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H2O: A Biography of Water

by Philip Ball

The extent to which water remains a scientific mystery is extraordinary, despite its prevalence and central importance on Earth. Whether one considers its role in biology, its place in the physical world (where...


Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

by Cynthia Barnett

Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive.

 

It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source of the world's water. Yet this is the first book to tell...


Phytotherapies: Efficacy, Safety, and Regulation

by Iqbal Ramzan

Covering fundamentals and new developments in phytotherapy, this book combines pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry with clinical issues.

•    Helps readers better understand phytotherapy and learn the...


Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

by Jess Gilbert

Late in the 1930s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set up a national network of local organizations that joined farmers with public administrators, adult-educators, and social scientists. The aim was to localize...


Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

by Shafqat Hussain

This groundbreaking book is the first sustained anthropological inquiry into the idea of remote areas. Shafqat Hussain examines the surprisingly diverse ways the people of Hunza, a remote independent state in...


Statement

by Ed Douglas

On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly...


Straight Up

by Steve Berry

Born in the foothills close to the Himalaya Steve Berry had from an early age an urge to become a traveller, an adventurer, an explorer, and until the age of thirty-eight years he tried hard to satisfy two opposing...


Cultures and Disasters: Understanding cultural framings in disaster risk reduction

by Fred Krüger, Greg Bankoff & Terry Cannon

Why did the people of the Zambesi Delta affected by severe flooding return early to their homes or even choose to not evacuate? How is the forced resettlement of small-scale farmers living along the foothills...


Urban Theory and the Urban Experience: Encountering the city

by Simon Parker

Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the often unacknowledged debt that...


Soccertowns: Book 4

by Andres Varela & Germán|Gonzalez, Carlos F Hernández

SoccerTowns is the story of a group of friends who travel and learn about the towns where soccer is played around the world. It starts in the United States and Canada and in the future it will go to many other...


Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and traces

by Jon Anderson

Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and Traces offers a comprehensive introduction to perhaps the most exciting and challenging area of human geography. By focusing on the notion of 'place' as a key means...


Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

by James Lawrence Powell

Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first...


Evaluating the European Approach to Rural Development: Grass-roots Experiences of the LEADER Programme

by Leo Granberg, Kjell Andersson & Imre Kovách

This book presents up-to-date research results on LEADER's achievements and restrictions at the local level in a comparative way in order to discuss its merits and problems. What makes LEADER important is not...


Archipelago Tourism: Policies and Practices

by Godfrey Baldacchino

Exploring the conceptual insights provided by the archipelagic 'twist' in the context of tourism principles, policies and practices, this volume draws on an international series of case studies to analyse best...


Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

by Helen Walasek, Richard Carlton & Amra Hadžimuhamedovic

The massive intentional destruction of cultural property during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War was a seminal marker in cultural heritage. This important volume offers the first comprehensive overview and critical...


The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands

by Eric Topol

A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment months in advance. You'll probably wait for several hours until you hear "the doctor will see you now"—but only for fifteen minutes!...


The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action

by Roger Mac Ginty & Jenny H Peterson

The Companion on Humanitarian Action addresses the political, ethical, legal and practical issues which influence reactions to humanitarian crisis. It does so by exploring the daily dilemmas faced by a range...


On the Origin of Continents and Oceans: Book 2: The Earths Rock Record

by James Maxlow

ON THE ORIGIN OF CONTINENTS AND OCEANS is a completely new way of looking at and understanding modern scientific evidence about the origin of Earth's continents and oceans. Since the 1960s this evidence has...


On the Origin of Continents and Oceans: Book 1 Empirical Small Earth Modelling Studies

by James Maxlow

ON THE ORIGIN OF CONTINENTS AND OCEANS is a completely new way of looking at and understanding modern scientific evidence about the origin of Earth's continents and oceans. Since the 1960s this evidence has...


Blank on the Map

by Eric Shipton, T.G. Longstaff, Jim Perrin & Hugh Ruttledge

‘As I studied the maps, one thing about them captured my imagination … Across this blank space was written one challenging word, “Unexplored”’ In 1937 two of the twentieth century’s greatest explorers...