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

By Becky Cooper


Armed with enormous quantities of clean maps she had painstakingly revealed by way of hand, Becky Cooper walked big apple from finish to finish. alongside her trip she met law enforcement officials, homeless humans, model types, and senior electorate 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 used to be packed with a cartography of intimate narratives: prior loves, misplaced houses, formative years thoughts, comical moments, and impressive confessions. A superbly illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to manhattan, Mapping Manhattan contains seventy five maps from either nameless mapmakers and amazing New Yorkers, together with Man on twine aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and lots of more.

compliment for Mapping Manhattan:

“What an fascinating project.”—The long island Times

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

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

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Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned

By Kenneth C. Davis

The writer of Don't understand a lot approximately History examines the fun perceptions that individuals traditionally have had in regards to the international and the universe, with a glance on the international map this day and passages from memorable commute writers. 150,000 first printing. $115,000 ad/promo. journey.

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The Kangchenjunga Adventure: The 1930 Expedition to the Third Highest Mountain in the World

We went to Kangchenjunga in reaction to not the dictates of technological know-how, yet in obedience to that indefinable urge males name adventure.' In 1930, an day trip got down to climb the world's third-highest mountain, Kangchenjunga. As but unclimbed, a few makes an attempt have been made at the top, together with within the past yr. The Kangchenjunga experience documents Frank Smythe's makes an attempt as a part of a global staff to arrive the summit, how a dangerous avalanche, which killed one of many sherpas, introduced an finish to their climb and the way they grew to become their attentions as an alternative to Jonsong height, which provided a extra attractive substitute to dicy attacks at the maximum peaks. Smythe's books from this era supply compelling reads for someone with an curiosity in climbing: riveting adventures at the maximum peaks on the planet, prepared observations of the mountain panorama and a desirable window into early hiking, colonial attitudes and Himalayan exploration. Smythe used to be one of many best mountaineers of the 20th century, a good climber who, in his brief lifestyles - he died elderly forty-nine -was on the centre of high-altitude hiking improvement in its early years. He climbed widely within the Alps, received the summit of Kamet (the optimum top then climbed) in 1931 and, at the 1933 Everest day trip, reached some extent larger than ever earlier than completed. writer of twenty-seven immensely well known books, he used to be an early instance of the climber as megastar.

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Abstract Machines: Humanities GIS

By Charles B. Travis

Preface: summary machine

Part 1: GIS and the electronic humanities

1. Introduction
From Lascaux to the ocean of Tranquility
What is a GIS?
GIS and the electronic humanities

2. towards the spatial turn
A short heritage of Western geographical thought
Post-structuralist perspectives
Deep mapping
GIS and the gap of conjecture

3. Writing time and area with GIS: The conquest and mapping of seventeenth-century eire
Period, position, and GIS
Geovisualizing Irish history
Rebellion and conquest in 3D
Surveying the Cromwellian Settlement
William Petty and the Down Survey
From the ballybetagh to the barony
The Books of Survey and Distribution
Database mapping the Books
Visualizing the webs of history

Part 2: Writers, texts, and mapping

4. GIS and the poetic eye
Mapping Kavanagh
Bakhtinian GIS
Creating a electronic dinnseanchas
Plotting the poetic eye

5. Modeling and visualizing in GIS: The topological affects of Homer’s Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno on James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922)
Joycean cartographies
Homer and Dante’s topologies
Modeling Ulysses
The topologies of Ulysses
Upper Hell
Middle of Hell (City of Dis)
Lower Hell
Visualizing a “new Inferno in complete sail”

6. Psychogeographical GIS: making a “kaleidoscope outfitted with consciousness,”
Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
The novel as city GIS
Spatializing At Swim-Two-Birds
Psychogeographical mapping with GIS
Vico-Bakhtin timespaces
Counter-cartographical GIS

7. Geovisualizing Beckett
Samuel Beckett’s GIStimeline
Geovisual narratology
Dublin-Paris, 1916–30
Beckett’s bottled climates
London, 1933–35
France, 1945–46
Bricolage and biography

Part three. towards a humanities GIS

8. The terrae incognitae of humanities GIS
The misplaced mapmaker
The map theater
The geographer’s technological know-how and the storyteller’s paintings

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America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 1: People

By Kirk Schriefer

The USA From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 ebook sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy studying and dialogue texts. every one unit examines a component of the yank adventure that would really curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the us but additionally inexperienced persons out of the country who need to know extra concerning the humans, background, geography and tradition of this nice country. even supposing the passages are restricted to an hassle-free point of language trouble, their type continues to be bright and genuine. Readers can be encouraged through the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by way of the great thing about the Grand Canyon, enthusiastic about the paintings of the F.B.I., and surprised through the occasions surrounding Watergate. ebook ONE: humans A: Muhammad Ali B: Clara Barton C: George Washington Carver D: Emily Dickinson E: Amelia Earhart F: Jose FelicianO: Geronimo H: Ernest Hemingway I: Ishmael J: Jesse James okay: Helen Keller L: Bruce Lee M: Christa McAuliffe N: Ralph Nader O: Annie Oakley P: Rosa Parks Q: Anthony Quinn R: Betsy Ross S: Sacajawea T: Harriet Tubman U: Uncle Sam V: Sarah Vaughan W: Mae West X: Malcolm X Y: Cy younger Z: Babe Zaharias

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Geographic Information Systems and Science

By Mike Goodchild

The 3rd version of this bestselling textbook has been totally revised and up-to-date to incorporate the newest advancements within the box and nonetheless keeps its obtainable structure to attract a huge diversity of scholars.

Now divided into 5 transparent sections the e-book investigates the original, advanced and hard difficulties which are posed by means of geographic details and jointly they construct right into a holistic realizing of the main ideas of GIS.

This is the most up-tp-date, authoritative and complete therapy of the sphere, that is going from primary rules to the massive photograph of:

  • GIS and the recent international Order
  • security, well-being and well-being
  • digital differentiation in GIS consumption
  • the center organizing function of GIS in Geography
  • the greening of GIS
  • grand demanding situations of GIScience
  • science and explanation

Key features:

  • Four-colour throughout
  • Associated web site with loose on-line resources
  • Teacher’s handbook on hand for lecturers
  • A entire studying source, with accompanying teacher hyperlinks, unfastened on-line lab assets and private syllabi
  • Includes studying ambitions and evaluation bins all through each one chapter

New during this edition:

  • Completely revised with a brand new 5 half constitution: Foundations; rules; ideas; research; administration and Policy
  • All new character packing containers of present GIS practitioners
  • New chapters on disbursed GIS, Map creation, Geovisualization, Modeling, and handling GIS

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A Companion to Environmental Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

A better half to Environmental Geography is the 1st booklet to comprehensively and systematically map the study frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an obtainable and entire means.

  • Cross-cuts numerous components of a self-discipline which has generally been obvious as divided; providing paintings by means of human and actual geographers within the related volume
  • Presents either the present 'state of the artwork' examine and charts destiny probabilities for the discipline
  • Extends the time period 'environmental geography' past its 'traditional' meanings to incorporate new paintings on nature and setting through human and actual geographers - not only dangers, assets, and conservation geographers
  • Contains essays from a superb workforce of overseas participants from between verified students and emerging stars in geography

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