/Rivers and Seas
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes

    Hiroshi Sugimoto

    HS has been photographing sky and sea for 40 years; these almost abstract expanses epitomise his idea of “time exposed”. Stunning.

    Hardback £59.00
  • The Office of Gardens and Ponds

    Didier Decoin

    An extremely pleasurable immersion into Heian-period Japan, this sensual and thoughtful novel is like moving through a series of prints: a young widow journeys to the capital with carp for the imperial temple pools; the theme for a courtly perfume contest is the scent of a young woman passing over a bridge, half-seen in the mist. Translated from the French.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Idols: The Power of Images

    Annie Caubet

    Wonders of early civilisations: figurines from the Cyclades, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, the Oxus and Indus valleys, Iran, Iberia, etc. ‘Idols’ does not seem the right descriptive for these as we only guess at their function; but their small, highly concentrated presences give each of them an extraordinary power. Superbly illustrated.

    Hardback £50.00
  • Whistler and Nature

    Patricia De Montfort & Patricia Willsdon, edited by Steven Parissien

    A fascinating study that explores his pictures of hazy rivers, wharves, gardens etc from the perspectives of nature and man-made structures.

    Paperback £20.00
  • Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia’s History

    Sunil Amrith

    Himalayan rivers support a fifth of the world’s population, and everyone in the Asian subcontinent. Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard, Amrith retells historical events and stories from a hydrological perspective, going on to discuss present day perils, global warming and beyond…

    Hardback £25.00
  • Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

    John Lewis-Stempel

    The author of ‘Meadowland’ and ‘The Running Hare’ peers into the reedy depths of a vanishing habitat.

    Hardback £14.99
  • A First Book of the Sea

    Nicola Davies, illustrated by Emily Sutton

    Rockpools and flying fish, dolphins and ships, shore and seabed: a mix of poetry and information, brought to life by Emily Sutton’s jubilant illustrations. Ages 4-6

    Hardback £14.99
  • Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict That Made the Modern World

    Andrew Lambert

    Examines how the identity of Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic and Britain as seapowers informed their actions and enabled them to achieve success disproportionate to their size.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    Michael Palin

    HMS Erebus disappeared in the Arctic in 1848, when looking for the Northwest Passage. In 2014, she was found, and the mystery of what happened became clearer. It is an extraordinary tale.

    Hardback £20.00