Off The Map

Off The Map
Author: Chellis Glendinning
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2002-09-01
ISBN: 0865714630
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off The Map Book Excerpt:

A powerful account of the way imperialism and the global economy shape and reshape our lives.--"Tikkun"

Off the Map

Off the Map
Author: John Harrison
Publsiher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2001-11-20
ISBN: 1840248661
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off the Map Book Excerpt:

Until recent aerial surveys, the Guiana Highlands bordering Brazil were one of the few remaining unknown regions on Earth and were believed to house El Dorado and the fabled tribe of Amazon warrior women. The barrier of rapids pouring from the mountain has kept it almost unexplored. In 1950, Raymond Maufrais, a young French explorer, set off into the Amazonian jungle of the region and was never seen again. Fifty years later, inspired by Maufrais' diary, John and Heather Harrison took to the wildest and most remote tributaries of the Amazon with just a canoe and shotgun for company. They quickly have to adjust to an existence where they are dependent upon nature for food and upon each other for their sanity. With no means of contacting civilization, they are forced to realize the poignancy of Maufrais' final record. Unaided and off the map, they encounter jaguars and poisonous frogs, are threatened by malaria and almost lose their way entirely. All the while they struggle to keep their relationship intact in this most inhospitable of places.

Off the Map Follow Me Out of Domestic Violence

Off the Map  Follow Me Out of Domestic Violence
Author: Jacquie Brown
Publsiher: Word Alive Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1770698558
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beyond the Map from the author of Off the Map

Beyond the Map  from the author of Off the Map
Author: Alastair Bonnett
Publsiher: Aurum
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN: 1781317550
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Map from the author of Off the Map Book Excerpt:

Geography is getting stranger. Out there, fleets of new islands are under construction and micro-nations are struggling into the light. As new borders and boundaries ebb and flow with increasing speed, it feels as if our old maps are being discarded, redrawn or torn up. Alastair Bonnett uncovers the stories of thirty-nine extraordinary places, each of which challenges us to re-imagine the world around us. From emerging islands, disruptive enclaves and bold utopian visions to uncanny ruins, ghostly tunnels and hidden landscapes – these are destinations that lie beyond ordinary coordinates. A follow on from the critically acclaimed Off the Map, this is a timely and fascinating discussion of place, ownership and ideas of state.

The Politics of Maps

The Politics of Maps
Author: Christine Leuenberger,Izhak Schnell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-07-18
ISBN: 0190076240
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Maps Book Excerpt:

The land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan Valley has been one of the most disputed territories in history. Since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, Palestinians and Israelis have each sought claim to the national identity of the land through various martial, social and scientific tactics, but no method has offered as much legitimacy and national controversy as that of the map. The Politics of Maps delves beneath the battlefield to unearth the cartographic strife behind the Israel/Palestine conflict. Blending science and technology studies, sociology, and geography with a host of archival material, in-depth interviews and ethnographies, this book explores how the geographical sciences came to be entangled with the politics, territorial claim-making, and nation-state building of Israel/Palestine. Chapters chart the cartographic history of the region, from the introduction of Western scientific and legal paradigms that seemingly legitimized and depoliticized new land regimes to the rise of new mapping technologies and software that expanded access to cartography into the public sphere. Maps produced by various sectors like the "peace camps" or the Jewish community enhanced national belonging, while others, like that of the Green Line, served largely to divide. The stories of Israel's many boundaries reveal that there is no absolute, technocratic solution to boundary-making. As boundaries continue to be controversial and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains intractable and unresolved, The Politics of Maps uses nationally-based cartographic discourses to provide insight into the complexity, fissures and frictions within internal political debates, illuminating the persistent power of the nation-state as a framework for forging identities, citizens, and alliances.

