Great City Maps
Hardcover ISBN: 146545358x
A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography—it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece. With its genuinely unique and superbly illustrated approach to the most celebrated city maps in history and its lavish textured and foiled jacket, Great City Maps is a beautiful piece to add to any collection and a must-have for all history and geography enthusiasts.
Mistress of Science
The Story of the Remarkable Janet Taylor, Pioneer of Sea Navigation
Hardcover ISBN: 1445659859
It is hard to imagine a more male-dominated field in the nineteenth century than that of sea navigation; this was the high-point of the British Empire and sea navigation drove it. Yet in the midst of this domain Janet Taylor emerged as a young woman confident of her ability to match the best male minds in the business. Janet was one of the most remarkable scientists of the nineteenth century, and yet until now her story has never been told. A gifted mathematician, astronomer, author and instrument maker, Janet also possessed extraordinary skills as a teacher of navigation and business woman. The fifth of eight children, Janet was born in Wolsingham, County Durham, in 1804. By the age of nine her outstanding intellectual abilities were already apparent and she was awarded a special scholarship by Queen Charlotte. At fourteen she left school, but continued to educate herself in languages, science and mathematics. In so doing, she overcame her humble beginnings and became one of the most prominent figures in the nautical world. The only women in over 200 years to patent a nautical instrument, her incredible journey led her to extraordinary heights and earned her the respect and admiration of those at the highest level in their field. She excelled and maintained a position of leadership in her chosen profession for over thirty years, as well as raising a family of eight children and three step-children. An incredible woman far ahead of her time, this is the story of Janet Taylor's modest beginnings and her incredible rise to prominence.
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.
Maps of Meaning
An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Paperback ISBN: 0415090881
Reprint of a work published in 1989 by Unwin Hyman Ltd. Instead of reiterating the field's conventional emphasis on the evolution of cultural landscapes and the interpretation of past environments, this introduction reflects the current transformation of cultural geography and its new orientation with regard to social geography and cultural theory. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Off the Map
Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places and What They Tell Us About the World
Paperback ISBN: 178131361x
Off the Map shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers, and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in.
Urban Structure Matters
Residential Location, Car Dependence And Travel Behaviour
Hardcover ISBN: 0415375746
Going beyond previous investigations into urban land use and travel, Petter Næss presents new research from Denmark on residential location and travel to show how and why urban spatial structures affect people's travel behaviour. In a comprehensive case study of the Copenhagen metropolitan area, Næss combines traditional quantitative travel surveys with qualitative interviews in order to identify the more detailed mechanisms through which urban structure affects travel behaviour. The case study findings are compared with those from other Nordic countries and analyzed and evaluated in the light of relevant theory and literature to provide solid, valuable conclusions for planning sustainable urban development. With a broader range of statistics than previous studies and conclusions of international relevance,Urban Structure Matters provides well-grounded conclusions for how spatial planning of urban areas can be used to reduce car dependence and achieve a more sustainable development of cities.
Paperback ISBN: 178125530x
In this incisive introduction to the subject, Danny Dorling and Carl Lee reveal geography as a science which tackles all of the biggest issues that face us today, from globalization to equality, from sustainability to population growth, from climate change to changing technologyand the complex interactions between them all. Danny Dorling joined the University of Oxford in 2013 to take up the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography. Carl Lee has taught Geography for the past twenty years at The Sheffield College.
The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Paperback ISBN: 0140258795
An award-winning science journalist traces the development of the marine chronometer by an obscure, uneducated clock maker--an invention that revolutionized sailing by allowing navigators to determine their ship's longitude. Reprint. Tour.