Landmarks of New Orleans

Author: Leonard V. Huber

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879714014

Category: Architecture

Page: 172

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This attractive volume presents a brief history and photographs of more than 250 notable structures and sites throughout New Orleans. Complete with maps identifying where each structure is located, this significant resource is organized by neighborhood and includes French Quarter townhouses, plantation homes on Bayou St. John, Garden District mansions, notable churches, distinctive warehouses, banks, and schoolhouses.
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Landmarks

GIScience for Intelligent Services

Author: Kai-Florian Richter,Stephan Winter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3319057324

Category: Computers

Page: 223

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This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to handle complex conceptual aspects of trying to define and formally model these situations. The book provides a thorough review of the cognitive, conceptual, computational and communication aspects of GIS landmarks. This review is unique for comparing concepts across a spectrum of sub-disciplines in the field. Portions of the ideas discussed led to the world’s first commercial navigation service using landmarks selected with cognitive principles. Landmarks: GI Science for Intelligent Services targets practitioners and researchers working in geographic information science, computer science, information science, cognitive science, geography and psychology. Advanced-level students in computer science, geography and psychology will also find this book valuable as a secondary textbook or reference.
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Guide to New York City Landmarks

Author: Matthew A. Postal,Andrew Dolkart,New York Landmarks Preservation Commission

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470289635

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

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The official guide to New York's must-see buildings profiles a host of new landmarks and includes 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs. This new edition will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
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Landmarks

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967864

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times
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Pennsylvania Battlefields & Military Landmarks

Author: Arthur P. Miller (Jr.),Marjorie Lyman Miller

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811728768

Category: History

Page: 208

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From the French and Indian War to the Civil War, Pennsylvania was often the setting for bloody battles and other important military events. This book is a travel guide to these sites and more, outlining what happened at each location, providing visitor information, such as hours, admission fees, directions, and special events.
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Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II

The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century

Author: John Earl Joseph,Nigel Love,Talbot J. Taylor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415063968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century. Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the ideas in their social and intellectual context. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical manner. The book summarizes the contribution of the key thinkers who have shaped modern linguistics: Austin, Chomsky, Derrida, Firth, Goffman, Harris, Jakobson, Labov, Orwell, Sapir, Whorf and Wittgenstein. This second volume follows on from Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I, which introduces the key thinkers up to the twentieth century. The series is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or of ideas.
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Landmarks

Reflections on Anthropology

Author: Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384797

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Landmarks addresses a wide range of questions relevant to the recent history of anthropology and its importance to contemporary issues. These questions include the significance of anthropology for Third World studies; the debate on whether anthropology is a scientific or a humanistic subject; anthropology as a means of reflecting on ourselves as well as others; and the criticisms of anthropological work that have emerged out of postmodernism. Drawing on his research findings in Papua New guinea since 1964 and his more recent work on the cross-cultural study of medicine, the author examines the extent to which we can achieve understanding between different cultures and the relative merits of approaches that stress indigenous categories or those of the observer. He concludes that the discipline now requires reconstruction rather than deconstruction, and advances the call for holistic models of human behavior which re-conceptualize the relationship between body and mind.
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Famous Landmarks

Author: Mary Clare Goller

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410874680

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In this book, learn about six landmarks in the United States: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Seattle Space Needle, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, Mount Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty.
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Australian Constitutional Landmarks

Author: H. P. Lee,George Winterton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139450355

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Australian Constitutional Landmarks presents the most significant cases and controversies in the Australian constitutional landscape up to its original publication in 2003. Including the Communist Party case, the dismissal of the Whitlam government, the Free Speech cases, a discussion of the race power, the Lionel Murphy saga, and the Tasmanian Dam case, this book highlights turning points in the shaping of the Australian nation since Federation. Each chapter clearly examines the legal and political context leading to the case or controversy and the impact on later constitutional reform. With contributions by leading constitutional lawyers and judges, as well as two former chief justices, this book will appeal to members of the judiciary, lawyers, political scientists, historians and people with a general interest in Australian politics, government and history.
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Dallas Landmarks

Author: N.A

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738558523

Category: History

Page: 127

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Dallas has a reputation as a progressive city--always ready to build something new to replace the old. In the late 19th century, as Dallas became the transportation and commercial center for North Texas, brick and stone edifices supplanted the simple frame structures of the early days. By the 1920s, the city was the financial capital of the region and boasted the tallest building west of the Mississippi. In 1936, Dallas hosted the Texas Centennial Exposition in Fair Park, an ensemble of art deco buildings that is a National Historic Landmark. As business grew, so did the skyline. Today Dallas has a rich collection of historic buildings that chronicle the city's growth and progress.
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