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Few concepts are as central to understanding the modern world as borders, and the now-thriving field of border studies has already produced a substantial literature analyzing their legal, ideological, geographical, and historical aspects. Such studies have hardly exhausted the subject's conceptual fertility, however, as this pioneering collection on the aesthetics ...
Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections
Few concepts are as central to understanding the modern world as borders, and the now-thriving field of border studies has already produced a substantial literature analyzing their legal, ideological, geographical, and historical aspects. Such studies have hardly exhausted the subject's conceptual fertility, however, as this pioneering collection on the aesthetics of borders demonstrates. Organized around six key ideas-ecology, imaginary, in/visibility, palimpsest, sovereignty and waiting-the interlocking essays collected here provide theoretical starting points for an aesthetic understanding of borders, developed in detail through interdisciplinary analyses of literature, audio-visual borderscapes, historical and contemporary ecologies, political culture, and migration.
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26.200000 USD

Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections

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See history as it happened - from the evolution of early humans to the space race - with 130 detailed maps that bring pivotal episodes of world history to life. Including a foreword by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, this history atlas shows you the history of the world ...
History of the World Map by Map
See history as it happened - from the evolution of early humans to the space race - with 130 detailed maps that bring pivotal episodes of world history to life. Including a foreword by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, this history atlas shows you the history of the world in thrilling action. Follow Napoleon as he conquers Europe, explore the rise of the Roman Empire, or chart the progress of the Russian Revolution as each map presents an overview of the story then takes you, step by step, through how it developed, leaving its mark on land and ocean. With cutting-edge design and breathtaking scope, History of the World Map by Map charts ancient, medieval, and modern history in all corners of the world. Discover how patterns of global trade, exploration, conflict, and technological advances shaped key moments in human civilization, such as the success of ancient Egypt, the conquest of Peru, the decolonization of Africa and Asia, the American Civil War, and the energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Alongside the maps are overviews and timelines of important periods such as the age of ancient Greece, the Renaissance, and World War 2, while paintings and photographs introduce overarching themes and epoch-defining moments such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.
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42.66 USD

History of the World Map by Map

by DK
Hardback
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Discover the history of Connecticut through rare historical full-color maps. Combining fifty rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Nutmeg State from the Library of Congress collections, as well as a foreword by Vincent Virga, informative captions and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs ...
Connecticut: Mapping the Nutmeg State through History
Discover the history of Connecticut through rare historical full-color maps. Combining fifty rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Nutmeg State from the Library of Congress collections, as well as a foreword by Vincent Virga, informative captions and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Connecticut for residents, former residents, and visitors.
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36.750000 USD

Connecticut: Mapping the Nutmeg State through History

by Diana Ross McCain
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'Fascinating...sumptuously produced with lots of full-colour images, is a kind of potted treasury of cartographical history that gleams with pieces-of-eight-like snippets of information...this is an enthralling book, and joins the likes of Simon Garfield's On the Map and Jerry Brotton's A History of the World in Twelve Maps in the ...
Theatre of the World: The Maps That Made History
'Fascinating...sumptuously produced with lots of full-colour images, is a kind of potted treasury of cartographical history that gleams with pieces-of-eight-like snippets of information...this is an enthralling book, and joins the likes of Simon Garfield's On the Map and Jerry Brotton's A History of the World in Twelve Maps in the field of popular reaffirmations of the ingenuity of geography.' Travis Elborough, Spectator 'A fascinating book that I will always treasure.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'This wonderful book is a reminder of how much careful thought was given to the shape of the world even in ancient times - the landscape, how places are related to one another. I pored over these maps for hours, imagining those minds hard at work, visualising how it all connected as a whole. Just brilliant.' Neil Oliver 'Visually stunning...it's gone straight to the top of my Christmas present list.' The Bookseller 'I remember how well I liked to turn the pages of my childhood atlas and travel the world to find out where countries and cities were. But there was never anything about why the maps were created - or who drew them. Theatre of the World was my big chance to tell the stories of all those men and women map makers whose amazing work deserves to be celebrated.' Thomas Reinertsen Berg Beautifully illustrated and rich in detail, Theatre of the World reignites our curiosity with the world both ancient and modern. Before you could just put finger to phone to scroll Google Maps, in advance of the era of digital mapping and globes, maps were being constructed from the ideas and questions of pioneering individuals. From visionary geographers to heroic explorers, from the mysterious symbols of the Stone Age to the familiar navigation of Google Earth, Thomas Reinertsen Berg examines the fascinating concepts of science and worldview, of art and technology, power and ambitions, practical needs and distant dreams of the unknown.
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51.19 USD

