Geography

Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, lit. "earth description") is a field of science dedicated to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth.

New Releases Tagged "Geography"

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
A Boy and a Jaguar
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Civilization: The Six Ways the West Beat the Rest
Locomotive
Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

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  • England and Other Stories by Graham Swift
    England and Other Stories
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    Release date: May 19, 2015
    These 25 new short stories, written to go together and none of them previously published, mark Booker Prize-winning Graham Swift's return to the short…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Feb 18 - Apr 18, 2015
    20 copies available, 176 people requesting
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  • Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
    On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
    The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
    Paddle-to-the-Sea
    The Scrambled States of America
    Me on the Map
    How to Lie with Maps
    Atlas of Remote Islands
    The Map That Changed the World
    Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned
    The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
    How the States Got Their Shapes
    Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
    1984 by George OrwellGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondLies My Teacher Told Me by James W. LoewenA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
    The Best Social Studies Library List
    137 books — 94 voters
    Hudson in Provence by Jackie Clark MancusoAre We There Yet? by Alison LesterParis-Chien by Jackie Clark MancusoGrandfather's Journey by Allen SayHow to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
    Picture Books About Traveling
    74 books — 2 voters

    Krakatoa by Simon WinchesterFoundation by Peter AckroydThe River of Lost Footsteps by Thant Myint-UThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonA People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
    Histories of Countries
    68 books — 12 voters
    Notes from a Small Island by Bill BrysonThe Songlines by Bruce ChatwinIn Patagonia by Bruce ChatwinThe Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit FoxMystic Fool by Andy  Hill
    travel essentials
    28 books — 7 voters



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