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You Are Here: A Brief Guide to the World - Nicholas Crane

You Are Here: A Brief Guide to the World - Nicholas Crane

Title: You Are Here

Author:  Nicholas Crane

ISBN:  9781474608299

Weight:  469 g

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You Are Here by Nicholas Crane

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 distillation of a lifetime’s work, 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.

Peer & Press Reviews

Nicholas Crane’s You Are Here: A Brief Guide to the World (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) is an 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)

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title You Are Here
Sub title A Brief Guide to the World
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features

The main body of the book is 117 pages, which includes a number of grayscale images and photographs.

The front matter has an additional 3 pages:

Contents [1]
Preface [2]

The back matter has a further 17 pages:

Acknowledgements [2]
Bibliography [7]
List of Illustrations [2]
Index [6]

Overall condition Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781474608299
ISBN 10 1474608299
Format Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages 117 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 205 x 135 x 17mm
Image and Design Credits
Cover design Tomás Almeida / Orion Books

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