Nicholas Crane
Why Geography Matters or a Brief Guide to the Planet

Nicolas Crane is an author, geographer, cartographic expert. He has been the lead presenter on more than 80 BBC films including hugely popular BBC2 series Coast. Also for BBC2 he has presented Map Man, Great British Journeys & Town, Britannia. He also holds two bicycle-related world records with his cousin, Dr Richard Crane

His most recent book, Why Geography Matters or a Brief Guide to the Planet is a short celebration of geographical knowledge.

Nick has two fascinating talks available: Why Geography Matters or a Brief Guide to the Planet which explores the astonishing wonders of the planet, from Amazonian rivers to Chinese mega-cities, illustrated with pictures and maps and including anecdotes of fun and scrapes from Nick’s travels in the some of the world’s wildest places. With Q&A.He also presents The Making of the British Landscape - or Our Island Story: which tells the illustrated 12,000 year story of Britain’s physical evolution from the Ice Age to the Shard, from hunter-gatherers to farmers and city-dwellers. Including amusing tales and observations from 10 years of presenting over 80 BBC programmes. With Q&A.

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