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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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A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
by Blaine Harden
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After a two-decade absence, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-town birthplace in the Pacific Northwest to follow the rise and fall of the West's most thoroughly conquered river. Harden's hometown, Moses Lake, Washington... (read more)

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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
by James Howard Kunstler
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The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon... (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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A History of the World in Twelve Maps
A History of the World in Twelve Maps
by Jerry Brotton
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A fascinating look at twelve maps — from Ancient Greece to Google Earth — and how they changed our world. In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone... (read more)

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The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River
The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River
by Richard White
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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human... (read more)

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Unquenchable (10 Edition)
Unquenchable (10 Edition)
by Robert Jerome Glennon
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In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has literally run... (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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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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The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century
The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century
by Alex Prudhomme
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Will there be enough drinkable water to satisfy future demand? What is the state of our water infrastructure—both the pipes that bring us freshwater and the levees that keep it out? How secure is our water supply from natural disasters and... (read more)

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Traces on the Rhodian Shore
Traces on the Rhodian Shore
by Clarence J. Glacken
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In the history of Western thought, men have persistently asked three questions concerning the habitable earth and their relationships toit. From the time of the Greeks to our own, answers to these questions have been and are being given so frequently and... (read more)

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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
by Miles Harvey
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"A fascinating intellectual adventure story…an astonishingly imaginative book." --USA Today "An intriguing literary adventure story, written with flair, imagination, and precision. By recreating the journey of a strange and... (read more)

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Clean Water: An Introduction to Water Quality and Pollution Control
Clean Water: An Introduction to Water Quality and Pollution Control
by Kenneth M Vigil
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Clean Water is a book for anyone concerned about this precious resource who wants to become better informed. In straightforward language, Kenneth Vigil provides a comprehensive introduction to the many scientific, regulatory, cultural, and geographic... (read more)

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Essentials of World Regional Geography
Essentials of World Regional Geography
by Michael Bradshaw
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This shorter version of the highly successful Contemporary World Regional Geography, 3e gives readers a fresh new approach that combines fundamental geographical elements, internal regional diversity, and contemporary issues. This approach allows serious... (read more)

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Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West
Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West
by Donald Worster
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When Henry David Thoreau went for his daily walk, he would consult his instincts on which direction to follow. More often than not his inner compass pointed west or southwest. "The future lies that way to me," he explained, "and the earth seems more... (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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ESRI Map Book, Volume 27 (ESRI Map Book)
ESRI Map Book, Volume 27 (ESRI Map Book)
by Riley Peake
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Esri Map Book, Volume 27, shows how GIS enables change and provides innovative, spatially based solutions to wide-ranging issues, including those affecting business, the environment, utilities, transportation, and government. The full-color maps in this... (read more)

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Maps and Politics
Maps and Politics
by Jeremy Black
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Do maps accurately and objectively present the information we expect them to portray, or are they instead colored by the political purposes of their makers? In this lively and well-illustrated book, Jeremy Black investigates this dangerous territory... (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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