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Maps of the world

Contains world Maps.     

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Introduces children to geology through conversations about earthquakes, volcanoes, coral reefs, and so on. Encourages children to wonder about the distinctive features of the landscape about them and how they came to be that way.     

Author Name :Charles Kingsley

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Brought right up to date with the latest momentous events, this extremely timely new edition of a best-seller, from arguably the most high profile historian writing today, traces the tangled and bitter history of the Arab-Jewish struggle from the early twentieth century to the present day.     

Author Name :Martin Gilbert

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Exploring the shifting ways in which geographers have studied nature, this book emphasizes the relationships and differences between human geography, physical geography and resource and hazards geography. As everything from global warming to GM foods becomes headline news, the use and abuse of nature is on the agenda as never before. Synthesizing a wealth of diverse and complex information, this text makes the significant theories, debates and information on nature accessible to students of geography, environmental studies, sociology, and cultural studies.     

Author Name :Noel Castree

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Home is a significant geographical and social concept. It is not only a three-dimensional structure, a shelter, but it is also a matrix of social relations and has wide symbolic and ideological meanings; home can be feelings of belonging or of alienation; feelings of home can be stretched across the world, connected to a nation or attached to a house; the spaces and imaginaries of home are central to the construction of peoples identities.     

Author Name :Alison Blunt, Robyn Dowling

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City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key concepts in human geography. Always at the heart of discussions in social theory, the definition and specification of the city nonetheless remains illusive. In this volume, Phil Hubbard locates the concept of the city within current traditions of social thought, providing a basis for understanding its varying usages and meanings through a critical discussion of the contribution of key authors and thinkers.     

Author Name :Phil Hubbard

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Atlas of the World's Deserts

Divided into chapters that concentrate on particular aspects of the deserts, their geology, life forms, history and future, this book describes the hostile and extreme environments that cover more than a seventh of the world's surface. Lavish photographs capture the stark beauty of each desert's colours and light; maps show the varying topography of different regions, and the enthralling text describes some of nature's most remarkable adaptations and humanity's most resourceful communities.     

Author Name :Nathaniel Harris

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Covering the period from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the beginnings of the Renaissance, this is an indispensable volume which brings the complex and colourful history of the Middle Ages to life. Key features: * geographical coverage extends to the broadest definition of Europe from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes * each map approaches a separate issue or series of events in Medieval history, whilst a commentary locates it in its broader context * as a body, the maps provide a vivid representation of the development of nations, peoples and social structures. With over 140 maps, expert commentaries and an extensive bibliography, this is the essential reference for those who are striving to understand the fundamental issues of this period.     


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Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography

Anyone interested in comparative biology or the history of science will find this myth-busting work genuinely fascinating. It draws attention to the seminal studies and important advances that have shaped systematic and biogeographic thinking. It traces concepts in homology and classification from the 19th century to the present through the provision of a unique anthology of scientific writings from Goethe, Agassiz, Owen, Naef, Zangerl and Nelson, among others.     

Author Name :David M. Williams, Malte C. Ebach

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Geographic Information Science and Public Participation

Computer-mediated participation is at the crossroads. In the early heady days of the digital revolution, access to "high" technologies such as GIS promised the empowerment of marginalized communities by providing data and information that was previously hidden away from public view. To a great extent, this goal has been achieved at least in the U.S. and Western Europe data about a range of government initiatives and raw data about different aspects of spatial planning such as land use, community facilities, property ownership are available a mouse-click away. Now, that we, the public, have access to information, are we able to make better plans for the future of our cities and regions? Are we more inclusive in our planning efforts? Are we able to foster collaborative governance structures mediated by digital technologies? In the book, these issues will be discussed using a three-part structure. The first part of the book will be theoretical it will review the literature in the field, establish a framework to organize the literature and to link three different subject areas (participation and community development, GIS and other related technologies, and planning processes). The second part of the book will be a series of success stories, case studies that review actual situations where participatory planning using GIS has enabled community wellbeing and empowerment. These case studies will vary in scale and focus on different planning issues (planning broadly defined). The final part of the book will step back to review alternative scenarios for the future, exploring where we are headed, as the technologies we are using to plan rapidly change.     

Author Name :Laxmi Ramasubramanian

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Geographic Information

Bringing producer and consumer debates together, Geographic Information: Value, Pricing, Production, and Consumption provides a coherent perspective on what have become emotional and territorial issues of IPR protection and liberation. This book addresses a range of issues relating to GI, from its definition, purpose, and use to how GI affects individuals, organizations, and governments. It examines business issues including pricing, exploitation, competition, and IPR in private, commercial, and public domain environments. It also introduces a detailed case study that shows how the GI collection and dissemination policies affect regional and global environmental monitoring programs.     

