A Dictionary of Geography

Author: Susan Mayhew

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019968085X

Category: Reference

Page: 576

View: 5719

Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.
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Die Enzyklopädie der Erde

Author: Michael Allaby,Barbara Knesl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866900660

Category:

Page: 608

View: 4270

Nachschlagewerk; Erdgeschichte; Erde; Planet.
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The Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Derek Gregory

Publisher: Blackwell Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 1052

View: 5479

A guide to the concepts and debates in human geography.
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Modern England, 1901-1970

Author: Alfred F. Havighurst

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521209410

Category: Grande-Bretagne - Civilisation - 20e siècle - Bibliographie

Page: 109

View: 8199

Modern England 1901–1970 is a comprehensive bibliography of all printed books, articles and standard texts on England up to 1970. While England herself is emphasised, there is adequate attention paid to Ireland, Scotland, the Commonwealth and the colonies. All aspects of the period are included save literature per se and local history is restricted in its relevance. This handbook will serve as a useful guide to a wide public: to scholars, to teachers at all levels, to advanced students, and to the general reader interested in examining the period in some depth.
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Study Skills for Geography Students: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Pauline E Kneale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444118935

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 4689

Packed with practical hints, study tips, short cuts and examples, this book is designed to help you throughout your degree. Designed for all geography students, this guide delves into coping with conflicting time commitments, constructing essays, dissertations, and more. Updated and revised throughout, this new edition contains a new chapter on Careers and CVs, showing how geography can help you develop skills of use to future employers.
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The Concise Dictionary of World Place Names

Author: John Everett-Heath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192556460

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 1662

Every populated place, however small, has a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary gives the history, meanings, and origin of an enormous range of country, region, island, city, and town names from across the world, as well as the name in the local language. It also includes key historical facts associated with many place names. Place-names are continually changing. New names are adopted for many different reasons such as invasion, revolution, and decolonization. This dictionary includes selected former names, and, where appropriate, some historical detail to explain the transition. The names of places often offer a real insight into the places themselves, revealing religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments and topography. Superstition and legend can also play a part. All this fascinating detail is included in the Concise Dictionary of World Place Names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes two appendices: a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places. Containing over 10,000 names, from Aachen to Zyrardów, this is a unique and fascinating guide for geographers, travellers, and all with an interest in current world affairs.
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The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 1463

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Building the Reference Collection

A How-To-Do-It Manual for School and Public Librarians

Author: Gay D. Patrick

Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 187

View: 6606

Whether you are building, managing, or evaluating a reference collection, this practical guide will simplify the process. The first section covers the basics, including identifying users and determining their needs, selection criteria, selection and review tools, budget allocations, and online reference services. The second section provides the building blocks themselves: an annotated list of approximately 300 basic reference sources for all school levels.
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 2517

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Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6800

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.
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Der Weinatlas

Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 9783833812194

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 3344

Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.
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Walford's guide to reference material

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony P. Harvey,H. Drubba

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853655640

Category: Reference

Page: 812

View: 3722

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Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries

Author: Jovian Lang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: 317

View: 6668

This classified annotated bibliography updates the standard sources needed by most small and medium-sized libraries for answering reference questions and improving collections. The brief, succinct annotations provide complete ordering information, which may make this a valuable tool for busy librarians.
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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 794

View: 3771

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.
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Römische Geschichte, Band 1

Author: Theodor Mommsen

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849683222

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 9559

Mommsens berühmtestes Werk erschien von 1854 bis 1856 und schildert die Geschichte Roms bis zum Ende der römischen Republik und der Herrschaft Caesars, den Mommsen als genialen Staatsmann darstellte. Die politischen Auseinandersetzungen vor allem der späten Republik werden auch in der Terminologie mit den politischen Entwicklungen des 19. Jahrhunderts (Nationalstaat, Demokratie) verglichen. Das engagiert geschriebene Werk gilt als Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung. Dies ist Band 1, bis zur Abschaffung des römischen Königtums.
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