By Elri Liebenberg, Imre Josef Demhardt, Soetkin Vervust
This quantity gathers 19 papers first provided on the fifth overseas Symposium of the ICA fee at the heritage of Cartography, which came about on the collage of Ghent, Belgium on 2-5 December 2014. the general convention topic used to be 'Cartography in instances of conflict and Peace', yet choice used to be given to papers facing the army cartography of the 1st international conflict (1914-1918). The papers are categorized by means of interval and local sub-theme, i.e. army Cartography from the 18th to the 20 th century; WW I Cartography in Belgium, relevant Europe, etc.
By Jules Brown
The tough advisor to Barcelona is the final word consultant to this intoxicating Spanish urban, no matter if you're backpacking on the cheap, or city-breaking in luxurious. This updated consultant has a full-colour creation that showcases the vibrant streets and marvelous structure, and there are new full-colour sections exploring Antoni Gaudi and modernism, in addition to Barcelona’s unique gala's. the town is roofed neighbourhood through neighbourhood, with dozens of reports for restaurant and lodges in Barcelona, easy-to-use maps and sector highlights. With all of the useful recommendation you would like, and in-depth examinations of Catalan historical past, tradition, song, delicacies, activity and folklore, this if the must-have merchandise for any journey to Barcelona, from the adrenalin junkies to these yearning a few first class tapas.
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By Roberta Edwards
Detect the ruins of the Parthenon, probably the most well-known and gorgeous areas within the world!
Athens, Greece, is healthier identified for the Parthenon, the ruins of an old temple accomplished in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. yet what many of us don't understand is that it purely served as a temple for a pair hundred years. It then turned a church, then a mosque, and through the tip of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. whilst an enemy military fired 1000's of cannon balls on the Acropolis, one without delay hit the Parthenon. a lot of the sculpture used to be destroyed, 300 humans died, and the location fell into smash. this day, viewers proceed to flock to this global recognized landmark, which has develop into a logo for historic Greece, democracy, and sleek civilization. contains black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!
By John S. Bowman, Sherry Marker, Heidi Sarna
Собсно предстоит поездка в Грецию... озадачился... НАШЕЛ!!! Море информации для тех, кто собирается в путешествие по этой стране. Издание вышло к пошедшей недавно олимпиаде, посему должно быть максимально информативным. Помимо текста, в книге куча карт!
By Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of traveling into tricky territory and reporting again, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public highbrow. Storming the Gates of Paradise, an anthology of her crucial essays from the earlier ten years, takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.--Mexican border, from San Francisco to London, from open sky to the private mines, and from the antislavery struggles of 2 hundred years in the past to today’s road protests. The approximately 40 essays accumulated right here contain a special guidebook to the yank panorama after the millennium—not simply the deserts, skies, gardens, and desert parts that experience lengthy made up Solnit’s material, however the social panorama of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests. She ventures into territories as darkish as felony and as chic as a huge vista, revealing good looks within the cruelest panorama and political fight within the such a lot it seems that serene view. Her creation units the tone and the book’s overarching subject matters as she describes Thoreau, leaving the penal complex telephone the place he have been restricted for refusing to pay warfare taxes and continuing on to his favourite huckleberry patch. during this method she hyperlinks excitement to politics, brilliantly demonstrating that the trail to paradise has frequently run via prison.
These startling insights on present affairs, politics, tradition, and heritage, continually expressed in Solnit’s pellucid and swish prose, consistently revise our perspectives of the differently usual and universal. Illustrated all through, Storming the Gates of Paradise represents fresh advancements in Solnit’s pondering and gives the reader a breathtaking global view enriched through her normally provocative, inspiring, and hopeful observations.
