La terre qui meurt

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.

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Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect

By Robert J. Sampson

For over fifty years various public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that group is useless. a few may have us think that we act completely as contributors picking out our personal fates despite the environment, whereas different theories position us on the mercy of worldwide forces past our keep an eye on. those views dominate modern perspectives of society, yet by way of rejecting the significance of position they're either deeply fallacious. in accordance with essentially the most formidable reports within the historical past of social technology, Great American City argues that groups nonetheless subject simply because existence is decisively formed via the place you live.
To show the powerfully enduring influence of position, Robert J. Sampson provides right here the end result of over a decade’s study in Chicago mixed along with his personal special own observations approximately existence within the urban, from Cabrini eco-friendly to Trump Tower and Millennium Park to the Robert Taylor houses. He discovers that neighborhoods impact a remarkably wide selection of social phenomena, together with crime, future health, civic engagement, domestic foreclosure, teenager births, altruism, management networks, and immigration. Even nationwide crises can't halt the impression of position, Sampson unearths, as he analyzes the results of the nice Recession and its aftermath, bringing his magisterial learn as much as the autumn of 2010.
Following within the influential culture of the Chicago university of city reviews yet up to date for the twenty-first century, Great American City is straight away a landmark study venture, a commanding argument for a brand new idea of social existence, and the tale of an iconic city.

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Photography and Flight (Reaktion Books - Exposures)

Used for every little thing from geographic review to mystery undercover agent missions, aerial images has a wealthy and storied historical past, ably stated the following in Photography and Flight.
Aerial images is marked through its dependency on technological advancements in either images and aerospace, and the authors chart the heritage of this images because it tracked the evolution of those applied sciences. starting with early photographs taken from hot-air balloons, fastened structures, and next hand held digicam know-how, Denis Cosgrove and William Fox then clarify how army reconnaissance and governmental tasks have been instrumental in catalyzing those and different options within the box. They study pivotal historic moments during which aerial images started to determine itself as crucial device, reminiscent of in global struggle II army techniques, high-altitude images taken from postwar rockets and airplane, and using aerial images throughout the chilly battle and the Cuban Missile quandary. The booklet additionally explores the development of geographic scholarship via aerial images, starting from army tours into Antarctica to the pictures of the curvature of the earth taken in the course of the Apollo area missions.
While electronic expertise and distant sensing have replaced the panorama of images, Photography and Flight argues that they've now not reduced the importance of aerial images in supplying pictures of the earth. fairly, new applied sciences and ensuing options corresponding to Google Earth have enabled the mass democratization of entry to such details. Photography and Flight eventually unearths how the digicam lens from far-off keeps to unearth telling information about the land and people who dwell upon it.

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Names on the Land: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States (New York Review Books Classics)

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.

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Beginning ArcGIS for Desktop Development using .NET

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:

  • Object-Oriented and Interface-based programming in .NET (C# and VB.NET)
  • Finding dating among sessions and interfaces utilizing item version diagrams
  • Querying data
  • Visualizing geographical facts utilizing a variety of rendering
  • Creating several types of computing device Add-Ins
  • Performing foreground and history geoprocessing

Learn the best way to enhance your productiveness with ArcGIS for computing device and starting ArcGIS for computing device improvement utilizing .NET

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Geography: A Very Short Introduction

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.

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Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

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.


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America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 3: Things

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

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The Kangchenjunga Adventure: The 1930 Expedition to the Third Highest Mountain in the World

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.

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Geographic Information Systems and Science

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:

  • GIS and the hot global Order
  • security, wellbeing and fitness and well-being
  • 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

Key features:

  • 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

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