History of the World Map by Map

History of the World Map by Map
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN: 0241379180
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the World Map by Map Book Excerpt:

Maps don't just show us where to go, but also where we've been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. Learn how something like the printing press can define a time, or how the Allies in Europe could defeat the Nazis. There is so much to read about in this remarkable history book, and just as much to look at. Maps are more than the topography of the Earth, or the borders of countries. Maps can represent the movement of people and ideas, and they provide a unique way to explain historical themes and explore sweeping periods of time. This stunning visual reference book starts with the evolution and migration of our oldest ancestors out of Africa. You can then look up maps about the Greece and Persian War, the Mongol Conquests, Medieval Europe's trade routes, and the rise of the Ottomans. There are maps about the colonisation of North America, the scientific revolution, Napoleon's advances, and Britain's control of India. There's more in later centuries, such as the Age of Imperialism, the American Civil War, industrialised Europe and the transformation of Japan. This history book reaching across millennia gives you a broad view of the pivotal events in our past. With 140 maps, complimented with pictures, info boxes and timelines, there's so much to enjoy and learn about. You will gain a strong understanding of some of the forces and movements across continents that have shaped our world. A Map Guided Tour of World History Inside this beautiful cover is concise and fascinating historical information, 140 custom maps and many ways to engage in history that will interest many readers, from students wanting additional resources for school, to history buffs that love a good book and cartography. Go on guided tour through time: - Prehistory 7 MYA-3000 BCE - The Ancient World 3000 BCE - 500 CE - Middle Ages 500-1450 CE - The Early Modern World 1450-1700 - Revolution and Industry 1700-1850 - Progress and Empire 1850-1914 - The Modern World 1914-Present

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

A History of the World in Twelve Maps
Author: Jerry Brotton
Publsiher: Viking Adult
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780670023394
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the World in Twelve Maps Book Excerpt:

A survey of twelve maps from ancient Greece to Google Earth examines how they have influenced how the world is seen, revealing how historical geographical depictions were subject to deliberate manipulations to promote a range of special interests.

The Image of the World

The Image of the World
Author: Peter Whitfield
Publsiher: Pomegranate
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Image of the World Book Excerpt:

Examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples, discussing the maps and their makers in relation to their age and placing them within the context of the wider history of ideas.

Battles Map by Map

Battles Map by Map
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 0241531853
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles Map by Map Book Excerpt:

Experience the world's most significant battles through bold, easy-to-grasp maps. Includes a foreword by Peter Snow, broadcaster and historian. Covering everything from the battlefields of the ancient world to the bomb-scarred landscapes of World War II and beyond, this ebook includes engrossing maps telling the story of history's most famous battles. Using brand new, in-depth maps and expert analysis, see for yourself how legendary military milestones were won and lost, and how tactics, technology, vision, and luck have all played a part in the outcome of wars throughout history. Additionally, historic maps, paintings, photographs, and objects take you to the heart of the action; famous commanders and military leaders are profiled; and the impact of groundbreaking weapons and battlefield innovations is revealed. Bursting with lavish illustrations and full of fascinating detail, Battles Map by Map is the ultimate history ebook for map lovers, military history enthusiasts, and armchair generals everywhere.

World War II Map by Map

World War II Map by Map
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN: 0241445914
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Map by Map Book Excerpt:

The deadliest war in history brought to life through bold, easy-to-grasp maps In this stunning visual history ebook, purpose-made maps reveal the full story of the Second World War. From the rise of the Axis powers to the aftermath of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, this ebook shows how each step of the action took place. Each map is full of detail, charting the progress of the key events of World War II on land, sea, and air, including the Dunkirk evacuation, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, the siege of Stalingrad, and the war in the Pacific. As well as purpose-made maps, historical maps from both Allied and Axis countries give compelling insights into the course of the war. There are also timelines summarizing each stage of the conflict as it unfolded, while fascinating, large-scale photographs offer a closer look at life both on and off the battlefield, introducing topics such as blitzkrieg tactics, civilian life in wartime, code-breaking, and more. Written by a team of historians headed by Richard Overy as consultant, World War II Map by Map shows how the deadliest conflict in history changed the face of our world. It is perfect for general readers, students, and military history enthusiasts everywhere. Includes a foreword by Peter Snow, broadcaster and historian.

