The Columbia Gazetteer of the World: P to Z

Author: Saul Bernard Cohen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gazetteers

Page: 4390

View: 8282

A geographical encyclopedia of world place names contains alphabetized entries with detailed statistics on location, name pronunciation, topography, history, and economic and cultural points of interest.

Indexing and Retrieval of Non-Text Information

Author: Diane Rasmussen Neal

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110260581

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 437

View: 9195

The scope of this volume will encompass a collection of research papers related to indexing and retrieval of online non-text information. In recent years, the Internet has seen an exponential increase in the number of documents placed online that are not in textual format. These documents appear in a variety of contexts, such as user-generated content sharing websites, social networking websites etc. and formats, including photographs, videos, recorded music, data visualizations etc. The prevalence of these contexts and data formats presents a particularly challenging task to information indexing and retrieval research due to many difficulties, such as assigning suitable semantic metadata, processing and extracting non-textual content automatically, and designing retrieval systems that "speak in the native language" of non-text documents.

The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

Author: Saul Bernard Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231119900

Category: Reference

Page: 1157

View: 8877

Provides more than fifty thousand entries of geographical places found in North America, covering such topics as the identification of location, vital statistics, physical and economic features, and a survey of history.

Handbook for Asian Studies Specialists: A Guide to Research Materials and Collection Building Tools

A Guide to Research Materials and Collection Building Tools

Author: Noriko Asato

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598848437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 466

View: 1137

An indispensable tool for librarians who do reference or collection management, this work is a pioneering offering of expertly selected print and electronic reference tools for East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). • Represents the first work to include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials in one volume • Incorporates critical information on subscription-based and open-source electronic reference tools • Written by noted leading experts in Asian Studies librarianship • Supplies materials in English and vernacular Asian languages • Includes multilingual titles but provides references and citations in English • Comprises not only a bibliography, but a guide containing key tips on how to use many reference tools

A Gazetteer of the World

Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 8342


Artistry of the Everyday

Author: Lisa Bernasek

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0873654056

Category: Architecture

Page: 125

View: 5636

"In Artistry of the Everyday: Beauty and Craftsmanship in Berber Art, anthropologist Lisa Bernasek gives an insightful overview of Berber history and culture, focusing on the rich aesthetic traditions of Berber craftsmen and -women. She also tells the stories of the collectors whose generosity enhanced the holdings of the Peabody Museum. In a final chapter, she looks at Berber arts in the present day, examining how traditional arts are being used in new forms by Berber artists in North Africa and Europe."--Jacket.


The Geographic Associations of Information

Author: Linda L. Hill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262512521

Category: Computers

Page: 260

View: 2773

Georeferencing--relating information to geographic location--has been incorporated into today's information systems in various ways. We use online services to map our route from one place to another; science, business, and government increasingly use geographic information systems (GIS) to hold and analyze data. Most georeferenced information searches using today's information systems are done by text query. But text searches for placenames fall short--when, for example, a place is known by several names (or by none). In addition, text searches don't cover all sources of geographic data; maps are traditionally accessed only through special indexes, filing systems, and agency contacts; data from remote sensing images or aerial photography is indexed by geospatial location (mathematical coordinates such as longitude and latitude). In this book, Linda Hill describes the advantages of integrating placename-based and geospatial referencing, introducing an approach to "unified georeferencing" that uses placename and geospatial referencing interchangeably across all types of information storage and retrieval systems.After a brief overview of relevant material from cognitive psychology on how humans perceive and respond to geographic space, Hill introduces the reader to basic information about geospatial information objects, concepts of geospatial referencing, the role of gazetteer data, the ways in which geospatial referencing has been included in metadata structures, and methods for the implementation of geographic information retrieval (GIR). Georeferencing will be a valuable reference for librarians, archivists, scientific data managers, information managers, designers of online services, and any information professional who deals with place-based information.

Hero of Fort Schuyler

Selected Revolutionary War Correspondence of Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr.

Author: Peter Gansevoort, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479485

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 1998

In August 1777, Peter Gansevoort, Jr., defended Fort Schuyler (also known as Fort Stanwix) during a three-week siege by a force of 1,700 British soldiers, Tories and Indians under the command of Colonel Barry St. Leger. Gansevoort won the distinction of successfully resisting a British siege in a period when every other continental post in New York was either evacuated or surrendered. His valiant effort led to the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga, a crucial point of the war. Born to an affluent Dutch family in Albany County, New York, Gansevoort was active in several northern theaters of operations during the American Revolution, including General Montgomery's Canadian campaign (1775), the Champlain-Hudson-Mohawk Valley defense against Burgoyne's northern invasion (1776-1777), the Sullivan-Clinton campaign (1779) and the New York-Vermont insurrection (1781). After the war, he was active in both military and civic arenas, rising to the position of brigadier general of the U.S. Army in 1809. Before his death, he presided over General James Wilkinson's court martial in 1811. This documentary edition highlights 279 pieces of correspondence to and from Gansevoort Jr. from 1775 to 1812.

Etymological Dictionary of Grasses

Author: Harold T. Clifford,Peter D. Bostock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540384340

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 8355

The dictionary provides explanations of the meaning and origins of generic and specific names of grasses, one of the largest and economically most important plant families. There are about 15,000 entries which far exceeds in number those of any other dictionary in print. Most of the names published during the past 250 years are included. This work should be of value to a wide audience including ecologists, agronomists, and anthropologists.

