Where Is the Amazon?

Without risking lifestyles or limb, readers can discover the wonders and wonder of the Amazon during this Where Is...? title.

Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River because 13,000 BC and but they make up only a small percent of the "population" of this geographic wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with lifeā€”animal and plant alike. it is a rainforest that's domestic to an anticipated 390 billion person timber, 2.5 million species of bugs, and 1000s of wonderful creatures and vegetation that could both medication ailments, or, just like the poison dart frog, kill with a unmarried contact. Where Is the Amazon? finds the fantastic scale of a unmarried rainforest that we're nonetheless attempting to comprehend at the present time and that, in lots of methods, helps our lifestyles on the earth.

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Visualizing Physical Geography (Visualizing Series)

By Alan H. Strahler, Zeeya Merali

This debut version of Visualizing actual Geography encompasses the technological know-how of actual geography from neighborhood to international scales, utilizing a uniquely visible method of take scholars on a trip from the pinnacle layers of the Earth’s surroundings to the rocks underlying the sea basins to the forests of the farthest continents. As scholars discover the serious subject matters of actual geography, their learn of the weather, floor beneficial properties, and habitats around the globe makes use of easy innovations of ecology, geology, chemistry, environmental technology, biology, and physics and plenty of different disciplines. Visualizing actual Geography reinforces those interacting parts and, with its greatest paintings software (in partnership with National Geographic), vividly illustrates the interconnectedness of actual approaches that weave jointly to create our planet’s dynamic floor and atmosphere. 
Visualizing Geography is predicated seriously at the integration of National Geographic and different visuals with textual content to explain recommendations for college students and solidify their realizing of them. The target is to aid scholars comprehend the area round them and interpret what they see in a significant, actual and intriguing manner. The content material, layout and format of the textual content takes benefit of the whole skill during which scholars strategy details – visible in addition to verbal.  
Visualizing Geography additionally is helping scholars study their very own own learning and studying types with a number of new pedagogical aids -- encouraging scholars to use what they're studying to their daily lives. Visualizing Geography keeps to supply ongoing examine assistance and mental recommendations for getting to know the material.  most significantly scholars are supplied with a variety of possibilities to instantly entry their understanding.  

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Student World Atlas (6th Edition)

By DK Publishing

Turn into worldly-wise with this priceless single-volume atlas to every of the 193 international locations of the area. totally revised and up-to-date, and jam-packed with transparent, particular maps highlighting panorama, undefined, land use, inhabitants, weather and environmental concerns; this atlas is an important source for someone learning geography. there's a thorough advent that lays a starting place for the improvement of map analyzing abilities and worthwhile alphabetical listings make for fast and simple reference. This name is simple to take advantage of no matter if you're learning in class or at domestic. stopover at our linked web site to determine extra concerning the world's 193 international locations, from maps and old details to up to date records.

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1000 Facts Planet Earth

By John Farndon, Belinda Gallagher, Lucy Dowling, Jo Brewer

This book offers a wealthy resource of data with greatest impression and minimal muddle. precisely a thousand proof are coated by means of a hundred subject matters, each one with 10 key issues that supply an easy yet memorable deal with at the topic. attention-grabbing details panels in addition to prolonged captions magnify this fast fireplace technique.

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Distant Voices

By John Pilger

All through his uncommon profession as a journalist and film-maker, John Pilger has appeared at the back of the 'official' models of occasions to document the genuine tales of our time.

The centerpiece of this new, extended version of his bestselling Distant Voices is Pilger's reporting from East Timor, which he entered secretly in 1993 and the place a 3rd of the inhabitants has died because of Indonesia's genocidal rules. This variation additionally includes extra new fabric in addition to the entire unique essays - from the myth-making of the Gulf warfare to the surreal pleasures of Disneyland. Breaking in the course of the consensual silence, Pilger will pay tribute to these dissenting voices we're seldom authorized to listen to.

