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- Orion 2010; US$ 8.99
A biography of the genius who mapped the world and for ever changed the face of the planet - by a bestselling author. Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) was born at the dawn of the Age of Discovery, when the world was beginning to be discovered and carved up by navigators, geographers and cartographers. Mercator was the greatest and most ingenious cartographer... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 15.99
Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Terra Australis - the southern land - was one of the most widespread concepts in European geography from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, although the notion of a land mass in the southern seas had been prevalent since classical antiquity. Despite this fact, there has been relatively little sustained scholarly work on European concepts of... more...
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
With GIS technologies ranging from Google Maps and Google Earth to the use of smart phones and in-car navigation systems, spatial knowledge is often acquired and communicated through geographic information technologies. This monograph describes the interplay between spatial cognition research and use of spatial interfaces. It begins by reviewing what... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 75.95
This book provides an essential insight into the practices and ideas of maps and map-making. It draws on a wide range of social theorists, and theorists of maps and cartography, to show how maps and map-making have shaped the spaces in which we live. Going beyond the focus of traditional cartography, the book draws on examples of the use of maps from... more...
- CRC Press 2012; US$ 186.95
Advances in Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery: Techniques and Applications reviews some of the latest developments in remote sensing and information extraction techniques applicable to topographic and thematic mapping. Providing an interdisciplinary perspective, leading experts from around the world have contributed chapters examining state-of-the-art... more...