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- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99
It is a place both mythic and all too real, a place thought to be the site of one of our oldest human settlements and known to be a center of ancient cultures and annihilating conflicts. It sits at the bottom of a malarial valley, the lowest place on the surfact of the earth--"the overheated, earthen basement of the world," as Robert Ruby describes... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 8.99
When everyone around you is panicking, it's time to take control and be everyone's hero. Survive! explains all the skills you'll need to get through even the toughest day. Entries include: how to survive a tornado; how to build an igloo; how to carry someone to safety; how to read a compass; how to survive a snakebite; how to survive an avalanche;... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95
Addresses the fundamental principles of visual perception and map symbolism and critically examines the assumptions behind the theories of psychophysical testing and cartographic communication. This revised and expanded edition includes new sections on the relationship between cartography and art, and the distinction between knowledge and skill. more...
- University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 35.00
A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a single printed map, Jefferson was also regarded as a geographer, owing to his interest in and use of geographic and cartographic materials during his many careers?attorney, farmer,... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 24.00
In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. ?Borders??defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries?have become increasingly salient sites of struggle over social belonging and cultural and... more...
- Bitingduck Press 2007; US$ 9.95
Inspired by a children's geography primer, The Arrow Book of States , Starkey?s Book of States was conceived in response as a contemporary poetic atlas. Written over the course of several years, the collection includes fifty poems evoking the landscape or mood of each of the fifty states. In poetry which is by turns wistful and sardonic, comic... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 289.00
Geochemical barrier zones play an important role in determining various physical systems and characteristics of the oceans, e.g. hydrodynamics, salinity, temperature and light. In this book, each of the 40 barrier zones covered are illustrated and defined by physical-chemical parameters. Among the topics discussed are the processes of inflow, transformation... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 259.00
Describes the distribution, composition and accumulation rates of contemporary and ancient metalliferous sediments and their components in the oceans and the Red Sea. This book is aimed at geologists, ore geologists, marine geologists and geochemists, oceanographers including paleo-ceanographers, as well as at undergraduate and graduate students. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (1899), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard the sloop Spray . An immediate success, the book has inspired countless later travelers. Slocum, a master of understating his achievements,... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
The Blind Traveler , James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeys unprecedented through history in their distance and methodology. Not only was Holman rendered totally blind from the age of 25, he also suffered from severe pain and restricted mobility. He was a pioneer of "human echolocation", using the sound... more...