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  • Anti-personnel Landmine Detection for Humanitarian Deminingby Katsuhisa Furuta; Jun Ishikawa

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    Describes various technologies developed during a Japanese National Research Project which ran from 2002-2007 to meet the challenge of developing practical detection systems that can discriminate between anti-personnel land mines and the innocent metal fragments that frequently litter minefields confusing conventional and metal-detecting methods. more...

  • Advances in GIScienceby Monika Sester; Lars Bernard; Volker Paelke

    Springer 2009; US$ 239.00

    Includes peer-reviewed papers covering topical research in GIScience. This book addresses aspects of remote sensing and image understanding. It is suitable for researchers, practitioners, and students interested in different findings in GIScience. more...

  • No Dig, No Fly, No Goby Mark Monmonier

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    Some maps help us find our way; others restrict where we go and what we do. These maps control behavior, regulating activities from flying to fishing, prohibiting students from one part of town from being schooled on the other, and banishing certain individuals and industries to the periphery. This restrictive cartography has boomed in recent decades... more...

  • Basic GIS Coordinates, Second Editionby Jan Van Sickle

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 104.95

    Coordinates are the foundation of GIS, cartography, and surveying, to name just a few fields. Computers have an astounding capacity for repetition and they possess a superior ability to handle the mathematics behind coordinate manipulation?but they are very bad at interpreting coordinates and coordinate systems. Basic GIS Coordinates, Second Edition... more...

  • Cartographies of Travel and Navigationby James R. Akerman

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 48.00

    Finding one’s way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the exception of navigational sea charts, the use of maps by travelers only became common in the modern era; indeed, in the last two hundred years,... more...

  • Mapheadby Ken Jennings

    Scribner 2011; US$ 16.00

    It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from... more...

  • The Map Readerby Martin Dodge; Rob Kitchin; Chris Perkins

    Wiley 2011; US$ 133.95

    WINNER OF THE CANTEMIR PRIZE 2012 awarded by the Berendel Foundation The Map Reader brings together, for the first time, classic and hard-to-find articles on mapping. This book provides a wide-ranging and coherent edited compendium of key scholarly writing about the changing nature of cartography over the last half century. The editorial... more...

  • Remote Sensing from Air and Spaceby R.C. Olsen

    SPIE 2006; US$ 75.00

    This book will guide you in the use of remote sensing for military and intelligence gathering applications. It is a must read for students working on systems acquisition or for anyone interested in the products derived from remote sensing systems. R. C. Olsen of the Naval Postgraduate School offers an eclectic description of the technologies and underlying... more...

  • Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other Analogous Documents preserved in the Public Record Office XXIV: 11-15 Henry VI (1432-1437)by M. L. Holford; S.A. Mileson; C.V. Noble

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 340.00

    A hugely valuable source of information for those interested in the more "everyday" social and economic life of medieval England. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW more...

  • The Mapmakers' Questby David Buisseret

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 35.99

    In 1400 Europe was behind large parts of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. For instance, the people gf China and of Japan were considerably more advanced in this respect. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power and... more...