission of visual images of non-European peoples. Beginning with what has been taken to be the earliest three-dimensional European representation of Native Americans, he then focuses on the migration of such images via 16th century Meso-American... more...

  • Everlasting Flowerby Keith Pratt

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 27.00

    The defiant dictatorship of North Korea and the thriving democracy of South Korea may appear starkly different, but they share a complex and often misunderstood history that is ably recounted in Everlasting Flower. Keith Pratt traverses the ancient landscapes of the Koreas, from the kingdoms of Old Choson and Wiman Choson to the present-day 38th Parallel... more...

  • Landscape and History since 1500by Ian D. Whyte

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 35.00

    Landscape and History explores a complex relationship over the past five centuries. The book is international and interdisciplinary in scope, drawing on material from social, economic and cultural history as well as from geography, archaeology, cultural geography, planning and landscape history. In recent years, as the author points out, there has... more...

  • Bearby Robert E. Bieder

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 19.95

    A fascinating exploration of the evolutionary history of the bear family, Bear also surveys the wealth of imagery, myths, and stories that surround this much-loved animal. more...

  • Flyby Steven Connor

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    Fly explores the history of this much-maligned creature and then turns to examine its newfound redemption through science. more...

  • Tigerby Susie Green

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    Smart, readable, and lushly illustrated, Tiger is a natural and cultural history of this potent and much-admired creature. more...