By Françoise Choay
Que vont devenir nos villes maintenant que l'aménagement de leurs territoires n'est plus considéré comme le fondement de notre société ? Que restera-t-il du patrimoine, passé au rabot de los angeles globalisation ?
A l. a. fois cri d'alarme et prétexte à une réflexion pionnière, le petit livre de Françoise Choay est un modèle de synthèse. Du quartier des cathédrales gothiques à l. a. position Stanislas à Nancy, des trouées haussmaniennes aux villes nouvelles puis aux ensembles urbains étalés à l'infini, Françoise Choay pointe à chaque celebration remark les mentalités, les savoirs thoughts et économiques ont façonné les cités.
Un brévaire indipensable pour tout piéton des villes.
By Robert J. Sampson
By George R. Stewart
George R. Stewart’s vintage learn of place-naming within the usa used to be written in the course of international battle II as a tribute to the various historical past of the nation’s peoples. greater than part a century later, Names at the Land is still the authoritative resource on its topic, whereas Stewart’s intimate wisdom of the USA and love of anecdote make his ebook a special and pleasant window on American heritage and social life.
Names at the Land is an engaging and beautifully precise landscape of language in motion. Stewart opens with the 1st ecu names in what could later be the United States—Ponce de León’s flowery Florída, Cortés’s semi-mythical isle of California, and the crimson Rio Colorado—before occurring to discover New England, New Amsterdam, and New Sweden, the French and the Russian legacies, and the not likely contributions of each person from border ruffians to Boston Brahmins. those full of life pages learn the place and why Indian names have been more likely to be retained; nineteenth-century fads that gave upward push to dozens of Troys and Athens and to suburban Parksides, Brookmonts, and Woodcrest Manors; and deep and enduring mysteries akin to why “Arkansas” is Arkansaw, other than after all whilst it isn’t.
Names at the Land will have interaction somebody who has ever questioned on the curious names scattered around the American map. Stewart’s solution is usually a story—one of the numerous tales that lie in the back of the wealthy and weird variety of the united states.
By Pouria Amirian
Get the very such a lot out of the ArcGIS for laptop items via ArcObjects and .NET
ArcGIS for computing device is a robust suite of software program instruments for growing and utilizing maps, compiling, examining and sharing geographic info, utilizing maps and geographic info in functions, and handling geographic databases. yet getting the hold of ArcGIS for computer could be a bit difficult, even for skilled programmers. center elements of ArcGIS platform is named ArcObjects. This booklet first introduce you the total ArcGIS platform and the possibilities for improvement utilizing quite a few programming languages. Then it specializes in ArcGIS for computer functions and makes you accustomed to ArcObjects from .NET viewpoint. no matter if you're an ArcGIS person without history in programming or a programmer with no adventure with the ArcGIS platform, this ebook fingers you with every thing you must get going with ArcGIS for computing device improvement utilizing .NET?right away. Written by means of a number one specialist in geospatial details method layout and improvement, it presents concise, step by step tips, illustrated with best-practices examples, in addition to lots of ready-to-use resource code. very quickly you?ll development from .NET programming fundamentals to figuring out the entire suite of ArcGIS instruments and artefacts to customising and development your individual instructions, instruments and extensions?all the way in which via software deployment.
between different issues, you?ll research to:
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Learn the best way to enhance your productiveness with ArcGIS for computing device and starting ArcGIS for computing device improvement utilizing .NET
By John A. Matthews
This Very brief advent solutions 4 uncomplicated questions: what's Geography, how do geographers paintings, why is Geography very important, and the place is the self-discipline of Geography heading? Geography has constantly been vital, although it has had just a brief historical past as a tutorial self-discipline and is way misunderstood. smooth Geography has come a ways from its historic roots in exploring international lands, in mapping the realm and in describing the actual and human good points of the Earth's floor. There are elements to the self-discipline: actual Geography, which covers traditional environments and landscapes; and Human Geography, which investigates humans and the cultural panorama. actual and human geographers regularly don't believe one another. yet there also are universal components and Geography as a complete has an immense position as a bridge among the sciences and the arts. utilizing wide-ranging examples, the ebook paints a vast photograph of the present kingdom of Geography, its material, techniques and strategies, the way it built, and its strengths and weaknesses. The book's end isn't any lower than a manifesto for Geography's future.
