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.
Exploring The World's First Atlas
Hardcover ISBN: 0747230404
Published in Antwerp in 1570, the Theatrum orbis terrarum did something no previous book had done—it presented the world in all its component parts, offering the chance to see our planet as a place of staggering variety and ultimate unity. It was the world’s first atlas. Brainchild of Abraham Ortelius, the Theatrum reflected the enormous vitality of the era, the prevailing zest for exploration and discovery, and the linked activities of international commerce and mapmaking. Paul Binding has immersed himself in the Antwerp that produced Ortelius and his atlas, and he draws on a mass of letters, personal documents, maps, and pictures to bring it vividly to life. A masterly volume that stands as a tribute to the human need to impose order and reason on an all-too-turbulent world.
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.
The Late Work
Paperback ISBN: 3791330934
From 1972 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol worked prodigiously on a variety of projects. Sublime examples of his work from this period are gathered in this elegantly designed collection which includes essays on the artist and interviews with him.
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.
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.
The ESRI Guide To GIS Analysis
Spatial Measurements & Statistics
Paperback ISBN: 158948116x
The most commonly used spatial statistical tools are described in detail along with their applications in a range of disciplines, from crime analysis to habitat conservation. GIS users will learn how features are distributed, how to analyze the pattern created by the features, and how to determine the relationships between them.