America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 1: People

By Kirk Schriefer

The US From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 e-book sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy studying and dialogue texts. every one unit examines a component of the yankee adventure that might certainly curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the us but additionally newcomers in a foreign country who need to know extra concerning the humans, heritage, geography and tradition of this nice state. even supposing the passages are restricted to an undemanding point of language trouble, their sort is still brilliant and actual. Readers may be encouraged via the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by means of the wonderful thing about the Grand Canyon, fascinated about the paintings of the F.B.I., and surprised through the occasions surrounding Watergate. publication ONE: humans A: Muhammad Ali B: Clara Barton C: George Washington Carver D: Emily Dickinson E: Amelia Earhart F: Jose FelicianO: Geronimo H: Ernest Hemingway I: Ishmael J: Jesse James ok: Helen Keller L: Bruce Lee M: Christa McAuliffe N: Ralph Nader O: Annie Oakley P: Rosa Parks Q: Anthony Quinn R: Betsy Ross S: Sacajawea T: Harriet Tubman U: Uncle Sam V: Sarah Vaughan W: Mae West X: Malcolm X Y: Cy younger Z: Babe Zaharias

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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

By Ken Jennings

Record-setting Jeopardy! champion and New York instances bestselling writer Ken Jennings explores the realm of maps and map obsessives, “a literary gem” (The Atlantic) now on hand in paperback.

Ken Jennings takes readers on a global journey of geogeeks from the London Map reasonable to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses on the nationwide Geographic Bee to the pc programmers at Google Earth. every one bankruptcy delves right into a diversified element of map tradition: highpointing, geocaching, highway atlas rallying, even the “unreal property” charted at the maps of fiction and myth. Jennings additionally considers the ways that cartography has formed our heritage, suggesting that the impulse to make and browse maps is as correct at the present time because it has ever been.

From the “Here be dragons” parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the spinning globes of grade tuition to the postmodern revolution of electronic maps and GPS, Maphead is packed with exciting info, enticing anecdotes, and enlightening research. If you’re an inveterate map lover yourself—or whether you’re one of the cartographically clueless who can wander off in a supermarket—let Ken Jennings be your advisor to the unusual global of mapheads.

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Global Geographies of the Internet (SpringerBriefs in Geography)

By Barney Warf

At the present time, approximately 2 billion humans use the web, and its purposes have flourished in quantity and significance. This quantity will study the expansion and geography of the web from a political financial system viewpoint. Its crucial motivation is to demonstrate that our on-line world doesn't exist in a few aspatial void, yet is deeply rooted in nationwide and native political and cultural contexts. towards that finish, it's going to invoke a couple of significant theorists of our on-line world, yet follow their views in phrases which are obtainable to readers with out familiarity with them. past summaries of the infrastructure that makes the web attainable and worldwide distributions of clients, it delves into matters corresponding to the electronic divide to stress the inequalities that accompany the expansion of our on-line world. It additionally addresses web censorship, e-commerce, and e-government, concerns that experience got remarkably little scholarly recognition, relatively from a spatial viewpoint. all through, it demonstrates that during our on-line world, position issues, in order that no accomplished knowing of the web could be accomplished with out contemplating the way it is embedded inside of, and in flip alterations, neighborhood institutional and political contexts. hence the booklet rebuts simplistic 'death of distance' perspectives or those who assert there's, or should be, a 'one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter' version of the web acceptable to all instances and locations.

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National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

By National Geographic

During this astounding ebook of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic finds an international only a few may have the opportunity to determine for themselves. Shot through many of the world's most interesting photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen gains notable photographs of locations, occasions, usual phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom obvious by way of human eyes. it is all right here: 30,000-year-old cave paintings sealed from the general public; animals which are one of the final in their species in the world; volcanic lightning; titanic crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 plenty; the engraving inside of Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an creation by way of nationwide Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose paintings has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the inner most caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, typical wonders, and little-seen items from the a ways reaches of the globe.

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You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall

By Colin Ellard

An eye-opening exploration of the exciting and infrequently counter-intuitive technology of human navigation and adventure of place.

In the age of GPS and iPhones, humans it should appear have mastered the artwork of course, yet does the necessity for those units sign whatever else—that as a species we're really hopelessly misplaced. In fact we've stuffed our international with symptoms and arrows. We still wander away within the mall, or a maze of cubicles. What does this say approximately us? Drawing on his exhaustive examine, Professor Collin Ellard illuminates how people are disconnected from our global and what this suggests, not only for the way we get from A to B, but additionally for the way we build our towns, our offices, our houses, or even our lives.