By Climate Change Taskforce, Stephen Byers, Olympia Snowe
By John C. Briggs
This booklet considerably expands the assurance of this topic given via its predecessor Biogeography and Plate Tectonics (1987). international Biogeography lines international adjustments in geography and biology from the Precambrian to the new (with all over the world insurance in chronological order); examines the evolutionary results of the foremost extinctions, and discusses modern biogeographic areas in the context in their old origins. it's now obvious that the biotas of some of the biogeographical areas have had, and nonetheless hold, a dynamic courting with each other; even more than was once formerly proposal. this can be proven to be precise for all 3 of the earth's basic habitats; marine, terrestrial and freshwater (as is obviously verified during this volume).
The booklet is wonderfully illustrated with 122 textual content figures, an in depth bibliography, index, including a collection of biogeographic maps illustrating continental and terrain outlines from the mid-Cambrian to the hot. collage scholars (both complicated undergraduate and graduate point) will locate it an outstanding textual content publication. For execs in Biogeography this can be a handy reference paintings.
By Norman Renouf
Copenhagen is Europe's "Cultural Capital". This instruction manual explores the city's good-looking constructions, enforcing statues, appealing waterways, magnificent museums, extraordinary buying and eating places. outdoor the town are extra easy-to-reach sights resembling Roskilde, Odense, Ribe and Arhus, all of that are mentioned intimately. Renouf additionally covers the close by Swedish cities of Helsingborg and Malmo. The "Alive" sequence of publications let you know what is sizzling, and what is now not, with feedback for sunlight hours task and night enjoyable. There are eating place and resort profiles in all cost levels, together with the simplest locations to stick and devour if you are searching for pampering, event, nights within the urban or price. The publications specialise in the issues that make every one vacation spot precise. There are information on neighborhood celebrations, besides touch numbers for assist in trip-planning. "Sunup to sunset" sections describe sunlight hours actions from sightseeing and procuring to swimming and beachcombing. "After darkish" sections supply the low-down on nightlife from gentle to wild. An "A-Z" reference on the finish offers a entire record of necessary contacts, together with ATM and financial institution destinations, medical professionals and clinical amenities, tourism places of work, non secular companies and internet sites.
By Trevor Day
The Ecosystems sequence is the one resource that provides an entire knowing of worldwide ecology. Illustrated with attractive full-colour photos, each one quantity combines the "hard sciences," corresponding to biology and chemistry, with background, economics, and environmental reports. each one environment is gifted in its entirety with info on its background, biology, flora and fauna, good looks, difficulties, and effect on tradition. This interdisciplinary method emphasizes the advanced, interrelated nature of every biome - giving readers the main built-in portrayal of the wildlife to be had. every one quantity spans Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, and the Americas to provide a selected surroundings. insurance bargains a easy advent to ecological ideas and demonstrates how those options effect the advanced courting among people and the surroundings.
By Jean-Christophe Plantin
This e-book is meant for functions of on-line electronic mapping, known as mashups (or composite application), and to research the mapping practices in on-line socio-technical controversies. The speculation recommend is that the facility to create an internet map accompanies the formation of on-line viewers and offers help for a place in a debate at the Web.
The first half offers a research of the map:
- a mix of map and statistical reason
- crosses among map theories and CIS theories
- fresh advancements in scanning the map, from Geographic details structures (GIS) to net map.
The moment half relies on a corpus of twenty "mashup" maps, and gives a techno-semiotic research highlighting the "thickness of the mediation" they're in a strategy of communique on the internet. Map as a tool to "make do" is therefore changed via those levels of construction, starting from electronic information of their viewing, ahead of describing the development of the map as a device for visible proof in public debates, and finishing with an research of the delegation motion opposed to web users.
The 3rd part offers an research of those mapping practices within the case examine of the talk over nuclear radiation following the twist of fate on the Fukushima plant on March eleven, 2011. Techno-semiotic procedure utilized to this corpus of radiation map is supplemented by way of an research of net graphs, derived from "digital tools" and graph idea, accompanying the research of the former steps maps (creating Geiger facts or retrieving documents online), but in addition their flow, as soon as maps are made.