The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-01-31
ISBN: 0141915773
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost Map Book Excerpt:

In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full of dirt, dust heaps, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is about how huge populations live together, how cities can kill – and how they can save us.

Ghost Map

Ghost Map
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780739483848
Category: Cholera
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781429501316
Category: Cholera
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost Map Book Excerpt:

"An account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London--and an exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease in cities. In the summer of 1854, a devastating cholera outbreak seized London just as it was emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Author Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts as he risked his own life to prove how the epidemic was being spread. When he created the map that traced the pattern of outbreak back to its source, Dr. Snow didn't just solve a pressing medical riddle--he established a precedent for the way modern city-dwellers, city planners, physicians, and public officials think about the spread of disease and the development of the modern urban environment.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress.

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780713999747
Category: Cholera
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost Map Book Excerpt:

Steven Johnson takes the reader day by day through the cholera epidemic of 1854 - which would consume 50,000 lives in England and Wales - and recreates a London full of dust heaps, furnaces and slaughterhouses.

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives
Author: David J. Bodenhamer,John Corrigan,Trevor M. Harris
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-04
ISBN: 0253015677
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives Book Excerpt:

Deep maps are finely detailed, multimedia depictions of a place and the people, buildings, objects, flora, and fauna that exist within it and which are inseparable from the activities of everyday life. These depictions may encompass the beliefs, desires, hopes, and fears of residents and help show what ties one place to another. A deep map is a way to engage evidence within its spatio-temporal context and to provide a platform for a spatially-embedded argument. The essays in this book investigate deep mapping and the spatial narratives that stem from it. The authors come from a variety of disciplines: history, religious studies, geography and geographic information science, and computer science. Each applies the concepts of space, time, and place to problems central to an understanding of society and culture, employing deep maps to reveal the confluence of actions and evidence and to trace paths of intellectual exploration by making use of a new creative space that is visual, structurally open, multi-media, and multi-layered.

Computer Vision and Graphics

Computer Vision and Graphics
Author: Leonard Bolc,Konrad Wojciechowski,Ryszard Tadeusiewicz,Leszek J. Chmielewski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 755
Release: 2012-10-13
ISBN: 3642335640
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision and Graphics Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics, ICCVG 2012, held in Warsaw, Poland, in September 2012. The 89 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on computer graphics, computer vision and visual surveillance.

Rethinking Map Literacy

Rethinking Map Literacy
Author: Ming Xie,Steven Reader,H. L. Vacher
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2021-03-29
ISBN: 3030685942
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Map Literacy Book Excerpt:

This book provides two conceptual frameworks for further investigation of map literacy and fills in a gap in map literacy studies, addressing the distinction between reference maps and thematic maps and the varying uses of quantitative map literacy (QML) within and between the two. The text offers two conceptual frameworks and uses specific map examples to explore this variability in map reading skills and knowledge, with the goal of informing educational pedagogy and practices within geography and related disciplines. The book will appeal to cartographers and geographers as a new perspective on a tool of communication they have long employed in their disciplines, and will also appeal to those involved in the educational pedagogy of information and data literacy as a way to conceptualize the development of curricula and teaching materials in the increasingly important arena of the interplay between quantitative data and map-based graphics. The first framework discussed is based on a three-set Venn model, and addresses the content and relationships of three “literacies” – map literacy, quantitative literacy and background information. As part of this framework, the field of QML is introduced, conceptualized, and defined as the knowledge (concepts, skills and facts) required to accurately read, use, interpret and understand the quantitative information embedded in geographic backgrounds. The second framework is of a compositional triangle based on (1) the ratio of reference to thematic map purpose and (2) the level of generalization and/or distortion within maps. In combination, these two parameters allow for any type of map to be located within the triangle as a prelude to considering the type and level of quantitative literacy that comes into play during map reading. Based on the two frameworks mentioned above, the pedagogical tool of “word problems” is applied to “map literacy” in an innovative way to explore the variability of map reading skills and knowledge based on specific map examples.

