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.
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.
An Astounding Atlas of Altered States
The Real Stories of States That Never Came to Be
Hardcover ISBN: 0785834524
Fifty states is such a round, even, striking number. Everyone knows the fifty nifty United States-but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? An Astounding Atlas of Altered States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Hazard , Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo. Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the union while others never had a chance. You could even be living in an area that once fancied itself a brand new state. Consider some of the following states that just didn't make the cut. Frontier legend Daniel Boone once proposed a state of Transylvania in the Appalachian wilderness (his plan was resurrected a few years later with the new name of Kentucky). Residents of Bucolic South Jersey wanted to secede from their urban north Jersey neighbors and form the fifty-first state. The Gold Rush Territory of Nataqua could have made a fine state-but since no women were willing to live there, settlers gave up and joined California. Long Island is bigger than Rhode Island and already had a larger population than twenty states, but the rest of New York refused to let it go. Texlahoma was an odd combination of forty six counties in Texas and another twenty-three from Oklahoma that nearly became America's Forty-ninth state. Each story offers a fascinating glimpse at the nation we might have become-along with plenty of absurd characters, bureaucratic red tape, and political gamesmanship. Accompanying these tales are beautifully rendered maps detailing the proposed state boundaries, plus images of real life artifacts and ephemera. Enjoy exploring this astounding atlas of lost, abandoned, and altered states.
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.
The Art of Cartographics
Designing the Modern Map
Hardcover ISBN: 0233005188
Cartographics is a stunning collection of maps designed in a unique way. Featuring geographical maps, fictional maps and fresh and innovative approaches to cultural, economic and political maps, it takes the reader on a journey across the globe.
Exploring the Continent
Hardcover ISBN: 1907317082
Following on from Mapping New York and Mapping London, Mapping America: Exploring the Continent takes a similar approach in its presentation, thematically arranging a vivid collection of historic, demographic, cultural and artistic maps to aid the reader on their journey. Featuring four centuries of maps that depict the changing landscape of North America, Mapping America charts the continent through numerous landmark events and uprisings, including the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and more recent concerns, such as the environment and terrorism. From early maps depicting the country’s colonial beginnings, through to contemporary maps depicting America today, the book presents the reader with a multi-faceted view of the North American physical and cultural landscape; from maps showing the electoral routes of Presidential campaigns, to the diminishing native communities shown in census maps, to maps charting the country’s health statistics. Alongside the historic, geographic, and political, the book also pays particular attention to the artistic and imaginative, documenting America’s rich and descriptive literary and artistic past. The journey taken by Jack Kerouac in the seminal book On the Road is documented in a hand-drawn map, whilst numerous artists known for their interest in cartography will be featured, from the representational to the abstract, including Paula Scher with The United States and Daniel Medina with Map Cube World. Not just for cartography enthusiasts, Mapping America: Exploring the Continent appeals to the general reader, as well as specialists in the areas of geography, art, architecture and design. The book's breadth of material, with a variety of maps ranging from the historically accurate to the imaginative and entertaining, makes it accessible to all, and a perfect Christmas gift.
On the Map
A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
Paperback ISBN: 1592407803
The award-winning author of Just My Type examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history in an account that also shares engaging cartography stories and map lore.