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The Atlas of Water: Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource (The Earthscan Atlas)
The Atlas of Water: Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource (The Earthscan Atlas)
by Maggie Black
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.56

4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference for teachers, geographers, environmentalists, 16 Dec 2014
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As a geography teacher who likes to keep abreast of the field and enjoys browsing in atlases and reference books, this has been a satisfying purchase.


Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys among the defiant people of the Caucasus
Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys among the defiant people of the Caucasus
by Oliver Bullough
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars The wild frontier, 16 Dec 2014
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A mixture of modern history, travel and polemic, this is a very rich and enriching book, slightly inconsistent in tone and style, but always engrossing. Is this part of Europe or Asia?


Edgelands
Edgelands
by Michael Symmons Roberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars What's special about bits left behind..., 16 Dec 2014
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Enjoyable "left-field" geography. Wilderness, though? Nature barely features, certainly not birds & bees (or roadkill).


Meyers Weltatlas kompakt mit Länderlexikon: Die Staaten der Erde in Karten und Fakten
Meyers Weltatlas kompakt mit Länderlexikon: Die Staaten der Erde in Karten und Fakten
Price: £10.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for MFL, 16 Dec 2014
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Hammond (US) cartography is of a very good standard. This is good value, and good for browsing. The gazetteer (Lexikon) is reasonably up to date.


Atlante geografico
Atlante geografico
by aa vv
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive product, 16 Dec 2014
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A beautiful little product. Cartography similar to Philips house style. Well bond, nice to handle. A small addition to my collection of atlases.


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
by Naomi Klein
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.50

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is essential reading for anyone who would like a measured, 12 Nov 2014
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This book is essential reading for anyone who would like a measured, reasoned but deeply critical review of the impact of capitalism on climate. Statements tend to be supported by evidence, and the reader must persist and ponder. It is not a read-in -one-sitting breeze, but requires reflection, and will demand it, or should, from decision-makers and power-brokers. (But I doubt that it will.)


Danube (Panther)
Danube (Panther)
by Claudio Magris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

4.0 out of 5 stars A book to immerse yourself in, 12 Nov 2014
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Bought at the same time as Nick Thorpe's recent book which goes upstream and is entirely different. This one is permeated with references to European culture and history and is written by someone who has read voraciously, digesting every slab, chunk and morsel. It takes persistence, and I put it aside to read the Thorpe. However, it rewards the effort. It predates the massive changes of the nineties but gives a deep perspective on European culture.


The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
by Nick Thorpe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have read in any genre, 12 Nov 2014
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Humane, all-embracing, with a deep understanding of historical, geographical and even ecological themes. Beautifully written. Proportionately there is more on eastern Europe, which is understandable as to many of us it is a blank on the map, or inhabited by unscrupulous bandits who want to come here and live on welfare. Nick Thorpe sees the humanity in people and the often sad beauty of the river.


Benbecula and South Uist/Beinn Na Faoghla Agus Uibhist a Deas (OS Explorer Map Series)
Benbecula and South Uist/Beinn Na Faoghla Agus Uibhist a Deas (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Go there and explore, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and Sanday (OS Explorer Map Series)
Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and Sanday (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Map
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars On sandays i canna not muck about eating eigg washed down with rum, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


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