Theatre of the World: The Maps That Made History

by Thomas Reinertsen Berg
Hardback
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Whether their populations are perceived as too large, just right, too small or non-existent, animal numbers matter to the humans with whom they share environments. Animals in the right numbers are accepted and even welcomed, but when they are seen to deviate from the human-declared set point, they become either ...
Animals Count: How Population Size Matters in Animal-Human Relations
Whether their populations are perceived as too large, just right, too small or non-existent, animal numbers matter to the humans with whom they share environments. Animals in the right numbers are accepted and even welcomed, but when they are seen to deviate from the human-declared set point, they become either enemies upon whom to declare war or victims to be protected. In this edited volume, leading and emerging scholars investigate for the first time the ways in which the size of an animal population impacts how they are viewed by humans and, conversely, how human perceptions of populations impact animals. This collection explores the fortunes of amphibians, mammals, insects and fish whose numbers have created concern in settler Australia and examines shifts in these populations between excess, abundance, equilibrium, scarcity and extinction. The book points to the importance of caution in future campaigns to manipulate animal populations, and demonstrates how approaches from the humanities can be deployed to bring fresh perspectives to understandings of how to live alongside other animals.
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147.000000 USD

Animals Count: How Population Size Matters in Animal-Human Relations

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This single-volume encyclopedia examines the Grand Canyon in depth, from the native peoples who have survived there for centuries to the explorers who charted its vast expanses and to the challenges that Grand Canyon National Park faces. * Includes a chronology of important events in the history of the Grand ...
The Grand Canyon: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture
This single-volume encyclopedia examines the Grand Canyon in depth, from the native peoples who have survived there for centuries to the explorers who charted its vast expanses and to the challenges that Grand Canyon National Park faces. * Includes a chronology of important events in the history of the Grand Canyon, helping readers to hone in on key events that occurred during its history * Presents a chronology of important events in the history of the Grand Canyon, helping readers to focus on key events that occurred during its history * Offers a Grand Canyon at a glance section that allows readers key statistics about the park * Provides an appendix that gives readers the chance to explore firsts in the history of the Grand Canyon as well as to plot the GPS coordinates of major sites at the national park * Features photos from the authors' personal research travels that illuminate the text in such a style as to be different than tour books and trail guides
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98.700000 USD

The Grand Canyon: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture

by Kara Felicia Witt, Randy Moore
Hardback
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Discover the mysteries within ancient maps - Where exploration and mythology meetThis richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true. Mysteries within ancient maps: The Phantom Atlas is ...
The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
Discover the mysteries within ancient maps - Where exploration and mythology meetThis richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true. Mysteries within ancient maps: The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding, fantasies, and outright lies. Where exploration and mythology meet: Author Edward Brooke-Hitching is a map collector, author, writer for the popular BBC Television program QI and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in a dusty heap of old maps and books in London investigating the places where exploration and mythology meet. Cartography's greatest phantoms: The Phantom Atlas uses gorgeous atlas images as springboards for tales of deranged buccaneers, seafaring monks, heroes, swindlers, and other amazing stories behind cartography's greatest phantoms. If you are a fan of this popular genre and a reader of books such as Prisoners of Geography, Atlas of Ancient Rome, Atlas Obscura, What If, Book of General Ignorance, or Thing Explainer, your will love The Phantom Atlas
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31.450000 USD

