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Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783

Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783 Lowest new price: $48.54
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Author: Richard H. Brown

The spectacular legacy and importance of early American cartographers.

Historians of the Revolutionary War in America have been fortunate in their resources: few wars in history have such a rich literary and cartographic heritage. The high skills of the surveyors, artists, and engravers who delineated the topography and fields of battle allow us to observe the unfolding of events that ultimately defined the United States.

When warfare erupted between Britain and her colonists in 1775, maps provided graphic news about military matters. A number of the best examples are reproduced here, including some from the personal collections of King George III, the Duke of Northumberland, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Other maps from institutional and private collections are being published for the first time. In all, sixty significant and beautiful cartographic works from 1755 to 1783 illustrate this intriguing era.

Most books about the Revolution begin with Lexington and Concord and progress to the British surrender at Yorktown, but in this rich collection the authors lay the groundwork for the war by also taking into account key events of the antecedent conflict. The seeds of revolution were planted during the French and Indian War (1755–1763), and it was then that a good number of the participants, both British and rebel, cut their teeth. George Washington took his first command during this war, alongside the future British commanding General Thomas Gage.

At the Treaty of Paris, the French and Indian War ended, and King George III gained clear title to more territory than had ever been exchanged in any other war before or since. The British military employed its best-trained artists and engineers to map the richest prize in its Empire. They would need those maps for the fratricidal war that would begin twelve years later. Their maps and many others make up the contents of this fascinating and beautiful book.

60 maps

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GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition (GIS Tutorials)

GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition (GIS Tutorials) Lowest new price: $51.59
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Author: Kristen S. Kurland
Brand: Wilpen L Gorr Kristen S Kurland

GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition, teaches GIS and analysis skills to health professionals and students. Using health-care scenarios, the book demonstrates how to process and visualize health data to better manage services and support health-care policy.
GIS Tutorial for Health includes lessons and exercises on mapping basics, including creating map layers, editing features, and using spatial data. The fifth edition is compatible with ArcGIS® 10.2 for Desktop. Exercise data is available for downloaded. Instructor resources are available separately.

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  • GIS Tutorial for Health fifth edition GIS Tutorials

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Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS Pro: A Workbook

Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS Pro: A Workbook Lowest new price: $43.26
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Author: Kathryn Keranen

"How can we protect...?" "Where do we allocate...?" "What's the extent and pattern of...?" You have questions in a spatial context; Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS Pro has answers based in The Science of Where™.
Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS Pro is a textbook that provides the user with a broad overview of the capabilities of using ArcGIS Pro to use geospatial tools to solve real-world problems. This book takes full advantage of the integrative nature of ArcGIS Pro and its advanced capabilities to seamlessly unite cloud-based and desktop GIS. The lessons included in this book have been adapted and updated from lessons from Keranen and Kolvoord's popular first three Esri Press books: Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS, Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Remote Sensing, and Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar.
The book includes access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS® Pro software.

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A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems Lowest new price: $9.95
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Brand: Shelly Sommer

An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems. Terms have been selected from GIS operations such as analysis, data management, and geocomputation; from rapidly evolving uses of GIS for modeling, GIScience, and Web-based GIS; and the GIS foundation fields of cartography, spatial statistics, computer science, surveying, geodesy, and remote sensing. Hundreds of subject-matter experts and GIS educators have reviewed the definitions, ensuring the authoritative coverage that is a necessity for managers, programmers, users, and students discovering the interdisciplinary nature of GIS.

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  • A to Z GIS An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

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Blaeu: Atlas Maior (Multilingual Edition)

Blaeu: Atlas Maior (Multilingual Edition) Lowest new price: $33.01
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Author: Joan Blaeu
Brand: Blaeu Joan

World class: The finest atlas ever published

Superlatives tend to fail in face of Joan Blaeu’s Atlas Maior, one of the most extravagant feats in the history of mapmaking. The original Latin edition, completed in 1665, was the largest and most expensive book to be published during the 17th century. Its 594 maps across 11 volumes spanned Arctica, Asia, Europe, and America. Its scale and ambition occupies such an important place in Dutch history that it is included in the Canon of Dutch History, an official survey of 50 individuals, creations, or events that chart the historical development of the Netherlands.

TASCHEN’s meticulous reprint brings this luxurious Baroque wonder into the hands of modern readers. In an age of digitized cartography and global connectivity, it celebrates the steadfast beauty of quality print and restores the wonder of an exploratory age, in which Blaeu’s native Amsterdam was a center of international trade and discovery.

