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Map Stories

Author : Francisca Matteoli
ISBN : 1781573778
Genre : History
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Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Mattéoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty places and voyages that inspired her and the creation of these fascinating charts. Discover some of the world's most magical places and how they revealed themselves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen's exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat. This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made.
Category: History

Servants Of The Map Stories

Author : Andrea Barrett
ISBN : 0393069559
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 90.82 MB
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"Luminous....Each [story] is rich and independent and beautiful and should draw Barrett many new admirers."—Publishers Weekly, starred review Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. A mapper of the highest mountain peaks realizes his true obsession. A young woman afire with scientific curiosity must come to terms with a romantic fantasy. Brothers and sisters, torn apart at an early age, are beset by dreams of reunion. Throughout, Barrett's most characteristic theme—the happenings in that borderland between science and desire—unfolds in the diverse lives of unforgettable human beings. Although each richly layered tale stands independently, readers of Ship Fever (National Book Award winner) and Barrett's extraordinary novel The Voyage of the Narwhal, will discover subtle links both among these new stories and to characters in the earlier works.
Category: Fiction

Scrum Mit User Stories

Author : Ralf Wirdemann
ISBN : 9783446450776
Genre : Computers
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Scrum, das am weitesten verbreitete Vorgehen der Agilen Softwareentwicklung, ist in den IT-Projekten längst angekommen. Weil Scrum zu verwendende Methoden und ihre Anwendungen bewusst nicht festlegt, brauchen Entwicklerteams hier oft Unterstützung. Sehr häufig wird in Scrum-Projekten die Methode angewendet, Anforderungen an das zu entwickelnde Produkt in Form von „User Stories“ (Benutzergeschichten) zu erfassen, damit die Arbeit zu planen und zu priorisieren. User Stories werden in Alltagssprache formuliert und bewusst kurz gehalten (in der Regel nicht länger als zwei Sätze). Dieses Buch zeigt, wie Scrum mit Hilfe von User Stories hinsichtlich eines kundenorientierten Anforderungsmanagements optimiert werden kann und gibt den Entwicklern konkrete Empfehlungen, wie sie User Stories erfolgreich einsetzen können. Die 3. Auflage erweitert das Themenspektrum um das Thema User Story Mapping und Verticals - [email protected] Das Otto-Kapitel beschreibt, wie Scrum im Großen und mit unabhängig agierenden Teams funktionieren kann.
Category: Computers

Great Map Mysteries

Author : Susan Julio
ISBN : 0590896415
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book is designed to help students learn the basic skills of map reading. It provides 18 lessons which can be used in a traditional classroom setting or in a cooperative learning environment.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The South Pole

Author : Roald Amundsen
ISBN : 9783954273539
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One hundred years ago Roald Amundsen and four fellow Norwegian explorers captured the geographical South Pole. The existence of the pole had been known before, but Amundsen and his combatants were the first humans who had the courage to undertake the dangerous voyage through ice and snow. They reached the pole a one month before Amundsen's great rival Robert Falcon Scott. The eventful and fascinating journey is described by Amundsen himself in his account The South Pole, published shortly after his return. Roald Amundsen, born in 1872 near Oslo, was one of the most successful polar explorers. Already at the age of seventeen he became part of Adrien de Gerlache's Belgica Expedition. Between 1903 and 1906 he was the first to travel the Nortwest Passage. On Nansen's famous ship Fram Amundsen undertook a dangerous expedition to the Antarctic where he captured the geographical South Pole. He died in 1928 during a flight to save the Italian explorer Umberto Nobile.

