The 21st century will be the age of the city. Already over 50% of the world population live in urban centres and over the coming decades this percentage will increase....
Off the Map shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers, and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world...
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...
Britain's most famous explorer and bestselling author's new book on extreme cold.
The story of Britain's road development - graphically and beautifully illustrated on our maps - is also the story of its political, economic and social history...
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
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 fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, told for the first time by a brilliant young historian.
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...
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...
Driving along the dusty, congested roads of central Delhi gives no sense of the verdant landscape behind the high walls that line them: it is only when you ascend, for...
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...
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...
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...
'Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour' SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON