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Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales

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by Pitre, Giuseppe
Well, gentlemen, here's a tale that people have told time and again ...So begins the title story in this collection of fifty Sicilian folk and fairy tales edited and translated by noted folklore scholar Jack Zipes. But while some of the stories may sound as if they've been told time and again such as variations on Cinderella and Puss in Boots many will enchant English-language readers and storytellers for t...
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Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure

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by Veyne, Paul
Located northeast of Damascus, in an oasis surrounded by palms and two mountain ranges, the ancient city of Palmyra has the aura of myth. According to the Bible, the city was built by Solomon. Regardless of its actual origins, it was an influential city, serving for centuries as a caravan stop for those crossing the Syrian Desert. It became a Roman province under Tiberius and served as the most powerful com...
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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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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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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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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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Maps with the News

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by Mark Monmonier
This assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism traces the use of news maps in newspapers and magazines and on television from the 18th century to the 1980s. Monmonier examines the technological innovations that have made possible the widespread use of maps, and assesses the political and economic factors that have inspired journalists to exploit the new technologies.
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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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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 Atlas of World Hunger

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by Bassett, Thomas J.
The Atlas of World Hunger is a truly unique book, showing how cartography and social science can give a wider look at the world around us, making an atlas that more than lives up to its name.
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Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India 1765-1843

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by Matthew H. Edney
There are two parts to this history of the British surveys of India. First the author presents a detailed survey of cartographic techniques in the 18th and early 19th centuries and the institutional structures of the East India Company. Then there is an analysis of the importance of mapping to the British Empire, not just to define it spatially but also to give it legitimacy. Draws extensively upon the reco...
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The Museum on the roof of the World

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by Clare E. Harris
For millions of people around the world, Tibet is a domain of undisturbed tradition, the Dalai Lama a spiritual guide. By contrast, the Tibet Museum opened in Lhasa by the Chinese in 1999 was designed to reclassify Tibetan objects as cultural relics and the Dalai Lama as obsolete. Suggesting that both these views are suspect, Clare E. Harris argues in "The Museum on the Roof of the World" that for the past ...
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Disease Maps

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In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea-that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu pandemic caused worldwide panic and sent shockwaves through the medical community. In "Disease Maps", Tom Koch contends that to understand epidemics and...
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Air Apparent

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by Mark Monmonier
Every night across the country, viewers tune in to their evening news to glimpse the next day's weather. They are treated to graphic images of invading air masses, colliding fronts, and growing tropical storms. This book is the story of this tool, the weather map, which in its many forms has made the atmosphere visible, understandable, and at least moderately predictable. No other maps are so spontaneously ...
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Spying With Maps

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by Mark Monmonier
In Spying with Maps, the "mapmatician" Mark Monmonier looks at the increased use of geographic data, satellite imagery, and location tracking across a wide range of fields such as military intelligence, law enforcement, market research, and traffic engineering. Could these pervasive forms of geographic monitoring, he asks, lead to grave consequences for society? To assess this very real threat, he explains ...
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Rhumb Lines and Map Wars

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by Mark Monmonier
In "Rhumb Lines and Map Wars," Mark Monmonier offers an insightful, richly illustrated account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy. He takes us back to 1569, when Mercator announced a clever method of portraying the earth on a flat surface, creating the first projection to take into account the earth's roundness. As Monmonier shows, mariners benefited most from Mer...
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From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow

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by Mark Monmonier
Brassiere Hills, Alaska. Mollys Nipple, Utah. Outhouse Draw, Nevada. In the early twentieth century, it was common for towns and geographical features to have salacious, bawdy, and even derogatory names. In the age before political correctness, mapmakers readily accepted any local preference for place names, prizing accurate representation over standards of decorum. Thus, summits such as Squaw Tit - which t...
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No Dig, No Fly, No Go: How Maps Restrict and Control

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by Monmonier, Mark
No Dig, No Fly, No Go: How Maps Restrict and Control, by Mark Monmonier, demonstrates how much the concept of the boundary, and therefore the power of prohibitive mapping, influences our daily lives in examples ranging from the home ownership to voting, from car insurance to fishing, from prohibiting students going to school in particular places to banishing certain industries and individuals to the periphe...
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