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  • Sport in the Ancient World from A to Zby Mark Golden

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z covers an extraordinarily wide range of Greek and Roman sporting activities. Arranged in an easy-to-use dictionary format, this volume includes more than 700 entries discussing ancient athletes, festivals, important sites, equipment and concepts. The approach throughout is comprehensive yet succinct, with... more...

  • Developing Spatial Data Infrastructuresby Ian P. Williamson; Abbas Rajabifard; Mary-Ellen F. Feeney

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 172.95

    Expert perspectives on SDI theory and practice The spatial data infrastructure (SDI) concept continues to evolve and become an increasingly important element of the infrastructure that supports economic development, environmental management, and social stability. Because of its dynamic and complex nature, however, it remains a fuzzy concept to many,... more...

  • Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GISby Giles M. Foody; Peter M. Atkinson

    Wiley 2003; US$ 240.95 US$ 208.82

    Remote sensing and geographical information science (GIS) have advanced considerably in recent years. However, the potential of remote sensing and GIS within the environmental sciences is limited by uncertainty, especially in connection with the data sets and methods used. In many studies, the issue of uncertainty has been incompletely addressed. The... more...

  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara... more...

  • Remote Sensing and GIS Accuracy Assessmentby Ross S. Lunetta; John G. Lyon

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 220.00

    The development of robust accuracy assessment methods for the validation of spatial data represents a difficult challenge for the geospatial science community. Obstacles to robust assessments include continuous data characteristics and positional errors, demanding ongoing development by GIS and remote sensing experts. Based upon a special symposium... more...

  • Unifying Geographyby David T. Herbert; John A. Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 69.95

    It can be argued that the differences in content and approach between physical and human geography, and also within its sub-disciplines, are often overemphasised. The result is that geography is often seen as a diverse and dynamic subject, but also as a disorganised and fragmenting one, without a focus. Unifying Geography focuses on the plural and... more...

  • Farthest Northby Fridjtof Nansen

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 27.00

    In 1893 Nansen set sail in the Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea's drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before. Experts said such a ship couldn't be built and that the voyage was tantamount to suicide. This brilliant first-person... more...

  • Foundations of Geographic Information Scienceby Matt Duckham; Michael F. Goodchild; Michael Worboys

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 132.95

    As the use of geographical information systems develops apace, a significant strand of research activity is being directed to the fundamental nature of geographic information. This volume contains a collection of essays and discussions on this theme. What is geographic information? What fundamental principles are associated with it? How can it be... more...

  • Post-Launch Calibration of Satellite Sensorsby Stanley A. Morain; Amelia M. Budge

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 139.95

    Increasingly, in the field of earth observation imagery, there is a need for image quality to be assessable in traceable Standard International Units (SIU), and for the standardization of common mapping projections. These two needs, plus the increased usage of combinations of data and image types, provided the stimuli for the development of this important... more...

  • Spatial Modelling of the Terrestrial Environmentby Richard E.J. Kelly; Nicholas A. Drake; Stuart L. Barr

    Wiley 2004; US$ 219.95 US$ 190.62

    Understanding and predicting the behaviour of natural and human environmental systems is crucial for the effective management of the Earth’s limited resources. Recently, great advances have been made through spatial modelling. This book provides a snapshot of the latest research in modelling technologies and methodologies within five environmental... more...