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Christopher Columbus: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Explorers)

Christopher ColumbusEveryone knows who Christopher Columbus is, and everyone knows what he discovered and what he is famous for. Who, really, is this man, so shrouded in mystery? Columbus would tell you he was inspired by God to make his voyages, and it takes a brave soul indeed to sail out into the ocean blue where no one has gone before. Inside you will read about...✓ Early Life✓ The Silk Road and Beyond✓ Columbus' Quest for a Voyage✓ First Voyage✓ Second Voyage✓ Third and Fourth Voyages✓ Governor of the IndiesAnd much more!In this eBook, you'll find out all about this most remarkable of men. You will uncover why he thought it so important to never give up on his dream, and how impossible his struggles became with each voyage he made. What was it like to sail over the edge of the ocean? This was a voyage not just anyone could undertake. It was the bravery and the brilliance of a man like Christopher Columbus who would make his dream come true and inspire a world to follow him.

Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

VikingsThe saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe; but who were these men really? Inside your will read about...✓ From the Fury of the Northmen✓ Retaliation, Royal Ambition, and Bribery✓ The Viking Age of Exploration and Expansion✓ Tidings from the East✓ The End of the Viking Age✓ The Vikings Come to Christ✓ The Second Viking InvasionThis book helps to unravel the mystery. Helping to finally shed the light on why the Vikings abruptly descended onto the world stage in such dramatic fashion, this book begins to explore the motives of the Viking exodus like no other and takes an in depth evaluation of all the geographical, political, economic and religious underpinnings that led the Viking Age.

Food and Climate Change without the hot air: Change your diet: the easiest way to help save the planet

"• 25% of greenhouse gas emissions come from food – how can we reduce this?• What effect does the food we eat have on the environment?• How will climate change affect the food we will eat in the future?• Can the choices we make as consumers reduce carbon emissions dramatically?Inspired by the author's former mentor David MacKay (Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air), Food and Climate Change is a rigorously researched discussion of how food and climate change are intimately connected. In this ground-breaking and accessible work, Prof Sarah Bridle focuses on facts rather than emotive descriptions. Highly illustrated in full colour throughout, the book explains how anyone can reduce the climate impact of their food."

Plate Tectonics

This 15-hour free course, for beginners as well as those with some scientific knowledge, provided an introduction to the study of plate tectonics.

Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction and Transformation

Since the 1980s, globalization and neoliberalism have brought about a comprehensive restructuring of everyone’s lives. People are being ‘disciplined’ by neoliberal economic agendas, ‘transformed’ by communication and information technology changes, global commodity chains and networks, and in the Global South in particular, destroyed livelihoods, debilitating impoverishment, disease pandemics, among other disastrous disruptions, are also globalization’s legacy. This collection of geographical treatments of such a complex set of processes unearths the contradictions in the impacts of globalization on peoples’ lives. Globalizations Contradictions firstly introduces globalization in all its intricacy and contrariness, followed on by substantive coverage of globalization’s dimensions. Other areas that are covered in depth are:globalization’s macro-economic facesglobalization’s unruly spacesglobalization’s geo-political facesecological globalizationglobalization’s cultural challengesglobalization from belowfair globalization.Globalizations Contradictions is a critical examination of the continuing role of international and supra-national institutions and their involvement in the political economic management and determination of global restructuring. Deliberately, this collection raises questions, even as it offers geographical insights and thoughtful assessments of globalization’s multifaceted ‘faces and spaces.’

Count the Dinosaurs: A Fun Puzzle Book Gift for Kids, Boys or Girls.

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The frozen planet

This 7-hour free course introduced the frozen planet, including polar temperatures, the seasons, graphs and maps, and definition of the polar regions.

The Non-Western World: Environment, Development and Human Rights

Through a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach, this introductory textbook focuses on critical issues of development, environment, and cultural conflicts facing most area of the non-Western world. Areas covered include China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy (Regions and Cities)

We live in the era of the knowledge-based economy, and this has major implications for the ways in which states, cities and even supranational political units are spatially planned, governed and developed. In this book, Sami Moisio delves deeply into the links between the knowledge-based economy and geopolitics, examining a wide range of themes, including city geopolitics and the university as a geopolitical site. Overall, this work shows that knowledge-based "economization" can be understood as a geopolitical process that produces territories of wealth, security, power and belonging.This book will prove enlightening to students, researchers and policymakers in the fields of human geography, urban studies, spatial planning, political science and international relations.

Two Years Before the Mast

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Human Ecology: How Nature and Culture Shape Our World

Humans have always been influenced by natural landscapes, and always will be—even as we create ever-larger cities and our developments fundamentally change the nature of the earth around us. In Human Ecology, noted city planner and landscape architect Frederick Steiner encourages us to consider how human cultures have been shaped by natural forces, and how we might use this understanding to contribute to a future where both nature and people thrive. Human ecology is the study of the interrelationships between humans and their environment, drawing on diverse fields from biology and geography to sociology, engineering, and architecture. Steiner admirably synthesizes these perspectives through the lens of landscape architecture, a discipline that requires its practitioners to consciously connect humans and their environments.  After laying out eight principles for understanding human ecology, the book’s chapters build from the smallest scale of connection—our homes—and expand to community scales, regions, nations, and, ultimately, examine global relationships between people and nature. In this age of climate change, a new approach to planning and design is required to envision a livable future. Human Ecology provides architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners—and students in those fields— with timeless principles for new, creative thinking about how their work can shape a vibrant, resilient future for ourselves and our planet.