Posts in category: Geography
By Matthew G. Hannah
Overdue nineteenth-century the US used to be a time of industrialization and urbanization. Immigration used to be expanding and conventional hierarchies have been being challenged. Combining empirical and theoretical fabric, Hannah explores the modernization of the yank federal govt in this interval. Discussions of gender, race and colonial wisdom have interaction with Foucault's rules on "governmentality." via an research of the paintings of Francis A. Walker, a well-known political economist and educator of the time, the writer demonstrates that the modernization of the yank nationwide kingdom was once a completely spatial and explicitly geographical venture.
By Don Laine, Barbara Laine
By Marie Morris
Searching for a go back and forth consultant that is going the place different courses worry to tread? person who rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to well convey the genuine scoop on a destination's websites and points of interest? one who dares to be sincere, hip, and enjoyable? glance not more. Frommer's Irreverent go back and forth publications are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly sincere, and downright hilarious, and supply an insider's point of view on which points of interest are overvalued vacationer traps and that are the key gem stones that locals love. you will get the lowdown on eating places, accommodation, and purchasing, or even discover what the locals examine you. "Like being taken round by way of a savvy local," stated the recent York occasions. "Hipper and savvier than different guides," concurred Diversion journal. by no means shy approximately confronting the problems, the Irreverents are publications to genuine shuttle within the actual international. The strait-laced Yankee sensibility is laid naked in Frommer's Irreverent consultant to Boston, a wise, savvy, no-holds-barred trip consultant to New England's most advantageous urban. examine the strategy at the back of the insanity that's the vast Dig, how you can fast-track the liberty path, and the way to discover the bar the place every person is aware Your identify. have fun with the city's top bowl of clam chowder and the bluebeery ale on the microbrewery close to Fenway Park. discover which nightclubs the eggheads at Harvard, MIT, and BU stopover at to lose mind cells. you will get all this and masses extra enjoyable, insightful shuttle suggestion and counsel in Frommer's Irreverent advisor to Boston.
By Hugh D. Clout
By Fernando Bacao, Maribel Yasmina Santos, Marco Painho
This is a e-book is a suite of articles that may be submitted as complete papers to the AGILE annual foreign convention. those papers battle through a rigorous evaluate method and document unique and unpublished primary medical learn. these released conceal major study within the area of geographic info technology platforms. This yr the focal point is on geographic details technological know-how as an enabler of smarter towns and groups, therefore we predict contributions that support visualize the function and contribution of GI technological know-how of their development.
By Gale Group Staff
By Jack Barker
Touring with young children isn't like touring with basic humans. so much guidebooks do not get this. Oh, they're going to all comprise a few "family pleasant" rules or sights, yet they appear to be written via humans whose in basic terms publicity to young ones has been from observing previous episodes of the Brady Bunch: "Children should be charmed via the Louvre's vast exhibition of work from the sixteenth century Flemish masters". Uh, correct. again right here on planet earth, what MY little maniacs have an interest in seeing is shorelines, animals and ice cream - no longer inevitably in that order.
Which is why I loved "Thailand together with your family". the writer has kids of his personal, with whom he has really traveled in Thailand, and is sensible approximately what you could and can't do whilst traveling as a relations. In Bangkok, for instance, he specializes in which wats are usually not in simple terms fascinating for adults yet are really kid-friendly (such as no longer being super-crowded, or additionally having cool belongings you can climb on). In Chiang Mai, he contains in his description of the town the place to discover the easiest public playground. within the inn parts, he highlights lodges with "kid golf equipment" and infrequently even resident elephants. For me, while i am making plans a visit with the entire staff, I get pleasure from most of these details.
There are a number of minor matters with the booklet. it is beautiful in actual fact a primary variation, as i realized a number of typos and inconsistent spellings of position names. And it should have been written for the British industry, simply because all costs are given in British kilos, and commute enterprises or travel operators which are pointed out are all within the U.K. yet as I acknowledged, those are minor quibbles.
All in all, i am inspired with this booklet. i might by no means come upon them earlier than, however it feels like Frommers has a complete sequence of "with your loved ones" books. If this one is any indication, i will be searching out others for destiny journeys.
By Paris Permenter
Simply 70 mins by way of aircraft from Miami and some hours from big apple, this fascinating trio of Caribbean islands has captured cognizance world wide. the place else on this planet are you able to look after your tax-free checking account within the morning and don masks, tank and flippers for a day of scuba diving? Veteran Cayman tourists Paris & John inform you what is on supply at the islands of Cayman Brac, Little Cayman and Grand Cayman. "Dawn to nightfall" sections specialise in the simplest daylight hours delights, equivalent to amazing watersports, sightseeing, white sand shores and engaging museums. "After darkish" sections take you to the simplest nightclubs, piano bars, cocktail lounges and seashore cookouts. hundreds and hundreds of areas to remain and consume are profiled intimately, according to repeat visits by way of the authors. In-margin icons let you see at a look which actions are being mentioned. Maps. index.
By Brian Silverman
There are just approximately pages dedicated to the opposite boroughs. that is fairly outrageous, provided that there's extra to do in Brooklyn now than in so much US towns.