Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings

By Ken Jennings

It comes as no shock that, as a child, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings slept with a cumbersome Hammond international atlas by way of his pillow each evening. Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have continually been so interesting to him and to fellow fans everywhere.

Jennings takes readers on an international journey of geogeeks from the London Map reasonable to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses on the nationwide Geographic Bee to the pc programmers at Google Earth. every one bankruptcy delves right into a varied element of map tradition: highpointing, geocaching, highway atlas rallying, even the "unreal estate" charted at the maps of fiction and delusion. He additionally considers the ways that cartography has formed our heritage, suggesting that the impulse to make and skim maps is as suitable this day because it has ever been.

From the “Here be dragons” parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the spinning globes of grade institution to the postmodern revolution of electronic maps and GPS, Maphead is packed with fascinating information, enticing anecdotes, and enlightening research. If you’re an inveterate map lover yourself—or whether you’re one of the cartographically clueless who can wander off in a supermarket—let Ken Jennings be your consultant to the unusual international of mapheads.

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Arguing about climate change (UvA-Proefschriften) by Marc David Davidson

By Marc David Davidson

Judging the dealing with of weather probability to destiny generations by means of comparability to the final criteria of behavior when it comes to hazard to contemporaries. Intergenerational justice calls for that weather hazards to destiny generations be dealt with with an analogous moderate care deemed appropriate through society on the subject of hazards to contemporaries. Such normal criteria of behavior are laid down in tort legislation, for instance. hence, the validity of arguments for or opposed to extra stringent weather coverage might be judged by means of comparability to the final criteria of behavior making use of when it comes to probability to contemporaries. That this consistency attempt is ready to disqualify sure arguments within the weather debate is illustrated by way of an additional research of the talk at the social expense, utilized in cost-benefit research of weather coverage.

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Rethinking Maps (Routledge Studies in Human Geography) by Martin Dodge

By Martin Dodge

Maps are altering. they've got turn into very important and stylish once again. Rethinking Maps brings jointly major researchers to discover how maps are being rethought, made and used, and what those alterations suggest for operating cartographers, utilized mapping examine, and cartographic scholarship. It deals a latest evaluate of the various varieties that mapping now takes and, drawing upon a few theoretic views and disciplines, presents an insightful observation on new ontological and epistemological pondering with appreciate to cartography.

This ebook offers a various set of techniques to quite a lot of map kinds and actions in what's almost immediately a speedily altering box. It employs a multi-disciplinary method of very important modern mapping practices, with chapters written by means of major theorists who've a global attractiveness for leading edge considering. a lot of the recent study round mapping is rising as severe discussion among perform and concept and this booklet has chapters all for intersections with play, race and cinema. different chapters speak about cartographic illustration, sustainable mapping and visible geographies. It additionally considers how substitute versions of map construction and use akin to open-source mappings and map mash-up are being creatively explored by means of programmers, artists and activists. there's additionally an exam of the paintings of assorted ‘everyday mappers’ in various social and cultural contexts.

This mixture of conceptual chapters and theoretically directed case reviews offers a very good source suited for a large spectrum of researchers, complicated undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in human geography, GIScience and cartography, visible anthropology, media stories, photograph layout and special effects. Rethinking Maps is an important and important textual content for all these learning or having an curiosity in cartography.

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The Rough Guide to Poland by Jonathan Bousfield, Mark Salter

By Jonathan Bousfield, Mark Salter

Now in its sixth variation this tough consultant has been absolutely up to date and revised. Its 24-page full-colour part introduces the author''s “things to not miss”, a selective flavor of the country''s highlights: awesome constructions, and old websites, normal wonders and colourful fairs. all through, there are discerning experiences of all of the top areas to stick, consume and drink, to fit any price range, from the fast-changing towns of Warsaw and Krakow to the laid-back lakeside lodges of Mazuria. there's vast assurance of the geographical region, from Slowinski nationwide Park''s sand dunes to the alpine Tatra mountains, with functional recommendation on how you can discover it. eventually, the Contexts part presents an authoritative history at the country''s politics, background, literature and people tune.

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Geo-Data. Всемирная географическая энциклопедия by John McCoy

By John McCoy

Geo-Data. Всемирная географическая энциклопедия НАУЧНО-ПОПУЛЯРНОЕ,РАЗНОЕ Название: Geo-Data. Всемирная географическая энциклопедия Автор: John F. McCoy (editor) Издание: Thomson, Gale, 2003 ISBN: 0-7876-5581-3 Язык: английский Формат: pdf Страниц: 716 Качество: отличноеВ энциклопедии Geo-Data представлены данные о 207 странах мира. Каждая статья помимо карты и обязательной статистики содержит сведения о горах и возвышенностях, внутренних водоемах, береговой линии, островах, морях и океанах, омывающих сушу государства, населении, климате, растительности, полезных ископаемых, интересные Geo-факты и список дополнительной литературы. Новое (третье) издание дополнено физическими картами, таблицами и различной другой статистикой. Рекомендовано для использования в общих справочных изданиях, для публичных, школьных и университетских библиотек. eighty five 1 2 three four five

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Frommer's European Cruises and Ports of Call by Fran Wenograd Golden

By Fran Wenograd Golden

Frommer’s eu Cruises & Ports of name covers more than dozen American and ecu cruise strains and about 80 ships, with complete info on itineraries, charges, cabins, crews, delicacies, actions and leisure, kid's courses, swimming pools and spas, health amenities, passenger profiles, and extra. There’s whole assurance of forty five ecu ports of name, from the Mediterranean to northern Europe to the British Isles, discussing points of interest with regards to the port, the simplest tours (both equipped and in your own), and the easiest procuring buys. You’ll additionally get necessary tips about reserving your cruise on the most sensible expense and getting a great deal on air shuttle to and from Europe.

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