Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

By Ken Jennings

Record-setting Jeopardy! champion and New York occasions bestselling writer Ken Jennings explores the area of maps and map obsessives, “a literary gem” (The Atlantic) now to be had in paperback.

Ken Jennings takes readers on an international journey of geogeeks from the London Map reasonable to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses on the nationwide Geographic Bee to the pc programmers at Google Earth. each one bankruptcy delves right into a diverse element of map tradition: highpointing, geocaching, highway atlas rallying, even the “unreal property” charted at the maps of fiction and fable. Jennings additionally considers the ways that cartography has formed our heritage, suggesting that the impulse to make and skim maps is as appropriate at the present time because it has ever been.

From the “Here be dragons” parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the spinning globes of grade college to the postmodern revolution of electronic maps and GPS, Maphead is choked with fascinating info, enticing anecdotes, and enlightening research. If you’re an inveterate map lover yourself—or whether you’re one of the cartographically clueless who can wander away in a supermarket—let Ken Jennings be your advisor to the unusual global of mapheads.

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Jeju Island Geopark - A Volcanic Wonder of Korea (Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism)

This booklet will care for geological in addition to cultural, old, archaeological and organic elements in Jeju international Geopark. it is going to begin with advent of Jeju international Geopark, geographic surroundings, habitats, background, economic climate and tourism, administration, normal geology and geosites, destiny geosites, different major background websites, economically sustainable tourism, schooling and advertising and administration plan.

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Transmission of Financial Crises and Contagion:: A Latent Factor Approach (CERF Monographs on Finance and the Economy)

By Mardi Dungey, Renee A. Fry, Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo

Monetary crises usually transmit throughout geographical borders and assorted asset sessions. Modeling those interactions is empirically tough, and lots of of the proposed tools provide diversified effects while utilized to an identical facts units. during this ebook the authors set out their paintings on a common framework for modeling the transmission of monetary crises utilizing latent issue types. They express how their framework contains a variety of different empirical contagion types and why the implications among the versions fluctuate. The ebook builds a framework which starts from contemplating contagion within the bond markets in the course of 1997-1998 throughout a few international locations, and culminates in a version which encompasses a number of resources throughout a number of international locations via over a decade of quandary occasions from East Asia in 1997-1998 to the sub leading predicament in the course of 2008. application code to help implementation of comparable types is available.

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The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

By Nicholas Clapp

Nobody proposal that Ubar, the main fabled urban of historic Arabia, might ever be found-if it even existed. Buried within the desolate tract with out a hint, it had develop into referred to as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had sought for Ubar, together with Lawrence of Arabia. Then within the Nineteen Eighties, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and novice archaeologist, came upon the legend of the misplaced urban whereas poring over historic manuscripts. packed with overwhelming interest, he led expeditions to Arabia with a group that incorporated area scientists and geologists. the invention of Ubar used to be front-page information internationally and used to be heralded via Time as one in all 3 significant medical occasions of the 12 months.

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Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects

By Tim Cresswell, Peter Merriman

During the last fifteen years or so, there was a common and extending fascination with the subject of mobility around the social sciences and arts. after all, geographers have regularly had an curiosity in mobility, yet as but they've got now not seen this within the similar 'mobility flip' as in different disciplines the place it's been used to critique the traditional techniques to the themes. this article brings jointly prime teachers to supply a revitalised 'geography of mobilities' educated by means of this wider 'mobility turn'. It makes connections among the probably disparate sub-disciplinary worlds of migration, delivery and tourism, suggesting that every has a lot to benefit from one another in the course of the ontological and epistemological main issue for mobility.

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Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

This specific richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world’s coasts, awarded in a country-by-country (state-by-state) series, assembles an enormous quantity of knowledge and photographs of an endangered and more and more populated and built landform. a world panel of 138 coastal specialists offers info on “what is the place” on every one zone of coast, including factors of the landforms, their evolution and the alterations occurring on them. in addition to offering info at the coastal good points of every kingdom (state or county) the compendium can be utilized to figure out the level of specific beneficial properties alongside the world’s coasts and to enquire comparisons and contrasts among a variety of international areas. With greater than 1440 colour illustrations and photographs, it's quite invaluable as a resource of data ahead of learning or simply traveling a region of coast. References are supplied to the present literature on coastal evolution and beach changes.

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Elemental Geosystems

This booklet supplies readers an accessible, systematic, non-mathematical, and visually beautiful commence in actual geography. It encompasses a special, holistic integration of human-Earth relationships, an utilized taste, medical correctness, and more suitable snap shots (remote sensing pictures) and cartography. A holistic, procedure method is used to explain and speak about each one actual process. Highlights greater than 2 hundred URLs, and contours an accompanying CD-ROM with greater than 30 animations of key ideas in actual geography. solar power, Seasons, and the ambience. Atmospheric power and international Temperatures. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations. Atmospheric Water and climate. worldwide weather platforms. Water assets. The Dynamic Planet. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass flow. River platforms and Landforms. Wind procedures and barren region Landscapes. The Oceans, Coastal strategies, and Landforms. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes. The Geography of Soils. Ecosystems and Biomes. Earth and the Human Denominator. For an individual wanting a non-mathematical advent to actual geography.

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Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

By Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of visiting into tricky territory and reporting again, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public highbrow. Storming the Gates of Paradise, an anthology of her crucial essays from the previous ten years, takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.--Mexican border, from San Francisco to London, from open sky to the private mines, and from the antislavery struggles of 2 hundred years in the past to today’s road protests. The approximately 40 essays accrued right here include a different guidebook to the yank panorama after the millennium—not simply the deserts, skies, gardens, and desert parts that experience lengthy made up Solnit’s subject material, however the social panorama of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests. She ventures into territories as darkish as legal and as elegant as a large vista, revealing good looks within the most harsh panorama and political fight within the such a lot it appears serene view. Her creation units the tone and the book’s overarching issues as she describes Thoreau, leaving the penal complex cellphone the place he were limited for refusing to pay struggle taxes and continuing on to his favourite huckleberry patch. during this manner she hyperlinks excitement to politics, brilliantly demonstrating that the trail to paradise has frequently run via prison.

These startling insights on present affairs, politics, tradition, and heritage, continuously expressed in Solnit’s pellucid and swish prose, always revise our perspectives of the in a different way usual and commonplace. Illustrated all through, Storming the Gates of Paradise represents fresh advancements in Solnit’s pondering and provides the reader a breathtaking global view enriched via her regularly provocative, inspiring, and hopeful observations.

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