South American Primates

Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Author: Paul A. Garber,Alejandro Estrada,Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques,Eckhard W. Heymann,Karen B. Strier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387787054

Category: Science

Page: 564

View: 4889

This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book will be of interest to a broad range of scientists in various disciplines, ranging from primatology, to animal behavior, animal ecology, conservation biology, veterinary science, animal husbandry, anthropology, and natural resource management. Moreover, although the volume will highlight South American primates, chapters will not simply review particular taxa or topics. Rather the focus of each chapter is to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Thus, we anticipate that the volume will be widely read by a broad range of students and researchers interested in prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, humans, as well as animal behavior and tropical biology.

Vanished Kingdoms

The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960485

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 8480

'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism, yet the past differs from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. The degree to which we think of the European past as the history of France, Germany, Britain, Russia and so on, actually obstructs our view of former reality, and blunts our sensitivity to the ever-changing political landscape. Europe's past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics which no longer exist but which were some of the most important entities of their day - 'the Empire of Aragon', which dominated the western Mediterranean in the thirteenth century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest country in Europe for part of the eighteenth century. This book shows the reader how to peer through the cracks of mainstream history-writing, and to catch a glimpse of the 'Five, Six or Seven Kingdoms of Burgundy'. How long will it be before the USSR, until recently one of the world's two superpowers, is wholly or half-forgotten as most of these? The histories of the lost echo across the centuries, mixed in with more familiar sounds. One of the purposes of this book is to help us hear them again more clearly, and appreciate where they came from. As in his earlier celebrated books Europe and The Isles, Norman Davies aims to subvert our established view what looks familiar in history and urges us to look and think again. This stimulating book, full of unexpected stories, observations and connections, gives us a fresh and original perspective on European history.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 2987

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Journey to a Nineteenth-Century Shtetl

The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik

Author: David Assaf

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814337332

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 8667

The first annotated English edition of a classic early-twentieth-century Yiddish memoir that vividly describes Jewish life in a small Eastern European town.

Guide to the YIVO Archives

Author: YIVO Archives,Yivo Institute for Jewish Research

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765601308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 4398

YIVO, founded in 1925 in Wilno (Vilnius), is a center for scholarship on East European Jewish history, language, and culture. During the 1920s and early 1930s a network of YIVO affiliates was established across Europe and the Americas including one in New York, which became the institute's new home when YIVO was reestablished in 1940 by members of its board who had escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe. This is the first repository-level finding aid to the archives (over 1,400 collections) of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York. It includes a brief history of the institute and archives, descriptive entries on each collection, a detailed index of key words and subject headings, and information on the archive's basic services.

A History of the Crusades

The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States

Author: Kenneth M. Setton,Harry W. Hazard

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299068240

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

View: 9296

The six volumes of A History of the Crusades will stand as the definitive history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian perspectives, and containing a wealth of information and analysis of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the medieval world.

The Mountain Encyclopedia

An A to Z Compendium of Over 2,250 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People

Author: Frederic Hartemann,Robert Hauptman

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 146170331X

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 6435

The Mountain Encyclopedia is the first A to Z compendium on all matters related to mountains including geological, geographical, and zoological terms and concepts as well as climbing and historical details. This books is both a reference and a guide for mountain and outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, climbers, and mountaineers. It's filled with spectacular color photographs of breathtaking climbing and mountain scenes, many taken by the authors during their expeditions. Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of the late Tenzing Norgay wrote the forward.

American Foreign Relations: A History, Volume 1: To 1920

Author: Thomas Paterson,J. Garry Clifford,Shane J. Maddock,Deborah Kisatsky,Kenneth Hagan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547225644

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 7015

This best-selling text presents the best synthesis of current scholarship available to emphasize the theme of expansionism and its manifestations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

In Praise of Baal Shem Tov (Shivhei Ha-Besht

the Earliest Collection of Legends About the Founder of Hasidism)

Author: Dan Ben-amos

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 146162889X

Category: Religion

Page: 365

View: 3180

In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov is the first complete English translation of the tales surrounding the Besht, a rabbi and kabbalistic practitioner whose teachings bolstered the growing Hasidic movement in the eighteenth century. An important source on the life, philosophy, and mystical works of the Besht, In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov also reveals the daily life and concerns of eastern European Hasidic Jews in the late 1700s.

The Travel Writer's Handbook

How to Write and Sell Your Own Travel Experiences

Author: Jacqueline Harmon Butler,Louise Purwin Zobel

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 157284700X

Category: Reference

Page: 350

View: 8769

Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers, one step at a time, how to research, write, and sell travel articles--but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner. In this new edition, Butler updates her bestselling handbook for the 21st century with helpful tips on conducting Internet research, utilizing new advancements in digital photography and finding helpful applications on mobile phones. She also helps aspiring writers navigate the changing world of publishing by exploring blogging, new travel websites, and social media, all while discussing how best to expand your platform. She includes a brand new introduction to reflect the current state of the travel industry and the change in editors' needs. Butler covers all the nuts and bolts aspects of travel writing from pre-trip research, specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats for travel articles with sure-fire appeal to editors and readers. She gives insightful and often humorous advice on pre- and post-trip topics like: • How to target your market before you begin • How to save time by doing background research before you leave • How to write queries and get assignments in advance • How to find new angles for overworked subjects • What to take along--from video equipment and laptops to travel documents • How to set up and conduct successful interviews • How to take advantage of freebies and junkets without “selling out” • How to sell what you write--and then sell it again