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  • Burning the Books

    £20.00

    Burning the Books

    Opening with the notorious bonfires of ‘un-German’ and Jewish literature in 1933 that offered such a clear signal of Nazi intentions, ‘Burning the Books’ takes us on a 3000-year journey through the destruction of knowledge and the fight against all the odds to preserve it.

    £20.00
  • Nature’s Palette

    £35.00

    Nature’s Palette

    The first-ever visual expansion of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, featuring over 800 illustration references from the natural world.

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    £35.00
  • Pilgrimage

    £25.00

    Pilgrimage

    A thought-provoking reflection on pilgrimage past and present, and a compelling exploration of its relevance today.

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    £25.00
  • Rivers of Power

    £10.99

    Rivers of Power

    They have opened new frontiers, founded cities, settled borders, and fed billions of us. They promote life, forge peace, grant power, and capriciously destroy everything in their path. Rivers, more than any road, technology, or political leader, have shaped the course of civilisation. And even as they have become increasingly domesticated, they remain a powerful global force, one that is more critical than ever to our future. Geographer Laurence C. Smith tells the sweeping story of rivers and how they made us.

    £10.99
  • The Year 1000

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    The Year 1000

    When did globalization begin? Most observers have settled on 1492, the year Columbus discovered America. But as celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen shows, it was the year 1000, when for the first time new trade routes linked the entire globe, so an object could in theory circumnavigate the world. This was the ‘big bang’ of globalization, which ushered in a new era of exploration and trade, and which paved the way for Europeans to dominate after Columbus reached America. Drawing on a wide range of new historical sources and cutting-edge archaeology, Hansen shows, for example, that the Maya began to trade with the native peoples of modern New Mexico from traces of theobromine – the chemical signature of chocolate – and that frozen textiles found in Greenland contain hairs from animals that could only have come from North America.

    £9.99