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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.


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....


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 Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

by Ken Alder

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way...


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...