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By George R. Stewart
Filenote: PDF is searchable photo ocr, 566 pages, with back and front cover
Author note: Wallce Stegner (Introduction)
Publish 12 months note: First released 1945.
George R. Stewart’s vintage research of place-naming within the usa used to be written in the course of global struggle II as a tribute to the numerous history of the nation’s peoples. greater than part a century later, Names at the Land continues to be the authoritative resource on its topic, whereas Stewart’s intimate wisdom of the USA and love of anecdote make his booklet a special and pleasant window on American historical past and social life.
Names at the Land is an engaging and beautifully precise landscape of language in motion. Stewart opens with the 1st eu names in what may later be the United States—Ponce de León’s flowery Florída, Cortés’s semi-mythical isle of California, and the purple Rio Colorado—before occurring to discover New England, New Amsterdam, and New Sweden, the French and the Russian legacies, and the not going contributions of everyone from border ruffians to Boston Brahmins. those full of life pages study the place and why Indian names have been prone to be retained; nineteenth-century fads that gave upward push to dozens of Troys and Athens and to suburban Parksides, Brookmonts, and Woodcrest Manors; and deep and enduring mysteries similar to why “Arkansas” is Arkansaw, other than after all while it isn’t.
Names at the Land will interact somebody who has ever puzzled on the curious names scattered around the American map. Stewart’s solution is often a story—one of the numerous tales that lie at the back of the wealthy and unusual range of the us.
By Henri Lefebvre
By Eduard Imhof
Eduard Imhof's vintage publication Cartographic aid Presentation is once more on hand. in the self-discipline of cartography, few works are thought of classics within the experience of protecting their curiosity, relevance, and notion with the passage of time. One such paintings is Imhof's masterpiece on aid illustration. As a special exhibit of research and portrayal, this is often a superb instance of the necessity for cartography to mix mind and portraits in fixing map layout difficulties. the variety, aspect, and clinical artistry of his recommendations are offered in a instructing context that places this paintings in a category on its own, with common importance.
By Malgorzata Wistuba
In this thesis, coupling among the supply of slope fabric into valley flooring and river erosion is taken into account to be an element within the evolution of mid-altitude, forested mountains. Analyses of slope-channel interactions have been made in ten small catchments with specific emphasis on landsliding-erosion suggestions. An unique, new dendrogeomorphic method was once utilized to figure out the cyclic prevalence of landsliding and erosion in the course of fresh a long time. the result of dendrochronological reviews express that the procedures studied are strongly interdependent. Fluvial erosion can set off landsliding via undermining slope bases. Landsliding can accentuate erosion by means of offering slope fabric into valley flooring. the result of dendrochronological experiences have accredited a greater figuring out of the comfort saw in parts the place landslides and erosion are coupled. A scheme was once demonstrated which describes the significance of coupling within the evolution of mid-mountain landscape.
By James T. Luxon, David E. Parker
One of the main demanding situations dealing with humankind is to supply an equitable lifestyle for this and destiny generations: sufficient meals, water and effort, secure look after and a fit atmosphere. Human-induced weather switch, and lengthening weather variability, in addition to different international environmental matters comparable to land degradation and lack of organic range, threaten our skill to fulfill those easy human wishes. it truly is undisputed that the final twenty years were the warmest this century, and certain to be the warmest for the final one thousand years, sea point is emerging, rain and snow fall styles are altering. Arctic sea ice is thinning and the frequency and depth of El-Niño occasions seem to be expanding. additionally, the frequency of utmost occasions is emerging and plenty of components of the area have lately suffered significant heat-waves, floods and droughts resulting in major dying and fiscal expenditures. This calls for the worldwide group to offer pressing cognizance to addressing key concerns. the variety of version concepts for agriculture and forestry is usually expanding as a result of technological advances, hence lowering the vulnerability of those structures to weather swap. even if, a few areas of the area, relatively constructing nations, have constrained entry to those applied sciences. Agriculture and forestry are presently no longer optimally controlled with admire to today’s usual weather variability. lowering the vulnerability of agriculture and forestry to expanding climatic variability will move a ways in the direction of decreasing the long term vulnerability to weather switch. This booklet represents a tremendous step in assessing the technological know-how of weather variability and alter, and their most likely affects on agriculture and forestry, with transparent version options required to minimize their vulnerability.
By Peter Stone
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By Mark Q. Sutton
All peoples and cultures face environmental issues—but as this available textual content exhibits, how they reply to such matters varies generally world wide and throughout human background. Introduction to Cultural Ecology, Third Edition, familiarizes scholars with the rules of the sphere and gives a framework for exploring what different cultures can educate us approximately human/environment relationships.
Drawing on either organic and cultural techniques, the authors first conceal easy ideas of cultural anthropology, environmental reviews, and human organic variations to the surroundings. They then think of environmental issues in the context of numerous technique of creating wealth, from searching and accumulating to trendy commercial societies; distinct case reviews upload intensity and breadth to the discussion.
By L. Roberts
An interdisciplinary assortment exploring the practices and cultures of mapping within the arts, humanities and social sciences. It beneficial properties contributions from students in serious cartography, social anthropology, movie and cultural experiences, literary reports, artwork and visible tradition, advertising, museum experiences, structure, and renowned song stories.
By John Harrison
A mixture of historical past, geography, delusion, and private fact, this booklet explores the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea—the so much visited areas in Antarctica. jam-packed with attractive pictures through the writer from his travels, this list bargains a range of anecdotal bills of the merchantmen, army males, sealers, whalers, and aviators who, in addition to scientists and adventurers, drew the 1st ghostly maps of the white continent. It delves into the heads and hearts of these who have been pushed to find the unknown land and is perfect for the armchair vacationer who desires to discover the continent’s earlier and current.
By Noelle Salmi
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