They capture what people knew, what they hoped for, what they thought they knew, and what they feared. With stunning visual clarity, a history of America in 100 Maps showcases the power of cartography to illuminate and complicate our understanding of the past. In this book susan schulten uses maps to explore five centuries of American history, from the voyages of European discovery to the digital age.
A History of America in 100 Maps #ad - Some were tools of statecraft and diplomacy, and others were instruments of social reform or even advertising and entertainment. As such they offer unrivaled windows onto the past. Each is discussed in terms of its specific features as well as its larger historical significance in a way that conveys a fresh perspective on the past.
. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form. But when considered together, they demonstrate the many ways that maps both reflect and influence historical change.
History of the World Map by MapDK #ad - At key points in history of the world map by map, such as World War II, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, or to explore overarching themes, broad, such as the Industrial Revolution. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times.
But not every page is full of maps. Picture spreads, such as fascism and communism, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, meanwhile, and the invention of printing. More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race.
History of the World Map by Map #ad - Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, colonies, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, or theaters of war.
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Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve. Together, quirky and serious, these online giants provide answers to the kinds of questions, that may be puzzling anyone interested in the world around them. Smart, the uninitiated, savvy answers to universal questions, from the highly popular The Economist Explains and Daily Chart blogs-a treat for the knowing, and the downright curious.
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All Over the Map: A Cartographic OdysseyNational Geographic #ad - Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today. If your brain craves maps--and mason and Miller would say it does, whether you know it or not--this eye-opening visual feast will inspire and delight.
In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National Geographic cartography blog "All Over the Map"--explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, and scholars, curators, historians, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps.
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The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British EnglishPenguin Books #ad - In the prodigal tongue she explores the fiction and reality of the special relationship between British and American English. Chosen by the economist as a best book of the yearan american linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English “English accents are the sexiest.
Americans have ruined the English language. Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. With great humour and new insights, frown, and what different things we mean when we say estate, why British accents are growing away from American ones, political and linguistic forces that have driven American and British English in different directions: how Americans got from centre to center, Lynne Murphy looks at the social, or middle class.
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The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary LandsUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Put a map at the start of a book, and we know an adventure is going to follow. It’s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and drawing: Maps have a unique power to transport us to distant lands on wondrous travels. An enchanting visual and verbal journey, literature, The Writer’s Map will be irresistible for lovers of maps, and memories—and anyone prone to flights of the imagination.
Reif larsen writes about our dependence on GPS and the impulse to map our experience. This magnificent collection encompasses not only the maps that appear in their books but also the many maps that have inspired them, the sketches that they used while writing, and others that simply sparked their curiosity.
The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands #ad - Robert macfarlane reflects on the cartophilia that has informed his evocative nature writing, which was set off by Robert Louis Stevenson and his map of Treasure Island. This exquisitely crafted and illustrated atlas explores these and so many more of the maps writers create and are inspired by—some real, some imagined—in both words and images.
. Amid a cornucopia of 167 full-color images, we find here maps of the world as envisaged in medieval times, sci-fi and fantasy, nursery rhymes, literary classics, as well as maps of adventure, and collectible comics. Philip pullman recounts the experience of drawing a map as he set out on one of his early novels, The Tin Princess.
Daniel reeve describes drawing maps and charts for The Hobbit film trilogy. Miraphora mina recalls the creative challenge of drawing up ”The Marauder’s Map” for the Harry Potter films.
Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in AmericaWiley-Blackwell #ad - Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America #ad - The second edition of drawing the line: how mason and dixon surveyed the Most Famous Border in America updates Edwin Danson’s definitive history of the creation of the Mason - Dixon Line to reflect new research and archival documents that have come to light in recent years. Features numerous updates and revisions reflecting new information that has come to light on surveyors charles mason and jeremiah Dixon Reveals the true origin of the survey’s starting point and the actual location of the surveyors’ observatory in Embreeville Offers expanded information on Mason and Dixon’s transit of Venus adventures, which would be an important influence on their future work, and his death in Philadelphia Includes a new, and on Mason’s final years pursuing a share of the fabulous Longitude prize, more comprehensive appendix describing the surveying methods utilized to establish the Mason-Dixon Line.
Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is DifferentUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Science writer philip ball offers an up-to-date, accessible account of the quest to come to grips with the most fundamental theory of physical reality, and to explain how its counterintuitive principles underpin the world we experience. The quantum world Ball shows us isn’t a different world. Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.
Since niels bohr said this many years ago, quantum mechanics has only been getting more shocking. An exhilarating tour of the contemporary quantum landscape, Beyond Weird is a book about what quantum physics really means—and what it doesn’t. Over the past decade it has become clear that quantum physics is less a theory about particles and waves, than a theory about information and knowledge—about what can be known, uncertainty and fuzziness, and how we can know it.
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But if quantum mechanics is correct, what seems obvious and right in our everyday world is built on foundations that don’t seem obvious or right at all—or even possible. It is our world, and if anything deserves to be called “weird, ” it’s us.
Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of BloodMetropolitan Books #ad - An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough scienceBlood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don’t even know their own blood type.
It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. In nine pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to the breakthough of the "liquid biopsy, " which promises to diagnose cancer and other diseases with a simple blood test. She introduces janet vaughan, who set up the world’s first system of mass blood donation during the Blitz, and Arunachalam Muruganantham, known as “Menstrual Man” for his work on sanitary pads for developing countries.
And for all its ubiquitousness, the few tablespoons of blood discharged by 800 million women are still regarded as taboo: menstruation is perhaps the single most demonized biological event. Rose george, author of the Big Necessity, is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important.
Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood #ad - She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions, in which the US is known as the “OPEC of plasma. And she looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you. Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Nine Pints reveals our life's blood in an entirely new light.
Nine pints was named one of Bill Gates recommended summer reading titles for 2019.
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From ptolemy's world map to the hereford's mappa mundi, through Mercator's map of the world to the latest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps provides a fascinating overview of cartography through the ages.
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science FictionDey Street Books #ad - Over a period of more than thirty years, he dominated the genre, from the rise of the pulps to the debut of Star Trek, and his three closest collaborators reached unimaginable heights. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Martin"enthralling…A clarion call to enlarge American literary history. Washington post“engrossing, well-researched… This sure-footed history addresses important issues, such as the lack of racial diversity and gender parity for much of the genre’s history.
Wall street journal“A gift to science fiction fans everywhere. Sylvia nasar, new york times bestselling author of A Beautiful MindAstounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers—John W. Campbell, Jr. Whom asimov called “the most powerful force in science fiction ever.
Campbell, in which he discovered countless legendary writers and published classic works ranging from the I, was both a visionary author—he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing—and the editor of the groundbreaking magazine best known as Astounding Science Fiction, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, Robot series to Dune.
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction #ad - R. Heinlein, and L. For the first time, which prompted asimov to observe: “I knew Campbell and I knew Hubbard, it reveals the startling extent of Campbell’s influence on the ideas that evolved into Scientology, and no movement can have two Messiahs. It looks unsparingly at the tragic final act that estranged the others from Campbell, bringing the golden age of science fiction to a close, and it illuminates how their complicated legacy continues to shape the imaginations of millions and our vision of the future itself.