Category Archives: Geography

Oceans: A Scientific History of Oceans and Marine Life (Discovering the Earth)

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By Michael Allaby

Info the various maximum surveyors and mapmakers, together with Captain James cook dinner and Robert FitzRoy, in addition to many of the explorations that made a huge effect on ocean learn. This publication additionally examines ocean basins. It comprises chapters that come with: Mapping the Oceans, The starting place of the Oceans, and learning the sea ground.

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Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes (Introduction to Earth Science)

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Describes plate tectonics and the way they reason earthquakes and volcanoes, and discusses how scientists examine the character of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Title: Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
Author: Anderson, Michael (EDT)
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group
Publication Date: 2011/08/15
Number of Pages: 87
Binding kind: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2010050581

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Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands (Historical Dictionaries of Discovery and Exploration)

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By Max Quanchi

The South Seas, as this quarter was once known as, conjured up photos of experience, belles and savages, romance and marvelous fortunes, however the lengthy voyages of discovery and exploration of the mammoth Pacific Ocean have been relatively an workout in notable logistics, navigation, difficult grit, shipwreck and natural success. The motivations have been clinical and geographic, yet even as nationalistic and materialistic.

A sequence on international exploration and discovery wouldn't be whole with out this ebook by means of Quanchi and Robson. it's formidable and informative and comprises the ordinary names of Laperouse, Bougainville, prepare dinner and Dampier, in addition to the interesting tales of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational tools, mapping, and botany. The scene is thoroughly set within the creation, the chronology spans a number of centuries, and the wide bibliography deals a advisor to additional studying. There are greater than simply dry proof during this e-book. It has a whiff of salt air, the conflict of empires, cross-cultural seashore encounters and private event.

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Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration

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By Matthew Sparke

Designed particularly for introductory globalization classes, Introducing Globalization is helping scholars to strengthen knowledgeable reviews approximately globalization, inviting them to develop into members instead of simply passive learners.

  • Identifies and explores the key monetary, political and social ties that include modern worldwide interdependency
  • Examines a vast sweep of themes, from the increase of transnational agencies and international commodity chains, to worldwide overall healthiness demanding situations and rules, to problems with employee cohesion and worldwide hard work markets, via to rising different types of international mobility by means of either enterprise elites and their critics
  • Written via an award-winning instructor, and stronger all through by way of a number of empirical examples, maps, tables, a longer bibliography, thesaurus of key phrases, and proposals for extra interpreting and scholar research
  • Supported via extra net assets – on hand upon booklet at www.wiley.com/go/sparke – including hot hyperlinks to information experiences, examples of globalization and different illustrative websites, and archived examples of pupil projects

Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization at the book's fb web page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or study extra approximately this subject via enrolling within the unfastened Coursera path Globalization and also you at www.coursera.org/course/globalization

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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

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By Alastair Bonnett

A journey of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a gorgeous testomony to how mysterious the area continues to be today

At a time whilst Google Maps highway View can take you on a digital journey of Yosemite’s remotest trails and mobile phones double as navigational platforms, it’s tough to visualize there’s any uncharted floor left on the earth. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett is going to a couple of the main unforeseen, offbeat locations on this planet to reinspire our geographical imagination.

Bonnett’s awesome travel contains relocating villages, mystery towns, no man’s lands, and floating islands. He explores locations as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island incorporated on maps until eventually simply years in the past even though it by no means existed. Or Sealand, an deserted gun platform off the English coast British citizen claimed as his personal sovereign country, issuing passports and crowning his spouse as a princess. Or Baarle, a patchwork of Dutch and Flemish enclaves the place strolling from the grocery store’s produce part to the beef counter can contain crossing nationwide borders.

An intrepid advisor down the line less traveled, Bonnett finds that the main striking locations on the earth may be hidden in undeniable sight, simply round the nook out of your residence or underfoot on a wooded direction. excellent for city explorers, barren region ramblers, and armchair tourists struck through wanderlust, Unruly Places will swap how you see the areas you inhabit.

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A Companion to Social Geography

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This quantity strains the complexity of social geography in either its historic and current contexts, when difficult readers to mirror significantly at the tensions that run via social geographic notion.

  • Organized to supply a brand new set of conceptual lenses in which social geographies will be discussed
  • Presents an unique intervention into the debates approximately social geography
  • Highlights the significance of social geography in the broader box of geography

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Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers

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By Becky Cooper

 

Armed with countless numbers of clean maps she had painstakingly published via hand, Becky Cooper walked big apple from finish to finish. alongside her trip she met law enforcement officials, homeless humans, type types, and senior voters who had lived in big apple all their lives. She requested the strangers to “map their big apple” and to mail the customised maps again to her. quickly, her P.O. field was once full of a cartography of intimate narratives: prior loves, misplaced houses, early life thoughts, comical moments, and astonishing confessions. A fantastically illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to manhattan, Mapping Manhattan comprises seventy five maps from either nameless mapmakers and striking New Yorkers, together with Man on cord aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and plenty of more.

compliment for Mapping Manhattan:

“What an exciting project.”—The big apple Times

“A smooth cartographic love letter to this undying urban of a number of dimensions, parallel realities, and perpendicular views.” —Brain Pickings

“Cooper’s appealing venture linking the lives of recent Yorkers is person who will proceed to grow.” —Publishers Weekly online

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The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography

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By Graham Robb

"A witty, enticing narrative style....[Robb's] technique is very engrossing."—New York occasions e-book Review, front-page review

a story of exploration—full of wierd landscapes or even stranger inhabitants—that explains the long-lasting fascination of France. whereas Gustave Eiffel used to be altering the skyline of Paris, huge components of France have been nonetheless terra incognita. Even within the age of railways and newspapers, France was once a land of old tribal divisions, prehistoric conversation networks, and pre-Christian ideals. French itself was once a minority language.Graham Robb describes that unknown global in arresting narrative aspect. He recounts the epic trips of mapmakers, scientists, infantrymen, directors, and intrepid travelers, of itinerant employees, pilgrims, and herdsmen with their hundreds of thousands of migratory family animals. We learn the way France was once explored, charted, and colonized, and the way the imperial effect of Paris used to be progressively prolonged all through a country of remoted cities and villages.The Discovery of France explains how the fashionable kingdom got here to be and the way poorly understood that country nonetheless is this present day. peculiarly, it exhibits how a lot of France—past and present—remains to be found. A New York Times amazing ebook, Publishers Weekly top ebook, Slate top e-book, and Booklist Editor's selection. sixteen pages of illustrations

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America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 2: Places

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By Kirk Schriefer

The United States From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 publication sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy examining and dialogue texts. every one unit examines a component of the yankee event that may really curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the us but in addition freshmen overseas who need to know extra concerning the humans, background, geography and tradition of this nice country. even if the passages are constrained to an user-friendly point of language trouble, their type is still shiny and real. Readers may be encouraged through the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by way of the wonderful thing about the Grand Canyon, fascinated about the paintings of the F.B.I., and surprised via the occasions surrounding Watergate.

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