About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions provide an advent to a couple of life's finest issues. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern brooding about the important difficulties and concerns in hundreds and hundreds of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.
The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science includes 350 alphabetically prepared entries. the themes contain cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, paintings in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst heritage, and conservation and administration. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with photos, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content material lists and a complete index to facilitate looking and browsing.
By Kirk Schriefer
4 booklet sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy interpreting and dialogue texts. each one unit examines a component of the yankee adventure that may surely curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the us but additionally novices in another country who need to know extra in regards to the humans, heritage, geography and tradition of this nice country. even supposing the passages are constrained to an user-friendly point of language trouble, their kind is still vibrant and real. Readers should be encouraged by means of the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by way of the great thing about the Grand Canyon, eager about the paintings of the F.B.I., and surprised by way of the occasions surrounding Watergate. booklet 3: issues A: vehicle B: Baseball C: structure D: Democracy E: Emancipation Proclamation F: F.B.I. G: long gone With the Wind H: Harlem Globetrotters I: Iroquois League J: Jazz okay: Kentucky Derby L: Lewis and Clark day trip M: Marine Corps. N: Negro Leagues O: O´Leary´s Cow P: Postal carrier Q: region Horse R: Ringling Brothers S: Statue of Liberty T: tv U: usa V: Veto W: struggle of the Worlds X: Xerography Y: Yorktown crusade Z: Zoos
We went to Kangchenjunga in reaction to not the dictates of technology, yet in obedience to that indefinable urge males name adventure.' In 1930, an day trip got down to climb the world's third-highest mountain, Kangchenjunga. As but unclimbed, a couple of makes an attempt were made at the top, together with within the past yr. The Kangchenjunga event documents Frank Smythe's makes an attempt as a part of a global workforce to arrive the summit, how a dangerous avalanche, which killed one of many sherpas, introduced an finish to their climb and the way they became their attentions as a substitute to Jonsong height, which provided a extra beautiful substitute to dicy attacks at the maximum peaks. Smythe's books from this era provide compelling reads for an individual with an curiosity in climbing: riveting adventures at the maximum peaks on the planet, prepared observations of the mountain panorama and a desirable window into early climbing, colonial attitudes and Himalayan exploration. Smythe was once one of many best mountaineers of the 20 th century, a superb climber who, in his brief lifestyles - he died elderly forty-nine -was on the centre of high-altitude hiking improvement in its early years. He climbed commonly within the Alps, received the summit of Kamet (the optimum height then climbed) in 1931 and, at the 1933 Everest day trip, reached some degree larger than ever sooner than completed. writer of twenty-seven immensely well known books, he was once an early instance of the climber as famous person.
By Mike Goodchild
The 3rd version of this bestselling textbook has been absolutely revised and up-to-date to incorporate the newest advancements within the box and nonetheless keeps its available layout to entice a extensive variety of scholars.
Now divided into 5 transparent sections the publication investigates the original, advanced and hard difficulties which are posed through geographic info and jointly they construct right into a holistic knowing of the major ideas of GIS.
This is the most up-tp-date, authoritative and finished remedy of the sphere, that is going from primary rules to the massive photo of:
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- digital differentiation in GIS consumption
- the middle organizing function of GIS in Geography
- the greening of GIS
- grand demanding situations of GIScience
- science and explanation
- Four-colour throughout
- Associated site with loose on-line resources
- Teacher’s handbook on hand for lecturers
- A whole studying source, with accompanying teacher hyperlinks, loose on-line lab assets and private syllabi
- Includes studying pursuits and evaluation containers all through every one chapter
New during this edition:
- Completely revised with a brand new 5 half constitution: Foundations; ideas; thoughts; research; administration and Policy
- All new character packing containers of present GIS practitioners
- New chapters on dispensed GIS, Map creation, Geovisualization, Modeling, and dealing with GIS