History and Geography in Late Antiquity (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

By A. H. Merrills

The civilized global witnessed mammoth political, social and spiritual swap from the 5th century to the 8th century. Geographical and ancient idea, lengthy rooted to Roman ideologies, needed to undertake new views of past due antiquity. Taking their lead from Orosius within the early 5th century, Latin historians became more and more to geographical description, in addition to old narrative, to check the realm round them. This e-book explores the interdependence of geographical and historic modes of expression in 4 of an important writers of the interval: Orosius, Jordanes, Isidore of Seville and the Venerable Bede.

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Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge (science.culture)

By David N. Livingstone

We are conversant in taking into consideration technological know-how and its findings as common. in the end, one atom of carbon plus of oxygen yields carbon dioxide in Amazonia in addition to in Alaska; a scientist in Bombay can use an identical fabrics and strategies to problem the paintings of a scientist in big apple; and naturally the legislation of gravity practice around the globe. Why, then, should still the areas the place technology is completed subject in any respect? David N. Livingstone the following places that question to the try out along with his attention-grabbing examine of the way technology bears the marks of its position of production.

Putting technology in Its Place establishes the basic significance of geography in either the new release and the intake of clinical wisdom, utilizing historic examples of the numerous areas the place technology has been practiced. Livingstone first turns his awareness to a couple of the categorical websites the place technology has been made—the laboratory, museum, and botanical backyard, to call many of the extra traditional locales, but in addition locations just like the coffeehouse and cathedral, ship's deck and asylum, even the human physique itself. In every one case, he unearths simply how the distance of inquiry has conditioned the investigations performed there. He then describes how, on a nearby scale, provincial cultures have formed clinical recreation and the way, in flip, clinical practices were instrumental in forming neighborhood identities. Widening his inquiry, Livingstone issues lightly to the basic instability of medical that means, in response to case reports of ways medical theories were bought in numerous locales. Putting technology in Its Place powerfully concludes via analyzing the impressive mobility of technology and the probably easy manner it strikes round the globe.

From the reception of Darwin within the land of the Maori to the giraffe that walked from Marseilles to Paris, Livingstone exhibits that position does topic, even on this planet of science.

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Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science includes 350 alphabetically prepared entries. the themes comprise cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, artwork in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst heritage, and conservation and administration. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with images, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content material lists and a finished index to facilitate looking out and browsing.

 

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Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome, The Penguin (Hist Atlas)

The Roman Empire is still some of the most formative affects at the historical past of Europe and its excellent of a united Europe has haunted politicians ever seeing that. This atlas lines the increase and fall of the 1st nice multinational kingdom - the Roman Empire. It examines its provinces and towns, its alternate and financial system, its armies and frontier defences, follows its overseas wars and internecine struggles, and charts its transformation right into a Christian theocracy and assesses its lasting effect.

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Landscape Evolution in the United States: An Introduction to the Geography, Geology, and Natural History

By Joseph A. DiPietro

       This ebook was once written for these fascinated about the average ask yourself and sweetness of the us, for these wishing to delve into how mountains shape and evolve past the compulsory colliding of continents, and if you happen to search perception at the reasoning and strategies geologists use to interpret panorama evolution and geological background. it's a textbook acceptable for first and second-year collage scholars, a reference e-book for complicated geology scholars, and a publication applicable for a common viewers or tourist who seeks a deeper figuring out and appreciation of panorama. As a textbook, it exhibits how geology, geography, tectonics, and weather engage to form the panorama of the USA. As a basic viewers ebook, it introduces the actual features of the U.S., its structural framework, and its geological history.
There are 3 components. half I is worried with realizing how rock variety and rock constitution mix with tectonic task, weather, isostasy, and sea point swap to provide panorama and to foretell how panorama will evolve. those chapters emphasize the reasoning and techniques geologists use to interpret panorama. half II divides the contiguous usa into 9 structural provinces. The dialogue is at the distribution and starting place of panorama positive factors with particular emphasis on topography, rock sort, rock constitution, tectonic environment, weather, and up to date uplift/erosion historical past. half III is an expedition into the standards and instruments geologists use to appreciate how compressional mountain platforms shape and evolve. specific emphasis is at the facts geologists locate, and the reason they use, to interpret the rock checklist almost about the USA Appalachian and Cordilleran Mountain platforms. In a nutshell, components I and II deal particularly with present-day panorama, its evolution, and the way the forces of nature impact it. the focal point is on why the panorama appears how it does. half III offers with the rocks. the point of interest is on geological background, mountain development, and earlier landscapes. during this a part of the e-book, the present-day panorama is of secondary significance. The desk of contents follows.

