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  • The Ottoman Age of Explorationby Giancarlo Casale

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    The Ottoman Age of Exploration tells the story of the Ottoman Empire's struggle with the Portuguese for control of the lucrative maritime trade routes of the sixteenth-century Indian Ocean. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans successfully created their own imperial dominion throughout maritime Asia. more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.50

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony.... more...

  • The Geography of Transport Systemsby Jean-Paul Rodrigue; Claude Comtois; Brian Slack

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 71.95

    Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the... more...

  • Gender on Iceby Lisa Bloom

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    Bloom focuses on the conquest of the North Pole as she reveals how popular print and visual media defined and shaped American national ideologies from the early twentieth century to the present. more...

  • The Industrial Geography of Israelby Yehuda Gradus; Shaul Krakover; Eran Razin

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 205.00

    Israel's industrial geography is unique. The continuing Arab-Israeli conflict has been a primary force behind government intervention in settlement patterns, and has led to a major effort to disperse industry. The geopolitical situation has also encouraged a policy of attempted self-reliance, especially for defence purposes. These factors, combined... more...

  • Everglades Handbookby Thomas E. Lodge

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 55.95

    The second edition of a bestseller, The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem continues to provide a wealth of information on the entire ecosystem of the Everglades. With an emphasis on natural history, the text is unified around themes of biogeography and ecosystem functions of the plant and animal communities. It presents current and historical... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Biogeographyby Andrew C Millington; Mark Blumler; Udo Schickhoff

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 93.00

    A cutting edge overview of this topical subject, looking at past, present and future distributions of plants and animals. more...

  • History of Cartographyby Elri Liebenberg; Peter Collier; Zsolt Gyozo Torok

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book offers 22 papers from the 4th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography held in 2012 at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. Arranged by region, they embody the conference theme: Exploration - Discovery - Cartography. more...

  • Reconstituting Ruralityby Jonathan Murdoch; Terry Marsden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    The second in the "Restructuring Rural Areas" series, this work presents an examination of the way in which the rural, and the concept of rurality is being reconstructed within urban regions.; It argues that the rural is not a fixed category but the outcome of political, economic and socio- cultural pressures. These pressures are exacerbated in southeast... more...

  • Understanding the Oceansby Dr Margaret Deacon; Margaret Deacon; Tony Rice; Colin Summerhayes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 260.00

    Understanding the Oceans brings together an internationally distinguished group of authors to explore the enormous advances in marine science made since the voyage of HMS Challenger a century ago. The book draws inspiration from the seminal contributions stemming from that voyage, and individual chapters show how succeeding generations of scientists... more...