The Boy At the Back of the Class

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Underland

UnderlandFrom the best selling, award winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet s past and future Hailed as the great nature writer of this generation Wall Street Journal , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great LakesThe Great Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior hold 20 percent of the world s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent.

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the WorldA singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought provoking to flat out fun Publisher s note Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds was published in the UK under the title Brilliant Maps Which countries don t have rivers Which ones have North Korean embassies Who drives on the wrong side of the

Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags

Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of FlagsWhen you see your nation s flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams We wave them Burn them March under their colours And still, in the 21st century, we die for them Flags fly at the UN, on the Arab street, from front

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the WorldAll roads used to lead to Rome Today, they lead to Beijing When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing

Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls

Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of WallsNew from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography We feel divided than ever This riveting analysis tells you why Walls are going up Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed FrontierThere are few remaining frontiers on our planet But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world s oceans too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation Traffickers and