The Environment and the People in American Cities 1600s 1900s

The Environment and the People in American Cities  1600s 1900s
Author: Dorceta E. Taylor
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2009-11-23
ISBN: 0822392240
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Environment and the People in American Cities 1600s 1900s Book Excerpt:

In The Environment and the People in American Cities, Dorceta E. Taylor provides an in-depth examination of the development of urban environments, and urban environmentalism, in the United States. Taylor focuses on the evolution of the city, the emergence of elite reformers, the framing of environmental problems, and the perceptions of and responses to breakdowns in social order, from the seventeenth century through the twentieth. She demonstrates how social inequalities repeatedly informed the adjudication of questions related to health, safety, and land access and use. While many accounts of environmental history begin and end with wildlife and wilderness, Taylor shows that the city offers important clues to understanding the evolution of American environmental activism. Taylor traces the progression of several major thrusts in urban environmental activism, including the alleviation of poverty; sanitary reform and public health; safe, affordable, and adequate housing; parks, playgrounds, and open space; occupational health and safety; consumer protection (food and product safety); and land use and urban planning. At the same time, she presents a historical analysis of the ways race, class, and gender shaped experiences and perceptions of the environment as well as environmental activism and the construction of environmental discourses. Throughout her analysis, Taylor illuminates connections between the social and environmental conflicts of the past and those of the present. She describes the displacement of people of color for the production of natural open space for the white and wealthy, the close proximity between garbage and communities of color in early America, the cozy relationship between middle-class environmentalists and the business community, and the continuous resistance against environmental inequalities on the part of ordinary residents from marginal communities.

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon
Author: Jennifer Wright
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN: 1627797475
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Get Well Soon Book Excerpt:

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio—and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-seventeenth-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome—a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure. And in turn-of-the-century New York, an Irish cook caused two lethal outbreaks of typhoid fever, a case that transformed her into the notorious Typhoid Mary. Throughout time, humans have been terrified and fascinated by the diseases history and circumstance have dropped on them. Some of their responses to those outbreaks are almost too strange to believe in hindsight. Get Well Soon delivers the gruesome, morbid details of some of the worst plagues we’ve suffered as a species, as well as stories of the heroic figures who selflessly fought to ease the suffering of their fellow man. With her signature mix of in-depth research and storytelling, and not a little dark humor, Jennifer Wright explores history’s most gripping and deadly outbreaks, and ultimately looks at the surprising ways they’ve shaped history and humanity for almost as long as anyone can remember.

Image Analysis and Recognition

Image Analysis and Recognition
Author: Aurelio Campilho,Mohamed Kamel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN: 364213775X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image Analysis and Recognition Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference, ICIAR 2010, held in Póvoa de Varzin, Portugal in June 2010. The 88 revised full papers were selected from 164 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Image Morphology, Enhancement and Restoration, Image Segmentation, Featue Extraction and Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Shape, Texture and Motion Analysis, Coding, Indexing, and Retrieval, Face Detection and Recognition, Biomedical Image Analysis, Biometrics and Applications.

Deep Map Country

Deep Map Country
Author: Susan Naramore Maher
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 0803255039
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Map Country Book Excerpt:

Taking its name from the subtitle of William Least Heat-Moon's PrairyErth (a deep map), the "deep-map" form of nonfiction and environmental writing defines an innovative and stratigraphic literary genre. Proposing that its roots can be found in Great Plains nonfiction writing, Susan Naramore Maher explores the many facets of this vital form of critique, exploration, and celebration that weaves together such elements of narrative as natural history, cultural history, geography, memoir, and intertextuality. Maher's Deep Map Country gives readers the first book-length study of the deep-map nonfiction of the Great Plains region, featuring writers as diverse as Julene Bair, Sharon Butala, Loren Eiseley, Don Gayton, Linda Hasselstrom, William Least Heat-Moon, John Janovy Jr., John McPhee, Kathleen Norris, and Wallace Stegner. Deep Map Country examines the many layers of storytelling woven into their essays: the deep time of geology and evolutionary biology; the cultural history of indigenous and settlement communities; the personal stories of encounters with this expansive terrain; the political and industrial stories that have affected the original biome and Plains economies; and the spiritual dimensions of the physical environment that press on everyday realities.

