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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...


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,...


Losing Paradise: The Water Crisis in the Mediterranean

by Tammo Steenhuis & Gail Holst-Warhaft

Taking a uniquely interdisciplinary view of the Eastern Mediterranean region's water problems, this book considers some of the technical and regulatory solutions being proposed or implemented to solve the difficulties...


Mobilities and Inequality

by Hanja Maksim, Manfred Max Bergman & Timo Ohnmacht

This book opens up the debate on the interrelations between space and mobilities with regard to different dimensions of social inequality. Based on the premise that the dynamics caused by modernization, globalization,...


Foreign Direct Investment, Agglomeration and Externalities: Empirical Evidence from Mexican Manufacturing Industries

by Jacob A. Jordaan

By critically appraising current theories of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and agglomeration, this book explores the variety of links that exist between these two externality-creating phenomena. Using...


Gendered Experiences of Genocide: Anfal Survivors in Kurdistan-Iraq

by Choman Hardi

Between February and September 1988, the Iraqi government destroyed over 2000 Kurdish villages, killing somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 civilians and displacing many more. The operation was codenamed Anfal...


Placing the Border in Everyday Life

by Reece Jones & Corey Johnson

Bordering no longer happens only at the borderline separating two sovereign states, but rather through a wide range of practices and decisions that occur in multiple locations within and beyond the state's territory....


Geographies of Urban Sound

by Torsten Wissmann

Traffic, music, language and nature help to create unique soundscapes that are essential to the place-based character of each city. Taking into account both the urban soundscape and the impacts of sound on the...


Global Companies, Local Innovations: Why the Engineering Aspects of Innovation Making Require Co-location

by Yasuyuki Motoyama

Investigating the innovation activities of multinational corporations, this book uncovers and examines why the geography of innovation by multinationals is overwhelmingly local, in spite of their global operations...