From the best selling, award winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet s past and future n nHailed 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
An electrifying debut memoir of a son of working class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala, challenging himself to reimagine North America and his place in it.
The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba s tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season s crops, leaving them with nothing to eat a
Cau and Ina are a brother and sister who live in a small community along the Tapaj s River in Brazil Here, the homes are on stilts and everyone travels around by boat even to school When the rainy season comes, they must leave their village and relocate to higher ground for a while But after mo
An exuberant and insightful work of popular history of how streets got their names, houses their numbers, and what it reveals about class, race, power, and identity n nWhen most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can d
All roads used to lead to Rome Today, they lead to Beijing n nWhen 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, addressin
n From prominent outdoorsman and nature writer Mark Kenyon comes an engrossing reflection on the past and future battles over our most revered landscapes America s public lands nEvery American is a public land owner, inheritor to the largest public land trust in the world These vast expanses provi
The 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.
New from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography n nWe feel divided than ever nThis riveting analysis tells you why n nWalls 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
Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days and this one world we all share un
In 2009, while thru hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet How do they form Why do some improve over time while others fade What makes us follow or strike off on our own n nOver the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the glob
Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane s joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two n nWords are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place It is a field guide to the literature
A blend of Jared Diamond s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know For than a millenni
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,