The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography

Author: Alexander J. Kent,Peter Vujakovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317568214

Category: Science

Page: 594

View: 4130

This new Handbook unites cartographic theory and praxis with the principles of cartographic design and their application. It offers a critical appraisal of the current state of the art, science, and technology of map-making in a convenient and well-illustrated guide that will appeal to an international and multi-disciplinary audience. No single-volume work in the field is comparable in terms of its accessibility, currency, and scope. The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography draws on the wealth of new scholarship and practice in this emerging field, from the latest conceptual developments in mapping and advances in map-making technology to reflections on the role of maps in society. It brings together 43 engaging chapters on a diverse range of topics, including the history of cartography, map use and user issues, cartographic design, remote sensing, volunteered geographic information (VGI), and map art. The title’s expert contributions are drawn from an international base of influential academics and leading practitioners, with a view to informing theoretical development and best practice. This new volume will provide the reader with an exceptionally wide-ranging introduction to mapping and cartography and aim to inspire further engagement within this dynamic and exciting field. The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography offers a unique reference point that will be of great interest and practical use to all map-makers and students of geographic information science, geography, cultural studies, and a range of related disciplines.

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions

Author: Mark Nuttall,Torben R Christensen,Martin Siegert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317549562

Category: Nature

Page: 530

View: 1727

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is an authoritative guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through an exploration of key areas of research in the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences and humanities. It presents 38 new and original contributions from leading figures and voices in polar research, policy and practice, as well as work from emerging scholars. This handbook aims to approach and understand the Polar Regions as places that are at the forefront of global conversations about some of the most pressing contemporary issues and research questions of our age. The volume provides a discussion of the similarities and differences between the two regions to help deepen understanding and knowledge. Major themes and issues are integrated in the comprehensive introduction chapter by the editors, who are top researchers in their respective fields. The contributions show how polar researchers engage with contemporary debates and use interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to address new developments as well as map out exciting trajectories for future work in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The handbook provides an easy access to key items of scholarly literature and material otherwise inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books. A unique one-stop research resource for researchers and policymakers with an interest in the Arctic and Antarctic, it is also a comprehensive reference work for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates

Author: Cyrus Schayegh,Andrew Arsan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317497066

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 7853

The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural histories of the Middle East in the decades between the end of the First World War and the late 1940s, when Britain and France abandoned their Mandates. It also situates the history of the Mandates in their wider imperial, international and global contexts, incorporating them into broader narratives of the interwar decades. In 27 thematically organised chapters, the volume looks at various aspects of the Mandates such as: The impact of the First World War and the development of a new state system The impact of the League of Nations and international governance Differing historical perspectives on the impact of the Mandates system Techniques and practices of government The political, social, economic and cultural experiences of the people living in and connected to the Mandates. This book provides the reader with a guide to both the history of the Middle East Mandates and their complex relation with the broader structures of imperial and international life. It will be a valuable resource for all scholars of this period of Middle Eastern and world history.

Die Kartenwissenschaft

Forschungen und Grundlagen zu einer Kartographie als Wissenschaft

Author: Max Eckert

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cartography

Page: N.A

View: 1513


The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space

Author: Robert T. Tally Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317596935

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

View: 6987

The "spatial turn" in literary studies is transforming the way we think of the field. The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space maps the key areas of spatiality within literary studies, offering a comprehensive overview but also pointing towards new and exciting directions of study. The interdisciplinary and global approach provides a thorough introduction and includes thirty-two essays on topics such as: Spatial theory and practice Critical methodologies Work sites Cities and the geography of urban experience Maps, territories, readings. The contributors to this volume demonstrate how a variety of romantic, realist, modernist, and postmodernist narratives represent the changing social spaces of their world, and of our own world system today.

