Spatial Mathematics: Theory and Practice through Mapping

By Sandra Lach Arlinghaus

In phrases of facts, GIS bargains many connections. With GIS, information are accumulated, displayed, summarized, tested, and interpreted to find styles. Spatial arithmetic: thought and perform via Mapping makes use of GIS as a platform to coach mathematical ideas and abilities via visualization of numbers. It examines idea and perform from disparate educational disciplines resembling geography, arithmetic, physics, and basic social technological know-how. This technique permits scholars to grapple with biodiversity, crime, usual risks, weather, power, water, and different appropriate real-world problems with the twenty-first century.

Includes QR Codes associated with lively Maps, a Mapping job web site, or to an Interactive website, growing an Interactive source That remains Relevant

The ebook integrates competing philosophical perspectives of the area: synthesis and research. those techniques yield varied effects and hire various instruments. This booklet considers either methods to taking a look at real-world matters that experience arithmetic as a severe, yet usually unseen, part. This strategy exhibits readers the best way to use arithmetic to contemplate the vast challenge handy and to discover diversified nation-states within the worlds of geography and arithmetic and of their interface.

A really interdisciplinary textual content, the e-book bridges the worlds of arithmetic and geography and demonstrates how they're inextricably associated. It takes benefit of the convergence in citizen technological know-how, STEM schooling, and mapping that aid readers develop into severe shoppers of data―understanding its content material, caliber, boundaries, and advantages. It offers thorough grounding within the analytical, statistical, and computational talents required for operating in any box that makes use of geospatial technologies―not simply surveyors and distant sensing analysts.

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Aspects of Ancient Institutions and Geography: Studies in Honor of Richard J.A. Talbert (Impact of Empire)

In "Aspects of historic associations and Geography" colleagues and scholars honor Richard J.A. Talbert for his a variety of contributions and effect at the fields of historical background, political and social technological know-how, in addition to cartography and geography. This choice of unique and worthy examinations is concentrated round the center subject matter of Talbert s paintings how old members and teams prepared their international, via their associations and geography. the 1st half the ebook considers institutional heritage in chapters on such assorted subject matters because the Roman Senate, Roman provincial politics and management, therapeutic springs, gladiators, and squaddies. Chapters at the geography of Thucydides and Alexander III, imperial geography, monitoring letters and utilizing sundials around out the second one half the book."

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Romantic Geography: In Search of the Sublime Landscape

Geography turns out to be useful, certainly priceless, to survival. every body needs to be aware of the place to discover meals, water, and a spot of relaxation, and, within the sleek global, all needs to take the time to make the Earth—our home—habitable. yet a lot present-day geography lacks drama, with its maps and records, descriptions and research, yet no acts of chivalry, no experience of quest. now not in the past, notwithstanding, geography used to be romantic. Heroic explorers ventured to forbidding environments—oceans, mountains, forests, caves, deserts, polar ice caps—to try their energy of persistence for purposes they could not absolutely articulate. Why climb Everest? "Because it's there."

            Yi-Fu Tuan has tested a world attractiveness for deepening the sphere of geography through interpreting its ethical, common, philosophical, and poetic potentials and implications. In his twenty-second e-book, Romantic Geography, he keeps to interact the wide-ranging principles that experience made him essentially the most influential geographers of our time. during this dependent meditation, he considers the human tendency—stronger in a few cultures than in others—to veer clear of the center floor of logic to embody the polarized values of sunshine and darkness, low and high, chaos and shape, brain and physique. In so doing, venturesome people can locate salvation in geographies that cater no longer loads to survival wishes (or even to stable, cozy residing) as to the passionate and romantic aspirations in their nature. Romantic Geography is therefore a paean to the human spirit, which could carry us to the heights but in addition plunge us into the abyss.

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Drift: The Hammersmith and City Line (Penguin Underground Lines)

By Philippe Parreno

Artist and filmmaker, Philippe Parreno, who created the documentary, Zidane: A twenty first Century Portrait, takes us in Drift on a special voyage via London—a trip with no the common reasons of a trip, a creative, psychogeographical path—part of a chain of 12 books tied to the twelve traces of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates one hundred fifty years of the Tube with Penguin. 

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The History of Cartography, Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century

Note: This ISBN contains quantity 1and quantity 2

For greater than thirty years, the historical past of Cartography undertaking has charted the direction for scholarship on cartography, bringing jointly examine from quite a few disciplines at the production, dissemination, and use of maps. quantity 6, Cartography within the 20th Century, keeps this practice with a groundbreaking survey of the century simply ended and a brand new full-color, encyclopedic format.

the 20th century is a pivotal interval in map background. The transition from paper to electronic codecs resulted in formerly incredible dynamic and interactive maps. Geographic info structures significantly altered cartographic associations and diminished the ability required to create maps.  Satellite positioning and cellular communications revolutionized wayfinding.  Mapping advanced as a massive instrument for dealing with complexity, organizing wisdom, and influencing public opinion in all elements of the globe and in any respect degrees of society. quantity 6 covers those adjustments comprehensively, whereas completely demonstrating the far-reaching results of maps on technological know-how, expertise, and society—and vice versa. 

