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  • Multispectral Satellite Image Understandingby Cem Unsalan; Kim L. Boyer

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    This book presents a comprehensive review of image processing methods, for the analysis of land use in residential areas. Combining a theoretical framework with highly practical applications, this book describes a system for the effective detection of single houses and streets in very high resolution. It features a Foreword by Prof. Dr. Peter Reinartz... more...

  • I Never Knew That About Scotlandby Christopher Winn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.09

    The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover... more...

  • Stanleyby Tim Jeal

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Henry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, the reality of Stanley's life is yet more extraordinary. Few people know of his dazzling trans-Africa journey, a heart-breaking epic of human endurance which solved virtually every one of the continent's remaining geographical puzzles.... more...

  • Sydney Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Lies They Teach in Schoolby Herb Reich

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 24.72

    It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn?t happen the way we were told they did. Such items are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of our shared cultural knowledge.... more...

  • Appendices to: A Living Landscapeby Stijn Arnoldussen

    Sidestone Press 2008; US$ 29.35

    This publication contains the six main appendices to the PhD thesis "A Living Landscape: Bronze Age settlement sites in the Dutch river area (c. 2000-800 BC)" by Stijn Arnoldussen which was published by Sidestone Press in 2008. That study comprises an analysis of the nature (i.e. the constituent components) and dynamics (i.e. diachronic approaches... more...

  • The Best Survival Stories Ever Toldby Jon E. Lewis

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    This collection of classic tales comprises over thirty accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters, and journals. They span the years from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Among the writers are: Ernest ShackletonDouglas MawsonSalomon AndréeSebastian... more...

  • Inspector Bliss Mysteries 8-Book Bundleby James Hawkins

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 49.99

    This ebook bundle contains the first eight novels of the Inspector Bliss Mystery series by James Hawkins. more...

  • Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010by Narangoa Li; Robert Cribb

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations struggled to maintain autonomy as Russia, China, and Japan sought hegemony over the region. Especially from the turn of the twentieth century onward, indigenous peoples... more...

  • Sachsen und der Nationalsozialismusby Günther Heydemann; Jan Erik Schulte; Francesca Weil

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 63.14

    Reihe Schriften des Hannah-Arendt-Instituts - Band 053 more...