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  • Modern Trends in Cartographyby Jan Brus; Alena Vondrakova; Vit Vozenilek

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 229.00

    The fast exchange of information and knowledge are the essential conditions for successful and effective research and practical applications in cartography. For successful research development, it is necessary to follow trends not only in this domain, but also try to adapt new trends and technologies from other areas. Trends in cartography are also... more...

  • Agent-based Modeling and Simulation in Archaeologyby Gabriel Wurzer; Kerstin Kowarik; Hans Reschreiter

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    Agent-based simulation is one of the tools used to glean information from highly complex excavation sites. This book presents an overview of techniques used and work conducted in this area, drawing on the experience of practitioners. more...

  • Volcanoesby Alwyn Scarth

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 109.95

    Why do volcanoes erupt, and in so many different ways? What happens when a volcano erupts in the sea? How can eruptions be predicted? These are a few of the questions addressed in this wide-ranging introduction to volcanoes. Assuming little background knowledge, and providing a comprehensive glossary explaining technical terms, this title deals with... more...

  • Thinking Spaceby Mike Crang; Nigel Thrift

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 75.95

    As theorists have begun using geographical concepts and metaphors to think about the complex and differentiated world, it is important to reflect on their work, and its impact on our thoughts on space. This revealing book explores the work of a wide range of prolific social theorists. Included contributions from an impressive range of renowned geographical... more...

  • Wild Urban Woodlandsby Ingo Kowarik; Stefan Körner

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 209.00

    Urban landscapes formerly shaped by heavy industry are evolving all over the world. The associated processes enhance the evolution of a new kind of wilderness. In regions such as the German Ruhrgebiet, vast post-industrial areas have already been re-colonised naturally by forests. These new types of urban woodlands are often overlooked by ecologists,... more...

  • Building a Multinational Global Navigation Satellite Systemby Rosalind Lewis

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    The European Union plans to have its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) system, Galileo, in initial operation in 2008. As envisioned, Galileo will function and perform similarly to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS), the preeminent PNT system now in existence. more...

  • Long-term Limnological Research and Monitoring at Crater Lake, Oregonby Gary L. Larson; Robert W. Collier; Mark W. Buktenica

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    Crater Lake is located in the caldera of Mount Mazama in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The lake has a surface area of about 53 km2 at an elevation of 1882 m and a maximum depth of 594 m – seventh deepest in the world. Limited studies of this ultraoligotrophic lake conducted between 1896 and 1981, lead to a 10-year limnological study to evaluate... more...

  • Earth-Mappingby Edward S. Casey

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 84.00

    Edward Casey describes the ways in which artists of the past half century have incorporated ingenious mapping techniques into their artworks. Casey follows Robert Smithson's legacy in the works of Sandy Gellis, Margot McLean, and Michelle Stuart. He also explores the visions of the earth found in the abstract paintings of Richard Diebenkorn, Jasper... more...

  • Global Biogeographyby J.C. Briggs

    Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95

    This book significantly expands the coverage of this subject given by its predecessor Biogeography and Plate Tectonics (1987). Global Biogeography traces global changes in geography and biology from the Precambrian to the Recent (with worldwide coverage in chronological order); examines the evolutionary effects of the major extinctions, and discusses... more...

  • The Andesby Onno Oncken; Guillermo Chong; Gerhard Franz

    Springer 2006; US$ 339.00

    Provides a comprehensive overview of a complete subduction orogen, the Andes, considered to represent the "type" subduction belt on Earth. Integrating the results from a variety of methods, this book provides a geophysical image of an active subduction orogen complimented by detailed geodetic data and a range of geological observations. more...