Athens, Greece, is healthier identified for the Parthenon, the ruins of an historic temple accomplished in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. yet what many folks have no idea is that it in basic terms served as a temple for a pair hundred years. It then grew to become a church, then a mosque, and by way of the top of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. whilst an enemy military fired thousands of cannon balls on the Acropolis, one at once hit the Parthenon. a lot of the sculpture used to be destroyed, 300 humans died, and the location fell into wreck. at the present time, viewers proceed to flock to this international recognized landmark, which has develop into a logo for historical Greece, democracy, and glossy civilization. contains black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!
By Alan Allport, George WingfieldEngland: designated exploration of the folk, tradition, heritage, geography, surroundings, economic climate, and govt of this enduring state.
By John Harrison
A mixture of background, geography, delusion, and private fact, this e-book explores the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea—the so much visited locations in Antarctica. choked with attractive pictures by means of the writer from his travels, this list deals a range of anecdotal money owed of the merchantmen, military males, sealers, whalers, and aviators who, besides scientists and adventurers, drew the 1st ghostly maps of the White Continent. It delves into the heads and hearts of these who have been pushed to find the unknown land and is perfect for the armchair vacationer who desires to discover the continent’s prior and present.
By Douglas A PhillipsThailand is without doubt one of the most pretty nations on the earth. It additionally faces significant demanding situations. Prostitution, medications, and HIV/AIDS are major social concerns. Environmental difficulties contain deforestation, and water and pollution. This publication investigates those matters, in addition to the actual, cultural and social beneficial properties of this rising country.
By David ZurickThe Himalaya are world-renowned for his or her beautiful mountain surroundings, old traditions, and various ethnic teams that tenaciously inhabit this harsh but chic panorama. domestic to the world's maximum peaks, together with Mount Everest, and a few of its private gorges, the zone is a trove of organic and cultural range. offering a wide ranging assessment of latest land and lifestyles within the Earth's maximum mountains, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is the 1st full-color, accomplished atlas of the geography, economics, politics, and tradition of this surprising sector. Drawing from the authors' twenty-five years of scholarship and box adventure within the area, the amount encompasses a wonderful and exact selection of maps using cutting-edge cartography, beautiful images, and engagingly-written textual content to provide actual insurance of the Himalaya. the quantity covers the whole 2,700-kilometer size of the mountain diversity, from the Indus Valley in northern Pakistan and India, throughout Nepal and Bhutan, to the hidden geographical regions of northeast India. The Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya not just deals particular motives of geological formations, weather, plants, and typical assets but additionally explores the human measurement of the region's tradition and financial system. The authors commit unique realization to discovery and trip, together with exploration, hiking, and hiking. choked with over three hundred easy-to-read, customized complete colour maps and images and distinct textual content and map indexes, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is a wonderful collector's quantity and an important connection with this substantial and intricate mountain sector.
By John PilgerExpatriate journalist and film-maker John Pilger writes approximately his native land with life-long affection and a passionately severe eye. during this totally up to date variation of A mystery state, he will pay tribute to a bit recognized Australia and tells a narrative of excessive political drama.
By Jonathan ManthorpeFor over four hundred years, Taiwan has suffered by the hands of a number of colonial powers, but it has now entered the last decade whilst its independence might be gained or misplaced. on the middle of Taiwan's tale is the curse of geography that put the island at the strategic cusp among the a ways East and Southeast Asia and made it the parent of a few of the world's such a lot profitable alternate routes. it's the tale of the dogged selection of a brave humans to beat each difficulty thrown of their direction. Forbidden country tells the dramatic tale of the island, its humans, and what introduced them to this second while their destiny should be made up our minds.
Title: Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
Author: Anderson, Michael (EDT)
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group
Publication Date: 2011/08/15
Number of Pages: 87
Binding variety: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2010050581
By Michael RenslowSo much geospatial practitioners agree that lidar (light detection and varying) is the main major mapping expertise to emerge within the final numerous years. initially, processing lidar facts to map the naked earth looked to be the best use of this expertise, yet having hundreds of thousands or billions of natively 3D, georeferenced issues has essentially replaced the conception of the provider companies and the person group. pros in forestry, civil engineering, geology, geography, wetlands research, ordinary catastrophe reaction, flood simple mapping, and concrete making plans have embraced lidar as their info resource of selection.
The ASPRS guide of Airborne Topographic Lidar covers all of the appropriate themes when it comes to the technological know-how at the back of lidar platforms, challenge making plans, info assortment and administration, caliber control/quality coverage, and product improvement. chosen issues are mentioned in-depth for the worldwide Navigation satellite tv for pc process, complete Waveform Lidar, electronic Terrain Modeling utilizing GIS, Rotary-Wing and Fixed-Wing Installations, Calibration, Flood services quarter Mapping, Hydro-enforcement, construction characteristic Extraction, Transportation Engineering, typical risks Mapping, and Airport Surveying.
Lidar specialists from and academia have contributed to 10 chapters and 4 appendices that function a reference e-book to record how this expertise constructed, and introduce new sensors and purposes. there's emphasis on “best practices” and real-world recommendations for the lidar information and product clients. additionally, because quality controls and caliber coverage are so serious to a profitable info assortment, processing, and validation, the reader will locate a number of subchapters to aid QA/QC in the course of the guide.
New lidar applied sciences are offered for 3D Flash Lidar and Geiger-mode lidar. The functionality of those platforms is defined intimately with examples of functions and processing lidar facts in real-time for on-site choice making.
The contributing authors are prime specialists who're sharing the result of decades of labor pioneering lidar know-how and taking it to the leading edge of geospatial facts and research. Their stories and suggestions should be of significant profit to pros, researchers, technologists, and students.
Topics coated contain an outline of ALS expertise, allowing applied sciences, ALS structures, directions for lidar information assortment, info processing, lidar aid structures, lidar info and complementary applied sciences, accuracy criteria and directions, electronic elevation types, forestry purposes, hall mapping, flood-prone region mapping, construction extracting and reconstruction from lidar element clouds, airport surveying, coastal purposes, hydrological functions, and traditional risks.
By George R. StewartGeorge R. Stewart’s vintage examine of place-naming within the usa used to be written in the course of global struggle II as a tribute to the numerous background of the nation’s peoples. greater than part a century later, Names at the Land continues to be the authoritative resource on its topic, whereas Stewart’s intimate wisdom of the United States and love of anecdote make his ebook a special and pleasant window on American heritage and social life.
Names at the Land is an engaging and beautifully distinct landscape of language in motion. Stewart opens with the 1st ecu names in what might later be the United States—Ponce de León’s flowery Florída, Cortés’s semi-mythical isle of California, and the purple Rio Colorado—before happening to discover New England, New Amsterdam, and New Sweden, the French and the Russian legacies, and the not going contributions of each person from border ruffians to Boston Brahmins. those vigorous pages learn the place and why Indian names have been more likely to be retained; nineteenth-century fads that gave upward push to dozens of Troys and Athens and to suburban Parksides, Brookmonts, and Woodcrest Manors; and deep and enduring mysteries reminiscent of why “Arkansas” is Arkansaw, other than after all while it isn’t.
Names at the Land will interact someone who has ever questioned on the curious names scattered around the American map. Stewart’s resolution is usually a story—one of the numerous tales that lie at the back of the wealthy and unusual range of america.