The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

by Edward Brooke-Hitching
Hardback
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The discovery of the Americas around 1500 AD was an extraordinary watershed in human experience. It gave rise to the modern period of human ecology, a phenomenon global in scope that set in motion profound changes in almost every society on earth. This new period, which saw the depletion of ...
Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance
The discovery of the Americas around 1500 AD was an extraordinary watershed in human experience. It gave rise to the modern period of human ecology, a phenomenon global in scope that set in motion profound changes in almost every society on earth. This new period, which saw the depletion of the lands of the New World, proved tragic for some, triumphant for others, and powerfully affecting for all. In this work, acclaimed environmental historian Donald Worster takes a global view in his examination of the ways in which complex issues of worldwide abundance and scarcity have shaped American society and behavior over three centuries. Looking at the limits nature imposes on human ambitions, he questions whether America today is in the midst of a shift from a culture of abundance to a culture of limits-and whether American consumption has become reliant on the global South. Worster engages with key political, economic, and environmental thinkers while presenting his own interpretation of the role of capitalism and government in issues of wealth, abundance, and scarcity. Acknowledging the earth's agency throughout human history, Shrinking the Earth offers a compelling explanation of how we have arrived where we are and a hopeful way forward on a planet that is no longer as large as it once was.
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22.17 USD

Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance

by Donald Worster
Paperback
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The Narrow Neck of Land in the Book of Mormon
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25.150000 USD

The Narrow Neck of Land in the Book of Mormon

by Patrick L Simiskey
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Navigation Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Pages Softcover
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7.340000 USD

Navigation Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Pages Softcover

by Wild Pages Press
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Echoes of the War
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8.480000 USD

Echoes of the War

by James Matthew Barrie
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The Great Lone Land a Narrative of Travel and Adventure
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9.440000 USD

The Great Lone Land a Narrative of Travel and Adventure

by William Francis Butler
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The Autobiography of Goethe: Special Edition
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16.790000 USD

The Autobiography of Goethe: Special Edition

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Paperback
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38 Hours to Montreal: William Weller and the Governor General's Race of 1840
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18.890000 USD

38 Hours to Montreal: William Weller and the Governor General's Race of 1840

by Dan Buchanan
Paperback
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38 Hours to Montreal: William Weller and the Governor General's Race of 1840
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23.090000 USD

38 Hours to Montreal: William Weller and the Governor General's Race of 1840

by Dan Buchanan
Hardback
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The Plans Of The Most Important Cities and Towns of Continental Europe 1896 by Bradshaw
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34.11 USD

The Plans Of The Most Important Cities and Towns of Continental Europe 1896 by Bradshaw

Hardback
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Amazing Africa
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35.690000 USD

Amazing Africa

by Dr Diana Prince
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On Pa's Farm 1910-1917
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9.980000 USD

On Pa's Farm 1910-1917

by Tom Norton
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'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens WITH A NEW AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the ...
Guns, Germs And Steel: 20th Anniversary Edition
'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens WITH A NEW AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.
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17.06 USD

Guns, Germs And Steel: 20th Anniversary Edition

by Jared Diamond
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A Voyage to the South Atlantic and Round Cape Horn Into the Pacific Ocean, for the Purpose of Extending the Spermaceti Whale Fisheries, and Other Objects of Commerce, ... Undertaken and Performed by Captain James Colnett,
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27.250000 USD

A Voyage to the South Atlantic and Round Cape Horn Into the Pacific Ocean, for the Purpose of Extending the Spermaceti Whale Fisheries, and Other Objects of Commerce, ... Undertaken and Performed by Captain James Colnett,

by James Colnett
Hardback
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The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World (Classic Reprint)

by Cook
Paperback
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A Journal of Transactions and Events, During a Residence of Nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador; ... Illustrated with Proper Charts. by George Cartwright, Esq. in Three Volumes. ... of 3; Volume 1
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28.300000 USD