PART 1 - KEYS TO figuring out panorama EVOLUTION
Chapter 1 - The Tortoise And The Hare
Chapter 2 - part: The Rock/Sediment Type
Chapter three - part: The Structural Form
Chapter four - Mechanisms That Impart switch To Landscape
Chapter five - Forcing Variable: The Tectonic System
Chapter 6 - Forcing Variable: The Climatic System
Chapter 7 - Forcing Variables: Sea point And Isostasy
Chapter eight - interplay Of Tectonics, weather And Time
PART II - STRUCTURAL PROVINCES
Chapter nine - Unconsolidated Sediment
Chapter 10 - approximately Flat-Lying Sedimentary Layers
Chapter eleven - Crystalline-Cored Mid-Continent Anticlines And Domes
Chapter 12 - Foreland Fold And Thrust Belts
Chapter thirteen - Crystalline Deformation Belts
Chapter 14 - younger Volcanic Rocks Of The Cordillera
Chapter 15 - general Fault-Dominated Landscapes
Chapter sixteen - Cascadia Volcanic Arc System
Chapter 17 - California Transpressional System
Chapter 18 - the tale Of The Grand Canyon
PART III - MOUNTAIN BUILDING
Chapter 19 - Early Theories at the beginning Of Mountain Belts
Chapter 20 - Keys To the translation Of Geological History
Chapter 21 -Tectonic variety, Rock Successions, And Tectonic Provinces
Chapter 22 - Formation, cave in, And Erosonal Decay Of Mountain Systems
Chapter 23 - The Appalachian Orogenic Belt: An instance Of Compressional Mountain Building
Chapter 24 - The Cordilleran Orogenic Belt

  • Shows how geology, weather, and tectonics have interaction to form the panorama of the United States.
  • Emphasis is on proof geologists locate, and the equipment, standards, and purpose geologists use, to interpret the actual features of the us, its structural framework, and its geological history.
  • Offers greater than three hundred full-color drawings, pictures, and maps designed to be easy and informative. 
  • Questions on the finish of every bankruptcy reduction within the retention of key concepts. 

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Examining the Ismaili Imams & the Bohras

By Ali Azhar Arastu - XKP

This ebook has been divided into five segments which were additional divided into diverse parts.

The first phase defines the that means of Shia and talks concerning the varied sects in the Shias and additional divides Ismailis and talks in regards to the sects inside them. It additionally discusses many of the Ismaili/Fatimid Imams (the Ismaili Imams after Imam al-Sadiq (as)[1] and it questions the authenticity of the Ismaili Imams and questions the actual fact in the event that they have been divinely appointed.

The moment section of the ebook offers with the significance of following the best chain and the necessity to stick with the rightful Imams after the Holy Prophet (sawa)[2] additionally discusses the traditions of the Holy Prophet (sawa) concerning his successors (as) and his traditions relating to Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th Holy Imam (May Allah hasten his reappearance). additionally clarifies a few doubts that one could have concerning the occultation of Imam al-Mahdi (as).

The 3rd section discusses approximately an incredible Imam and the characteristics we must always anticipate from him after which addresses of the Ithna Ashari Imams after Imam al-Sadiq (as), their designation, what has been acknowledged approximately them not just via Shias but additionally by way of Ahle Sunna.

The fourth phase bargains with the influence of following the incorrect chain and its effects on their deeds. moreover, one of many Bohra Jurisprudential concerns (Bohra Calendar and the moon sighting) is scrutinized in detail.

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Cultural Capitals (Re-Materialising Cultural Geography)

By Louise C. Johnson

This is often an confident booklet in regards to the energy of the humanities to reinforce urban pictures, city economies and groups. Anchored in educational dialogue of the Cultural Industries - what they're, how they've got emerged, why they topic and the way they need to be theorized - the e-book deals a chain of case reviews drawn from 5 nations (Australia, Singapore, Spain, united kingdom, US) to aid a controversy for the humanities contributing to sustainable city regeneration. providing unique theorizations of cultural capital and sustainable improvement, the e-book makes use of different literatures - on big name, post-modernity, the post-colonial, tourism, illustration and picture - to interrogate a couple of websites, occasions and items within the case-study international locations. utilizing unique learn in addition to latest fabric, the ensuing therapy is either empirical and theoretical, grounded within the specific but additionally comparative. it really is modern, the world over comparative, go disciplinary and thematic.

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Wetlands (Biomes of the Earth)

By Peter D. Moore

The place do wetland habitats happen on the earth? What elements regulate their distribution? What threats effect those parts, and what kind of conservation attempt is critical? In a transparent and concise structure, "Wetlands" explores the solutions to those questions and masses extra. starting with a common evaluate of the geography and geology of wetlands - together with lakes, ponds, pothole mires, marshes, temperate and tropical swamps, and bathrooms - this quantity is helping readers visualize this usual habitat. Exploring ecosystems, biodiversity, topics corresponding to decomposition and fossils, and the historical past and prehistory of this biome, "Wetlands" offers an obtainable advent to the various elements of wetland habitats during the global. this present day wetlands are frequently used as water garage platforms and as brokers for the regulate of floods. This quantity discusses the need for conservation of those components, together with options used to guard present wetlands and methods of rehabilitating these already broken through human job.

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Tropical Forests (Biomes of the Earth)

By Michael Allaby

Introduces the ecosystems of the forests and explains the significance of woodland layers, meals chains, and extra. This e-book discusses approximately this atmosphere - from geology to animal existence to conservation. It concludes by means of studying threats to those environments, together with clearing the components for farmland, logging, slash-and-burn farming, and soil erosion.

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Plants: Food, Medicine, and the Green Earth (Discovering the Earth)

By Michael Allaby

Examines the efforts made through scientists within the fields of setting, environmental safeguard, and environmental technological know-how. overlaying quite a number subject matters - together with the Earth sciences, surroundings, oceans, ecology, animals, vegetation, and exploration - this identify presents a landscape of money owed of specific discoveries and the folk who made them.

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