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Maps Of Time

Author : David Christian
ISBN : 9780520271449
Genre : History
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Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day.
Category: History

Time Maps

Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN : 9780226924908
Genre : Social Science
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The pioneering sociologist and author of The Seven Day Circle continues his analysis of time with this fascinating look at history as social construct. Who were the first people to inhabit North America? Does the West Bank belong to the Arabs or the Jews? Why are racists so obsessed with origins? Is a seventh cousin still a cousin? Why do some societies name their children after dead ancestors? As Eviatar Zerubavel demonstrates in Time Maps, we cannot answer burning questions such as these without a deeper understanding of how we envision the past. In a pioneering attempt to map the structure of collective memory, Zerubavel considers the cognitive patterns we use to organize the past and the social grammar of conflicting interpretations of history. Drawing on fascinating examples that range from Hiroshima to the Holocaust, and from ancient Egypt to the former Yugoslavia, Zerubavel shows how we construct historical origins; how we tie discontinuous events together into stories; how we link families and entire nations through genealogies; and how we separate distinct historical periods from one another through watersheds, such as the invention of fire or the fall of the Berlin Wall. "Time Maps extends beyond all of the old clichés about linear, circular, and spiral patterns of historical process and provides us with models of the actual legends used to map history…brilliant and elegant."-Hayden White, University of California, Santa Cruz
Category: Social Science

Time In Maps

Author : Kären Wigen
ISBN : 9780226718620
Genre : History
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Maps organize us in space, but they also organize us in time. Looking around the world for the last five hundred years, Time in Maps shows that today’s digital maps are only the latest effort to insert a sense of time into the spatial medium of maps. Historians Kären Wigen and Caroline Winterer have assembled leading scholars to consider how maps from all over the world have depicted time in ingenious and provocative ways. Focusing on maps created in Spanish America, Europe, the United States, and Asia, these essays take us from the Aztecs documenting the founding of Tenochtitlan, to early modern Japanese reconstructing nostalgic landscapes before Western encroachments, to nineteenth-century Americans grappling with the new concept of deep time. The book also features a defense of traditional paper maps by digital mapmaker William Rankin. With more than one hundred color maps and illustrations, Time in Maps will draw the attention of anyone interested in cartographic history.
Category: History

Einstein S Clocks Poincare S Maps Empires Of Time

Author : Peter Galison
ISBN : 9780393243864
Genre : Science
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"More than a history of science; it is a tour de force in the genre."—New York Times Book Review A dramatic new account of the parallel quests to harness time that culminated in the revolutionary science of relativity, Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps is "part history, part science, part adventure, part biography, part meditation on the meaning of modernity....In Galison's telling of science, the meters and wires and epoxy and solder come alive as characters, along with physicists, engineers, technicians and others....Galison has unearthed fascinating material" (New York Times). Clocks and trains, telegraphs and colonial conquest: the challenges of the late nineteenth century were an indispensable real-world background to the enormous theoretical breakthrough of relativity. And two giants at the foundations of modern science were converging, step-by-step, on the answer: Albert Einstein, an young, obscure German physicist experimenting with measuring time using telegraph networks and with the coordination of clocks at train stations; and the renowned mathematician Henri Poincaré, president of the French Bureau of Longitude, mapping time coordinates across continents. Each found that to understand the newly global world, he had to determine whether there existed a pure time in which simultaneity was absolute or whether time was relative. Esteemed historian of science Peter Galison has culled new information from rarely seen photographs, forgotten patents, and unexplored archives to tell the fascinating story of two scientists whose concrete, professional preoccupations engaged them in a silent race toward a theory that would conquer the empire of time.
Category: Science

Computing Brain Activity Maps From Fmri Time Series Images

Author : Gordon E. Sarty
ISBN : 0521868262
Genre : Computers
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A review of the methods used for analyzing fMRI data, with mathematical outlines of how each method works, and the software available for developing the data. Aimed at graduate students and research investigators.
Category: Computers

The Maps Of Matthew Paris

Author : Daniel K. Connolly
ISBN : 1843834782
Genre : Literary Collections
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An examination of the intricate cartography of Matthew Paris, and the meanings of the maps themselves.
Category: Literary Collections

Maps Of Heaven Maps Of Hell

Author : Edward J. Ingebretsen
ISBN : 1563248719
Genre : Religion
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Traces the concept of terror in American film and fiction, and discusses the themes of captivity, conversion, communion, and consumption
Category: Religion

Main Types Of Geological Maps

Author : Chambre syndicale de la recherche et de la production du pétrole et du gaz naturel. Comité des techniciens
ISBN : 2710806223
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

