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Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives

by Elizabeth Austin

Weather is an inescapable part of our daily lives, from the nuances of air travel to the breadth of human history.  Our past, present, and future is intimately rooted is weather and climate.

Weather, water,...


The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future

by Mason Inman

The first comprehensive biography of Marion King Hubbert, the "father of peak oil."

In 1956, geologist and Shell Oil researcher Marion King Hubbert delivered a speech that has shaped world energy debates ever...


Ask the Experts

by Scientific American Editors

Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the US and the home of the most exciting authors presenting the most dynamic ideas in science today. As the leading popular...


Water and Environment in the Selenga-Baikal Basin: International Research Cooperation for an Ecoregion of Global Relevance

by Daniel Karthe, Sergey Chalov & Nikolay Kasimov

The water resources of the Selenga River/Lake Baikal system are essential to the ecosystems and economic development of the surrounding region. In this large river and lake basin, there are strong contrasts...


The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate

by David Archer

The human impact on Earth’s climate is often treated as a hundred-year issue lasting as far into the future as 2100, the year in which most climate projections cease. In The Long Thaw, David Archer, one of...


Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane That Transformed New England

by Stephen Long

The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England's most damaging weather event ever. To call it "New England's Katrina" might be to understate its power. Without...


Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

by Steve Olson

Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.

For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously...


A Geography of Heritage

by Brian Graham, Greg Ashworth & John Tunbridge

The concept of heritage relates to the ways in which contemporary society uses the past as a social, political or economic resource. However, heritage is open to interpretation and its value may be perceived...


Glaciers and Environmental Change

by Atle Nesje & Svein Olat Dahl

This authoritative new text provides a thorough, updated account of glaciers and ice sheets as monitors and indicators of environmental change. It examines the record of environmental change within glaciers...


Space, Gender, Knowledge: Feminist Readings

by Linda McDowell

'Space Gender Knowledge' is an innovative and comprehensive introduction to the geographies of gender and the gendered nature of spatial relations. It examines the major issues raised by women's movements and...


New Mobilities Regimes in Art and Social Sciences

by Susanne Witzgall & Gerlinde Vogl

New Mobilities Regimes analyses how global mobilities are changing the world of today and the role of political and economic power. Bringing together essays by leading scholars and social scientists, including...


Economic Spaces of Pastoral Production and Commodity Systems: Markets and Livelihoods

by Richard Le Heron & Jörg Gertel

Pastoralism as a land use system is under recognized in terms of its contribution to food provision, livelihoods as well as to human security. This book is the first attempt to explore the dynamics of economic...


New Geographies of Race and Racism

by Caroline Bressey & Claire Dwyer

In recent years geographers interested in ethnicity, 'race' and racism have extended their focus from examining geographies of segregation and racism to exploring cultural politics, social practice and everyday...


Food in Society: Economy, Culture, Geography

by Peter Atkins & Ian Bowler

Who can deny the significance of food? It has a central role in our health and pleasure as well as in our economy, politics and culture. Food in Society provides a social science perspective on food systems...


Thin Film Coatings for Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications

by Hans J Griesser

Thin Film Coatings for Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications discusses the latest information on coatings, including their historic use by scientists who are looking to improve the properties and biological...


Cultural Landscapes of Post-Socialist Cities: Representation of Powers and Needs

by Mariusz Czepczynski

The cultural landscapes of Central European cities reflect over half a century of socialism and are marked by the Marxists' vision of a utopian landscape. Architecture, urban planning and the visual arts were...


Landscape, Race and Memory: Material Ecologies of Citizenship

by Divya Praful Tolia-Kelly

Memory is seldom explored through the experience of geographically mobile, racialized populations. Whilst the relationships between the political value of landscape and national memory have previously been written...


Landscape, Tourism, and Meaning

by Michelle M. Metro-Roland, Daniel C. Knudsen & Charles E. Greer

How do we re-theorize tourism? By drawing less on the Foucauldian notion of 'tourism as gazing' and instead focusing on the social construction of meaning in the landscape, this insightful book provides an innovative...


Development Tourism: Lessons from Cuba

by Rochelle Spencer

Tourism in Cuba - described by Fidel Castro as 'the evil we have to have' - has been regarded both with ambivalence, and as a crucial aspect of development and poverty alleviation. The result is a remarkable...


Europe and the Post-Yugoslav Space

by Branislav Radeljic

Charting the path from intervention to integration Europe and the Post-Yugoslav Space examines the role of Europeanization on the development of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia,...