Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. This title tells the story of our world through maps. It examines...
Internet is a bunch of tubes. Hundreds of thousands of miles of fibre-optic cable, pulsing with trillions of photons of light, linking us via anonymous exchanges in secretive locations with...
Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. This title tells the story of these great...
A superbly illustrated, silk-bound gift edition of one of the greatest travel adventures - Marco Polo set out from Venice along ancient trade routes to the court of Kublai Khan...
A compellingly readable, critically acclaimed, agenda-setting account of how and why cities function as they do and why so many of us choose to live in them
A gazetteer tracing the origin and meaning of more than 17,000 place-names throughout Britain, this A-Z is a treasury of information and fascinating facts. It is both an ideal guide...
A spell-binding and heart-stopping narrative that reveals the amazing power of the oceans and explains for the first time how scientists have learned to predict the sea's destructive moments that...
Starting with a simple question - 'Which way am I looking?' - this book blends natural science, myth, folklore and the history of travel to introduce you to the rare...
Since the Indian economy was liberated from bureaucratic, socialist controls in 1991, it has developed rapidly. Have the changes had any impact on the poor and marginalised? And, can India's...
A biography of Birdie Bowers
Some of the world's most advanced work on biodiversity is being carried out deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea by a team including local tribes-people. Novotny's entertaining, engaging...
Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people, who...
The fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, told for the first time by a brilliant young historian.
James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
How animals from butterflies to eels find their way inerringly across vast distances, and the disruption caused by human activity.
Arnold H. Taylor
We are familiar with the periodic impact of El Nino on the earth's weather. Now Arnold Taylor unravels the much wider story of the connection between the world's atmosphere and...
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The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer...