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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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Originally published in 1983 by Longman, this third edition incorporates corrections, some revision, and a 15 p. supplement including an expanded list of American cartographers. Distributed in the US by Chronicle Books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,... (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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"This is a book that a geographer should have written. Scholarly, yet accessible to a wide audience, it treats an important subject that is both controversial and inherently spatial. . . . Subtle and well-informed, [Sprawl] mounts a sustained critique of... (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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Things Maps Don't Tell Us : an Adventure Into Map Interpretation ((Rev)93 Edition)
Things Maps Don't Tell Us : an Adventure Into Map Interpretation ((Rev)93 Edition)
by Armin K. Lobeck
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**** Reprint of Lobeck's classic guide to deducing landform and morphogenesis from surface maps. New (1 p.) foreword by Mark Monmonier. Lucid, compelling text and diagrams. Cited in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (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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White knows water and what it can do to pebbles, people, communities, nations, and the planet. He is responsible for bringing much of what we know about water systems today to our collective attention by initiating the disciplines of floodplain... (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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Images of the Street captures the vitality, excitements and tensions of the street. Using examples from the U.K, India, Australia and North America the contributors draw on research in cultural geography, sociolgy, cultural studies and planning to... (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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David W. Allen, GISP, is the GIS manager for the city of Euless, Texas, where he designs data structures and custom applications from scratch. He has used his knowledge of GIS as an instructor at Tarrant County College for the past eight years, during... (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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Recent advances in information technology have enabled scientists to generate unprecedented amounts of earth-related data, with tremendous potential for dealing with pressing social, economic, and environmental issues. Yet the volume and heterogeneity of... (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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List of Figures List of Tables Introduction 1. Water Supply: Persistent Myths and Recurring Issues M. Gordon Wolman and Abel Wolman 2. Floods and Man: A Geographer's Agenda Rutherford H. Platt 3. Integrative Concepts in Natural Resource Development and... (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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This accessibly written text for students and general readers provides an introduction to current land use and resource management issues in the American west. Geographers Jackson (Oregon State U.) and Kuhlken (Central Washington U.) identify emerging... (read more)

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