The Atlas Of The Real World

Author: Daniel Dorling
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ISBN:
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Features maps and statistics about different aspects of the world's population, covering topics that range from literacy rates and health indicators to television viewing practices and endangered species listings.

Designing Information

Author: Joel Katz
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118420098
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"The book itself is a diagram of clarification, containing hundredsof examples of work by those who favor the communication ofinformation over style and academic postulation—and those whodon't. Many blurbs such as this are written without a thoroughreading of the book. Not so in this case. I read it and love it. Isuggest you do the same." —Richard Saul Wurman "This handsome, clearly organized book is itself a prime exampleof the effective presentation of complex visual information." —eg magazine "It is a dream book, we were waiting for…on the field ofinformation. On top of the incredible amount of presented knowledgethis is also a beautifully designed piece, very easy tofollow…" —Krzysztof Lenk, author of Mapping Websites:Digital Media Design "Making complicated information understandable is becoming thecrucial task facing designers in the 21st century. WithDesigning Information, Joel Katz has created what willsurely be an indispensable textbook on the subject." —Michael Bierut "Having had the pleasure of a sneak preview, I can only say thatthis is a magnificent achievement: a combination of intelligenttext, fascinating insights and - oh yes - graphics. Congratulationsto Joel." —Judith Harris, author of Pompeii Awakened: A Storyof Rediscovery Designing Information shows designers in all fields -from user-interface design to architecture and engineering - how todesign complex data and information for meaning, relevance, andclarity. Written by a worldwide authority on the visualization ofcomplex information, this full-color, heavily illustrated guideprovides real-life problems and examples as well as hypotheticaland historical examples, demonstrating the conceptual and pragmaticaspects of human factors-driven information design. Both successfuland failed design examples are included to help readers understandthe principles under discussion.

A History Of The World In Twelve Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846145708
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Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.

The Population Of The Uk

Author: Danny Dorling
Editor: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 1446271730
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Did you know that where you were born may affect when you die? The Population of the UK explains how geography - in the widest sense - makes a difference to life outcomes. It explains the geographical differences in key socio-economic variables - like education, health, and work - that illustrate the UK's stark social inequalities and affect everyone's lives. Written for undergraduate students across social science disciplines, this unique text presents a social geography of the UK which: Contains over 100 maps. These are drawn in proportion to the numbers of people being depicted and so represent the human geography of the UK in a fair way. Visualises quantitative evidence. The very latest statistics from numerous sources - including the 2010 election - reveal the many aspects of the underlying geographical structure of society in the UK. Relates geographies of identity to geographies of inequality, mortality, work, and settlement, and in a final chapter shows how the UK's population fits in to the world picture of who has most of what, and where. Using the most advanced cartographic techniques of social mapping employed anywhere in the world, The Population of the UK explains the nuts and bolts of UK population in comparative context. A note on data: Much of the data comes from 2010 and 2011. However, because as yet only the age and sex data from the 2011 census has been released the book shows 2001 patterns where only census data can reveal it. As 2011 census data is released, Danny plans to update the maps on-line.

Visual Insights

Author: Katy Börner
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262526190
Size: 17,71 MB
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"In 2010, Bèorner published Atlas of Science: Visualizing what We Know with us, and the work found an audience across a wide range of readers. Although Katy is busy working on the second Atlas volume, she has taken her info viz talents to the street via an Indiana University MOOC. This course applies advanced data mining and visualization techniques to communicate temporal, geospatial, topical, and network data of IVMOOC13 teaching and learning, provides instructions on how to collaborate with external clients and presents the best 2013 project results, closes with an outlook on MOOC trends and opportunities. This book is for this course. The work is the core of her information visualization course and is intended to serve as a stand-alone resource and how-to guide for those seeking to learn the tricks of information visualization. Part "how-to" book and part primer in data and information across the disciplines, Bèorner's work provides the perfect text for beginner mastery of the topic"--

Settling The Earth

Author: Clive Gamble
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107729076
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In this worldwide survey, Clive Gamble explores the evolution of the human imagination, without which we would not have become a global species. He sets out to determine the cognitive and social basis for our imaginative capacity and traces the evidence back into deep human history. He argues that it was the imaginative ability to 'go beyond' and to create societies where people lived apart yet stayed in touch that made us such effective world settlers. To make his case Gamble brings together information from a wide range of disciplines: psychology, cognitive science, archaeology, palaeoanthropology, archaeogenetics, geography, quaternary science and anthropology. He presents a novel deep history that combines the archaeological evidence for fossil hominins with the selective forces of Pleistocene climate change, engages with the archaeogeneticists' models for population dispersal and displacement, and ends with the Europeans' rediscovery of the deep history settlement of the Earth.

Geography Ideas In Profile

Author: Danny Dorling
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782831967
Size: 10,12 MB
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Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics Geography gives shape to our innate curiosity; cartography is older than writing. Channelling our twin urges to explore and understand, geographers uncover the hidden connections of human existence, from infant mortality in inner cities to the decision-makers who fly overhead in executive jets, from natural disasters to over-use of fossil fuels. In this incisive introduction to the subject, Danny Dorling and Carl Lee reveal geography as a science which tackles all of the biggest issues that face us today, from globalisation to equality, from sustainability to population growth, from climate change to changing technology - and the complex interactions between them all. Illustrated by a series of award-winning maps created by Benjamin D. Hennig, this is a book for anyone who wants to know more about why our world is the way it is today, and where it might be heading next.

Poverty In Contemporary Literature

Author: B. Korte
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137429291
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Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. Literature, and particularly narrative literature, (re-)configures how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This makes the analysis of poverty-themed fiction an important aspect in the new transdisciplinary field of poverty studies.

Israel A Spiritual Travel Guide

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Editor: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232612
Size: 16,35 MB
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The only travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit. Combining ancient blessings, medieval prayers, biblical references, and modern poetry?in quick reference format?it helps today's pilgrim tap into deep spiritual meaning of the ancient?and modern?sites of the Holy Land. For each of the twenty-five major tourist destinations?from the Western Wall to Masada to a kibbutz in Galilee?it gives guidance in sharply focused four-step sections: ? Anticipation: To read in advance. Information to help orient you in the site's historical context. ? Approach: To read on the way there. Readings from traditional and modern sources to orient you in the site's spiritual context. ? Acknowledgment: To read at the site. A prayer or blessing to integrate the experience into your spiritual consciousness. ? Afterthought: Journaling space for writing your own thoughts and impressions.

Atlas

Author: Kai-cheung Dung
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504225
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Set in the long-lost City of Victoria (a fictional world similar to Hong Kong), Atlas is written from the unified perspective of future archaeologists struggling to rebuild a thrilling metropolis. Divided into four sections—"Theory," "The City," "Streets," and "Signs"—the novel reimagines Victoria through maps and other historical documents and artifacts, mixing real-world scenarios with purely imaginary people and events while incorporating anecdotes and actual and fictional social commentary and critique. Much like the quasi-fictional adventures in map-reading and remapping explored by Paul Auster, Jorge Luis Borges, and Italo Calvino, Dung Kai-cheung's novel challenges the representation of place and history and the limits of technical and scientific media in reconstructing a history. It best exemplifies the author's versatility and experimentation, along with China's rapidly evolving literary culture, by blending fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a story about succeeding and failing to recapture the things we lose. Playing with a variety of styles and subjects, Dung Kai-cheung inventively engages with the fate of Hong Kong since its British "handover" in 1997, which officially marked the end of colonial rule and the beginning of an uncharted future.