Free Digital Geography Books

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Springer has over 60 open access digital geography books. Published between 2004 and 2020, these academic books cover a range of geography sub disciplines in Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Urban Planning, Geomorphology, GIS, and more.

A select list of offerings includes:

Atlas of Challenges and Opportunities in European Neighbourhoods
Pierre Beckouche, Pierre Besnard… (2016)

Knowing the Salween River: Resource Politics of a Contested Transboundary River
Carl Middleton, Vanessa Lamb in The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science (2019)

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice
Dr. Nadja Kabisch, Dr. Horst Korn… in Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions (2017)

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas
Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis
Prof. Robert J. Nicholls… (2018)

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development
IMISCOE Short Reader
Dr. Michele Nori, Domenica Farinella in IMISCOE Research Series (2020)

Plant Selection for Bioretention Systems and Stormwater Treatment Practices
William F. Hunt, Bill Lord… in SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology (2015)

Spatial Exploration of Economic Data and Methods of Interdisciplinary Analytics
Vít Pászto, Carsten Jürgens, Polona Tominc, Jaroslav Burian (2020)

Martin Waldseemüller’s ‘Carta marina’ of 1516 
Study and Transcription of the Long Legends
Chet Van Duzer (2020)

Maritime Spatial Planning
past, present, future
Prof. Jacek Zaucha, Dr. Kira Gee (2019)

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World
Dr. Jordi Catalan, Josep M Ninot… in Advances in Global Change Research (2017)

Manual of Digital Earth
Prof. Huadong Guo, Prof. Michael F. Goodchild… (2020)

Railway Ecology
Dr. Luís Borda-de-Água, Prof. Rafael Barrientos… (2017)

Urban Planning Against Poverty
How to Think and Do Better Cities in the Global South
Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Bolay in Future City (2020)

3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology
John K. McCarthy… in Coastal Research Library (2019)

Observing the Volcano World
Volcano Crisis Communication
Carina J. Fearnley, Deanne K. Bird… in Advances in Volcanology (2018)

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