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New Book: "Food in Society: Economy, Culture, Geography" by Ian Bowler and Peter Atkins
Contemporary ‘mad cow’ and foot and mouth diseases have instigated a reappraisal of how food is produced and consumed in the United Kingdom. Now a new and timely book, Food in Society: Economy, Culture, Geography, brings together a range of social science perspectives for such an appraisal, covering economic, cultural and geographical issues. Written by Professor Ian Bowler, a... View News Article (2001-05-10)

GEsource to launch at Royal Geographical Society
GEsource, a new online resource for those interested in geography and the environment led by The University of Manchester, will be launched at The Royal Geographical Society this week. Professor Sir Ron Cooke, the Immediate Past President of the Society, will launch the service at 3.45pm on Thursday 4th September 2003. GEsource is a free online service providing access to a searchable catalogue... View News Article (2003-09-01)

The changing geography of trade policies
The public examination of Lic.Sc.(Econ.) Erja Kettunen's doctoral dissertation in economic geography, "Regionalism and the Geography of Trade Policies in EU-ASEAN Trade," was held at the Helsinki School of Economics on Friday, December 3rd, 2004. The opponent was Professor, PhD Ã'-rjan Sjöberg (Stockholm School of Economics) and the custos Professor Jarmo Eronen (HSE). View News Article (2004-12-10)

Mapmaking for the masses
Websites such as Wikimapia and OpenStreetMap are empowering citizens to create a global patchwork of geographic information while Google Earth is encouraging individuals to develop appplications using their own data. View News Article (2007-12-04)

Giant project to test Antarctic ice stability
If rising global temperatures cause the ice streams of Western Antarctica to break up, major cities and agricultural heartlands the world over would be submerged. Researchers from the University of Leeds' School of Geography are set to embark on a £1m, three-year project to find out exactly how stable they are. View News Article (2004-05-10)

Toward resolving Darwin's 'abominable mystery'
What, in nature, drives the incredible diversity of flowers? This question has sparked debate since Darwin described flower diversification as an 'abominable mystery.' View News Article (2010-09-16)

Students discover new species of spider
As film buffs queue to watch the new Spider-man movie, geography students from the University of Sussex have gone one better by discovering a new species of spider in the wild. The second year undergraduates were taking part in a field course to the Seychelles, one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. As part of this trip the students were responsible for helping to set insect... View News Article (2002-07-04)

Unstated assumptions color Arctic sovereignty claims
Settling the growing debate over ownership of Arctic Ocean resources is complicated by the fact that the various countries involved have different understandings of the geography of the place. View News Article (2009-05-29)

Are all rattlesnakes created equal? No, maybe not
If you're one of the unfortunate few to be bitten by a venomous snake, having access to effective antivenom to combat the swelling, pain and tissue damage to these bites is critical. View News Article (2015-01-15)

UC Research Explores Why Ancient Civilization Was 'Livin' on the Edge'
University of Cincinnati research is investigating why a highly sophisticated civilization decided to build large, bustling cities next to what is essentially swampland. View News Article (2011-03-29)

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