The Columbia Gazetteer of the World: P to Z

Author: Saul Bernard Cohen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gazetteers

Page: 4390

View: 9410

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.

The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

Author: Saul Bernard Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231119900

Category: Reference

Page: 1157

View: 4930

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.

Indexing and Retrieval of Non-Text Information

Author: Diane Rasmussen Neal

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110260581

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 437

View: 6420

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.

A Gazetteer of the World

Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 9008


Artistry of the Everyday

Author: Lisa Bernasek

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0873654056

Category: Architecture

Page: 125

View: 5606

"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.

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: 9044

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

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: 9030

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.


The Geographic Associations of Information

Author: Linda L. Hill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262512521

Category: Computers

Page: 260

View: 7817

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.

Etymological Dictionary of Grasses

Author: Harold T. Clifford,Peter D. Bostock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540384340

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 4561

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.