The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City

Author: Setha Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296974

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 8162

The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City provides a comprehensive study of current and future urban issues on a global and local scale. Premised on an ‘engaged’ approach to urban anthropology, the volume adopts a thematic approach that covers a wide range of modern urban issues, with a particular focus on those of high public interest. Topics covered include security, displacement, social justice, privatisation, sustainability, and preservation. Offering valuable insight into how anthropologists investigate, make sense of, and then address a variety of urban issues, each chapter covers key theoretical and methodological concerns alongside rich ethnographic case study material. The volume is an essential reference for students and researchers in urban anthropology, as well as of interest for those in related disciplines, such as urban studies, sociology, and geography.

The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds

Author: Rebecca Futo Kennedy,Molly Jones-Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317415701

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 3537

The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds explores how environment was thought to shape ethnicity and identity, discussing developments in early natural philosophy and historical ethnographies. Defining ‘environment’ broadly to include not only physical but also cultural environments, natural and constructed, the volume considers the multifarious ways in which environment was understood to shape the culture and physical characteristics of peoples, as well as how the ancients manipulated their environments to achieve a desired identity. This diverse collection includes studies not only of the Greco-Roman world, but also ancient China and the European, Jewish and Arab inheritors and transmitters of classical thought. In recent years, work in this subject has been confined mostly to the discussion of texts that reflect an approach to the barbarian as ‘other’. The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds takes the discussion of ethnicity on a fresh course, contextualising the concept of the barbarian within rational discourses such as cartography, medicine, and mathematical sciences, an approach that allows us to more clearly discern the varied and nuanced approaches to ethnic identity which abounded in antiquity. The innovative and thought-provoking material in this volume realises new directions in the study of identity in the Classical and Medieval worlds.

The Routledge Handbook of Health Communication

Author: Teresa L. Thompson,Alicia Dorsey,Roxanne Parrott,Katherine Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135647666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

View: 9926

This handbook summarizes the research on communicative processes as they relate to health and health care, and provides directions for future research. For scholars & professionals in health communication, public health, psychology, & related areas.

Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

Author: Nick Watson,Alan Roulstone,Carol Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136502165

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

View: 2308

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters arranged thematically, it surveys the state of the discipline, examining emerging and cutting edge areas as well as core areas of contention. Divided in five sections, this comprehensive handbook covers: different models and approaches to disability how key impairment groups have engaged with disability studies and the writings within the discipline policy and legislation responses to disability studies and to disability activism disability studies and its interaction with other disciplines, such as history, philosophy and science and technology studies disability studies and different life experiences, examining how disability and disability studies intersects with ethnicity, sexuality, gender, childhood and ageing. Containing chapters from an international selection of leading scholars, this authoritative handbook is an invaluable reference for all academics, researchers and more advanced students in disability studies and associated disciplines such as sociology, health studies and social work.

The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

Author: Andrew Carnie,Dan Siddiqi,Yosuke Sato

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317751043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 716

View: 3910

The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. The Routledge Handbook of Syntax presents a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical and empirical advances in the dynamically evolving field of syntax from a variety of perspectives, both within the dominant generative paradigm and between syntacticians working within generative grammar and those working in functionalist and related approaches. The handbook covers key issues within the field that include: • core areas of syntactic empirical investigation, • contemporary approaches to syntactic theory, • interfaces of syntax with other components of the human language system, • experimental and computational approaches to syntax. Bringing together renowned linguistic scientists and cutting-edge scholars from across the discipline and providing a balanced yet comprehensive overview of the field, the Routledge Handbook of Syntax is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in syntactic theory.

Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt

Author: Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckart Olshausen,Richard Szydlak

Publisher: J.B. Metzler

ISBN: 9783476024015

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 5857

Vom 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis ins 15. Jahrhundert n. Chr. - der Pauly-Atlas lädt Schüler, Studenten und alle Interessierten auf eine einzigartige Reise durch die Antike ein. 168 vierfarbige Karten im Atlasformat führen durch die historischen Entwicklungen und Strömungen im Vorderen Orient, der Mittelmeerwelt, des griechischen Ostroms, der islamischen Welt und der christlich geprägten germanischen Reiche. Ein ebenso ausführlicher, wissenschaftlicher und spannender Kommentar begleitet jeden Welt- und Zeitausschnitt: Zahlreiche Tabellen, historisch-geografische Skizzen, Stadtpläne und Stammbäume veranschaulichen den Text und lassen so Seite für Seite Geschichte, Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Kultur lebendig werden.

