Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears

Artist and cartographer Adam Dant surveys London’s past, present and future with his beautiful, witty and subversive cartographic pieces. His astonishing maps offer a compelling view of history, lore, language and life in the capital and beyond.

To celebrate the launch of ‘Maps of London & Beyond’ we asked Adam Dant to give us Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears. Read More Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears

Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel With Animals. Jack Sparrow by Rachel A Davis

Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel With Animals is a new anthology from Bradt focusing on true stories about travelling with animals. Writers include David Attenborough, Dervla Murphy, Gerald Durrell and Dom Tullet (the winner of last year’s Edward Stanford Travel Writers Awards New Travel Writer) to name a few. To celebrate its launch, we have a couple of the stories from the book for you to read online. Here is Jack Sparrow by Rachel A Davis.
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Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel With Animals. Habibi by Sheelagh Reynolds

Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel With Animals is a new anthology from Bradt focusing on true stories about travelling with animals. Writers include David Attenborough, Dervla Murphy, Gerald Durrell and Dom Tullet (the winner of last year’s Edward Stanford Travel Writers Awards New Travel Writer) to name a few. To celebrate its launch, we have a couple of the stories from the book for you to read online. Here is Habibi by Sheelagh Reynolds. Grab a cup of tea and have a read.
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Stanfords Staff Selects: London Fiction

Here at Stanfords we sell maps and books from all over the world, but sometimes there is no place like home. We currently have a buy one get one half price offer on a selection of our favourite London books, gifts and guides. To give you a real taste of this wonderful city, here is some of our favourite London fiction: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects: London Fiction

Land Rover Bursary

If you were given £30,000 and the use of a Land Rover to make a geographical journey, where would you go and what would you do?

The Land Rover Bursary, run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on behalf of Land Rover, is aimed at people who want to undertake a challenging geographical journey. Whether you are conducting a research project or connecting with local schools and communities, the Land Rover vehicle must be integral to your expedition.

Past recipients have mapped the first long-distance hiking trail across the Lesser Caucasus mountain range, driven the length of Peru and Chile to study 15 active volcanoes, and chased the onset of winter across Eurasia to the coldest inhabited place on Earth.

Inspiring and engaging with others is a key part of the Land Rover Bursary. Whether this is mapping trails for hikers, developing school resources or documenting your journey through videography, reaching out to a wide variety of audiences is an important part of sharing your experiences with the world.

The deadline for the next Land Rover Bursary is 10 June 2018 – apply now for the opportunity to make your geographical adventure a reality.

For more information on the bursary and how to apply, visit the RGS-IBG website.

Books and charts for Atlantic Sailing

Planning your next big sailing adventure? We have some new products for the Atlantic Islands and coast of Portugal and Spain to help you plot your route in this amazing part of the world. Read More Books and charts for Atlantic Sailing

5 Reasons Why Mountain Huts Are Special

Huts are more than just shelters. They can be meeting places for climbers. They can be staging posts for trekkers on a multi-day tour. Or they can be somewhere to visit on a there-and-back day’s hike from a valley base; somewhere to stop for lunch perhaps, to sit outside in the sunshine, enjoy the view, and then move on. In The Mountain Hut Book, author Kev Reynolds draws on his vast experience of mountain exploration, giving examples of huts throughout the Alps,  outlining his favourites and suggesting hut-to-hut routes. Here he tells us why mountain huts are so special: Read More 5 Reasons Why Mountain Huts Are Special

Stanfords Staff Selects: Books About Running

Feeling inspired by all those marathon runners? We’ve chosen some of our favourite books about running so you can put your feet up and have a marathon reading session. Read More Stanfords Staff Selects: Books About Running