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Wisconsin Travel Companion: A Unique Guide to the History Along Wisconsin Highways
Wisconsin Travel Companion
A Unique Guide to the History Along Wisconsin Highways
Paperback      ISBN: 096090641x
Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography
Spaces of Capital
Towards a Critical Geography
Paperback      ISBN: 0415932416
David Harvey is the most influential geographer of our era, possessing a reputation that extends across the social sciences and humanities. Spaces of Capital, a collection of seminal articles and new essays spanning three decades, demonstrates why his work has had-and continues to have-such a major impact. The book gathers together some of Harvey's best work on two of his central concerns: the relationship between geographical thought and political power as well as the capitalist production of space. In addition, he chips away at geography's pretenses of "scientific" neutrality and grounds spatial theory in social justice. Harvey also reflects on the work and careers of little-noticed or misrepresented figures in geography's intellectual history-Kant, Von Thünen, Humboldt, Lattimore, Hegel, Heidegger, Darwin, Malthus, Foucault and many others.
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude
The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Paperback      ISBN: 080271529x
Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that “the longitude problem” was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day—and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution—a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison’s forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a new window on our world.
Metropolis: Mapping the City
Metropolis
Mapping the City
Hardcover      ISBN: 1844862208
How the city was imagined in maps from ancient times to the present day.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geography
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geography
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 159257663x
An updated guide to world geography explains geographical terminology, differentiates between physical and political geography, discusses the environmental and political events changing the world, and examines the latest statistics concerning country size, population, and geopolitical makeup, all accompanied by new, detailed maps. Original.
Runes of the North
Runes of the North
Paperback      ISBN: 0816629943
Landmarks of Mapmaking: An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmaking
Landmarks of Mapmaking
An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmaking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0880293497
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
The Endurance
Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0375404031
A companion volume to an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History chronicles the perilous 1914-1915 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton in Antarctica, when he and his crew became stranded in the frozen Weddell Sea and faced a twenty-month struggle for survival. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
Mapping the World
Mapping the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0785820744
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
Maphead
Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
Paperback      ISBN: 1439167184
Record-setting Jeopardy! champion and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings explores the world of maps and map obsessives, “a literary gem