Journey Back In Time Through Maps

Author : Kevin J. Brown
ISBN : 8854412023
Genre : Cartography
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In our modern day and age, when satellite imagery and GPS services like Google Maps, offer strikingly accurate images of the world, we can easily forget that for most of human history the world was an unknown tabula rasa on which cartographers, scientists, men of god, and kings imprinted their own dreams and ideals. This book explores changing perceptions of the world map through the centuries and across multiple vastly different cultures. We will juxtapose 18th century Buddhist cartography in Japan with European mercantile maps of the same period. We will travel with speculative cartographers and they argue in the scientific academies of Paris, London, and St. Petersburg over theories about what 'must' fill the great unknown. We will observe the emergence of the modern world view through the cartographic lens. We will see how, much like reading a long lost childhood diary, old maps are touching earnest reminders that our former selves' knowledge and perception of the world are rich and limited at the same time. AUTHOR: Kevin J. Brown is a rare map dealer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the owner of Geographicus Rare Antique Maps, is one of the largest and most active firms specialising in antiquarian cartography in the United States. He has dealt with countless rare maps from all periods covering all regions. Kevin continues to have a passion for rare maps and always looks forward his next cartographic discovery.
Category: Cartography

Secret Maps Of The Ancient World

Author : Charlotte Harris Rees
ISBN : 9781434392787
Genre : History
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The author explores evidence given in ancient Chinese writings, archaelogical finds in the Americas, and in ancient Chinese maps; demonstrating the likelyhood that America was discovered by the Chinese, not Europeans.
Category: History

International Perspectives On Maps And The Internet

Author : Michael P Peterson
ISBN : 3540720294
Genre : Science
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The Internet has redefined how maps are used. No longer restricted to paper, maps are now transmitted almost instantly and delivered to the user in a fraction of the time required to distribute maps on paper. They are viewed in a more timely fashion. The Internet presents the map user with both a faster method of map distribution and different forms of mapping. This book provides an international perspective on this growing area of information dissemination.
Category: Science

Maps Of The Imagination

Author : David N. Collins
ISBN : 9780595198627
Genre : Poetry
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Maps Of The Imagination is phantasmagorical journey through the "psychedelic sixties" by a young writer who had an uncanny ability to create images with words. Influenced heavily by the Beat writers of the preceding generation, these writings serve as a titillating "link" between the Beats and their phylogeny of angel-headed hipsters who came of age in the "sixties." Haiku-like in vividness and subject matter, this work presents little vignettes of how life appeared to many of this generation, at a time when war raged abroad, and social convention was being turned on its head, at home. It is destined to serve as an important period piece for this very special time, set, and setting. So get ready to wander through the mindscapes of an America we once knew; the itinerary provided is sufficient to get you there and back in One Peace.
Category: Poetry

Cities Of The World

Author : Peter Whitfield
ISBN : 0520247256
Genre : Science
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Traces the historic form and special character of the world's greatest cities through a collection of maps and panoramic views, from Athens to Brasilia, Washington to Moscow, San Francisco to Saigon, and Venice to Lhasa.
Category: Science

Maps For Time Travelers

Author : Mark D. McCoy
ISBN : 9780520303164
Genre : Social Science
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Popular culture is rife with movies, books, and television shows that address our collective curiosity about what the world was like long ago. From historical dramas to science fiction tales of time travel, audiences love stories that reimagine the world before our time. But what if there were a field that, through the advancements in technology, could bring us closer to the past than ever before? Written by a preeminent expert in geospatial archaeology, Maps for Time Travelers is a guide to how technology is revolutionizing the way archaeologists study and reconstruct humanity's distant past. From satellite imagery to 3D modeling, today archaeologists are answering questions about human history that could previously only be imagined. As archaeologists create a better and more complete picture of the past, they sometimes find that truth is stranger than fiction.
Category: Social Science

Maps Of Experience

Author : Andie Diane Palmer
ISBN : 9780802084354
Genre : Social Science
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In many North American indigenous cultures, history and stories are passed down, not by the written word, but by oral tradition. In Maps of Experience, Andie Diane Palmer draws on stories recorded during travels through Secwepemc – or Shuswap – hunting and gathering territory with members of the Alkali Lake Reserve in Interior British Columbia. Palmer examines how the various kinds of talk allow knowledge to be carried forward, reconstituted, reflected upon, enriched, and ultimately relocated by and for new interlocutors in new experiences and places. Maps of Experience demonstrates how the Secwepemc engagement in the traditional practices of hunting and gathering create shared lived experiences between individuals, while recreating a known social context in which existing knowledge of the land may be effectively shared and acted upon. When the narratives of fellow travellers are pooled through discursive exchange, they serve as what can be considered a ‘map of experience,’ providing the basis of shared understanding and social relationship to territory. Palmer's analysis of ways of listening and conveying information within the Alkali Lake community brings new insights into indigenous language and culture, as well as to the study of oral history, ethnohistory, experimental ethnography, and discourse analysis.
Category: Social Science

How Maps Work

Author : Alan M. MacEachren
ISBN : 157230040X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Now available in paperback for the first time, this classic work presents a cognitive-semiotic framework for understanding how maps work as powerful, abstract, and synthetic spatial representations. Explored are the ways in which the many representational choices inherent in mapping interact with information processing and knowledge construction, and how the resulting insights can be used to make informed symbolization and design decisions. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary technologies. As the nature of maps continues to evolve, Alan MacEachren emphasizes the ongoing need to think systematically about the ways people interact with and use spatial information.
Category: Technology & Engineering