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The Red Atlas

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by John Davies
Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, its legacy and the accompanying Russian-American tension continues to loom large. Russia's access to detailed information on the United States and its allies may not seem so shocking in this day of data clouds and leaks, but long before we had satellite imagery of any neighborhood at a finger's reach, the amount the Soviet government knew about your family'...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mapping Latin America

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by Dym /1
For many, a map is nothing more than a tool used to determine the location or distribution of something - a country, a city, or a natural resource. But maps reveal much more: to really read a map means to examine what it shows and what it doesn't, and to ask who made it, why, and for whom. The contributors to this new volume ask these sorts of questions about maps of Latin America, and in doing so they illu...
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The Geographical Imagination In America 1800-1950

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by Susan Schulten
What is the history of geography in the United States? How have Americans been taught to see the world around them? Susan Schulten addresses these questions by examining how ideas and images shaped popular understandings of world geography from 1880 to the 1950s. This was a critic al period in American History, it saw the US evolve from a relative isolationist nation into an international, economic superpow...
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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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