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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

Telling Our Stories A Road Map To Who We Are

Author : Greeley Young Authors
ISBN : 1715473825
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This is the ninth book that Greeley/Evans School District 6 has produced. Our purpose is to hear the voices of our incredibly diverse students. They come from various backgrounds, some living through the most traumatic experiences by the time they graduate from high school. We are here to celebrate their journeys, through the best days, and the most difficult triumphs.
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Telling Children About The Past

Author : Nena Galanidou
ISBN : 9781789201840
Genre : Social Science
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This book brings together archeologists, historians, psychologists, and educators from different countries and academic traditions to address the many ways that we tell children about the (distant) past. Knowing the past is fundamentally important for human societies, as well as for individual development. The authors expose many unquestioned assumptions and preformed images in narratives of the past that are routinely presented to children. The contributors both examine the ways in which children come to grips with the past and critically assess the many ways in which contemporary societies and an increasing number of commercial agents construct and use the past.
Category: Social Science

Reading Maps

Author : Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
ISBN : 9781617849350
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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With easy-to-read text and full-color photos, this book introduces readers to the work of a cartographer through several major geographical concepts, including latitude and longitude, projection, scale, and orientation. Readers will become familiar with reading a compass rose and a map legend, as well as learn how to understand a mapÍs purpose by its title. The book also discusses the different elements used in reference maps and thematic maps, teaching readers that almost any type of information can be mapped. Colorful maps and diagrams highlight the text, visually demonstrating these concepts. Informative sidebars, bold glossary terms, and an index enhance the engaging text and graphics.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Map Thief

Author : Michael Blanding
ISBN : 9780698156982
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief —until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full—and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he’d gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more—and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption. The Map Thief interweaves Smiley’s escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in Provenance and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Secret History Of Las Vegas

Author : Chris Abani
ISBN : 9780698140189
Genre : Fiction
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A gritty, riveting, and wholly original murder mystery from PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author and 2015 Edgar Awards winner Chris Abani Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he’s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life. But Sunil’s own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin. Suspenseful through the last page, The Secret History of Las Vegas is Chris Abani’s most accomplished work to date, with his trademark visionary prose and a striking compassion for the inner lives of outsiders.
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Maps And Memes

Author : Gwilym Lucas Eades
ISBN : 9780773596788
Genre : Social Science
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Maps and cartography have long been used in the lands and resources offices of Canada's indigenous communities in support of land claims and traditional-use studies. Exploring alternative conceptualizations of maps and mapmaking, Maps and Memes theorizes the potentially creative and therapeutic uses of maps for indigenous healing from the legacies of residential schools and colonial dispossession. Gwilym Eades proposes that maps are vehicles for what he calls "place-memes" - units of cultural knowledge that are transmitted through time and across space. Focusing on Cree, Inuit, and northwest coast communities, the book explores intergenerational aspects of mapping, landscape art practice, and identity. Through decades of living in and working with indigenous communities, Eades has constructed an ethnographically rich account of mapping and spatial practices across Canada. His extended participation in northern life also informs this theoretically grounded account of journeying on the land for commemoration and community healing. Interweaving narrative accounts of journeys with academic applications for mapping the phenomena of indigenous suicide and suicide clusters, Maps and Memes lays the groundwork for understanding current struggles of indigenous youth to strengthen their identities and foster greater awareness of traditional territory and place.
Category: Social Science

The Telling

Author : Michael B. Van Winkle
ISBN : 9781463434311
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. - Carl Jung
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Telling About Society

