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you know how there's pop psychology books...is there such a thing as pop geography?

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3BloodyKids Mon 12-Jan-15 02:49:35

Like, geography books for someone with nothing more than GCSE Geography and a love of the BBC series Coast?

My googling isn't yielding much.

There's pop physics (Brian Cox type stuff) and lots of history options, I guess because it's more narrative, but can anyone recommend me some geography to read as an adult with no expert knowledge?

I particularly like human geography if that makes a difference.

Thank you!

noblegiraffe Mon 12-Jan-15 21:45:12

Bill Bryson's travel books?

3BloodyKids Mon 12-Jan-15 22:30:07

I've never read any Bill Bryson.

I like learning about how cities develop, migration etc, as well as how that interacts with the geology. Is that Bill's thing?

Eleanorann Wed 21-Jan-15 15:26:42

Try anything by Jared Diamond

3BloodyKids Wed 21-Jan-15 16:41:47

His books look perfect for me, thanks Eleanor!

antimatter Sun 15-Feb-15 11:40:43

I once came across this book in my search but haven't read it:
www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Landscape-Journey-into-Geological-ebook/dp/B003IQ16CO/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424000444&sr=1-11

velourvoyageur Sun 12-Jul-15 22:41:40

Loved this and got my dad this last xmas which I'm planning to nick at some point

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