Reference and Information Sources and Services for Children and Young Adults

Reference and Information Sources and Services for Children and Young Adults
Author: Lesley S. J. Farmer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-09-15
ISBN: 1538163209
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference and Information Sources and Services for Children and Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Here’s a book on today’s reference sources and services written just for children’s and young adult librarians. It includes core reference collections bibliographies targeted to elementary-age children, to middle schoolers, and to teens. Each chapter also includes sidebar exercise and thought experiments, as well as prompts for next action steps

Orientation to the History of Roman Judaea

Orientation to the History of Roman Judaea
Author: Steve Mason
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2016-12-09
ISBN: 1498294472
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientation to the History of Roman Judaea Book Excerpt:

No field of study is livelier than the history of Roman-era Judaea (ca. 200 BC to AD 400). Bold reinterpretations of texts and new archaeological discoveries prompt us constantly to rethink assumptions. What kind of religion was Judaism? How did Jews--and Christians--relate to Roman imperial power? Should we speak of Judaism or Judaisms? How should the finds at Qumran affect our understanding? Did Paul and other early Christians remain within Judaism? Should we translate Ioudaioi as "Jews" or "Judaeans"? These debates can leave students perplexed, this book argues, because the participants share only a topic. They are actually investigating different questions using disparate criteria. In the hope of facilitating communication and preparing advanced students, this book explores two basic but neglected problems: What does it mean to do history (if history is what we wish to do)? And how did the ancients understand and describe their world? It is not a history, then, but an orientation to the history of Roman Judaea. Rather than trying to specify which questions are good ones or what one should think about them, the book offers new perspectives to help unleash the historical imagination while reckoning squarely with the nature of our evidence.

Fifteenth Century England a Comprehensive Chronology

Fifteenth Century England a Comprehensive Chronology
Author: WM. E. Baumgaertner
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN: 1698706189
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifteenth Century England a Comprehensive Chronology Book Excerpt:

This is the first volume (of what will likely be four volumes) of a comprehensive chronological history of fifteenth century England. It begins in 1397, a necessary prelude to the rise of Henry IV, and carries through to 1509 and the death of Henry VII. The series includes inter-related chronologies of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Burgundy and Brittany. Volume I covers from 1397 and the last few years of the reign of Richard II, through the entire reigns of Henry IV and Henry V, and ends a few months into the reign of Henry VI (1422). In the process, it covers wars, usurpations, land and naval battles, parliaments and great council meetings, and the lives and deaths of many hundreds of prominent English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, Burgundian and Breton persons.

Henricus Martellus s World Map at Yale c 1491

Henricus Martellus   s World Map at Yale  c  1491
Author: Chet Van Duzer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-08-03
ISBN: 3319768409
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henricus Martellus s World Map at Yale c 1491 Book Excerpt:

This book presents groundbreaking new research on a fifteenth-century world map by Henricus Martellus, c. 1491, now at Yale. The importance of the map had long been suspected, but it was essentially unstudiable because the texts on it had faded to illegibility. Multispectral imaging of the map, performed with NEH support in 2014, rendered its texts legible for the first time, leading to renewed study of the map by the author. This volume provides transcriptions, translations, and commentary on the Latin texts on the map, particularly their sources, as well as the place names in several regions. This leads to a demonstration of a very close relationship between the Martellus map and Martin Waldseemüller’s famous map of 1507. One of the most exciting discoveries on the map is in the hinterlands of southern Africa. The information there comes from African sources; the map is thus a unique and supremely important document regarding African cartography in the fifteenth century. This book is essential reading for digital humanitarians and historians of cartography.

International Law

International Law
Author: David Pataraia
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 1000477320
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Law Book Excerpt:

International Law: Text, Cases and Materials provides not only an essential introduction to the core concepts and foundational principles of international law, but also a detailed overview of each established area in which international law operates. Featuring cases, materials, and illustrative figures throughout to enhance the level of context and detail provided, the book covers everything a student of international law requires. Topics include the law of treaties, international organisations, the international protection of human rights, responsibility in international law, jurisdiction, diplomatic and consular law, territory in international law, the law of the sea, international air and space law, international economic law, international environmental law, and international humanitarian law. This comprehensive textbook will be essential reading not only for any course on international law, but also as a starting point for those wishing to grasp the context of a particular area of international law before exploring further.

Rhumb Lines and Map Wars

Rhumb Lines and Map Wars
Author: Mark Monmonier
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN: 0226534324
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhumb Lines and Map Wars Book Excerpt:

In Rhumb Lines and Map Wars, Mark Monmonier offers an insightful, richly illustrated account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy. He takes us back to 1569, when Mercator announced a clever method of portraying the earth on a flat surface, creating the first projection to take into account the earth's roundness. As Monmonier shows, mariners benefited most from Mercator's projection, which allowed for easy navigation of the high seas with rhumb lines—clear-cut routes with a constant compass bearing—for true direction. But the projection's popularity among nineteenth-century sailors led to its overuse—often in inappropriate, non-navigational ways—for wall maps, world atlases, and geopolitical propaganda. Because it distorts the proportionate size of countries, the Mercator map was criticized for inflating Europe and North America in a promotion of colonialism. In 1974, German historian Arno Peters proffered his own map, on which countries were ostensibly drawn in true proportion to one another. In the ensuing "map wars" of the 1970s and 1980s, these dueling projections vied for public support—with varying degrees of success. Widely acclaimed for his accessible, intelligent books on maps and mapping, Monmonier here examines the uses and limitations of one of cartography's most significant innovations. With informed skepticism, he offers insightful interpretations of why well-intentioned clerics and development advocates rallied around the Peters projection, which flagrantly distorted the shape of Third World nations; why journalists covering the controversy ignored alternative world maps and other key issues; and how a few postmodern writers defended the Peters worldview with a self-serving overstatement of the power of maps. Rhumb Lines and Map Wars is vintage Monmonier: historically rich, beautifully written, and fully engaged with the issues of our time.