Author : Howard S. Becker
ISBN : 9780226041261
Genre : Reference
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I Remember, one of French writer Georges Perec’s most famous pieces, consists of 480 numbered paragraphs—each just a few short lines recalling a memory from his childhood. The work has neither a beginning nor an end. Nor does it contain any analysis. But it nonetheless reveals profound truths about French society during the 1940s and 50s. Taking Perec’s book as its cue, Telling About Society explores the unconventional ways we communicate what we know about society to others. The third in distinguished teacher Howard Becker’s best-selling series of writing guides for social scientists, the book explores the many ways knowledge about society can be shared and interpreted through different forms of telling—fiction, films, photographs, maps, even mathematical models—many of which remain outside the boundaries of conventional social science. Eight case studies, including the photographs of Walker Evans, the plays of George Bernard Shaw, the novels of Jane Austen and Italo Calvino, and the sociology of Erving Goffman, provide convincing support for Becker’s argument: that every way of telling about society is perfect—for some purpose. The trick is, as Becker notes, to discover what purpose is served by doing it this way rather than that. With Becker’s trademark humor and eminently practical advice, Telling About Society is an ideal guide for social scientists in all fields, for artists interested in saying something about society, and for anyone interested in communicating knowledge in unconventional ways.
Category: Reference

Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow

Author : Mark Christopher Allister
ISBN : 0813920655
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study brings together the genres of autobiography and environmental literature. It examines a form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by standing outside the text in writing about the natural world, and inside it in making that exposition part of the grieving process.
Category: Literary Criticism

Finding Your Way Without Map Or Compass

Author : Harold Gatty
ISBN : 9780486318936
Genre : Travel
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Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.
Category: Travel

The Virginia School Journal

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044102878717
Genre : Education
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Includes "Official department" conducted by Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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Gis For Everyone

Author : David Edward Davis
ISBN : 1589480562
Genre : Computers
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A self-guided tour of GIS and how it benefits consumers and businesses alike, this volume shows how to create customized maps and monitor environmental hazards.
Category: Computers

Missional Map Making

Author : Alan Roxburgh
ISBN : 0470583223
Genre : Religion
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Guidance for church leaders to develop their own maps and chart new paths toward stronger, more vibrant, and more missional congregations In the burgeoning missional church movement, churches are seeking to become less focused on programs for members and more oriented toward outreach to people who are not already in church. This fundamental shift in what a congregation is and does and thinks is challenging for leaders and congregants. Using the metaphor of map-making, the book explains the perspective and skills needed to lead congregations and denominations in a time of radical change over unfamiliar terrain as churches change their focus from internal to external. Offers a clear guide for leaders wanting to transition to a missional church model Written by Alan Roxburgh, a prominent expert and practitioner in the missional movement Guides leaders seeking to create new maps for leadership and church organization and focus A Volume in the popular Leadership Network Series This book is written to be accessible to all Christian congregational styles and denominations.
Category: Religion

Without A Map

Author : Meredith Hall
ISBN : 9780807072721
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Meredith Hall's moving but unsentimental memoir begins in 1965, when she becomes pregnant at sixteen. Shunned by her insular New Hampshire community, she is then kicked out of the house by her mother. Her father and stepmother reluctantly take her in, hiding her before they finally banish her altogether. After giving her baby up for adoption, Hall wanders recklessly through the Middle East, where she survives by selling her possessions and finally her blood. She returns to New England and stitches together a life that encircles her silenced and invisible grief. When he is twenty-one, her lost son finds her. Hall learns that he grew up in gritty poverty with an abusive father—in her own father's hometown. Their reunion is tender, turbulent, and ultimately redemptive. Hall's parents never ask for her forgiveness, yet as they age, she offers them her love. What sets Without a Map apart is the way in which loss and betrayal evolve into compassion, and compassion into wisdom.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gis Cartography

Author : Gretchen N. Peterson
ISBN : 1420082140
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Maps, either printed or digital, can create effective communication with bosses, clients, other scientists, and the public. However, entry level GISers often find that map design was given short shrift in their pre-professional life. It is time for the GIS field, which is maturing in other ways, to improve its skills in this area. Based on the auth
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Broadband Wireless Access And Local Networks

Author : Byeong Gi Lee
ISBN : 9781596932944
Genre : Computers
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This book provides you with a thorough introduction to wireless access and local networks, covers broadband mobile wireless access systems, and details mobile and broadband wireless local area networks. This forward-looking reference focuses on cutting-edge mobile WiMax, WiFi, and WiBro technologies, including in-depth design and implementation guidance.
Category: Computers