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Why Geography Matters

A Brief Guide to the Planet

Nicholas Crane

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A celebration of the vital role of geography in our understanding of the big issues facing humanity and the planet today
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Why Geography Matters: A Brief Guide to the Planet A01 By (author) N Nicholas Crane 198 128 18 140 BC Paperback / softback 160 Weidenfeld & Nicolson Orion Publishing Co London United Kingdom RGB Physical geography & topography RGC Human geography RNPG Climate change 1.3 RGB RGC RNPG Physical geography & topography Human geography Climate change A celebration of the vital role of geography in our understanding of the big issues facing humanity and the planet today One word binds us all: geography. We are all geographers, human beings who care about the places we think of as 'home' - our habitat. And yet we have lost touch with the connection between our actions and the state of the planet that we all share. We need a new narrative that restores the connections between humanity and the Earth. We are being confronted by a daily barrage of geographical stories on climate change, geopolitics, population growth, migration, dwindling resources, polluted oceans and natural hazards. These are planetary concerns affecting all people and all places. They are challenges which can be addressed through geography. In this short but powerful book, Nicholas Crane makes the compelling case that never has geography been so important. On this finite orb, with its battered habitat, sustained in dark space by a thin, life-giving atmosphere, we have reached a point in our collective geographical journey where knowledge is the best guarantor of the future. [NOTE: published in hardback as YOU ARE HERE] Destined to become a classic ... a meticulously researched distillation of the geography and history of our planet -- Nigel Winser * Geographical Magazine * [A]n erudite, dark-lit little book by a veteran explorer-broadcaster, distilling a lifetime of thought and travel. It is a hymn to geography, which 'keeps us human' -- Ruth Padel * New Statesman Best Books of 2018 * Nicholas Crane is an author, geographer, cartographic expert and recipient of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Mungo Park Medal in recognition of outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge, and of the Royal Geographical Society's Ness Award for popularising geography and the understanding of Britain. He has presented several acclaimed series on BBC2, among them MAP MEN, TOWN, BRITANNIA and COAST. He was elected President of the Royal Geographical Society in 2015. 19032020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 8.99 0.00 8.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 96 ARGOSY BERT GARD Y

One word binds us all: geography. We are all geographers, human beings who care about the places we think of as 'home' - our habitat. And yet we have lost touch with the connection between our actions and the state of the planet that we all share. We need a new narrative that restores the connections between humanity and the Earth. We are being confronted by a daily barrage of geographical stories on climate change, geopolitics, population growth, migration, dwindling resources, polluted oceans and natural hazards. These are planetary concerns affecting all people and all places. They are challenges which can be addressed through geography.

In this short but powerful book, Nicholas Crane makes the compelling case that never has geography been so important. On this finite orb, with its battered habitat, sustained in dark space by a thin, life-giving atmosphere, we have reached a point in our collective geographical journey where knowledge is the best guarantor of the future.

[NOTE: published in hardback as YOU ARE HERE]

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Book publisherOrion Publishing Co
Publication date19 Mar 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages160
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