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

By Tim Marshall

All leaders are restricted by means of geography. Their offerings are constrained via mountains, rivers, seas and urban. definite, to appreciate global occasions you want to comprehend humans, principles and movements...but in case you have no idea geography, you will by no means have the whole picture.; to appreciate Putin's activities, for instance, it really is necessary to reflect on that, to be an international strength, Russia should have a army. And if its ports freeze for 6 months every year then it should have entry to a hot water port - for that reason, the annexation of Crimea was once the best choice for Putin. to appreciate the center East, it is vital to grasp that geography is the explanation why nations have logically been formed as they're - and it is because invented international locations (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) won't continue to exist as country states.; unfold over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the united states; Latin the USA; the center East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), utilizing maps, essays and infrequently the non-public reports of the generally travelled writer, Prisoners of Geography appears on the previous, current and destiny to provide an important advisor to at least one of the most important opting for elements in global historical past.

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Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and Traces

By Jon Anderson

This new and complete publication bargains a holistic advent to cultural geography. It integrates the extensive variety of theories and practices of the self-discipline by way of arguing that the fundamental concentration of cultural geography is position. The ebook builds an obtainable and interesting configuration of this crucial suggestion via arguing that position will be understood as an ongoing composition of lines.

The e-book provides particular chapters outlining the historical past of cultural geography, prior to and past illustration, in addition to the equipment and strategies of doing cultural geography. It investigates the areas and lines of company capitalism, nationalism, ethnicity, adolescence tradition and where of the physique. all through those chapters case research examples can be used to demonstrate how those areas are taken and made through specific cultures, examples contain the liberty Tower in manhattan urban, the Berlin Wall, the Gaza Strip, Banksy graffiti, and anti-capitalist protest routine. The ebook discusses the position of strength in cultural place-making, in addition to the moral dimensions of doing cultural geography.

Understanding Cultural Geography: locations and Traces deals a broad-based evaluate of cultural geography, excellent for college kids being brought to the self-discipline via both undergraduate or postgraduate measure classes. The booklet outlines how the theoretical rules, empirical foci and methodological thoughts of cultural geography remove darkness from and make feel of the locations we inhabit and give a contribution to. this can be a well timed synthesis that goals to include an enormous wisdom origin and through doing so it's going to additionally end up worthwhile for academics and teachers alike.

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History and Geography in Late Antiquity (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

By A. H. Merrills

The civilized global witnessed monstrous political, social and spiritual switch from the 5th century to the 8th century. Geographical and historic suggestion, lengthy rooted to Roman ideologies, needed to undertake new views of past due antiquity. Taking their lead from Orosius within the early 5th century, Latin historians became more and more to geographical description, in addition to old narrative, to envision the area round them. This booklet explores the interdependence of geographical and historic modes of expression in 4 of crucial writers of the interval: Orosius, Jordanes, Isidore of Seville and the Venerable Bede.

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The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History

In this inventive and complete research, Edward Casey, probably the most incisive interpreters of the Continental philosophical culture, bargains a philosophical heritage of the evolving conceptualizations of position and house in Western concept. now not in simple terms a presentation of the tips of alternative philosophers, The destiny of Place is acutely delicate to silences, absences, and ignored possibilities within the advanced background of philosophical methods to area and position. A valuable subject is the expanding forget of position in want of area from the 7th century A.D. onward, amounting to the digital exclusion of position by way of the top of the eighteenth century.

Casey starts off with mythological and non secular production tales and the theories of Plato and Aristotle after which explores the background of Neoplatonic, medieval, and Renaissance speculations approximately house. He provides a magnificent background of the beginning of recent spatial conceptions within the writings of Newton, Descartes, Leibniz, and Kant and delineates the evolution of twentieth-century phenomenological ways within the paintings of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Bachelard, and Heidegger. within the book's ultimate part, Casey explores the postmodern theories of Foucault, Derrida, Tschumi, Deleuze and Guattari, and Irigaray.

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National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

By National Geographic

During this astounding booklet of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic finds a global only a few may have the opportunity to determine for themselves. Shot by way of the various world's most interesting photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen good points extraordinary photographs of areas, occasions, ordinary phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom visible through human eyes. it is all the following: 30,000-year-old cave artwork sealed from the general public; animals which are one of the final in their species in the world; volcanic lightning; titanic crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 lots; the engraving within Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an creation by way of nationwide Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose paintings has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the inner most caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, usual wonders, and little-seen gadgets from the a long way reaches of the globe.

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