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The Shining Mountain

by Peter Boardman & Chris Bonington

‘It’s a preposterous plan. Still, if you do get up it, I think it’ll be the hardest thing that’s been done in the Himalayas.’ So spoke Chris Bonington when Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker presented him...


Ice: The Nature, the History, and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance

by Mariana Gosnell

Like the adventurer who circled an iceberg to see it on all sides, Mariana Gosnell, former Newsweek reporter and author of Zero Three Bravo, a book about flying a small plane around the United States, explores...


Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide

by Michael Craghan

Learn physical geography at your own pace

What is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the type of climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptions or strong earthquakes most likely...


Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption

by Clive Barnett & Paul Cloke

Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption presents an innovative reinterpretation of the forces that have shaped the remarkable growth of ethical consumption.

  • Develops a...


Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption

by Clive Barnett, Paul Cloke & Nick Clarke

Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption presents an innovative reinterpretation of the forces that have shaped the remarkable growth of ethical consumption.

  • Develops a...


Volunteer Tourism

by Angela M Benson

Volunteer Tourism is one of the major growth areas in contemporary tourism, where tourists for various reasons seek alternative goodwill experiences and activities. There has been a surge in volunteer programmes...


Children of Divorce

by John H Harvey & Mark A Fine

Featuring excerpts of essays collected from over one thousand young adults while in the throes of divorce, this book paints a picture of the pain and the hope shown by the storytellers. By framing the narratives...


Mining Heritage and Tourism

by Michael Conlin & Lee Jolliffe

Many former mining areas have now lost their industrial function and are now turning to tourism for regional revitalization and community economic development. The transformation process of these industrial,...


Tourism and Change in Polar Regions

by Michael Hall & Jarkko Saarinen

Climate change, landscape and species loss, increasing interest in energy resources and minerals, social changes in indigenous societies, and a new polar geo-politics in which countries disputing boundaries...


Gender and Rurality

by Lia Bryant & Barbara Pini

This book will use empirical examples from a range of research projects undertaken by the authors as well as illustrations from work in the Australasia region, Europe and the United States to explore gender...


David Thompson

by Tom Shardlow

Using only the stars and his sextant, explorer David Thompson set out on a 34-year journey that would culminate in one of history's greatest mapping achievements.


Imperial Texas: An Interpretive Essay in Cultural Geography

by D.W. Meinig

Imperial Texas examines the development of Texas as a human region, from the simple outline of the Spanish colony to the complex patterns of the modern state. In this study in cultural geography set into a historical...


Sonora: Its Geographical Personality

by Robert C. West

A land where some streams ran with gold. A landscape nearly empty of inhabitants in the wake of Apache raids from the north. And a former desert transformed by irrigation into vast fields of wheat and cotton....


The Sinai: A Physical Geography

by Ned Greenwood

One of the world's oldest crossroads, the Sinai joins the great continental land masses of Africa and Eurasia. Its physical geography of rugged mountain peaks, desert plains, and sea coasts was formed by the...


Floods

by Dennis J. Parker

Floods occur in most parts of the world and range from being welcomed annual occurrences, to natural disasters which have countless physical and societal impacts.

Floods presents the most comprehensive collection...


Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

by Chris Barrow

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Environmental Security and Gender

by Nicole Detraz

Over the past 20 years scholars, policymakers, and the media have increasingly recognized the links between both traditional and non-traditional security issues and the changing condition of the global environment....


The Malay Archipelago

by Alfred Russell Wallace

Fans of geography and travel writing should definitely spend some time with Alfred Russell Wallace's fascinating volume The Malay Archipelago. Compiled through decades of research, this book provides an exhaustive...


Science in Arcady

by Grant Allen

Canadian author Grant Allen dabbled in a vast number of literary genres over the course of his career, and of all of his published work, perhaps none more accurately depicts his unique talents than Science in...


Migration, Risk and Uncertainty

by Allan M. Williams & Vladimír| Baláž

Migration is one of the driving forces of economic and social change in the modern world. It is both informed by risk and a generator of risk, whether for individuals, households, communities or societies....