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Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan
Third Coast Atlas
Prelude to a Plan
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940291917
Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan describes the conditions for urbanization across the Great Lakes region. It assembles a multi-layered, empirical description of urbanization processes within the drainage basins of the five Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence River.
Off the Map: Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places and What They Tell Us About the World
Off the Map
Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places and What They Tell Us About the World
by Unknown
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.
This Land Is Your Land: The Geographic Evolution of the United States
This Land Is Your Land
The Geographic Evolution of the United States
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810967154
The development of the United States of America is in part a story of geography: five centuries of discovery, settlement, and expansion culminating in the present shape of this nation and the definition of its fifty states and handful of territories. Understanding the evolving geography of our country helps us to appreciate the full scope of its history. Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz provides this story in This Land Is Your Land, an account of the mosaic that constitutes the United States, and of the variety of names given to its constituent parts. Dr. Schwartz guides us step by step along the journey through the establishment and growth of our country, from the first explorations of the peninsula that the Spanish called Florida (based on their name for Easter) to the American acquisition, nearly four centuries later, of Puerto Rico, the "rich port" that had long before served as a base for those initial expeditions.
A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox: Johannes Schoner and the Revolution of Modern Science, 1475-1550
A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox
Johannes Schoner and the Revolution of Modern Science, 1475-1550
Hardcover      ISBN: 1907804161
The first scholarly publication and English translation of the Schöner Sammelband, a collection of maps and notes made by the 16th century astronomer and mathematician Johannes Schöner.
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.
Mind, Maps and Infographics
Mind, Maps and Infographics
Paperback      ISBN: 8867325728
Looks inside great graphic designers and mapmakers' notebooks such as Nicolas Felton, Joost Grootens, Paula Scher, Akkurat Studio and many others, showing how reality become maps and maps a language and how this language helps us to put ideas in order and how maps shape reality.
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
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.
Urban Structure Matters: Residential Location, Car Dependence And Travel Behaviour
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.
Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape
Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802042945
Lush and green, the beauty of Ireland's landscape is legendary. "The Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape" has harnessed the expertise of dozens of specialists to produce an exciting and pioneering study which aims to increase understanding and appreciation for the landscape as an important element of Irish national heritage, and to provide a much needed basis for an understanding of landscape conservation and planning. Essentially cartographic in approach, the Atlas is supplemented by diagrams, photographs, paintings, and explanatory text. Regional case studies, covering the whole of Ireland from north to south, are included, along with historical background. The impact of human civilization upon Ireland's geography and environment is well documented, and the contributors to the Atlas deal with contemporary changes in the landscape resulting from developments in Irish agriculture, forestry, bog exploitation, tourism, housing, urban expansion, and other forces. "The Atlas of the Rural Irish Landscape" is a book which aims to educate and inform the general reader and student about the relationship between human activity and the landscape. It is a richly illustrated, beautifully written, and immensely authoritative work that will be the guide to Ireland's geography for many years to come.
Mapping The World: An Illustrated History of Cartography
Mapping The World
An Illustrated History of Cartography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792265254
Mapping the World is a one-of-a-kind collection of cartographic treasures that spans thousands of years and many cultures, from an ancient Babylonian map of the world etched on clay to the latest high-tech maps of the earth, seas, and the skies above. With more than one hundred maps and other illustrations and an introduction and running commentary by Ralph E. Ehrenberg, this book tells a fascinating story of geographic discovery, scientific invention, and the art and technique of mapmaking. Mapping the World is organized chronologically with a brief introduction that places the maps in their historical context. Special "portfolios" within each section feature key cartographic innovators and maps of exceptional artistic quality or significance, such as the 1507 Waldseemüller Map, the first to use the name America. Unusual and surprising maps are also presented, including a set of playing cards that contained a secret escape map for American prisoners in Germany during World War II. With its broad historical and cultural range, unmatched variety of maps from the finest map collections in the world, more than one hundred illustrations, and a fresh and authoritative perspective on the history of cartography, Mapping the World will delight everyone with an interest in maps and mapmaking like no other book on the subject.