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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...

  • 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...

  • 360 Degrees Longitudeby John Higham

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2012; US$ 9.99

    Much more than a travel narrative 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family?s Journey Around the World is a glimpse at what it means to be a “global citizen?—a progressively changing view of the world as seen through the eyes of an American family of four. After more than a decade of planning, John Higham and his wife September bid their high-tech jobs... more...

  • Lies They Teach in Schoolby Herb Reich

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • Oil Spill Risk Managementby David E. Dietrich; Malcolm J. Bowman; Konstantin A. Korotenko; M. Hamish E. Bowman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This book is designed to help scientifically astute non-specialists understand basic geophysical and computational fluid dynamics concepts relating to oil spill simulations, and related modeling issues and challenges.  A valuable asset to the engineer or manager working off-shore in the oil and gas industry, the authors, a team of renowned geologists... more...

  • Osa and Martinby Kelly Enright

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    The inspiring story of the legendary couple whose wildlife films transformed America?s perceptions of exotic places. more...