Ghost Culture

Ghost Culture
Author: John G. Sabol Jr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2007-06-21
ISBN: 1467087882
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost Culture Book Excerpt:

This book is part of a series of ethnographic studies in cultural hauntings and ghostly landscapes. The first book, Ghost Excavator: Unearthing the Drama in the Mine Fields, was a personal excavation of the haunted Mahanoy Area. In this second book, a theory of cultural hauntings is presented that serves as a framework for investigative fieldwork. Specific techniques are introduced as a means of scientific practices to evaluate the data observed and recorded at haunted locations. This book is meant to form the infrastructure of a developing ghost science, one built from the "bottom-up". The integrated symmetrical approach of theory and scientific practice that is outlined here is a beginning point for the continuing evolution of the ghost science of the future. This search and analysis of haunting phenomena is seen as an approach that can be participated in by the many and who, through their continuing efforts, will help fill-in the "blanks" of a "ghost map" of what Shakespeare has called the "undiscover'd country".

The Return of Nature

The Return of Nature
Author: John Bellamy Foster
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN: 1583678379
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return of Nature Book Excerpt:

A fascinating reinterpretation of the radical and socialist origins of ecology Twenty years ago, John Bellamy Foster’s Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature introduced a new understanding of Karl Marx’s revolutionary ecological materialism. More than simply a study of Marx, it commenced an intellectual and social history, encompassing thinkers from Epicurus to Darwin, who developed materialist and ecological ideas. Now, with The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology, Foster continues this narrative. In so doing, he uncovers a long history of efforts to unite issues of social justice and environmental sustainability that will help us comprehend and counter today’s unprecedented planetary emergencies. The Return of Nature begins with the deaths of Darwin (1882) and Marx (1883) and moves on until the rise of the ecological age in the 1960s and 1970s. Foster explores how socialist analysts and materialist scientists of various stamps, first in Britain, then the United States, from William Morris and Frederick Engels to Joseph Needham, Rachel Carson, and Stephen J. Gould, sought to develop a dialectical naturalism, rooted in a critique of capitalism. In the process, he delivers a far-reaching and fascinating reinterpretation of the radical and socialist origins of ecology. Ultimately, what this book asks for is nothing short of revolution: a long, ecological revolution, aimed at making peace with the planet while meeting collective human needs.

Through the Healing Glass

Through the Healing Glass
Author: John Stanislav Sadar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN: 1317562615
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through the Healing Glass Book Excerpt:

In the mid-1920s a physiologist, a glass chemist, and a zoo embarked on a project which promised to turn buildings into medical instruments. The advanced chemistry of "Vita" Glass mobilised theories of light and medicine, health practices and glassmaking technology to compress an entire epoch’s hopes for a healthy life into a glass sheet – yet it did so invisibly. To communicate its advantage, Pilkington Bros. spared no expense as they launched the most costly and sophisticated marketing campaign in their history. Engineering need for "Vita" Glass employed leading-edge market research, evocative photography and vanguard techniques of advertising psychology, accompanied by the claim: "Let in the Health Rays of Daylight Permanently through "Vita" Glass Windows." This is the story of how, despite the best efforts of two glass companies, the leading marketing firm of the day, and the opinions of leading medical minds, "Vita" Glass failed. However, it epitomised an age of lightness and airiness, sleeping porches, flat roofs and ribbon windows. Moreover, through its remarkable print advertising, it strove to shape the ideal relationship between our buildings and our bodies.

Enemy of All Mankind

Enemy of All Mankind
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN: 0735211620
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enemy of All Mankind Book Excerpt:

“Thoroughly engrossing . . . a spirited, suspenseful, economically told tale whose significance is manifest and whose pace never flags.” —The Wall Street Journal From The New York Times–bestselling author of The Ghost Map and Extra Life, the story of a pirate who changed the world Henry Every was the seventeenth century’s most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular—and wildly inaccurate—reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that Every’s most lasting legacy was his inadvertent triggering of a major shift in the global economy. Enemy of All Mankind focuses on one key event—the attack on an Indian treasure ship by Every and his crew—and its surprising repercussions across time and space. It’s the gripping tale of one of the most lucrative crimes in history, the first international manhunt, and the trial of the seventeenth century. Johnson uses the extraordinary story of Henry Every and his crimes to explore the emergence of the East India Company, the British Empire, and the modern global marketplace: a densely interconnected planet ruled by nations and corporations. How did this unlikely pirate and his notorious crime end up playing a key role in the birth of multinational capitalism? In the same mode as Johnson’s classic nonfiction historical thriller The Ghost Map, Enemy of All Mankind deftly traces the path from a single struck match to a global conflagration.

