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How the States Got Their Shapes
How the States Got Their Shapes
by Mark Stein
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“Travelers hitting the highways this summer might better appreciate the asphalt beneath their tires thanks to this engrossing history of the creation of the U.S. interstate system.”—Los Angeles Times Perhaps nothing changed the face of... (read more)

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From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security: Exploring New Limits to Growth (Global Environment Accord Strategies for Sustainability and)
From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security: Exploring New Limits to Growth (Global Environment Accord Strategies for Sustainability and)
by Dennis Pirages
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andlt;Pandgt;From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security revisits the findings of The Global 2000 Report to the President -- commissioned by President Jimmy Carter in 1977 -- and presents an up-to-date overview, informed by the earlier projections, of... (read more)

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On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
by Simon Garfield
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Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of the Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map. Simon Garfield's Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about... (read more)

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Antique Maps
Antique Maps
by Carl Moreland
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Antique Maps is now firmly established as a standard reference work. With information on the general historical background, details of all the major map makers and practical advice on collecting old maps, it provides an excellent introduction for the... (read more)

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You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves
You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves
by Hiawatha Bray
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The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS—and the consequent decline of privacy What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscience&#... (read more)

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The Dynamics of Disaster
The Dynamics of Disaster
by Susan W Kieffer
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In 2011, there were fourteen natural calamities that each destroyed over a billion dollars' worth of property in the United States alone. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast and major earthquakes struck in Italy, the Philippines, Iran, and... (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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Sprawl: A Compact History
Sprawl: A Compact History
by Robert Bruegmann
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As anyone who has flown into Los Angeles at dusk or Houston at midday knows, urban areas today defy traditional notions of what a city is. Our old definitions of urban, suburban, and rural fail to capture the complexity of these vast regions with their... (read more)

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A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time
A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time
by John Brinck Jackson
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J.B. Jackson, a pioneer in the field of landscape studies, here takes us on a tour of American landscapes past and present, showing how our surroundings reflect important changes in our culture. Arguing that our urban environment makes us increasingly... (read more)

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Things Maps Don't Tell Us: An Adventure Into Map Interpretation
Things Maps Don't Tell Us: An Adventure Into Map Interpretation
by Armin Kohl Lobeck
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"The book is a treasure trove of tidbits describing how the world around us came about. . . . Things Maps Don't Tell Us actually communicates a great deal about the things maps can tell us if we care to look carefully underneath the printed symbols."&... (read more)

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Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? (Environmental Alert Series)
Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? (Environmental Alert Series)
by Sandra Postel
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For 6,000 years, irrigation has ranked among the most powerful tools of human advancement. The story of settled agriculture, the growth of cities, and the rise of early empires is, to no small degree, a story of controlling water to make the land more... (read more)

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Living with Nature's Extremes: The Life of Gilbert Fowler White
Living with Nature's Extremes: The Life of Gilbert Fowler White
by Robert E Hinshaw
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Gilbert White has been called the most internallionally renown geographer of the twentieth century, and one who personifies the ideal of a natural resources scientist committed to stewardship of our planet. He has educated the nation and the world on how... (read more)

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Images of the Street: Planning, Identity, & Control in Public Space
Images of the Street: Planning, Identity, & Control in Public Space
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Streets are the terrain of social encounters and political protest, sites of domination and resistance, places of pleasure and anxiety. The essays in "Images of the Street" explore how we imagine, create, experience, interact with and naturally transform... (read more)

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GIS Tutorial Two: Spatial Analysis Workbook (Tutorial)
GIS Tutorial Two: Spatial Analysis Workbook (Tutorial)
by David Allen
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GIS Tutorial II: Spatial Analysis Workbook offers hands-on exercises to help GIS users at the intermediate level continue to build their problem-solving and analysis skills. Inspired by The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis book series by Andy Mitchell, GIS... (read more)

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The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing in Early Modern France
The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing in Early Modern France
by Tom Conley
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The Self-Made Map argues that during the Renaissance in France a "new cartographic impulse" affected both the "graphic and imaginary forms of literature." In this wide-ranging and fascinating work, Tom Conley demonstrates that as new... (read more)

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The Golden Age of Maritime Maps: When Europe Discovered the World
The Golden Age of Maritime Maps: When Europe Discovered the World
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"In the closing centuries of Europe's medieval age, that backward, isolated continent belatedly turned its gaze outward in search of trade and conquest. From that era of discovery came the Portolan charts, precursors of modern maps. Reproduced here in... (read more)

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Representations of Space and Time
Representations of Space and Time
by Donna J Peuquet
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This book examines how geospatial knowledge can be analyzed and represented in a manner that not only is accurate and coherent, but also makes intuitive sense to the end user. Integrating concepts and approaches from geography, computer science... (read more)

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Instream Flow Protection: Seeking a Balance in Western Water Use
Instream Flow Protection: Seeking a Balance in Western Water Use
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Geography Resources & Environment Volume 2
Geography Resources & Environment Volume 2
by Robert Kates
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Over the course of half a century, Gilbert F. White's work has served to shape and, in several instances, establish many of the fields that have come to be known as the environmental sciences. In this collection of original essays, a companion volume to... (read more)

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A Rediscovered Frontier: Land Use and Resource Issues in the New West
A Rediscovered Frontier: Land Use and Resource Issues in the New West
by Philip L Jackson
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A Rediscovered Frontier describes the changing land use issues taking place in the rapidly growing western United States, paying special attention to the previously unexplored area of private lands planning and local growth management. A Rediscovered... (read more)

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