Maps and Politics by Jeremy Black

By Jeremy Black

Do maps thoroughly and objectively current the data we predict them to painting, or are they as a substitute coloured through the political reasons in their makers? during this energetic and well-illustrated booklet, Jeremy Black investigates this risky territory, arguing persuasively that the intended "objectivity" of the map-making and map-using method can't be divorced from features of the politics of representation.

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Frommer's Jamaica Day by Day (Frommer's Day By Day Series) by Jo Cooke

By Jo Cooke

Jamaica Day through Day is definitely the right pocket advisor publication for self sustaining travelers with a realistic, vibrant structure and simple to take advantage of maps and expertly designed excursions. The advisor highlights the must-see areas and gives an expert opinion on the place to stick, consume and store.

  • Discover top spas, procuring, child's actions, track, historical past, nutrition, activity, romantic destinations and neighborhood tourism.
  • How to discover the best shores and open air activities on land or sea, together with golfing, bird-watching and suggestion on getting off the crushed song to discover Jamaica's lovely mountains, rivers and waterfalls.
  • The titanic hotels lined - learn all you want to find out about Montego Bay, Falmouth, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Negril, Lucea, Treasure seashore, Kingston and the Blue Mountains.
  • Tips on getting round Jamaica.
  • Tours dividing the must-see areas to visit right into a lengthy weekend, one week and a fortnight.
  • Discover fascinating day trips from the most resorts.
  • Helpful suggestions and all you want to recognize to utilize your journey within the Savvy traveler chapter.
  • Maps to accompany each journey in addition to a fold-out neighborhood map in plastic case.

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Frommer's Cruises and Ports of Call 2010 (Frommer's by Matt Hannafin

By Matt Hannafin

The publishers of this horror known as this consultant Frommer's Cruises and Ports of name. it's going to have borrowed the name of a now defunct shuttle e-book series--The entire Itiots' consultant to Cruises. As a loyal person of the Frommer publications for years--Italy, England, Spain, France, etc.--I, besides my husband and kids, determined to take a Caribbean cruise. evidently, I picked up the ever devoted Frommer advisor. by no means back. Frommer made its recognition on trustworthy, sturdy info. Then alongside got here a so-called author Matt Hannafin, who weems to have hassle placing a sentence jointly. The booklet is poorly written, even laughable in spots. i may take care of that. What i could not care for is the mummy lode of incorrect information. We counted not less than 3 significant mistakes in keeping with web page. i used to be left considering if Hannafin had ever been to the Caribbean. i think now not. He turns out to have accumulated this hugely perishable details mostly from the net and possibly from brochures passed out from a number of the PR departments of the cruise ships themselves. do not go away domestic with this book!
You'll be sorry you probably did. the data within the 2010 version was once thoroughly old-fashioned. once we made inquiries, we came across that a few of this data used to be copied be aware for be aware from the net, and hadn't been precise in 3 or 4 years. this is often speculated to be a ebook up-to-date each year. Hannafin didn't replace it. The part on ports of name is so short that it used to be thoroughly valueless. if you are going to Hawaii, Mexico, or the Caribbean, you will get much better facts at the web.
If the publishers of the entire Idiots' consultant ever are looking to relaunch their sequence, we advise they lease Hannafin. He matches the invoice perfectly.
So-called "writers" like him are destroying the as soon as stellar popularity of the Frommer publications. sooner or later we will use Fodor, no longer this valueless tome. shop your $25.
A disappointed buyer.

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Voyages and Discoveries: The Principal Navigations, Voyages, by Richard Hakluyt

By Richard Hakluyt

Renaissance diplomat and part-time undercover agent, William Hakluyt used to be additionally England's first critical geographer, amassing jointly a wealth of bills concerning the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. one of many epics of this nice interval of growth, "The relevant Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation" describes, within the phrases of the explorers themselves, an extraordinary period within which the English grew speedily conscious of the sheer measurement and strangeness in their international. Mingling bills of the trips of well known adventurers corresponding to Drake and Frobisher with descriptions via different explorers and investors to bare a state starting to dominate the seas, Hakluyt's nice paintings was once initially meant largely to help navigation and alternate. It additionally provides one of many first and maximum sleek images of the globe.

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The Physical Geology And Geography Of Great Britain by Andrew Crombie Ramsay

By Andrew Crombie Ramsay

Buy of this booklet comprises unfastened trial entry to the place you could learn greater than one million books at no cost. this can be an OCR variation with typos. Excerpt from publication: fifty four LECTURE III. THE actual constitution of britain. The geology of britain and Wales is way extra entire than that of Scotland, in to date that it includes a nice many extra formations, and its good points, for this reason, are extra numerous. England is the very Paradise of geologists, for it can be stated to be in itself an epitome of the geology of virtually the full of Europe. only a few recognized geological formations are absent in England, and after they are so, with few exceptions, those are of juvenile value. In a few international locations greater than England the entire floor is occupied by means of one or formations, yet right here, we discover the entire formations proven within the column (page 20) roughly built. these of Silurian age lie mainly within the north of britain in Cumberland and Westmoreland, and, within the west, in Wales and Cornwall. Above them lie the outdated pink sandstone and Devonian rocks, occupying great tracts in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, South Wales, and in Devonshire and Cornwall.England and Wales. ss Above the previous purple sandstone comp the Carboniferous limestone and the Coal-measures, which in South Wales skirt the Bristol Channel, and stretch into the inner, whereas within the north they shape a good spine of nation that reaches from the borders of Scotland all the way down to North Staffordshire and Derbyshire. different patches, right here and there, upward push from less than the Secondary strata of the guts of britain, and skirt the older formations within the west from Shropshire to Anglesey. the overall actual constitution of our kingdom from the coast of Wales to the Thames, should be simply understood by way of a connection with fig. 6 and to the subsequent descriptions, and this constitution is eminently general, explaining, because it does, the actual geology of the executive a part of England south of the Staffordshire and De...

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The Weather Almanac by Richard A. Wood

By Richard A. Wood

The climate Almanac provides hundreds and hundreds of in-depth climate documents for 108 significant U.S. towns and a climatic evaluation of the rustic, together with 33 U.S. climate atlas maps. you can find causes, protection ideas and records for hurricanes, tornadoes and extra. New to this version is a "Recent climate" bankruptcy, detailing significant climate occasions from the final years. incorporates a word list, topic index and a consultant to extra climate assets.

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Great Maps by Jerry Brotton

By Jerry Brotton

The world's best maps explored and explained.

From Ptolemy's international map to the Hereford's Mappa Mundi, via Mercator's map of the realm to the most recent maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps presents a desirable assessment of cartography in the course of the ages.

Revealing the tales in the back of fifty five old maps by means of reading photo close-ups, Great Maps additionally profiles key cartographers and explorers to seem why each one map was once commissioned, who it was once for and the way they stimulated navigation, propaganda, energy, artwork, and politics.

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