Modern Geography has come a long way from its roots in simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human Geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject bridging the divide between the sciences and humanities, and between the environment and our society. This Very Short Introduction reveals why.
Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry is Peter Nasmyth's fascinating account of this intriguing country, based on 30 years of travel and hundreds of interviews. Reprinted numerous times, it remains the only comprehensive book on Georgia's history and culture written for the general reader, now substantially expanded for this new edition.
The Spanish are reputed to be amongst Europe's most voluble people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of the Spanish Civil War and the rule of dictator Generalisimo Francisco Franco? This title takes us on a journey around Spain - and through Spanish history. It intends to make sense of the author's personal experience of the Spanish.
Hail at harvest time is every wine grower's nightmare. For Sean and Caro Feely, a couple whose love of wine led them to create an organic vineyard in France, it's just one of many challenges they face. Join Caro as she juggles family duties, relationship crises and the struggle to make natural wine in harmony with the environment.
The fascinating story of the first generation of 'Globetrotters' - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture, brought to life with first hand accounts and beautiful illustrations of the views and artefacts of their travels.
Whether you like to walk, run, swim, admire the wildlife or forage for wild foods, this book will inspire you to get out into the fresh air and reconnect with the great outdoors. Nature is a balm for the body and soul, so escape the pace of the everyday and set yourself free: get out there, find adventure, and go wild!