NEW MAP: Greenland Basal Topography BedMachine v3

Researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS), University of Bristol and University of California at Irvine (UCI),  have produced a new map of what lies beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. By providing scientists with the most comprehensive, high resolution and accurate picture of the bedrock and coastal seafloor, it reveals how the glaciers that drain from the Greenland Ice Sheet will contribute to future sea-level rise. Read More NEW MAP: Greenland Basal Topography BedMachine v3

Where is Moldova? The family board game demo day

If you are looking for your post-Christmas lunch or Boxing Day board game, come and meet Peter the inventor of ‘Where is Moldova?’ who is hosting a live demonstration day in our London store on Tuesday 19th December. Learn how to play this fabulous family board game and ask Peter why he named his game after a land-locked country in south east Europe. Read More Where is Moldova? The family board game demo day

Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers

It’s been a good year for those with ornithological reading tastes. Here are a few of our favourites: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers

Broaden your horizons with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

This winter, why not join the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and broaden your horizons?
Society membership is open to all and benefits include free lectures in London every Monday evening, discounts on public events and a 10% discount on all Stanfords items. Read More Broaden your horizons with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Astronomically Good Gift Ideas

When you have visited everywhere that this magnificent planet has to offer, these books and gifts will help you make the right choices for some interstellar travel gift ideas.

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A taste of Christmas with our favourite Food and Drink Books

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. Let us take you on a culinary tour of the world as we review 10 food and drink books and select our favourite recipes. Read More A taste of Christmas with our favourite Food and Drink Books

5 top animal guests on the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures, by Helen Scales

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are perhaps best known for the noisy, messy physics and chemistry experiments, performed to demonstrate aspects of cutting edge-science in front of an eager, young audience. In years when the lecturer’s chosen subject is biology – in particular the science of the natural world – these demonstrations often take on a distinctly wilder tone, as menageries of living animals are welcomed into the RI’s world famous lecture theatre.
I delved into the last century of the RI’s biological Christmas Lectures for my book 11 Explorations into Life on Earth, and here’s my pick of the most delightful, intriguing and tricky animal assistants. Read More 5 top animal guests on the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures, by Helen Scales

Our Top 5 Ordnance Survey Maps of 2017

As it is National Map Reading Week, we thought we would take a look at our top 5 bestselling Ordnance Survey Maps of 2017 so far to see where you are all enjoying the great outdoors.
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NEW BOOK: ‘The Land Beyond’ by Leon McCarron

We were lucky enough to have Leon McCarron at Stanfords last week talking about his new book The Land Beyond. There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it. Read More NEW BOOK: ‘The Land Beyond’ by Leon McCarron

Travel with a purpose this autumn with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Interested in fieldwork, scientific expeditions or planning a journey with a purpose? If so, the Royal Geographical Society (wth IBG) is organising two events – Explore and Explore North West – where you can meet like-minded people, seek out opportunities and learn from others. Read More Travel with a purpose this autumn with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)