Two new RGS-IBG Book Series titles have been published this month, just in time for Christmas. Both books engage with timely global challenges that have significant real world impacts.
Pathological Lives: Disease, Space and Biopolitics, by Steve Hinchliffe, Nick Bingham, John Allen and Simon Carter, investigates current approaches to managing pandemics, epidemics, and foodborne diseases. It focuses on the food and farming sector, where the generation and subsequent transmission of disease can reach pandemic proportions.
Meanwhile, Ross Barnett, Graham Moon, Jamie Pearce, Lee Thompson and Liz Twigg’s Smoking Geographies: Space, Place and Tobacco uncovers how geography can show us not only why people smoke but also broader issues of tobacco control, providing deeper clarity on how smoking and tobacco is ‘governed’.
Society members are entitled to a 35% discount on all RGS-IBG Book Series titles. Visit the Members’ Area of the website to find out more.
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Despite claims to be environmentally friendly and to widen access to cycling, bike share schemes in cities across the world, including London, aren’t living up to promises.
31 August 2018
With the help of the Chilean Government Shackleton organised two rescue attempts for the relief of the men on Elephant Island from Punta Arenas, Chile.
25 July 2017
Tristan explores how to spot the clues, signs and patterns in water; from puddles to lakes and from streams to oceans, using examples from across the world.
11 April 2016
Emma Rawlings Smith is a Transport Planning Consultant for AECOM in Birmingham.
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