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How to Lie With Maps

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by Mark Monmonier
On US Survey mapping Area 51 does not exist, only desert and a few cactii. On Russian Survey mapping of the same place are marked runways, buildings, hangers, in fact the whole airbase!
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Maps - Finding Our Place In The World

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by James Akerman
Maps are universal forms of communication, easily understood and appreciated regardless of culture or language. This truly magisterial book introduces readers to the widest range of maps ever considered in one volume: maps from different time periods and a variety of cultures; maps made for divergent purposes and depicting a range of environments; and maps that embody the famous, the important, the beautifu...
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The Ghosts of Berlin

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by Brian Ladd
Brian Ladd examines the ongoing conflicts radiating from the fusion of architecture, history and national identity in present-day Berlin. This volume asks such questions as: how will a reunified Germany confront a diverse and authoritarian past rendered tangible by the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, Hitler's bunker - even the Brandenburg Gate? How can the rich culture of the past, the artistic and intellectual...
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Flattening the Earth

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by John P. Snyder
As long as there have been maps, cartographers have grappled with the impossibility of portraying the earth in two dimensions. To solve this problem mapmakers have created literally hundreds of map projections. In this fascinating (though complex) book the author discusses and illustrates the hundreds of known map projections from 500 B.C. to the present. Not a book for the mathematically-challenged!
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Fly Away, Pigeon

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by Abonji, Melinda Nadj
Fly Away, Pigeon tells the heart-wrenching story of a family torn between emigration and immigration and paints evocative portraits of the former Yugoslavia and modern-day Switzerland. In this novel, Melinda Nadj Abonji interweaves two narrative strands, recounting the history of three generations of the Kocsis family and chronicling their hard-won assimilation. Originally part of Serbia's Hungarian-speakin...
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When God Looked the Other Way

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by Wesley Adamczyk
In the shadow of the Holocaust, the Soviet Union's quiet yet brutal campaign against Polish citizens is often overlooked. Wesley Adamczyk's gripping memoir, "When God Looked the Other Way", gives voice to the hundreds of thousands of victims of Soviet barbarism. Adamczyk was a young Polish boy when he was deported with his mother and siblings from their comfortable home in Luck to Soviet Siberia in May of 1...
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Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

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by Akerman, James R.
<p>Finding one's way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the exception of navigational sea charts, the use of maps by travelers only became common in the modern era; indeed, in the last two hundred years, maps have become the most ubiquitous and familiar...
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Ancient Perspectives

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by Richard Talbert
"Ancient Perspectives" encompasses a vast arc of space and time - Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE - to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In each society, maps served as critical economic, political, and personal tools, but there was little consistency in how and why they were ma...
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Maps And Civilization

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by Norman J W Thrower
In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using Geographical Information Systems, illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships. The third edition...
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Instructions for American Servicemen in France During World War II

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by United States Army
"You are about to play a personal part in pushing the Germans out of France. Whatever part you take - rifleman, hospital orderly, mechanic, pilot, clerk, gunner, truck driver - you will be an essential factor in a great effort."As American soldiers began the liberation of France in June 1944, every soldier carried that reminder in his kit. "Instructions for American Servicemen in France during World War II"...
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Jorneys With Flies

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by Edwin N. Wilmsen
From 1973 to 1994, anthropologist Edwin Wilmsen lived and worked among the Zhu, Mbanduru and Tswana people of the Kalahari desert in southern Africa. Thousands of miles from his home, immersed in what first seemed a radically different place and operating in languages he initially did not understand, he began a record of his impressions and reflections as a complement to his scientific fieldwork. This book ...
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The Natures of Maps - Cartographic Constructions of the NaturalWorld

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by Dennis Wood
Cartographers have known for decades that maps are far from objective representations of the world; rather, every map reflects the agendas and intentions of its creators. Yet that understanding has had almost no effect on the way maps are viewed and used by the general public. In "The Natures of Maps", cartographers Denis Wood and John Fels present a compelling exploration of a wide range of maps to answer ...
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The Dune's Twisted Edge

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by Gabriel Levin
Journeys in the Levant. "How to speak of the imaginative reach of a land habitually seen as a seedbed of faiths and heresies, confluences and ruptures...trouble spot and findspot, ruin and renewal, fault line and ragged clime, with a medley of people and languages once known with mingled affection and wariness as Levantine?" So begins poet Gabriel Levin in his journeys in the Levant, the exotic land that st...
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Death In Persia (the Swiss List)

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by Schwarzenbach Annemarie
Since the rediscovery of her work in the late 1980s, Annemarie Schwarzenbach - journalist, traveler, archaeologist, opium addict, and antifascist novelist - has become a European cult figure among free-spirited bohemians. Available in English for the first time and beautifully translated by Lucy Renner Jones, "Death in Persia" is a collage of the political and the private, documenting Schwarzenbach's intima...
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Wild Hope: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success

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by Balmford, Andrew
Tropical deforestation. The collapse of fisheries. Unprecedented levels of species extinction. Faced with the plethora of gloom-and-doom headlines about the natural world, we might think that environmental disaster is inevitable. But is there any good news about the environment? Yes, there is, answers Andrew Balmford in "Wild Hope", and he offers several powerful stories of successful conservation to prove ...
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Wild Hope: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success

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by Balmford, Andrew
Wild Hope takes readers to extraordinary places to meet conservation's heroes and foot soldiers - and to discover the new ideas they are generating about how to make conservation work on our hungry and crowded planet. The journey starts in the floodplains of Assam, where dedicated rangers and exceptionally tolerant villagers have together helped bring Indian rhinos back from the brink of extinction. In the ...
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Naturalist's Guide To The Tropics

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by Marco Lambertini
Every year hundreds of thousands of travellers head for the Tropics to thrill to the raucous call of a howler monkey booming across the emerald cathedral of a rainforest, or to marvel at a brightly coloured clown fish gliding fearlessly among the stinging tentacles of a sea anemone on a coral reef. Ranging from South and Central America to Africa, Southeast Asia, Oceania and the Caribbean, "A Naturalist's G...
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Sir Aurel Stein - Archaeological Explorer

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by Jeannette Mirsky
A man who advanced human knowledge on many fronts, Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943) pursued dramatic adventure with scientific purpose. Jeannette Mirsky has here drawn from Stein's books and articles as well as from his letters and unpublished archival materials to produce a definitive biography of this archaeological explorer, geographer, historical topographer, and linguist.
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