* Greek for geographia, the “description of earth’s surface"
Geographers have a tradition of being curious explorers of both places and ideas. Where does that highway go? Who lives in this big house and why? How did we arrive at where we are? When are we going to learn to live together? Can you really consume more and more and does it really make you feel better?
Geographical questions are never stand-alone ones. All the questions we ask lead to other questions. Geography is about joining up the dots that help make up the big picture. Connections are everywhere.
Geography gives shape to our innate curiosity; cartography is older than writing. Channeling our twin urges to explore and understand, geographers uncover the hidden connections of human existence, from infant mortality in inner cities to the decision-makers who fly overhead in executive jets, from natural disasters to over-use of fossil fuels.
In this incisive introduction to the subject, Danny Dorling and Carl Lee reveal geography as a science which tackles all of the biggest issues that face us today, from globalisation to equality, from sustainability to population growth, from climate change to changing technology - and the complex interactions between them all.
Illustrated by a series of award-winning maps created by Benjamin Hennig, this is a book for anyone who wants to know more about why our world is the way it is today, and where it might be heading next.
This websites provides you with material from the book and with further resources that allow you exlporing the description and explanation of the world around us even further. There is also some more information about the authors and a page with carefully curated weblinks that we like.