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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.


The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics

by Alan Walks

Just how resilient are our urban societies to social, energy, environmental and/or financial shocks, and how does this vary among cities and nations? Can our cities be made more sustainable, and can environmental,...


Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnership

by Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada

There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster...


The Riddle of Sphinx Rock: The life and times of Great Gable

by Ronald Turnbull & Colin Brash

‘Grand to look at, grand to look from, and grand to climb’ – so Great Gable was described over a hundred years ago. Probably the Lake District‘s best loved hill, it receives twenty thousand ascents each...


Climbing Down: Long distance walks in the Scottish, Welsh and English hills in manageable chunks

by Graham Wilson & Gerry Dale

Graham Wilson’s Climbing Down, selected as a Travel Book of the Week in The Guardian, features long distance walks in the Scottish, Welsh and English hills — but in manageable chunks. Wilson makes an entertaining...


The Internet as Second Action Space

by Aharon Kellerman

One of the most significant and important advancements in information and communication technology over the past 20 years is the introduction and expansion of the Internet. Now almost universally available,...


Transport Systems, Policy and Planning: A Geographical Approach

by Rodney Tolley & Brian John Turton

Provides a unique review of the major spatial aspects of transport systems, a detailed analysis of transport problems in urban and rural areas, an evaluation of social and environmental impacts, and a planning...


Atlas of the Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

by W.S. Mackenzie & C. Guilford

'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide'

New Scientist


Participatory Mapping: New Data, New Cartography

by Jean-Christophe Plantin

This book is intended for applications of online digital mapping, called mashups (or composite application), and to analyze the mapping practices in online socio-technical controversies. The hypothesis put forward...


Late Quaternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives

by Martin Bell & M.J.C. Walker

Late Quaternary Environmental Change addresses the interaction between human agency and other environmental factors in the landscapes, particularly of the temperate zone.

Taking an ecological approach, the authors...


Reconstructing Quaternary Environments

by J J Lowe & M.J.C. Walker

Examines the various forms of evidence used to establish the history and scale of environmenal changes during the Quaternary. The evidence is extremely diverse, ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil...