Subject Area: Geography & Cartography
This is a scholarly, detailed, comprehensive complication, in alphabetical form, of all matters relating to the long and violent conflict in Northern Ireland. It contains detailed lists and references to all important events, political, social and violence-related: these include lists and descriptions of all political parties; all paramilitary groups; all the major bombings, killings and atrocities; along with all political developments, initiatives and historical moments. Each entry is intended to be precise and factual, to give all necessary details while eschewing judgments or personal views. It places emphasis on the vocabulary generated by the conflict, with reference to terms of abuse, slang expressions, nicknames, and new uses of old words. It is carefully organized so that cross-referencing and inter-subject relationships can be extracted and correlated.2005 0-7734-6169-8
For the first time in English, a comprehensive list of over 500 books, articles and manuscripts about the Madeira Islands summarized and with an outline of island history since its discovery in 1419, including website addresses that guide students of Madeiran Studies to archives, book inventories, private collections, libraries, manuscripts, theses, government documents and periodical essays. Identifies, selects, classifies and summarizes aspects of Madeira from marine fauna to folklore dancing, primary sources for students from secondary school to graduate school and invaluable data for newcomers and rare book collectors. The scattered literature from libraries and offices throughout Europe and America brought together in one volume including recent original works in Portuguese with simple and clear author, title, subject and web site indexes for efficient use.2004 0-7734-6421-2
This work uses an ethnogeographic approach to synthesize commonly partitioned material and archival evidence to examine the urban history and cultural geography of Medieval Bruges from 1280-1349.1999 0-7734-7866-3
This is a single-volume survey of the voyages of English navigators, from the pioneers of the late 15th century to the scientific expeditions of the early 19th, not only in South American waters, but also the Caribbean and North America. While granting deserved attention to names such as Drake, Hawkins, Davis, Cavendish, Frobisher, Raleigh, Hudson, Dampier and Anson, it also represents a more balanced picture of English maritime enterprise by acknowledging others whose actions have not gained a wide currency.1997 0-7734-8604-6
Winner of The Adele Mellen Prize for Excellence in Scholarship
This is the first book-length study of one of Great Britain's most important and prolific engravers, cartographers and geographers, Herman Moll (1654?-1732), and his work. It puts his life and singular geographies and maps into the historical context of late-17th/early 18th century London at the dawn of the British Empire. It also examines the often-symbiotic interaction of Moll with an exceptional circle of contemporaries: Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Robert Hooke, John Locke, William Dampier, Woodes Rogers, and William Stukeley. Methodologically and somewhat uniquely for an historical study, this book makes major use of maps and other graphics as sources to reconstruct the history of Moll, his life and times, and friends.2005 0-7734-5940-5
This book is the first comprehensive geographical analysis of the Beatles. While scholars in a variety of disciplines have analyzed the Beatles’ affect on popular culture, a study of the Beatles from a distinctly spatial perspective has been missing in the literature. This study fills that gap by employing traditional topics of cultural geography such as place and landscape associated with them. In addition, this work addresses the Beatles’ rise to worldwide fame in terms of the influences of particular places of their youth in Liverpool, places where they performed in England, and the changing settings of their international tours. Fieldwork conducted in London and Liverpool, England and New York City in the United States revealed a variety of spatial practices that occur at places associated with the Beatles. Such practices include inscriptions by fans or “pilgrims”, the leaving of artifacts, and re-enactments of famous photographs of the group. This book will appeal to scholars and students and cultural geography as well as sociology and culture studies.2010 0-7734-3725-8
This work pieces together an understanding of the Afghanistan War, primarily through the principle author’s knowledge and writings, secondarily through relevant books and articles by other authors. The goal is to provide a “primer” that individuals with little understanding of this region can use to educate themselves on the real issues of the War, issues that are rarely spoken about in the filtered politicized Western media. This book will be of value to young soldiers or diplomats being deployed for the first time to this region of the world.2010 0-7734-3880-7
This is the first publication of the only pictorial record of the British Expedition to Egypt in 1800, in which Napoleon was defeated by Nelson and the British Army. The aim of this expedition was to remove the French Army which had gone to Egypt in 1798 under Napoleon as Commander in Chief of the Army of the Orient.1999 0-7734-8046-3
This is the first study which examines how each of the early immigrant communities (German, Irish, Welsh, Polish, Italian) changed the geographical shape of the city. Group identity was so strong that even a century after the first peoples began to arrive, different neighborhoods, and even larger sections of the city, retained the imprint of the immigrants. It is also the story of adaptive strategies followed by each community in responding to economic and social constraints imposed upon it. The study is oriented to the spatial perspective of the urban-cultural geographer. The internal movement of the groups is traced and the rationale for the particular directions of movement is related to physical, economic and cultural factors.2004 0-7734-6521-9
This edited book ties the settlement geography and history of specific city-systems (cities and their hinterlands) together in a unified framework. The process of population concentration and dispersion within each city-system is explained using a general model that allows particular interconnections of geography and history to be explored. This book will provide a vital contribution to historical geographers and urban historians who are interested in the regional perspective of city development. This book provides a consistent national cross-section of city-system settlement histories, a contribution not found in other scholarly works.2008 0-7734-5110-2
This book examines the ritual construction of sacred space on multiple spatial scales as practiced by the Fraternity of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Included in the study is a history of Freemasonry and illustrations of the separation of Masonic space on larger scales, namely the Masonic Temples. This book contains fourteen black and white photographs.2010 0-7734-1315-4
This study proposes that geographic theory can provide an explanation of how self-reflective consciousness is the basis of the relationship among self, society, and nature. It then applies this principles to how the social is constituted.2001 0-7734-7626-12006 0-7734-5919-7
This is an original edition of Gerard Boate’s Natural History of Ireland
. Dedicated to Oliver Cromwell, it was written after the 1641 uprising in Ireland in which investors were to be paid in Irish lands. Boate’s work contained detailed information about Ireland that he received from his older brother, Arnold, and English planters. It was hoped that the book would attract settlers to Ireland.
This work will appeal to scholars in Anglo-Irish Studies, Science, History, Philosophy, Geography, Natural History, and the 17th Century.2004 0-7734-6491-3
Geographic information systems (GIS) have been implemented in a variety of organizations around the world and are increasingly used as a spatial decision-making tool by a wide range of disciplines. This diffusion of GIS has been driven primarily by advancements in GIS-related technologies such as hardware and software. While introducing GIS, very few organizations have scrutinized the socio-cultural infrastructure of an organization such as data and user needs. This “black-box” approach to GIS implementation has often led to disappointing outcomes, contrary to organization’s initial expectations. This book is based on the author’s inexhaustible motive to help maximize the benefits from GIS in corporate settings by understanding better and sound GIS design that meets organizational missions, goals and needs.
