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  • The True Geography of Our Countryby Joel Kovarsky

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a single printed map, Jefferson was also regarded as a geographer, owing to his interest in and use of geographic and cartographic materials during his many careers?attorney, farmer,... more...

  • Bringing Geography to Bookby Innes M. Keighren

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Ellen Semple?s 'Influences of Geographic Environment' (1911) - a treatise on what would later be called environmental determinism - coincided with the emergence of geography as an independent academic discipline in North America and Britain. Highly controversial and written by one of America?s first female professional geographers, it was considered... more...

  • The Makers of Modern Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)by Robert E. Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This book examines the works of the outstanding makers of modern geography and demonstrates the consistency of idea and purpose in their work. Geography as an explicitly defined field of knowledge is more than two thousand years old, but as a university subject, geography is only 150 years old, and in this period it has developed hugely. This study... more...

  • Geography Since the Second World War (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)by Ron Johnston; Paul Claval

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The discipline of geography has undergone much change and growth in recent years. With growth has come diversity. Before 1945 there were differences between countries in the emphases on subject matter and research approach, although these were all related closely to three main ?models? ? French, German and American. Since then, the relative importance... more...

  • Passages et mers arctiquesby Frédéric Lasserre

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2010; US$ 36.00

    La fonte accélérée de la banquise dans l’Arctique laisse entrevoir la possibilité de maintenir des passages maritimes libres de glace sur des périodes de plusieurs mois, ce qui permettrait l’exploitation des ressourcesnaturelles de ce territoire. L’ouvrage se penche sur les enjeux et les rivalités associés... more...

  • Holiday in Canberra and Surroundsby Explore Australia

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 19.95

    Hundreds of people move to Australia’s ‘bush capital’ each year to take on newjobs or to enjoy a lifestyle change. Explore Australia now offers a new state‘Holiday’ guide dedicated to travel experiences in and around the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Available in a small format with a practical flexi-bound cover, this... more...

  • Holiday in New South Walesby Explore Australia

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    These five state guides are part of Explore Australia's popular ‘Holiday' guide series for those who are only planning to travel in one state or territory. Based on the bestseller Explore Australia, each guide includes a capital city section, overviews of all regions and an A-Z listing of all major towns. As well as including everything... more...

  • Holiday in Victoriaby Explore Australia

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    Following the completely revised and updated edition of Explore Australia 2010, comes Explore Australia’s new range of state guides. Holiday in Victoria is now available in a smaller format with a practical flexi-bind cover. Each guide includes the capital city, holiday regions, an A–Zlisting of all major towns and a complete road atlas.... more...

  • Antarcticaby John Stewart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 495.00

    This second edition of the 1990 Library Journal "Best Reference" book, four years in the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the first edition's entries to 30,000, covering geographical features, historical events, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, scientific... more...

  • Eating and Drinking Melbourneby Hardie Grant Books

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    This is a fresh, accessible guide to eating and drinking in Melbourne. With sections on high quality restaurants, cheap and cheerful restaurants, and the bars of the moment, this guide is a comprehensive compendium of the best places to go, on any budget, in Melbourne. Characterised by a fresh and breezy style, it evokes the ambience and atmosphere... more...