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Mathematical geography. Cartography

  • The AGI Source Book For GISby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    This sourcebook comprises a series of short papers on topical issues and applications of GIS, as well as directories listing useful information on geographic information in the UK. A wide range of expertise drawn from the GI community in the UK, including the Automobile Association, the Ordnance Survey, local authorities, software vendors and consultants,... more...

  • Map Scripting 101by DuVander Adam

    No Starch Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Web services like Mapquest and Google Maps have transformed the way we think about and use maps. But these services do more than just driving directions—they provide APIs that web developers can use to build customized map applications. In Map Scripting 101 , author Adam DuVander uses a project-based approach to teach you how to create useful... 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...

  • Looking at Mapsby Moira Anderson

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    Maps show us where things are in the world with abstract pictures of what is in view. Many maps have grid coordinates that make it easier to locate where something is. A vertical grid line is known as longitude and a horizontal line is known as latitude. Symbols and keys are important parts of maps. A scale helps us know how far apart things are from... more...

  • Journeysby Moira Anderson

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    A shark is a type of fish that has about 350 different species in the world. Sharks are made up of cartilage and are always growing new teeth. Sometimes the teeth grow in rows of 5. Sharks are known to be dangerous creatures, but they do not kill as many people as one would think. Some different sharks are whale sharks, great white sharks, hammerhead... more...

  • Environmental Geoinformaticsby Joseph L. Awange; John B. Kyalo Kiema

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    There is no doubt that today, perhaps more than ever before, humanity faces a myriad of complex and demanding challenges. These include natural resource depletion and environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, energy shortages, diminishing biodiversity, increasing losses from natural disasters, and climate change with its associated potentially... more...

  • Remote Sensing of the African Seasby Vittorio Barale; Martin Gade

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    The African Seas include marginal basins of two major oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, a miniature ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and an infant ocean, the Red Sea. Understanding the wide spectrum of environmental features and processes of such a varied collection of marine and coastal regions requires that in situ observation systems be integrated... more...

  • OpenStreetMapby Jonathan Bennett

    Packt Publishing 2010; US$ 23.99

    Be your own cartographer more...

  • King's Two Mapsby Daniel Birkholz

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    While a culture may have a dominant way of "mapping," its geography is always plural, and there is always competition among conceptions of space. Beginning with this understanding, this book traces the map's early development into an emblem of the state, and charts the social and cultural implications of this phenomenon. This book chronicles the specific... more...

  • Maps and Politicsby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 22.50

    ?We all rely on the apparent accuracy and objectivity of maps, but often do not see the very process of mapping as political. Are the power and purpose of maps inherently political? Maps and Politics addresses this important question and seeks to emphasize that the apparent ‘objectivity’ of the map-­making and map-using process cannot... more...