New Views

Author: Alastair Bonnett
Editor: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781781316399
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New Views is a unique and beautiful collection of fifty maps in which our physical, political and cultural world is visualised, measured and mapped like never before. Alastair Bonnett’s expert text provides vivid insight on each topic. From charting energy networks to revealing new and emerging lands, measuring human migration to assessing the planet’s ant populations – and including the phenomena we have little control over such as lightning strikes or asteroid impact – each map asks you to question, wonder and look again at our rapidly changing and often surprising world. Divided into three thematic sections: Land, Air and Sea; Human and Animal, and Globalisation, New Views offers a fresh and truly global portrait of our intricately fascinating planet.

The Age Of Islands

Author: Alastair Bonnett
Editor: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1786498111
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New islands are being built at an unprecedented rate whether for tourism or territorial ambition, while many islands are disappearing or fragmenting because of rising sea levels. It is a strange planetary spectacle, creating an ever-changing map which even Google Earth struggles to keep pace with. In The Age of Islands, explorer and geographer Alastair Bonnett takes the reader on a compelling and thought-provoking tour of the world's newest, most fragile and beautiful islands and reveals what, he argues, is one of the great dramas of our time. From a 'crannog', an ancient artificial island in a Scottish loch, to the militarized artificial islands China is building in the South China Sea; from the disappearing islands that remain the home of native Central Americans to the ritzy new islands of Dubai; from Hong Kong and the Isles of Scilly to islands far away and near: all have urgent stories to tell.

The New Map Of Empire

Author: S. Max Edelson
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674972112
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In 1763 British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Keys, from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Using maps that Britain created to control its new lands, Max Edelson pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain’s imperial ambitions before the Revolution.

Principles Of Data Mining And Knowledge Discovery

Author: Tapio Elomaa
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9783540440376
Size: 16,35 MB
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Bird S Eye View

Author: John Farndon
Editor:
ISBN: 0711244944
Size: 11,97 MB
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Get ready for the journey of a lifetime…up in the sky! Bird’s Eye View: The Natural World takes you on an amazing, fact-filled aerial journey around the world with stunning views of its landscapes, and the animals and plants that live in them. Three of the twelve soaring panoramas fold out on each side to create fabulous double-wide vistas. Discover the incredible natural world as you float over: The Florida Everglades Tropical South America Coral islands in the Pacific Ocean Uluru rock in Australia China’s magical Guilin Hills The Central Asian steppe The Himalayas The African Serengeti A Welsh river Northern Scandinavia Sea cliffs of the Irish coast French countryside Each gorgeous spread introduces a new region from above, with text describing its key geological features and inhabitants. Along the bottom of the page, illustrations identify a selection of the location’s animals and plants, and a globe pinpoints where it is on the map. Included in the scenes is evidence of the damage that humans can do, like oil pollution in the Arctic ocean and deforestation in the Amazon. Join the great white egret as you fly over the Everglades and the whooper swans as you soar over the Arctic. Spot the gray reef sharks swimming the lagoon of a coral atoll, the red kangaroos bounding across the Australian desert, the herds of wildebeest migrating across the Serengeti, and the snow leopard prowling the foothills of the Himalayas. Look at the world differently, with a bird's eye view.

The Spectator

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New Views Of The English And American Novel

Author: Robert G. Collins
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The New York Mirror

Author: Samuel Woodworth
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National Stereotypes In Perspective

Author: William L. Chew
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042013650
Size: 12,78 MB
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Since the late 18th century, when they first entered into an alliance during the American Revolution, the French and Americans have had a long and sometimes stormy relationship based on a complex mix of mutual admiration, cultural criticism, and sometimes downright disgust for the “other.” The relatively new interdisciplinary field of imagology, or image studies, allows us to place the dynamics of such a relationship into perspective by grounding its analysis firmly in the study of national stereotypes, in the process providing new insights into the mentality of the observer. For if anything, image studies demonstrate again and again that national character is not–as assumed uncritically for centuries–an innate essence of the “other”, but rather a self-serving functional construct of the observer.