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  • The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Roadby Philippe Foret; Andreas Kaplony

    BRILL 2008; US$ 71.00

    Covers the diffusion and transmission of geographical knowledge that occurred at critical junctures in the long history of the Silk Road. In retracing the steps of four major circuits across the many civilizations that shared the Silk Road, this work traces the ways in which maps and images surmounted spatial, historical and cultural divisions. more...

  • Is Geography Destiny?by John Luke Gallup

    World Bank Publications 2003; US$ 14.99

    For decades, the prevailing sentiment was that since geography is unchangeable, there is no reason why public policies should take it into account. In fact, charges that geographic interpretations of development were deterministic, or even racist, made the subject a virtual taboo in academic and policymaking circles alike. Is Geography Destiny? Challenges... more...

  • A Modern Dictionary of Geographyby Michael Witherick

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2001; US$ 29.95

    Small & Witherick's highly successful dictionary has already, in its first three editions, proved its value as a comprehensive guide to the key principles, concepts, and terminology of contemporary geography. This new, accessible edition reflects developments in the discipline since 1995. Covering both human and physical geography, this dictionary... more...

  • Making Development Geographyby Victoria Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Making Development Geography is a timely new book which introduces readers to the major themes and debates in development geography. It argues cogently that the field is engaged in an ongoing process of reinventing itself as critical development geography, and highlights issues such as identity, globalization, social movements and sexuality. Readers... more...

  • Vilhjalmur Stefanssonby Tom Henighan

    Dundurn Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    Born in Manitoba of Icelandic parents, Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879?1962) became one of Canada's most famous and controversial Arctic explorers. After graduate studies in anthropology at Harvard University, Stefansson lived with and studied Inuit in the Mackenzie River Delta in the Northwest Territories in the winter of 1906?07. In two subsequent expeditions... more...

  • Mankind and the Oceansby Nobuyuki Miyazaki; Zafar Adeel; Kouichi Ohwada

    United Nations University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and play an important part in our lives by controlling climate and weather conditions; hosting shipping, transportation, recreation and tourism; and providing us with food, minerals and petroleum. The relationship between mankind and the oceans has been crucial since prehistoric times.... more...

  • Geospatial Visualisationby Antoni Moore; Igor Drecki

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book is a selection of chapters evolved from papers on completed research submitted to GeoCart'2010 / the 1st ICA Regional Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 1st -3rd September 2010. All of the chapters have been updated and revised thoroughly. They have been blind peer reviewed by two referees... more...

  • Understanding Different Geographiesby Karel Kriz; William Cartwright; Michaela Kinberger

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book collects revised versions of papers first delivered at the “Understanding Different Geographies Symposium” held in Puchberg am Schneeberg, Austria in 2011.  The Symposium focussed on “Communicating Meaning with [Geo]Graphic Artefacts”.  The general topics of the chapters cover: - Exploring geographic knowledge... more...

  • The Pirates' Who's Whoby Philip Gosse

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Can't get enough of high-seas adventure? Dip into this fascinating biographical record of some of the most scandalous scallywags history has ever known. This exhaustively researched volume provides details about the hard-lived lives -- and ignominious deaths -- of the most infamous pirates. more...

  • Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regimeby Matthew W. Hecht; Hiroyasu Hasumi

    Wiley 2013; US$ 128.00

    Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 177. This monograph is the first to survey progress in realistic simulation in a strongly eddying regime made possible by recent increases in computational capability. Its contributors comprise the leading researchers in this important and constantly evolving... more...