A Journal of Transactions and Events, During a Residence of Nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador; ... Illustrated with Proper Charts. by George Cartwright, Esq. in Three Volumes. ... of 3; Volume 1

by George Cartwright
Hardback
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A Journal of Transactions and Events, During a Residence of Nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador; ... Illustrated with Proper Charts. by George Cartwright, Esq. in Three Volumes. ... of 3; Volume 1
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28.300000 USD

A Journal of Transactions and Events, During a Residence of Nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador; ... Illustrated with Proper Charts. by George Cartwright, Esq. in Three Volumes. ... of 3; Volume 1

by George Cartwright
Hardback
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Suape E O Petr
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12.600000 USD

Suape E O Petr

by Arthur Madagascar
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`A book worth reading' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times The Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James V. After the Union ...
The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England
`A book worth reading' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times The Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James V. After the Union of the Crowns, most of its population was slaughtered or deported and it became the last part of the country to be brought under the control of the state. Today, its history has been forgotten or ignored. When Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, he discovered that the river which almost surrounded his new home had once marked the Debatable Land's southern boundary. Under the powerful spell of curiosity, Robb began a journey - on foot, by bicycle and into the past - that would uncover lost towns and roads, reveal the truth about this maligned patch of land and result in more than one discovery of major historical significance. Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland could be imagined to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. Writing with his customary charm, wit and literary grace, Graham Robb proves the Debatable Land to be a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history. Includes a 16-page colour plate section.
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34.12 USD

The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England

by Graham Robb
Hardback
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Climate Change and Human History provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history. Starting with periods hundreds of thousands of years ago and continuing up to the present day, the book illustrates how natural climate variability affected early human societies, and ...
Climate Change in Human History: Prehistory to the Present
Climate Change and Human History provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history. Starting with periods hundreds of thousands of years ago and continuing up to the present day, the book illustrates how natural climate variability affected early human societies, and how humans are now altering climate drastically within much shorter periods of time. For each major period of time, the book will explain how climate change has created opportunities as well as risks and challenges for human societies. The book introduces and develops several related themes including: Phases of climate and history Factors that shape climate Climate shocks and sharp climate shifts Climate and the rise and fall of civilizations Industrialization and climate science Accelerating climate change, human societies, and the future An ideal companion for all students of environmental history, Climate Change and Human History clearly demonstrates the critical role of climate in shaping human history and of the experience of humans in both adapting to and shaping climate change.
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37.53 USD

Climate Change in Human History: Prehistory to the Present

by Elizabeth Gordon, Benjamin Lieberman
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The Peak: An Illustrated History of Hong Kong's Top District
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32.40 USD

The Peak: An Illustrated History of Hong Kong's Top District

by Richard J Garrett
Hardback
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Climate Change and Human History provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history. Starting with periods hundreds of thousands of years ago and continuing up to the present day, the book illustrates how natural climate variability affected early human societies, and ...
Climate Change in Human History: Prehistory to the Present
Climate Change and Human History provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history. Starting with periods hundreds of thousands of years ago and continuing up to the present day, the book illustrates how natural climate variability affected early human societies, and how humans are now altering climate drastically within much shorter periods of time. For each major period of time, the book will explain how climate change has created opportunities as well as risks and challenges for human societies. The book will introduce and develop several related themes including: Phases of climate and history Factors that shape climate Climate shocks and sharp climate shifts Climate and the rise and fall of civilizations Industrialization and climate science Accelerating climate change, human societies, and the future An ideal companion for all students of environmental history, Climate Change and Human History clearly demonstrates the critical role of climate in shaping human history and of the experience of humans in both adapting to and shaping climate change.
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92.400000 USD

Climate Change in Human History: Prehistory to the Present

by Elizabeth Gordon, Benjamin Lieberman
Hardback
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Die Amerikanische Nordpol Expedition (Classic Reprint)
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21.600000 USD

Die Amerikanische Nordpol Expedition (Classic Reprint)

by Emil Bessels
Paperback
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Stonehenge: The Story of a Sacred Landscape
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28.300000 USD

Stonehenge: The Story of a Sacred Landscape

by Francis Pryor
Hardback
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