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons
Author: Stefan Ekman
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN: 0819573248
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here Be Dragons Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies (2016) Fantasy worlds are never mere backdrops. They are an integral part of the work, and refuse to remain separate from other elements. These worlds combine landscape with narrative logic by incorporating alternative rules about cause and effect or physical transformation. They become actors in the drama—interacting with the characters, offering assistance or hindrance, and making ethical demands. In Here Be Dragons, Stefan Ekman provides a wide-ranging survey of the ubiquitous fantasy map as the point of departure for an in-depth discussion of what such maps can tell us about what is important in the fictional worlds and the stories that take place there. With particular focus on J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Ekman shows how fantasy settings deserve serious attention from both readers and critics. Includes insightful readings of works by Steven Brust, Garth Nix, Robert Holdstock, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, China Miéville, Patricia McKillip, Tim Powers, Lisa Goldstein, Steven R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan, and Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education
Author: Ken Gilbertson,Alan Ewert,Pirkko Siklander,Timothy Bates
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-01-07
ISBN: 1492591238
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outdoor Education Book Excerpt:

Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies, Second Edition, provides all the necessary information and tools for teaching outdoor education. Future educators will learn how to create optimal learning opportunities in outdoor environments, how to design effective lessons, and how to identify and use the methods that are best for the place and the participants. These teaching methods apply to a variety of organizations, including schools, nature centers, adventure centers, camps, environmental learning centers, government agencies, and universities. Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies, Second Edition, is divided into three parts. Part I defines what outdoor education is and details the professional expectations for an outdoor educator. It also explores theories that support outdoor education, including developmental stages, learning stages, and constructivism. Part II guides the reader to understand the backgrounds and abilities of participants, create a successful learning environment, teach effectively in a variety of settings, and design lesson plans. Part III examines the uses of physical, cognitive, and affective methods for teaching, and it includes sample lesson plans that illustrate the methods presented. These chapters help students reflect on, evaluate, and improve their lesson plans through experimentation. Presented by authors with a combined 150 years of experience in the field, the methods and strategies in this book have been tested and proven to work in a variety of outdoor settings. This second edition covers theories such as scaffolding, brain-based learning, Erik Erikson’s eight stages of development as applied to outdoor education, playful learning, and nature play as well as the use of technology in outdoor education. This text supplements theory with tools to support practical application: Easy-to-use forms for designing, implementing, and evaluating outdoor lesson plans Nine sample lesson plans offering detailed instructions and representing a variety of settings for different age groups and abilities Updated Stories From Real Life case studies that illustrate how methods are applied in the real world Explore Your World sidebars prompting students to reflect on their own experiences and goals Tips and Techniques sidebars offering brief and actionable advice for educators New Professional’s Perspective sidebars featuring insights from real practitioners about core content and topics in the book Students will also find a number of learning aids—including chapter objectives, review questions, and a glossary—to enhance knowledge retention. Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies, Second Edition, will help aspiring educators enhance their audience’s awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of the outdoors. Ultimately, it will advance their ability to increase people’s enjoyment and understanding of the environment.

Engineer Field Manual

Engineer Field Manual
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1918
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethics in Everyday Places

Ethics in Everyday Places
Author: Tom Koch
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN: 0262037211
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics in Everyday Places Book Excerpt:

An exploration of moral stress, distress, and injuries inherent in modern society through the maps that pervade academic and public communications worlds. In Ethics in Everyday Places, ethicist and geographer Tom Koch considers what happens when, as he puts it, “you do everything right but know you've done something wrong." The resulting moral stress and injury, he argues, are pervasive in modern Western society. Koch makes his argument "from the ground up," from the perspective of average persons, and through a revealing series of maps in which issues of ethics and morality are embedded. The book begins with a general grounding in both moral stress and mapping as a means of investigation. The author then examines the ethical dilemmas of mapmakers and others in the popular media and the sciences, including graphic artists, journalists, researchers, and social scientists. Koch expands from the particular to the general, from mapmaker and journalist to the readers of maps and news. He explores the moral stress and injury in educational funding, poverty, and income inequality ("Why aren't we angry that one in eight fellow citizens lives in federally certified poverty?"), transportation modeling (seen in the iconic map of the London transit system and the hidden realities of exclusion), and U.S. graft organ transplantation. This uniquely interdisciplinary work rewrites our understanding of the nature of moral stress, distress and injury, and ethics in modern life. Written accessibly and engagingly, it transforms how we think of ethics—personal and professional—amid the often conflicting moral injunctions across modern society. Copublished with Esri Press

The Ballerina and the Bull

The Ballerina and the Bull
Author: Johanna Isaacson
Publsiher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 1910924113
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ballerina and the Bull Book Excerpt:

Our moment has seen the resurgence of an anarchist sensibility, from the uprisings in Seattle in 1999 to the Occupy movement of 2011. Against the vacuity and drift of financialized capitalism, proclaiming "There is no Alternative," these insurgent movements have insisted that an alternative is possible. In The Ballerina and the Bull Johanna Isaacson explores the occult history of US punk, hardcore, queercore, and riot grrrl, DIY culture, and alternative subcultures to trace a new politics of "expressive negation" that both contests the present order and gives us a sense of the impasses of politics in an age of depoliticization. "Expressive negation" registers the contradictory politics at the heart of these projects: the desire for negation that must be positively expressed. Drawing on first-hand experience, interviews, and discussion of the ludic, spatial, and sexual politics of anarchist subcultures, Isaacson maps an underground utopian politics of style and develops a radically new history of the present moment.

