Download E-books Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers PDF

By Becky Cooper

 

Armed with 1000's of clean maps she had painstakingly revealed by way of hand, Becky Cooper walked big apple from finish to finish. alongside her trip she met law enforcement officials, homeless humans, type versions, and senior electorate who had lived in big apple all their lives. She requested the strangers to “map their ny” and to mail the customised maps again to her. quickly, her P.O. field was once jam-packed with a cartography of intimate narratives: previous loves, misplaced houses, youth thoughts, comical moments, and miraculous confessions. A fantastically illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to ny, Mapping Manhattan contains seventy five maps from either nameless mapmakers and impressive New Yorkers, together with Man on twine aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and plenty of more.

compliment for Mapping Manhattan:

“What an interesting project.”—The manhattan Times

“A delicate cartographic love letter to this undying urban of a number of dimensions, parallel realities, and perpendicular views.” —Brain Pickings

“Cooper’s appealing undertaking linking the lives of latest Yorkers is one who will proceed to grow.” —Publishers Weekly online

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Download E-books Where Is the Amazon? PDF

Without risking existence or limb, readers can discover the wonders and wonder of the Amazon during this Where Is...? title.

Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River because 13,000 BC and but they make up only a small percent of the "population" of this geographic wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with life—animal and plant alike. it is a rainforest that's domestic to an predicted 390 billion person bushes, 2.5 million species of bugs, and 1000s of fantastic creatures and crops which can both healing illnesses, or, just like the poison dart frog, kill with a unmarried contact. Where Is the Amazon? finds the fantastic scale of a unmarried rainforest that we're nonetheless attempting to comprehend this present day and that, in lots of methods, helps our lifestyles on the planet.

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Download E-books Channel Shore: From the White Cliffs to Land's End PDF

The English Channel is the busiest waterway on the earth. Ferries steam backward and forward, trains thunder throughout the tunnel. The slender sea has been an important to our improvement and prosperity. It is helping outline our thought of Englishness, as an island humans, a kingdom of seafarers. it's also our nearest, dearest playground the place humans have sought sunlight, sin and bracing breezes.

Tom castle takes us on a desirable, discursive trip from east to west, to determine what this stretch of water capability to us and what's so distinctive in regards to the English beach, that facet among land and seawater. He dips his toe into Sandgate's waters, takes the air in Hastings and Bexhill, chews whelks in Brighton, builds a sandcastle in Sandbanks, sunbathes in sunny Sidmouth, catches prawns off the slipway at Salcombe and hunts a shark off Looe. tales of smugglers and shipwreck robbers, of beachcombers and samphire gatherers, gold diggers and fossil hunters abound.

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Download E-books Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks PDF

By Ken Jennings

Record-setting Jeopardy! champion and New York occasions bestselling writer Ken Jennings explores the realm of maps and map obsessives, “a literary gem” (The Atlantic) now to be had 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 point of map tradition: highpointing, geocaching, street atlas rallying, even the “unreal property” charted at the maps of fiction and fable. Jennings additionally considers the ways that cartography has formed our background, suggesting that the impulse to make and browse maps is as correct this present day because it has ever been.

From the “Here be dragons” parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the spinning globes of grade institution to the postmodern revolution of electronic maps and GPS, Maphead is packed with interesting information, attractive anecdotes, and enlightening research. If you’re an inveterate map lover yourself—or no matter if you’re one of the cartographically clueless who can wander away in a supermarket—let Ken Jennings be your consultant to the unusual global of mapheads.

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Download E-books The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands PDF

By Nicholas Clapp

Not anyone concept that Ubar, the main fabled urban of historic Arabia, might ever be found-if it even existed. Buried within the desolate tract and not using a hint, it had develop into often called "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had looked for Ubar, together with Lawrence of Arabia. Then within the Nineteen Eighties, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and novice archaeologist, came across the legend of the misplaced urban whereas poring over ancient manuscripts. choked with overwhelming interest, he led expeditions to Arabia with a staff that incorporated house scientists and geologists. the invention of Ubar was once front-page information internationally and was once heralded via Time as one in all 3 significant medical occasions of the yr.

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Download E-books Environmental Values (Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts) PDF

We dwell in an international faced by way of mounting environmental problems; increasing worldwide deforestation and desertification, lack of species variety, toxins and worldwide warming. In lifestyle humans mourn the lack of valued landscapes and concrete areas. Underlying those difficulties are conflicting priorities and values. but dominant ways to policy-making appear ill-equipped to seize many of the ways that the surroundings concerns to us.

Environmental Values introduces readers to those concerns through proposing, after which tough, dominant ways to environmental decision-making, one from environmental economics, the opposite from environmental philosophy. The authors current a sustained case for wondering the underlying moral theories of either one of those traditions. They protect a pluralistic replacement rooted within the wealthy daily family of people to the environments they inhabit, delivering a course for integrating human wishes with environmental safeguard via an figuring out of the narrative and background of specific locations. The e-book examines the consequences of this technique for coverage matters reminiscent of biodiversity conservation and sustainability.

Written in a transparent and obtainable type for an interdisciplinary viewers, this quantity can be excellent for scholar use in environmental classes in geography, economics, philosophy, politics and sociology.

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Download E-books Spatial Databases: With Application to GIS (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) PDF

By Philippe Rigaux

Spatial Databases is the 1st unified, in-depth remedy of particular ideas for facing spatial info, rather within the box of geographic info platforms (GIS). This publication surveys a variety of thoughts, corresponding to spatial information types, algorithms, and indexing tools, built to deal with particular good points of spatial information that aren't effectively dealt with by way of mainstream DBMS technology.

The ebook additionally reports advertisement options to geographic information dealing with: ArcInfo, ArcView, and Smallworld GISs; and extensions to the relational version, PostgreSQL and Oracle Spatial. The authors learn those underlying GIS applied sciences, examine their strengths and weaknesses, and view particular makes use of for which each and every product is most suitable.

* Examines the strengths of varied question languages and techniques to question processing.
* Explains using computational geometry in spatial databases GISs, offering valuable historical past and an in-depth examine key algorithms.
* Covers spatial entry tools, together with the R-tree and a number of other space-driven constructions, and is stuffed with dozens of priceless illustrations.

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Download E-books Drift: The Hammersmith and City Line (Penguin Underground Lines) PDF

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 out the common reasons of a trip, an inventive, psychogeographical path—part of a sequence 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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