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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
by Alastair Bonnett
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The real-life answers to Italo Calvinos Invisible Cities, Unruly Places explores the most extraordinary, off-grid, offbeat places on the planet. Alastair Bonnetts tour of the planets most unlikely micro-nations, moving villages, secret cities, and no... (read more)

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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
by Ken Jennings
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Ken Jennings's Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks is an intriguing (dare I say, captivating?) look into the realm of maps, geography, and cartophiles. Jennings writes remarkably well, infusing his engrossing subject with a... (read more)

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North America : the Historical Geography of a Changing Continent (2ND 01 Edition)
North America : the Historical Geography of a Changing Continent (2ND 01 Edition)
by Thomas F. (ed.) Mcilwraith
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This classic text retains the superb scholarship of the first edition in a thoroughly revised and accessibly written new edition. With both new and updated essays by distinguished American and Canadian authors, the book provides a comprehensive... (read more)

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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
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Chris Hedges's writing and reportage is consistently trenchant and unequivocal, notable for its discerning examinations and penetrating insights. Joe Sacco's award-winning work as a cartoonist is as distinctive as it is compassionate. Combining the... (read more)

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by Dava Sobel
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Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that “the longitude problem” was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day—and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the... (read more)

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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (12 Edition)
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (12 Edition)
by Chris Hedges
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Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com and the Washington Post Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that... (read more)

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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
by Caroline Alexander
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In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing... (read more)

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Song of the Dodo (96 Edition)
Song of the Dodo (96 Edition)
by David Quammen
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David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place... (read more)

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Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age
Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age
by Timothy Beatley
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Meaningful places offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of globalization and sameness that are overtaking our world, and are an essential element in the search for solutions to current sustainability challenges. In Native to Nowhere, author Tim... (read more)

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Doing Cultural Geography (Doing Human Geography)
Doing Cultural Geography (Doing Human Geography)
by Pamel Shurmer Smith
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Doing Cultural Geography is an introduction to cultural geography that integrates theoretical discussion with applied examples. The emphasis throughout is on doing. Recognizing that many undergraduates have difficulty with both theory and methods courses,... (read more)

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The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
by Michael Blanding
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The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him   Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to... (read more)

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Albion's Seed : Four British Folkways in America (89 Edition)
Albion's Seed : Four British Folkways in America (89 Edition)
by David Hackett Fischer
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This book is the first volume in a cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the... (read more)

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Foundations of Differential Geodesy
Foundations of Differential Geodesy
by Joseph Zund
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Differential geodesy is concerned with the geometry of the gravity field of the Earth, which is of fundamental importance to both theoretical geodesy and geophysics. This monograph presents a unified treatment of the foundations of differential geodesy... (read more)

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Geosystems-text Only (8TH 12 - Old Edition)
Geosystems-text Only (8TH 12 - Old Edition)
by Robert W. Christopherson
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Among the most highly regarded in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s bestselling texts are known for meticulous attention to detail, currency, accuracy, rich integration of climate change science, and strong multimedia program. Geosystems:... (read more)

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In Search of the Rain Forest (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century)
In Search of the Rain Forest (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century)
by Candace Slater
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The essays collected here offer important new reflections on the multiple images of and rhetoric surrounding the rain forest. The slogan “Save the Rain Forest!”—emblazoned on glossy posters of tall trees wreathed in vines and studded... (read more)

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Rethinking the Power of Maps (10 Edition)
Rethinking the Power of Maps (10 Edition)
by Denis Wood
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A contemporary follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this book takes a fresh look at what maps do, whose interests they serve, and how they can be used in surprising, creative, and radical ways. Denis Wood describes how cartography facilitated... (read more)

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
by Jared Diamond
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In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond... (read more)

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The Illustrated Longitude
The Illustrated Longitude
by Dava Sobel and William J. H. Andrewes
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A fully illustrated edition of the international best-seller Longitude. The Illustrated Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain... (read more)

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by Dava Sobel
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Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--and had been for centuries.  Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of... (read more)

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The Power of Maps (Mappings)
The Power of Maps (Mappings)
by Denis Wood
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The author shows how maps are made to appear as unbiased reference objects, though they actually depict, like a photograph, a subjective point of view. He discusses the signs and myths inherent in maps and suggests ways to decode the interests implicit... (read more)

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