Professor Emeritus - Geographer Royal for Scotland
Historical geography of science; geography, travel and exploration; geography and the Enlightenment; histories of cartography
Works of travel in an age of High Empire: John Murray 111and Domestic markets for the far away, c. 1859-1892
Capital Mapping: Geographies of Enlightenment Edinburgh
Science at Sea: voyages of exploration and the making of marine knowledge, 1837-1843.
Geography and Enlightenment in the German states, c.1690-c.1815
British Mapping of Africa: Publishing Histories of Imperial Cartography, c.1880-c.1915
Towards an Historical Geography of a 'National' Museum: The Industrial Museum of Scotland, the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art and the Royal Scottish Museum, 1854-1939
The publishing history and development of school atlases and British geography, c.1870-c.1930
The State and Spaces of Official labour Statistics in the Federal Republic of Germany, c1950-1973
Constructing the Military Landscape: the Board of Ordnance Maps and Plans of Scotland, 1689-1815
Reading the reception of Ellen Churchill Semple's "Influences of geographic environment (1911)"