Author Name :Roger A. Longhorn, Michael Blakemore

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Mapping Towns and Cities

Mapping Towns and Cities (Mapping Our World)     

Author Name :Robert Walker

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Doing Cultural Geography

Doing Cultural Geography is an introduction to cultural geography that integrates theoretical discussion with applied examples. The emphasis throughout is on doing. Recognising that many undergraduates have difficulty with both theory and methods courses, the text demystifies the theory informing cultural geography and encourages students to engage directly with theory in practice. It emphasises what can be done with humanist, Marxist, poststructuralist, feminist, and postcolonial theory, demonstrating that this is the best way to prompt students to engage with the otherwise daunting theoretical literature.     

Author Name :Dr Pamela Shurmer-Smith

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Atlas of Russia's Intact Landscapes

Nearly a quarter of the worlds current forest area is in Russia. Russia has retained about two thirds of its estimated original forest area. Given its magnitude, Russias forests play an important role in the worlds climate.A new study by GFW Russia shows that only about a quarter of the forest zone of Russia is still in large blocks of road-less wilderness so called intact forest landscapes (also known as frontier forests). This is less than the previous estimate of more than two fifths.The new estimate is presented in an Atlas of Russias Intact Forest Landscapes and derives from a two year study in which GFW Russia used satellite images and ground observations to fine comb the forest zone of Russia for signs of disturbances by modern land use.     

Author Name :Global Forest Watch

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Culture and Space

Drawing upon 30 years work which took him to Madagascar, New Hebrides, Australia, and New Caledonia, Joel Bonnemaison's work presents an original and refreshing alternative to the more traditional Anglo-American approach to cultural geography. Bonnemaison provides a true kind of anthro-geography as he explores questions around the geography of culture and the anthropology of space.     

Author Name :Joel Bonnemaison

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World Regional Geography Concepts

The authors of World Regional Geography have answered the need foran exceptionally brief textbookfor the evolving world regional course. In World Regional Geography Concepts, eight major thematic concepts frame the coverage and give students a way of approach the wealth of information in the text. Like the Pulsiphers' longer text, World Regional Geography Concepts emphasizes global trends and the interregional linkages that are changing lives throughout the world, humanizes geographical issues by representing the lives of women, men, and children in various regions of the globe.     

Author Name :Lydia Mihelic, Alex A. Pulsipher

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Regional Climate Studies of China

Regional Climate of China is the first volume to present the latest research findings gained over the last decade which has greatly advanced our knowledge of the regional climate researches in China. A distinctive feature of the volume is that it is based on an integration of researches by using the advanced technologies, such as field observation and experiment, satellite information and numerical models in the regional climate studies.     

Author Name :Congbin Fu, Zhihong Jiang, Zhaoyong Guan, Jinghai He, Zhong-feng Xu

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Making Maps

A concise, down-to-earth guide to creating maps using GIS, this book is visually engaging, clear, and compelling--exactly how an effective map should be. Featuring over 300 maps and other figures, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices, the book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, map symbols, color, and type. For students, professionals, and others who want to make better maps, this is an essential, uniquely helpful resource. The author's website ( offers excerpts from each chapter, links to related sites, and a regularly updated blog on the topic of making maps.     

Author Name :John Krygier, Denis Wood

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Concept Mapping

Provide your students with a clear, visual and systematic way of thinking about, identifying, and devising a plan of care. Davis Care Planning Nursing Diagnosis Resource CenterYour resource for nursing diagnosis, care planning and concept maps, concept map generator, care plan template, interactive and printable assessment tool, and more! Davis Care Planning Nursing Diagnosis Resource CenterYour resource for nursing diagnosis, care planning and concept maps, concept map generator, care plan template, interactive and printable assessment tool, and more!     

Author Name :Pamela McHugh Schuster

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Making Maps, Second Edition

Acclaimed for its innovative use of visual material, this book is engaging, clear, and compellingexactly how an effective map should be. Nearly every page is organized around maps and other figures (many in full color) that illustrate all aspects of map making, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices. The book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, symbols, color, and type. Readers are invited to think critically about both the technical features and social significance of maps as they learn to create better maps of their own.     

Author Name :John Krygier, Denis Wood

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Physical Geography

Physical Geography: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the interactions, systems and processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, the physical world around us. This book introduces five key aspects of the study of physical geography: * atmosphere, weather and climate systems * the carbon cycle and historic and contemporary climate change * plate tectonics, weathering, erosion and soils * the role of water and ice in shaping the landscape and impacting human activity * the patterns of plant and animal life and human impacts upon them.The book features diagrams, maps and a glossary to aid understanding of key ideas and suggestions for further reading to allow readers to develop their interest in the subject making Physical Geography: The Basics the ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of geography and the environment.     

Author Name :Joseph Holden

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Geographic Information Systems Demystified

Geographic information systems (GIS) - a central repository of geographic data collected from various sources, including satellites and GPS is emerging as one of the most intriguing and promising high-tech fields. Today, many technical, managerial, engineering, and academic positions require GIS skills, and this easy-to-understand resource answers the call. The book examines and explains all of the critical GIS concepts in a clear voice and in a consistent structure. It provides technical and non-technical professionals, regardless of their background, with an accessible and practical guide to important GIS know-how. While other GIS-learning sources are software-product biased, this unique volume offers an unbiased approach to the fundamentals of learning GIS, helping the reader become functional and knowledgeable in this burgeoning area.     