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How To Do Your Dissertation in Geography and Related Disciplines

By Tony Parsons, Peter G. Knight

This publication offers undergraduates with a step by step advisor to effectively conducting an self sustaining examine undertaking or dissertation. The e-book addresses each one level of the undertaking by way of answering the questions scholar is probably going to invite because the paintings progresses from making a choice on the topic zone and making plans the information assortment via to generating illustrations and writing the ultimate file. such a lot undergraduates in Geography and comparable disciplines are required to adopt person tasks as a part of their measure direction; this booklet is a resource of optimistic, sensible advice.

This new third version maintains the culture of pleasant, well-informed yet casual aid, and keeps to target answering the explicit questions that scholars often ask at each one level of the undertaking. the recent variation brings the textual content thoroughly modern via considering adjustments in the self-discipline and alterations within the ways in which scholars paintings. New electronic media, social networking, cellular expertise, e-journals, anti-plagiarism software program, ethics approval ideas and chance exams are one of the concerns that this new version takes under consideration. the hot version additionally broadens the book’s attraction through extending its assurance of the big variety of other ways to Geographical examine, with extended insurance of qualitative learn, Geographic details platforms, and new techniques to analyze layout in either actual and human geographies

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A Companion to Social Geography

This quantity lines the complexity of social geography in either its old and current contexts, while demanding readers to mirror significantly at the tensions that run via social geographic proposal.

  • Organized to supply a brand new set of conceptual lenses in which social geographies could be discussed
  • Presents an unique intervention into the debates approximately social geography
  • Highlights the significance of social geography in the broader box of geography

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Student World Atlas (6th Edition)

By DK Publishing

Develop into worldly-wise with this beneficial single-volume atlas to every of the 193 countries of the area. absolutely revised and up to date, and filled with transparent, targeted maps highlighting panorama, undefined, land use, inhabitants, weather and environmental matters; this atlas is a vital source for a person learning geography. there's a thorough advent that lays a beginning for the advance of map studying abilities and helpful alphabetical listings make for fast and straightforward reference. This name is straightforward to exploit no matter if you're learning in school or at domestic. stopover at our linked site to determine extra concerning the world's 193 international locations, from maps and historic info to updated records.

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Deserts: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Nick Middleton

Deserts make up a 3rd of the planet's land floor, but when you photo a barren region, what involves brain? A sandy desert? A drought-parched airborne dirt and dust bowl? An alien panorama without all existence varieties? during this outstanding Very brief advent, geographer and well known technology author Nick Middleton finds that deserts are areas of sizeable common appeal and wealthy biodiversity. Typified via drought and extremes of temperature, they are often harsh and adverse, yet Middleton exhibits that many deserts also are spectacularly attractive, and once in a while they could teem with existence. the writer highlights how every one desolate tract is exclusive, describing their usually impressive existence kinds, notable surroundings, and lengthy background of creative human habitation. Written via a revered scientist who enjoys a large following for his Going to Extremes tv sequence on nationwide Geographic, Deserts tells you every little thing you ever desired to learn about those striking areas and captures their significance within the operating of our planet.

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Time-Space Compression: Historical Geographies (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

By Barney Warf

If geography is the examine of ways humans are stretched over the earth’s floor, an essential component of that procedure is how we all know and believe approximately area and time. even if area and time look as "natural" and outdoors of society, they're in truth social buildings; each society develops other ways of measuring, organizing, and perceiving them. Given regular raises within the quantity and speed of social transactions over house, time and house have progressively "shrunk" through the method of time-space compression. by way of altering the time-space prisms of everyday life – how humans use their occasions and areas, the possibilities and constraints they face, the meanings they connect to them – time-space compression is at the same time cultural, social, political, and mental in nature.

This ebook explores how a number of social associations and applied sciences traditionally generated huge, immense advancements in transportation and communications that produced transformative discount rates within the time and price of interactions between locations, developing ever-changing geographies of centrality and peripherality. Warf invokes an international standpoint on early smooth, overdue smooth, and postmodern capitalism. He uses information bearing on go back and forth occasions at a number of ancient junctures, maps of distances among locations at various old moments, anecdotal analyses in response to released bills of people’s experience of position, examinations of cultural types that represented house (e.g., paintings), and fees concerning the tradition of pace.

Warf indicates how time-space compression varies lower than assorted historic and geographical stipulations, indicating that it's not one, unmarried, homogenous technique yet a posh, contingent, and contested one. This booklet may be worthy publication for these learning and studying Geography, background, Sociology, and Political technology, in addition to Anthropology, and Philosophy.

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