National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

By National Geographic

During this miraculous publication of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic finds an international only a few may have the opportunity to work out for themselves. Shot via many of the world's best photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen good points awesome photos of areas, occasions, average phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom obvious through human eyes. it is all the following: 30,000-year-old cave artwork sealed from the general public; animals which are one of the final in their species on the earth; volcanic lightning; vast crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 plenty; the engraving within Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an creation through nationwide Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose paintings has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the private caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, typical wonders, and little-seen items from the a ways reaches of the globe.

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A Companion to Social Geography

This quantity strains the complexity of social geography in either its historic and current contexts, when demanding readers to mirror severely at the tensions that run via social geographic suggestion.

  • Organized to supply a brand new set of conceptual lenses wherein social geographies may be discussed
  • Presents an unique intervention into the debates approximately social geography
  • Highlights the significance of social geography in the broader box of geography

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You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall

By Colin Ellard

An eye-opening exploration of the interesting and infrequently counter-intuitive technological know-how of human navigation and adventure of place.

In the age of GPS and iPhones, humans it should appear have mastered the paintings of path, yet does the necessity for those units sign whatever else—that as a species we're truly hopelessly misplaced. In fact we've crammed our international with symptoms and arrows. We still wander away within the mall, or a maze of cubicles. What does this say approximately us? Drawing on his exhaustive examine, Professor Collin Ellard illuminates how people are disconnected from our international and what this implies, not only for a way we get from A to B, but in addition for a way we build our towns, our places of work, our houses, or even our lives.

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

During this New York Times bestseller, up-to-date for 2016, an award-winning journalist makes use of ten maps of the most important areas to provide an explanation for the geo-political innovations of the area powers—“fans of geography, historical past, and politics (and maps) can be enthralled” (Fort worthy Star-Telegram).

Maps have a mysterious carry over us. no matter if historic, crumbling parchments or generated through Google, maps let us know issues we wish to understand, not just approximately our present position or the place we're going yet concerning the global normally. And but, in terms of geo-politics, a lot of what we're advised is generated via analysts and different specialists who've overlooked to consult a map of where in question.

All leaders of countries are limited via geography. In “one of the easiest books approximately geopolitics” (The night Standard), now up to date to incorporate 2016 geopolitical advancements, journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the U.S., Latin the USA, the center East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their climate, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to supply a context frequently lacking from our political reportage: how the actual features of those nations impact their strengths and vulnerabilities and the selections made by means of their leaders.

Offering “a clean means of taking a look at maps” (The long island occasions booklet Review), Marshall explains the advanced geo-political recommendations that form the globe. Why is Putin so passionate about Crimea? Why was once the USA destined to develop into a world superpower? Why does China’s energy base proceed to extend? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe by no means be united? The solutions are geographical. “In an ever extra complicated, chaotic, and interlinked global, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and beneficial primer on geopolitics” (Newsweek) and a severe advisor to at least one of the most important picking elements in international affairs.

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Elemental Geosystems

This booklet offers readers an accessible, systematic, non-mathematical, and visually attractive begin in actual geography. It incorporates a detailed, holistic integration of human-Earth relationships, an utilized style, medical correctness, and improved pictures (remote sensing photographs) and cartography. A holistic, method method is used to explain and speak about every one actual approach. Highlights greater than two hundred URLs, and lines an accompanying CD-ROM with greater than 30 animations of key innovations in actual geography. solar power, Seasons, and the ambience. Atmospheric power and worldwide Temperatures. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations. Atmospheric Water and climate. international weather platforms. Water assets. The Dynamic Planet. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass circulation. River structures and Landforms. Wind techniques and wilderness Landscapes. The Oceans, Coastal procedures, and Landforms. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes. The Geography of Soils. Ecosystems and Biomes. Earth and the Human Denominator. For someone wanting a non-mathematical creation to actual geography.

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The Kangchenjunga Adventure: The 1930 Expedition to the Third Highest Mountain in the World

We went to Kangchenjunga in reaction to not the dictates of technology, yet in obedience to that indefinable urge males name adventure.' In 1930, an excursion got down to climb the world's third-highest mountain, Kangchenjunga. As but unclimbed, a couple of makes an attempt have been made at the height, together with within the prior yr. The Kangchenjunga experience files Frank Smythe's makes an attempt as a part of a world workforce to arrive the summit, how a dangerous avalanche, which killed one of many sherpas, introduced an finish to their climb and the way they grew to become their attentions as an alternative to Jonsong top, which provided a extra attractive substitute to dicy attacks at the maximum peaks. Smythe's books from this era supply compelling reads for a person with an curiosity in hiking: riveting adventures at the maximum peaks on this planet, willing observations of the mountain panorama and a desirable window into early mountain climbing, colonial attitudes and Himalayan exploration. Smythe used to be one of many best mountaineers of the 20th century, an excellent climber who, in his brief existence - he died elderly forty-nine -was on the centre of high-altitude mountain climbing improvement in its early years. He climbed greatly within the Alps, received the summit of Kamet (the maximum top then climbed) in 1931 and, at the 1933 Everest excursion, reached some extent greater than ever sooner than completed. writer of twenty-seven immensely well known books, he was once an early instance of the climber as famous person.

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International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

In recent times, worldwide migration has reworked when it comes to its numbers and succeed in, its political value, and its effect. The emerging premiums of foreign migration were matched by way of turning out to be public and media curiosity world wide. this day, the political and media recognition on migration and bigger public curiosity and difficulty feed into a world debate that's all too frequently poorly proficient and one-sided.

This Very brief Introduction seems to be on the phenomenon of foreign human migration - either felony and unlawful - and gives an goal stance at the subject, and its advantages and demanding situations. Khalid Koser unearths the possibilities migration provides that needs to be taken benefit of within the present economy, and debunks universal myths to illustrate that society, as we now comprehend it, can't functionality with out migrants. utilizing interviews with migrants from all over the world, Koser provides the human part of matters similar to asylum, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and the foreign labour strength, inviting readers to come back to their very own conclusions at the overseas migration scenario today.

ABOUT THE sequence: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford college Press includes 1000s of titles in nearly each topic region. those pocket-sized books are the fitting solution to get forward in a brand new topic quick. Our specialist authors mix evidence, research, viewpoint, new principles, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and hard subject matters hugely readable.

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The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-700 (2nd Edition) (The Routledge History of the Ancient World)

By Averil Cameron

This completely revised and elevated variation of The Mediterranean global in overdue Antiquity, now protecting the interval 395-700 advert, presents either an in depth advent to past due antiquity and a right away problem to standard perspectives of the top of the Roman empire. major pupil Averil Cameron specializes in the alterations and continuities in Mediterranean society as an entire earlier than the Arab conquests. new chapters survey the location within the east after the dying of Justinian and canopy the Byzantine wars with Persia, spiritual advancements within the japanese Mediterranean throughout the lifetime of Muhammad, the reign of Heraclius, the Arab conquests and the institution of the Umayyad caliphate.

Using the most recent in-depth archaeological facts, this all-round historic and thematic learn of the west and the jap empire has turn into the traditional paintings at the interval. the recent version takes account of modern learn on issues similar to the barbarian ‘invasions’, periodization, and questions of decline or continuity, in addition to the present curiosity in church councils, orthodoxy and heresy and the separation of the miaphysite church within the sixth-century east. It includes a new introductory survey of modern scholarship at the fourth century advert, and has an entire bibliography and wide notes with feedback for extra reading.

The Mediterranean global in overdue Antiquity 395-700 advert remains to be the benchmark for guides at the heritage of overdue Antiquity and is indispensible to a person learning the interval.

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