The lavishly produced quantity comprises greater than articles observed via greater than one thousand photos. 1000's of specialist members offer either unique learn, usually in accordance with their very own participation within the advancements they describe, and interpretations of bigger tendencies in cartography. Designed to be used by way of either students and most of the people, this definitive quantity is a reference paintings of first inn for all who examine and love maps.

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Between the Sunset and the Sea: A View of 16 British Mountains

By Simon Ingram

Simon Ingram takes us excessive into Britain’s such a lot forbidding and amazing wild areas via the entire seasons of the 12 months – from the 1st blush of spring to the darkest chunk of the mountain winter.

In the overdue 18th century, mountains shifted from being universally reviled to changing into the main inspiring issues on the earth. easily positioned, the monsters grew to become muses – and a complete inventive circulation used to be born. This stream turned a love affair, the affection affair turned an obsession, and steadily yet definitely, obsession grew to become way of life as mountains turned stitched into the material of the British cultural tapestry.

In his compelling new booklet, Simon Ingram explores how mountains grew to become this type of preoccupation for the fashionable western mind's eye, weaving his personal adventures right into a robust narrative which gives one of those experiential hit checklist for those who don’t have the time nor the desire to climb one thousand mountains.

For a few of these mountains, the main extraordinary factor approximately them could be the adventure they’ve taken to get right here. Others, the stories of technological know-how, endeavour and paintings that experience performed out on their slopes. The mythology they’re sopping wet in. The historical past they’ve visible. The genius they’ve encouraged. the chance that attracts humans to them. The lifestyles that clusters round them, human and differently. the intense climate they conjure. the journey they gas. the best way that a few bring up the hairs at the again of your neck, and set off strong, unusual feelings. And in addition, what they’re prefer to be amidst, less than, on – simply what that indefinable caliber is that the British mountains wield which takes ownership of you so powerfully, and not is going away.

From Beinn Dearg to Ben Nevis, Ingram takes us on a trip spanning 16 of Britain’s such a lot evocative mountainous landscapes, and what they suggest to us today.

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Geographic Information Systems and Science

By Mike Goodchild

The 3rd variation of this bestselling textbook has been absolutely revised and up to date to incorporate the newest advancements within the box and nonetheless keeps its obtainable structure to attract a wide variety of scholars.

Now divided into 5 transparent sections the publication investigates the original, complicated and hard difficulties which are posed through geographic info and jointly they construct right into a holistic knowing of the most important ideas of GIS.

This is the most up-tp-date, authoritative and accomplished therapy of the sphere, that is going from primary rules to the massive photograph of:

  • GIS and the recent global Order
  • security, healthiness and well-being
  • digital differentiation in GIS consumption
  • the middle organizing position of GIS in Geography
  • the greening of GIS
  • grand demanding situations of GIScience
  • science and explanation

Key features:

  • Four-colour throughout
  • Associated web site with unfastened on-line resources
  • Teacher’s handbook to be had for lecturers
  • A whole studying source, with accompanying teacher hyperlinks, unfastened on-line lab assets and private syllabi
  • Includes studying goals and overview packing containers all through every one chapter

New during this edition:

  • Completely revised with a brand new 5 half constitution: Foundations; rules; recommendations; research; administration and Policy
  • All new character packing containers of present GIS practitioners
  • New chapters on disbursed GIS, Map construction, Geovisualization, Modeling, and handling GIS

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Ptolemy in Perspective: Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century (Archimedes)

By Alexander Jones

Ptolemy was once an important actual scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a part his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography have been versions for imitation, assets for brand spanking new paintings, and goals of feedback. Ptolemy in point of view lines reactions to Ptolemy from his personal occasions to ours. The 9 reports exhibit the advanced tactics through which an historical scientist and his paintings received and consequently misplaced an overreaching popularity and authority.

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Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes (Introduction to Earth Science)

Describes plate tectonics and the way they reason earthquakes and volcanoes, and discusses how scientists examine the character of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Title: Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
Author: Anderson, Michael (EDT)
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group
Publication Date: 2011/08/15
Number of Pages: 87
Binding kind: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2010050581

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Where Is the Brooklyn Bridge?

Young readers will connect to the tale of this nationwide ancient Landmark--the Brooklyn Bridge!
     
Building the Brooklyn Bridge used to be no basic feat. regardless of an excellent plan from a father-son staff of engineers, the method was once a perilous and grueling one. development employees constructed a mysterious disease (now often called the bends), a number of died, and the undertaking had devastating results at the engineers' lives. nonetheless, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge used to be accomplished and have become the longest suspension bridge on the earth on the time and remains to be generally favorite this day. Megan Stine tells the interesting tale at the back of one of many city's best-loved landmarks. comprises black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!

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