Author Name :Stephen R. Galati

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This Dynamic Earth

The story of plate tectonics. Covers the historical perspective, developing the theory, and understanding plate motions. "Hotspots": Mantle thermal plumes Some unanswered questions Plate tectonics and people Endnotes     

Author Name :Peter Lindeberg

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The Nile River

Explains where the Nile River is, its unusual characteristics, and how animal, plant, and human life thrive along its banks.     

Author Name :Erinn Banting

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The Mississippi River

This book is part of the "Natural Wonders" series, which presents ethical questions concerning the topic. In this book, the pros and cons on humans controlling the flow of the river through dams, locks, and levees are laid out for students to make their own decisions. Pictures, charts, maps, a timeline, a quiz, a book list, website list, and glossary are also features. Highly recommended for classrooms and libraries. 2004, Weigl Publishers, Ages 8 to 12     

Author Name :Janeen R. Adil

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The Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa, the largest volcano on Earth, rises more than 13,000 feetabove the Pacific Ocean. Mauna Loa is so large that it covers halfthe island of HawaiM..Mauna Loa is a shield volcano.     

Author Name :Christine Webster

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The Biosphere

Though long unknown in the West, Vladimir Vernadsky's The Biosphere, first published in 1926, revolutionized our view of life on Earth. In it he set forth his idea that the emergence of life can be viewed as an astrophysical phenomenon subject to physical laws governing the interactions of matter and energy, and that the biosphere has profound effects on Earth's climate, its landforms, and the contents of its atmosphere. These ideas helped found numerous scientific fields and originated the concept of life a geological force that forms the foundation of Gaia theory. Although Vernadsky's work diffused across the Iron Curtain out of Soviet Russia only slowly and indirectly, the concept of the biosphere in use today is largely his.With this milestone publication of the first English translation of the entire text, English-speaking readers can at last read one of the great classics of modern science in their own language. Mark McMenamin has written extensive annotations to explain the structure of Vernadsky's arguments and their modern relevance, Jacques Grinvald has provided an introduction that places the book in historical context, and a stellar cast of international experts have co-signed the foreword.     

Author Name :Vladimir I. Vernadsky

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Geotechnics of Soft Soils

The book discusses recent developments in soft soil modelling, focussing on ground improvement.Natural soft soils are very complex materials. As construction activities increasingly take place in poor ground conditions, ground improvement is often required. However, design practices for ground improvement were for long at best crude and conservative, and at worst unsafe. Although new construction and field observation techniques have been developed to ensure that geotechnical structures such as embankments, tunnels and deep excavations can be built safely under these difficult conditions, design is still predominantly based on empirical rules and simplifying assumptions. Since 2000 increased computer power has made systematic numerical studies utilising the 3D finite element method more and more possible. This enabled the investigation of complex soil-structure interaction mechanisms associated with ground improvement problems. The EC-funded Research Training Network Soft Clay Modelling for Engineering Practice (SCMEP), was set up to develop improved constitutive and numerical models to assist in geotechnical design on soft clays, and made significant advances in theory backed up with substantial experimental programmes (2000- 2004). The EC-funded Marie Curie Research Training Network AMGISS (Advanced Modelling of Ground Improvement on Soft Soils) continued the research by the SCMEP network, focussing on modelling ground improvement systems. The aim of the AMGISS network is to develop advanced numerical modelling techniques for analysing the coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of ground improvement systems on soft soils utilising advanced constitutive modelling, physical modelling and 2D, enhanced 2D and 3D numerical modelling techniques.     

Author Name :Martino Leoni, Minna Karstunen

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Carry the world in your pocket - now in its 4th edition. It might be small, but it covers every region of the world, from the Atacama Desert to the Zagros Mountains. Digital landscape modelling combined with important roads, railways, rivers and settlements give a complete global overview. You can swot up for the pub quiz: over 10,000 essential facts and figures, from geography and climate to population and economy tell you everything you need to know. It is presented in handy pocket size, perfect for your bag or desk.     

Author Name :DK editors

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The Geek Atlas

The Geek Atlasis more or less a travel guide for those interested in science, math, and technology. The book covers 128 places where science and technology come alive (if you are a computer geek the number 128 will instantly stand out to you like a secret sign, if you are not you'll have to buy the book to find out why). The book is broken down into chapters by location and then the significant technological advance that was done there. Each chapter is broken down ever further into two parts. The first part of each place would be a historical and general description readable by anyone, the second part is a detailed explanation of the actual science, technology or mathematics behind the place. This format is actually rather nice as the general reader could skip past the detailed explanations and still enjoy the book if they aren't interested or already know the information.     

Author Name :John Graham-Cumming

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