Where Are Our Boys

Where Are Our Boys
Author: Martin Woods
Publsiher: National Library of Australia
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN: 0642278717
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Are Our Boys Book Excerpt:

In 1914, the newspaper map or newsmap began to supply readers with the geographical backdrop to the Great War, an important tool in explaining the progress of the war to the public at home. Day by day, for every campaign and battle, readers across the nation were deluged with maps, both in the pages of newspapers and pasted up in town and city streets, allowing them to follow Australian and Allied exploits. Drawn from scant news cables, out of date cartography, and the writer's imagination, a semi-fictional war story emerged, of ANZAC successes and, sometimes, disasters. Our boys were in Egypt, Palestine, Gallipoli, Belgium, Germany and France, in towns and villages most Australians had never heard of. Soon, these places were being discussed, with growing expertise, over maps in homes, pubs, churches and clubs. Those following the war at home were never allowed too close, as censorship rules dictated when maps could be published. Yet 'Where Are Our Boys?' is not simply about propaganda. Maps in newspapers tracked the war's many campaigns and the exploits of our boys, but most impportantly allowed those at home to feel close to their brothers, husbands, fathers, uncles, neighbours and cousins. Maps naturally became central to commemorating events, people and places. The war produced more maps than any time before in history, giving us along the way some of the most beautiful, and sometimes misleading, maps ever published. 'Where Are Our Boys?' tells the story of how the war was fought and won from the opening salvos in 1914 to Gallipoli and victory on the Western Front. In the end, though, these maps were needed most to help understand the conflict and to comprehend the great human costs.

Cognitive Linguistics and Translation

Cognitive Linguistics and Translation
Author: Ana Rojo,Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2013-07-15
ISBN: 3110302942
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Linguistics and Translation Book Excerpt:

The papers compiled in the present volume aim at investigating the many fruitful manners in which cognitive linguistics can expand further on cognitive translation studies. Some papers (e.g. Halverson, Muñoz-Martín, Martín de León) take a theoretical stand, since the epistemological and ontological bases of both areas (cognitive linguistics and translation studies) should be known before specific contributions of cognitive linguistic to translation are tackled. Several works in the volume attempt to illustrate how some of the notions imported from cognitive linguistics may contribute to enrich our understanding of the translation process in a general translation problem such as metaphor (e.g. Samaniego), the relationship between form and meaning (e.g. Tabakowska, Rojo and Valenzuela) or cultural aspects (e.g. Bernárdez, Sharifian/Jamarani). Others use translation as an empirical field to test some of the basic assumptions of cognitive linguistics such as frames (e.g. Boas), metonymy (e.g. Brdar/Brdar-Szabó), and lexicalisation patterns (e.g. Ibarretxe-Antuñano/Filipovi?). Finally, another set of papers (e.g. Feist, Hatzidaki) opens up new lines of investigation for experimental research, a very promising area still underdeveloped.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary
Author: Angus Stevenson,Maurice Waite
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1728
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN: 0199601100
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concise Oxford English Dictionary Book Excerpt:

Offers definitions for English words and phrases, along with observations about the evolution of the dictionary since its first edition and tables that contain information for such topics as countries and chemical elements.