This study is a compilation of the land information research undertaken during the 1990s. A model was conceptualized and applied to local organizations to help evaluate the implementation of organization-wide or corporate geospatial information systems (GIS) over time. A questionnaire was developed to assess values and perceptions associated with the model components. The evaluation model has proven its value in assessing the efficacy of GIS in local and regional organizations. It was also effective as a diagnostic tool to make an existing GIS work and advance to the next level of implementation. This book describes the results of analyses and suggests various ways in which an organization, whether public, private, or quasi-public, can help maximize the potential of and benefits from a corporate GIS.1991 0-88946-483-9
This work examines Native American religions by culture areas.2005 0-7734-6151-5
This book questions and explores the appropriateness of Western models of environmental impact assessment for Third World application. The book also examines Ghana’s environmental impact assessment procedure and the potential role of indigenous knowledge and institutions in the assessment process, based on the results of a field research in Ghana. Finally, the book offers suggestions that could improve Ghana’s environmental impact assessment procedure and facilitate its adoption in other developing countries. this book will be of interest to environmental assessment professionals and students, international development agencies, NGOs, planners, academicians, and policy makers looking for bottom-up and effective ways of incorporating environmental considerations in development projects in developing countries.2004 0-7734-6515-42005 0-7734-5990-1
Effective management of natural resources, especially National Parks requires accurate and up-to-date information to guide park managers in making appropriate decision. The core of this book is to provide such information using GIS and remote sensing technologies to guide policy development in managing protected areas in Ghana. Some lessons and constraints are drawn from experiences of both developed and developing countries to understand how GIS and remote sensing technologies could assist with park management in Ghana. It is intended that the book would provide background data and operational research tools for the protected area managers, foresters, researchers, students and all those wishing further to investigate applications of remote sensing for planning nature reserves and natural resources.2000 0-7734-7723-3
The Midwest is unique because of the particular patterns of exploration and settlement history of the region. The volume explores the geographical place names which form layers covering the landscape. The original layer, made up of aboriginal names, is widespread. A second layer is provided by the earliest European explorers, particularly the French missionaries and voyageurs who entered the Midwest from Canada in the 17th century. Americans followed, and much of the Midwest was settled and named shortly after the War of 1812.
This is the first volume in a new Mellen series Studies in Onomastics, under the general editorship of Dr. Leonard Ashley.1990 0-88946-077-9
A treatment of the islands of St. Kilda and the linguistic history of their place-names. Includes bibliographical references and index.2015 1-4955-0305-9
This groundbreaking research is concerned about the impact of African governments’ criminal penalties for defamatory statements and policies restricting the legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression. This book examines how the intolerant culture in African politics is used to deprive citizens and the media of these human rights.2004 0-7734-6338-0
Swiss born Henri François Pittier played a central role in the evolution of geography as a science in Costa Rica. By the end of his life, Pittier had published over 300 papers, several monographs and books in various languages in three continents on a wide variety of subjects including geography, botany, forestry, archeology, ethnography, linguistics, geology, and climatology.
Pittier has been overlooked as a geographer. This work traces the development of Pittier as a man and scholar, and it evaluates his role and impact in the development of geography in Costa Rica. It assesses Pittier’s place in the history of geography in Costa Rica and Latin America, a research topic largely neglected. This work relies heavily on primary documents never seen before, including correspondence written by and to Pittier over a 70 year period.2003 0-7734-6729-7
This two-volume dictionary contains over 1800 terms on land tenure and land relations, describing and analyzing the different experiences and approaches to the regulation and use of land. The encyclopedia is presented in both Russian and English, with facing-page translation.1990 0-88946-484-71995 0-7734-8898-7
Drawing on the recent work of historians of Africa, this volume questions the contemporary wisdom about maps of Africa. This book suggests that the history of African cartography has been misinterpreted. The transformation or revolution in the evolving cartography occurred not in the eighteenth century, as much of the literature suggests, but with the imposition of colonial rule, and continued through five or six decades, when map makers responded to totally new requirements. The text reviews the cartography of Africa and its associated literature from earliest times. Detailed studies of the cartographic histories of the former British colonial territories of Zambia, Swaziland and Botswana, from pre-colonial times to independence and beyond, support the author's premise.2013 0-7734-4547-1
In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction – such as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There are also maps that try to catch a certain historical moment like an urban space at a particular time period, or a rural environment. While maps had historically guided travel, in literature they provide an escape mechanism that transports the audience to an unfamiliar place. Maps can create images that color the contours of the reader’s imagination, thereby fortifying the creativity of the story being told. Is there a verisimilitude where the authors are trying to realistically depict a scene as it actually exists, or does the story try to create a magical fantasy world conjured up out of thin air? The use of maps gives an array of options, and the story can hinge on what kind of setting the author creates through their employment.