Der Franziszeische Kataster im Kronland Bukowina/Czernowitzer Kreis (1817-1865)

Statistik und Katastralmappen

Author: Helmut Rumpler,Walter Liebhart,Kurt Scharr,Constantin Ungureanu

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205796985

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 1270

Der Franziszeische Kataster war der erfolgreiche Versuch, in der Habsburgermonarchie erstmals einen einheitlichen Rechtsraum im Hinblick auf Bodenbewertung und Steuerwesen herzustellen. Dabei zielte dieses System auf den gesamten Länderkomplex der Monarchie und gilt als zentraler Modernisierungsschritt, allerdings ohne und bewusst gegen das ideelle, im 19. Jahrhundert so erfolgreiche Konzept des Nationalismus. Die Bukowina als dritter Band einer Reihe ist das erste in dieser Form umfangreich dokumentierte Kronland, das sich vollständig außerhalb des heutigen Österreichs befindet. Unter Zugrundelegung des Franziszeischen Katasters wird diese Region in einer Quellenedition auf breiter sozio-ökonomischer Basis für die weitere Forschung erstmals systematisch aufbereitet.

Spuren der Begegnung

Europäische Reiseberichte über Afrika 1760–1860

Author: Anke Fischer-Kattner

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647360813

Category: History

Page: 573

View: 9739


Locative Media

Medialität und Räumlichkeit - Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven zur Verortung der Medien / Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media and Locality

Author: Regine Buschauer,Katharine S. Willis

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839419476

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 5728

Mit der Konvergenz von Mobilfunk und Internet, GPS, digitaler Kartographie und Social Networks hat sich ein Feld »lokativer« Medien herausgebildet, denen in den heutigen Medientechniken und -praktiken eine zentrale Bedeutung zukommt. Die Beiträge des Bandes widmen sich diesem jüngsten Medienwandel und bieten Einblick in die Entwicklungen und Phänomene ortsbezogener Medien. In einem multidisziplinären Spektrum kritischer Beiträge beleuchtet der Band die Dynamik, den Hintergrund und die Formen »lokativer« Medientechniken sowie ihre Implikationen in der gegenwärtigen Mediengesellschaft und -kultur.

Die Wege der Tiere

Ihre Wanderungen an Land, zu Wasser und in der Luft - in 50 Karten & Infografiken

Author: James Cheshire,Oliver Uberti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446256651


Page: 176

View: 1436


Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 2

Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800

Author: Stephen W Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650954

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 9972

The first thorough study of the book trade during the age of Fergusson and Burns.


Author: Nicole Mattern,Stefan Neuhaus

Publisher: J.B. Metzler

ISBN: 9783476046499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 4909

"Buddenbrooks. Verfall einer Familie" (1901) legte den Grundstein für Thomas Manns außergewöhnliche Karriere als Schriftsteller und Repräsentant der deutschen Literatur und Kultur weltweit. Der Roman zählt nicht nur zu den nobelpreisgekrönten und meistgelesenen, sondern auch zu den meistinterpretierten Texten der deutschsprachigen Literatur. Das Handbuch bündelt die umfassende Forschung über den Roman und präsentiert neben der Entstehungs- und Rezeptionsgeschichte auch die zentralen Themen und Strukturen. Eingegangen wird nicht nur auf Familie, Ökonomie und Religion, sondern auch auf scheinbare Randthemen wie Essen und Trinken oder Elemente des Phantastischen. Zusätzlich eröffnet das Handbuch interpretatorische und literaturtheoretische Zugänge zum Text, von der Sozialgeschichte über Erinnerungs- und Gedächtnistheorien oder Weiblichkeits- und Männlichkeitskonstruktionen bis zur Wissenspoetologie.