Programming Pig

Programming Pig
Author: Alan Gates,Daniel Dai
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN: 1491937041
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming Pig Book Excerpt:

For many organizations, Hadoop is the first step for dealing with massive amounts of data. The next step? Processing and analyzing datasets with the Apache Pig scripting platform. With Pig, you can batch-process data without having to create a full-fledged application, making it easy to experiment with new datasets. Updated with use cases and programming examples, this second edition is the ideal learning tool for new and experienced users alike. You’ll find comprehensive coverage on key features such as the Pig Latin scripting language and the Grunt shell. When you need to analyze terabytes of data, this book shows you how to do it efficiently with Pig. Delve into Pig’s data model, including scalar and complex data types Write Pig Latin scripts to sort, group, join, project, and filter your data Use Grunt to work with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Build complex data processing pipelines with Pig’s macros and modularity features Embed Pig Latin in Python for iterative processing and other advanced tasks Use Pig with Apache Tez to build high-performance batch and interactive data processing applications Create your own load and store functions to handle data formats and storage mechanisms

Bass Fishing Basics or Everything a Bass Fisherman Needs to Remember

Bass Fishing Basics or Everything a Bass Fisherman Needs to Remember
Author: Carlton "Doc" Holliday
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN: 1312497335
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bass Fishing Basics or Everything a Bass Fisherman Needs to Remember Book Excerpt:

This is a reference manual for basic information about bass fishing for novice and experienced bass fishermen, both men and women. How to find fish, develop patterns, which baits to use and where and when to use them.

Better Safe Than Sorry

Better Safe Than Sorry
Author: Michael Krepon
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-01-02
ISBN: 0804770980
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Safe Than Sorry Book Excerpt:

In 2008, the iconic doomsday clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientistswas set at five minutes to midnight—two minutes closer to Armageddon than in 1962, when John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev went eyeball to eyeball over missiles in Cuba! We still live in an echo chamber of fear, after eight years in which the Bush administration and its harshest critics reinforced each other's worst fears about the Bomb. And yet, there have been no mushroom clouds or acts of nuclear terrorism since the Soviet Union dissolved, let alone since 9/11. Our worst fears still could be realized at any time, but Michael Krepon argues that the United States has never possessed more tools and capacity to reduce nuclear dangers than it does today - from containment and deterrence to diplomacy, military strength, and arms control. The bloated nuclear arsenals of the Cold War years have been greatly reduced, nuclear weapon testing has almost ended, and all but eight countries have pledged not to acquire the Bomb. Major powers have less use for the Bomb than at any time in the past. Thus, despite wars, crises, and Murphy's Law, the dark shadows cast by nuclear weapons can continue to recede. Krepon believes that positive trends can continue, even in the face of the twin threats of nuclear terrorism and proliferation that have been exacerbated by the Bush administration's pursuit of a war of choice in Iraq based on false assumptions. Krepon advocates a "back to basics" approach to reducing nuclear dangers, reversing the Bush administration's denigration of diplomacy, deterrence, containment, and arms control. As he sees it, "The United States has stumbled before, but America has also made it through hard times and rebounded. With wisdom, persistence, and luck, another dark passage can be successfully navigated."

Computer Software for Spatial Data Handling Data manipulation programs

Computer Software for Spatial Data Handling  Data manipulation programs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1042
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cartography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Today s Technician Automotive Electricity and Electronics

Today s Technician  Automotive Electricity and Electronics
Author: Barry Hollembeak
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1572
Release: 2010-04-14
ISBN: 1111784647
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Today s Technician Automotive Electricity and Electronics Book Excerpt:

Unsurpassed in coverage of the theory and procedures for automotive electricity and electronics, the newest edition of this highly successful classroom and shop manual is guaranteed to instill both the knowledge and skills critical to success in the industry. TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY & ELECTRONICS, 5TH EDITION has been updated to offer a more streamlined presentation of diagnostic and service procedures, as well as additional attention to data bus networks, including the CAN, LIN, ISO, and other common systems. The book also features expanded coverage of vehicle accessory systems, including the new multi-stage air bag systems, weight classification systems, side air bag systems, and laser-guided cruise control systems. An all-new chapter on hybrid and high voltage systems rounds out the up-to-date content, ensuring readers gain a strong working knowledge that of the latest industry trends and technologies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook

Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook
Author: Alper Dincer,Balkan Uraz
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2013-12-26
ISBN: 184969883X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook Book Excerpt:

Google Maps API Cookbook follows a fast-paced, high-level, structured cookbook approach, with minimal theory and an abundance of practical, real-world examples explained in a thorough yet concise manner to help you learn quickly and efficiently. Google Maps API Cookbook is for developers who wish to learn how to do anything from adding a simple embedded map to a website to developing complex GIS applications with the Google Maps JavaScript API. It is targeted at JavaScript developers who know how to get by but who are also seeking the immediacy of recipe-based advice.