A Theory of Spectral Rhetoric

A Theory of Spectral Rhetoric
Author: Seth Pierce
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2021-08-23
ISBN: 3030696790
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theory of Spectral Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

This book synthesizes Jacques Derrida’s hauntology and spectrality with affect theory, in order to create a rhetorical framework analyzing the felt absences and hauntings of written and oral texts. The book opens with a history of hauntology, spectrality, and affect theory and how each of those ideas have been applied. The book then moves into discussing the unique elements of the rhetorical framework known as the rhetorrectional situation. Three case studies taken from the Christian tradition, serve to demonstrate how spectral rhetoric works. The first is fictional, C.S. Lewis ’The Great Divorce. The second is non-fiction, Tim Jennings ’The God Shaped Brain. The final one is taken from homiletics, Bishop Michael Curry’s royal wedding 2018 sermon. After the case studies conclusion offers the reader a summary and ideas future applications for spectral rhetoric.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communicable diseases
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Infectious Diseases Book Excerpt:

An Alpine Anthology of Homotopy Theory

An Alpine Anthology of Homotopy Theory
Author: Dominique Arlettaz,Kathryn Hess
Publsiher: American Mathematical Soc.
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2006
ISBN: 082183696X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Alpine Anthology of Homotopy Theory Book Excerpt:

The second Arolla conference on algebraic topology brought together specialists covering a wide range of homotopy theory and $K$-theory. These proceedings reflect both the variety of talks given at the conference and the diversity of promising research directions in homotopy theory. The articles contained in this volume include significant contributions to classical unstable homotopy theory, model category theory, equivariant homotopy theory, and the homotopy theory of fusion systems, as well as to $K$-theory of both local fields and $C^*$-algebras.

Biset Functors for Finite Groups

Biset Functors for Finite Groups
Author: serge Bouc
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2010-03-10
ISBN: 3642112978
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biset Functors for Finite Groups Book Excerpt:

This volume exposes the theory of biset functors for finite groups, which yields a unified framework for operations of induction, restriction, inflation, deflation and transport by isomorphism. The first part recalls the basics on biset categories and biset functors. The second part is concerned with the Burnside functor and the functor of complex characters, together with semisimplicity issues and an overview of Green biset functors. The last part is devoted to biset functors defined over p-groups for a fixed prime number p. This includes the structure of the functor of rational representations and rational p-biset functors. The last two chapters expose three applications of biset functors to long-standing open problems, in particular the structure of the Dade group of an arbitrary finite p-group.This book is intended both to students and researchers, as it gives a didactic exposition of the basics and a rewriting of advanced results in the area, with some new ideas and proofs.

A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries History in 50

A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries  History in 50
Author: Marguerite Vigliani,Gale Eaton,Phillip Hoose
Publsiher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 0884485323
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries History in 50 Book Excerpt:

Vigliani and Eaton’s high-interest exploration of medicine begins in prehistory. The 5,000-year-old Iceman discovered frozen in the Alps may have treated his gallstones, Lyme disease, and hardening of the arteries with the 61 tattoos that covered his body—most of which matched acupuncture points—and the walnut-sized pieces of fungus he carried on his belt. The herbal medicines chamomile and yarrow have been found on 50,000-year-old teeth, and neatly bored holes in prehistoric skulls show that Neolithic surgeons relieved pressure on the brain (or attempted to release evil spirits) at least 10,000 years ago. From Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals and Ancient Greek sleep therapy through midwifery, amputation, bloodletting, Renaissance anatomy, bubonic plague, and cholera to the discovery of germs, X-rays, DNA-based treatments and modern prosthetics, the history of medicine is a wild ride through the history of humankind.