Telling The Map

Author : Christopher Rowe
ISBN : 9781618731333
Genre : Fiction
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There are ten stories here including one readers have waited ten long years for: in new novel-la The Border State Rowe revisits the world of his much-lauded story The Voluntary State. Competitive cyclists twins Michael and Maggie have trained all their lives to race internationally. One thing holds them back: their mother who years before crossed the border … into Tennessee. Praise for Christopher Rowe: “Rowe’s stories are the kind of thing you want on a cold, winter’s night when the fire starts burning low. Terrific.” —Justina Robson (Glorious Angels) “As good as he is now, he’ll keep getting better. Read these excellent stories, and see what I mean.”—Jack Womack (Going, Going, Gone) “Rowe’s work might remind you of that of Andy Duncan. Both exemplify an archetypically Southern viewpoint on life’s mysteries, a worldview that admits marvels in the most common of circumstances and narrates those unreal intrusions in a kind of downhome manner that belies real sophistication.”— Asimov’s “As smooth and heady as good Kentucky bourbon.”— Locus Christopher Rowe’s stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon awards, frequently reprinted, translated into a half-dozen languages, praised by the New York Times Book Review, and long listed in the Best American Short Stories. He holds an MFA from the Bluegrass Writer’s Studio. Rowe and his wife Gwenda Bond co-write the Supernormal Sleuthing Series for children, and reside in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky.
Category: Fiction

The Map

Author : William Ritter
ISBN : 9781616205843
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Perfect for fans of Jackaby who are desperately awaiting the release of its sequel, Beastly Bones, this novella-length story follows the rollicking events of Abigail Rook’s birthday celebration. Abigail hopes that her birthday will slip by unnoticed and uncelebrated, but her employer, detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby, has other plans. Using magical party crackers that teleport the pair to unknown destinations in time and space and a cryptic map that may lead to a forgotten treasure, Jackaby intends to give Abigail what he considers to be the best gift of all--adventure. Abigail and Jackaby must tame an enormous (and carnivorous) rabbit, defend a castle, and master a dirigible if they want to find the treasure and get back to New Fiddleham alive.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Bit Off The Map And Other Stories

Author : Angus Wilson
ISBN : 9780571253098
Genre : Fiction
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Written in the 1950s, the eight stories collected here are brilliantly of their time: the decade of rubber plants, espresso bars and skiffle, of Suez, Teddy Boys and Angry Young Men. With compassion and deadly accuracy, Angus Wilson charts the scandals and secrets of the respectable middle classes - Kennie, the Borstal Boy mascot of an intellectual clique; June Raven, an SW3 hostess who gets over-involved with one of her publisher-husband's authors; Lord Peacehaven, retired megalomaniac; Maurice Liebig, teenage pawn in a family feud; and the mad old man who finds the justice of God in a hen roost.
Category: Fiction

Maps Tell Stories Too

Author : Abraham Resnick
ISBN : 9781469795508
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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People tell stories. Books tell stories. Journals and newspapers tell stories. Pictures tell stories. MAPS TELL STORIES TOO. An underlying objective of this book is to promote an awareness about and familiarization with the language of maps. Forty-four geographical map terms have been selected, defined, identified and used as vehicles to reinforce interesting ways geography has played a role in determining various historical outcomes. In addition all of the terms treated include summary highlights featuring salient aspects of how MAPS TELL STORIES TOO. Many of the terms include illustrations designed to augment map understandings.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Maps Their Untold Stories

Author : Rose Mitchell
ISBN : 9781408189696
Genre : Reference
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A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time - fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in the world. This magnificent collection, drawn from seven centuries of maps held in the National Archives at Kew, looks at a variety of maps, from those found in 14th Century manuscripts, through early estate maps, to sea charts, maps used in military campaigns, and maps from treaties. The text explores who the mapmakers were, the purposes for which the maps were made, and what it tells us about the politics of the time. Great images are accompanied by compelling stories. Featured is a woodcut map of 16th Century London, a map of where the bombs fell during the Second World War, and a map the first American settlers' drew when they were attempting to establish a new empire on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina. Richly illustrated with large scale reproductions of the maps, the book also includes some of the more amusing or esoteric maps from the National Archives, such as the map of the Great Exhibition in 1851 that was presented on a lady's glove, a London Underground map in the form of a cucumber, and a Treasure Island map used to advertise National Savings. This is a fascinating and unusual journey through the world of maps and mapmakers.
Category: Reference