True to TASCHEN’s optimum reproduction standards, the edition derives from the Austrian National Library’s complete colored and gold-heightened copy of Atlas Maior, assuring the finest detail and quality. University of Amsterdam’s Peter van der Krogt introduces the historical and cultural significance of the atlas while providing detailed descriptions for individual maps, revealing the full scale and ambition of Blaeu’s masterwork. As much an artwork as a cartographical adventure, the book comes with a slipcase that converts neatly into a display bookstand.

Text in English, French, and German

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  • Blaeu Atlas Maior

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The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes

The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes Lowest new price: $8.05
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Author: Malachy Tallack

In The Un-Discovered Islands, critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack takes the reader on fascinating adventures to the mysterious and forgotten corners of the map.

Be prepared to be captivated by the astounding tales of two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These are the products of the imagination, deception, and human error: an archipelago of ex-islands and forgotten lands. From the well-known story of Atlantis and the mysteries of frozen Thule to more obscure tales from around the globe, and from ancient history right up to the present day, this is an atlas of legend and wonder, with glorious illustrations by Katie Scott.

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Rethinking the Power of Maps

Rethinking the Power of Maps Lowest new price: $29.17
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Author: Denis Wood

A contemporary follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this book takes a fresh look at what maps do, whose interests they serve, and how they can be used in surprising, creative, and radical ways. Denis Wood describes how cartography facilitated the rise of the modern state and how maps continue to embody and project the interests of their creators. He demystifies the hidden assumptions of mapmaking and explores the promises and limitations of diverse counter-mapping practices today. Thought-provoking illustrations include U.S. Geological Survey maps; electoral and transportation maps; and numerous examples of critical cartography, participatory GIS, and map art.

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GIS and Public Health, 2nd Edition

GIS and Public Health, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $59.92
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Author: Ellen K. Cromley
Brand: Brand: The Guilford Press

Authoritative and comprehensive, this is the leading text and professional resource on using geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze and address public health problems. Basic GIS concepts and tools are explained, including ways to access and manage spatial databases. The book presents state-of-the-art methods for mapping and analyzing data on population, health events, risk factors, and health services, and for incorporating geographical knowledge into planning and policy. Numerous maps, diagrams, and real-world applications are featured. The companion Web page provides lab exercises with data that can be downloaded for individual or course use.
 
New to This Edition
*Incorporates major technological advances, such as Internet-based mapping systems and the rise of data from cell phones and other GPS-enabled devices.
*Chapter on health disparities.
*Expanded coverage of public participation GIS.
*Companion Web page has all-new content.
*Goes beyond the United States to encompass an international focus.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) Lowest new price: $21.99
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Author: Caren Kaplan

From the first vistas provided by flight in balloons in the eighteenth century to the most recent sensing operations performed by military drones, the history of aerial imagery has marked the transformation of how people perceived their world, better understood their past, and imagined their future. In Aerial Aftermaths Caren Kaplan traces this cultural history, showing how aerial views operate as a form of world-making tied to the times and places of war. Kaplan’s investigation of the aerial arts of war—painting, photography, and digital imaging—range from England's surveys of Scotland following the defeat of the 1746 Jacobite rebellion and early twentieth-century photographic mapping of Iraq to images taken in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Throughout, Kaplan foregrounds aerial imagery's importance to modern visual culture and its ability to enforce colonial power, demonstrating both the destructive force and the potential for political connection that come with viewing from above.

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Mapping in the Cloud

Mapping in the Cloud Lowest new price: $60.00
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Author: Michael P. Peterson

This engaging text provides a solid introduction to mapmaking in the era of cloud computing. It takes students through both the concepts and technology of modern cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and Web-based mapping. Conceptual chapters delve into the meaning of maps and how they are developed, covering such topics as map layers, GIS tools, mobile mapping, and map animation. Methods chapters take a learn-by-doing approach to help students master application programming interfaces and build other technical skills for creating maps and making them available on the Internet. The companion website offers invaluable supplementary materials for instructors and students.

Pedagogical Features
*End-of-chapter summaries, review questions, and exercises.
*Extensive graphics illustrating the concepts and procedures.
*Downloadable PowerPoints for each chapter.
*Downloadable code files (where applicable) for the exercises.

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