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- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 24.56
»It is one of the most puzzling riddles of antiquity« galt seit 1952 für den Weltatlas des Klaudios Ptolemaios aus dem zweiten Jh. n. Chr. Doch was ist daran so rätselhaft? Die Schrift des großen Mathematikers und Geographen enthielt mutmaßlich keine Landkarten, wohl aber mehrere Tausend Städtenamen mit Angabe ihrer geographischen Koordinaten, deren... more...
- Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 12.27
Die Stadt Nürnberg erlebte im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert ein goldenes Zeitalter. Gelehrte, Künstler und Kaufleute zog es in die Stadt, um am kulturellen und geistigen Leben dieses "Mittelpunktes Europas" teilzuhaben. So wurde Nürnberg auch zum neuen Zentrum für Kartographie und Geographie. Der "geistige Entdecker Amerikas", Martin... more...
- Lexington Books 2007; US$ 39.99
When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over the course of two centuries in France. The book focuses on situated knowledge or 'localized' interests reflected in these geographical productions.... more...
- Microcosm Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99
Part mad manifesto, part revolutionary love letter, part freight train adventure story? Maps to the Other Side is a self-reflective shattered mirror, a twist on the classic punk rock travel narrative that searches for authenticity and connection in the lives of strangers and the solidarity and limitations of underground community. Beginning at the... more...
- Profile Books 2013; US$ 5.31
England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South West England, including Dartmouth, Dartmoor's Haytor, Plymouth Hoe, Tintagel, Bath (Royal Crescent and Prior Park), Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge, Chesil Beach, Exmoor,... more...
- 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...
- Springer 2008; US$ 269.00
Terrain analysis has been an active study field for years and attracted research studies from geographers, surveyors, engineers and computer scientists. With the rapid growth of Geographical Information System (GIS) technology, particularly the establishment of high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM) at national level, the challenge is now focused... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 15.21
Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent form of Scotland's mapping and... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 31.00
For many, a map is nothing more than a tool used to determine the location or distribution of something—a country, a city, or a natural resource. But maps reveal much more: to really read a map means to examine what it shows and what it doesn’t, and to ask who made it, why, and for whom. The contributors to this new volume ask these... more...