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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99
From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.99
Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...
- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99
Isabella L. Bird (1831 - 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and a natural historian. From Bird's preface in Unbeaten Tracks in Japan : This is not a "Book on Japan," but a narrative of travels in Japan, and an attempt to contribute something to the sum of knowledge of the present condition of the country, and it... more...
- Scribner 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99
In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography , an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers. All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas, and concrete. To understand world events,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
Over 50 full-colour world maps and graphics break down hardcore statistics to provide a compelling analysis of all the political, social, economic and ecological nightmares that keep us awake at night. The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human population over the last 50 years. Wal-Mart's sales revenue exceeds the GDP... more...
- Hodder Education 2014; US$ 38.38
Provide a key resource for your students with this revised edition for the updated 2016 syllabus (0460). This book has been carefully prepared to cover the full curriculum for the latest Cambridge. International Examinations IGCSE Geography syllabus. It is accompanied by a CD-ROM offering study. and revision support. - Covers the three geographical... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements- but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 27.18
Canals hold a unique place in British culture, with associations of lazy summer afternoons, journeying through lush green countryside. But as Liz McIvor explains in the book to accompany her BBC series, the story of our canals is also the story of how modern Britain was born. It was the canals that helped open up the trade of the Industrial Revolution,... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.95
In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science ? from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions ? and examines what they mean for humankind?s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 10.99
Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Globals, Locals, and Mobals. 2. The Imperial Legacy of Language. 3. The Fateful Geography of Religion. 4. The Rough Topography of Human Health. 5. Geography of Jeopardy. 6. Places Open and Shut. 7. Same Place, Divergent Destinites. 8. Power and the City. 9. Promise and Peril in the Provinces. 10. Lowering the Barriers.... more...