Abigail of Venice

Abigail of Venice
Author: Leigh Russell
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-10-18
ISBN: 1504073495
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abigail of Venice Book Excerpt:

A sixteenth-century Jewish woman flees persecution and an abusive marriage in this historical saga from “a brilliant talent” (Jeffery Deaver). When soldiers attack the inhabitants of a Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Lithuania, Abigail manages to escape both the attack and her abusive husband, Reuven. She travels over land and sea to Venice, where she settles in another ghetto. Believing Reuven is dead, Abigail falls in love with her widowed neighbour, Daniel. But before Abigail and Daniel announce their betrothal, her violent husband reappears. Reuven is arrested for drunken brawling and sentenced to slavery in the galleys. Abigail hopes she has finally seen the last of him, but he returns to Venice, and Abigail fears she will never be free of him . . . From the Dagger Award finalist and acclaimed author of the Geraldine Steel novels, Abigail of Venice is an engrossing story of forbidden love that explores domestic violence, religious persecution, the Inquisition, and witch burning against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent periods of European history. Praise for the novels of Leigh Russell: “Tense and compelling.” —Publishers Weekly “Unmissable.” —Lee Child

World Map

World Map
Author: Barcharts, Inc.,Mapping Specialists
Publsiher: Quickstudy
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN: 9781423220848
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Map Book Excerpt:

The wall map of the World measures 50"x32." It contains detailed topography, major roads, cities, capitals and much more. .

Narrative and Critical History of America Spanish explorations and settlements in America from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century c1886

Narrative and Critical History of America  Spanish explorations and settlements in America from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century   c1886
Author: Justin Winsor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative and Critical History of America Spanish explorations and settlements in America from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century c1886 Book Excerpt:

History of Map in China

History of Map in China
Author: Zhi Dao
Publsiher: DeepLogic
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Map in China Book Excerpt:

The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Map in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

On The Map

On The Map
Author: Simon Garfield
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN: 1847658555
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On The Map Book Excerpt:

Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. With a historical sweep ranging from Ptolemy to Twitter, Garfield explores the legendary, impassable (and non-existent) mountains of Kong, the role of cartography in combatting cholera, the 17th-century Dutch craze for Atlases, the Norse discovery of America, how a Venetian monk mapped the world from his cell and the Muppets' knack of instant map-travel. Along the way are pocket maps of dragons, Mars, murders and more, with plenty of illustrations and prints to signpost the route. From the bestselling and widely-adored author of Just My Type, On The Map is a witty and irrepressible examination of where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.

The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society

The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society Book Excerpt:

A Map of the World

A Map of the World
Author: Jane Hamilton
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1995
ISBN: 0385720106
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Map of the World Book Excerpt:

While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town

The Map Reader

The Map Reader
Author: Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin,Chris Perkins
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN: 0470980079
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Map Reader Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE CANTEMIR PRIZE 2012 awarded by the Berendel Foundation The Map Reader brings together, for the first time, classic and hard-to-find articles on mapping. This book provides a wide-ranging and coherent edited compendium of key scholarly writing about the changing nature of cartography over the last half century. The editorial selection of fifty-four theoretical and thought provoking texts demonstrates how cartography works as a powerful representational form and explores how different mapping practices have been conceptualised in particular scholarly contexts. Themes covered include paradigms, politics, people, aesthetics and technology. Original interpretative essays set the literature into intellectual context within these themes. Excerpts are drawn from leading scholars and researchers in a range of cognate fields including: Cartography, Geography, Anthropology, Architecture, Engineering, Computer Science and Graphic Design. The Map Reader provides a new unique single source reference to the essential literature in the cartographic field: more than fifty specially edited excerpts from key, classic articles and monographs critical introductions by experienced experts in the field focused coverage of key mapping practices, techniques and ideas a valuable resource suited to a broad spectrum of researchers and students working in cartography and GIScience, geography, the social sciences, media studies, and visual arts full page colour illustrations of significant maps as provocative visual ‘think-pieces’ fully indexed, clearly structured and accessible ways into a fast changing field of cartographic research

New Found Lands

New Found Lands
Author: Peter Whitfield
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1136679480
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Found Lands Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.