Great Maps


Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465435611
Category: History
Page: 256
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Great Maps takes a close look at the history of maps, from ancient maps such as medieval mappa mundi to Google Earth. The latest in a lavishly illustrated DK series about masterpieces, this fascinating book tells the stories behind great maps and reveals how they have helped people to make sense of their world.

Great City Maps


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465459065
Category: History
Page: 256
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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.

Making Art From Maps

Inspiration, Techniques, and an International Gallery of Artists
Author: Jill K. Berry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631591029
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Journey through the craft of Making Art with Maps. From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded, and their colorful surfaces add an allure of travel to every project. Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, author of Map Art Lab returns, bringing her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her. With her cartographic connections, she takes you on a gallery tour, introducing you to the work of some of the most exciting artists creating with maps today. Designer interviews are accompanied by 25 accessible how-to projects of her own design that teach many of the techniques used by the gallery artists.

Great City Maps


Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465453587
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 1490
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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography--it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece. With its genuinely unique and superbly illustrated approach to the most celebrated city maps in history and its lavish textured and foiled jacket, Great City Maps is a beautiful piece to add to any collection and a must-have for all history and geography enthusiasts.

Диво в Берліні

Як дев`ять веслярів поставили нацистів на коліна
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publisher: Nash Format via PublishDrive
ISBN: 6177388590
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 7369
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«Диво в Берліні» — дві майстерно зшиті сюжетні лінії, написані талановитим оповідачем. Перша оповідає історію простих американських хлопців, які в один із найстрашніших періодів в історії США — Велику депресію — відвойовують своє право на гідне майбутнє. Друга переносить нас до Німеччини, де Гітлер уже задумав свій найстрашніший план — Другу світову. Перш ніж розв’язати війну, він прагне приспати ворога: показати, що Німеччина гостинна, вільна і мирна держава. Задля цього керівництво країни вирішує провести Олімпійські ігри 1936-го року, куди, у складі збірної США з веслування, потрапляють наші герої. Створена на основі реальних подій, книга розповідає про дружбу, вірність і відчайдушну боротьбу добра та зла. А головне — проводить паралелі з сучасним світом, змушує замислитись над тим, що подібний сценарій може повторитися, або навіть повторюється вже сьогодні.

Timelines of History


Author: Smithsonian Institution,DK Publishing, Inc
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756686819
Category: History
Page: 512
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Offers a broad overview of the history of world cultures and nations in sequential order, beginning with ancestors in early African up through the present day, in small building-blocks of information with cross-references throughout.

Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts, Grades K-5


Author: Common Core
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118137124
Category: Education
Page: 464
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Smithsonian: Super Space Encyclopedia


Author: N.A
Publisher: DK Children
ISBN: 9781465481719
Category:
Page: 208
View: 4896
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Explore our wonderful universe through stunning CGI illustrations and amazing stats that bring to life the incredible marvels that populate space. Perfect for curious kids, Super Space Encyclopedia showcases everything that is enthralling and mesmerizing about space, and explains how the human race has developed the technology needed to explore its depths. From astounding features in the solar system to unimaginable wonders in the far reaches of the universe, this book helps the reader explore the cosmos at a steady pace. Stunning photographs and digestible blocks of text combine with DK's classic tradition of depicting information in a systematic way, immersing the readers in an unparalleled journey through the universe. Unravel the mysteries of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, investigate the explosion that created the Crab Nebula, and dig deeper into radio signals from spinning stars! Find out many more interesting super facts about space with Super Space Encyclopedia.

Explorers

Great Tales of Adventure and Endurance
Author: Alasdair Macleod,Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756667375
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 3340
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Presents an overview of the world's greatest explorers, revealing who they were, where they went, and how their expeditions shaped the course of human history.

College & Research Libraries News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Smithsonian: Battles That Changed History


Author: N.A
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9781465473844
Category: History
Page: 256
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This illustrated guide to history's most famous battles explores military history from ancient battles to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Featuring stunning illustrations and in-depth analysis, this military history book uses maps, paintings, and photographs to reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place. From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key wars and campaigns are analyzed in detail--the weapons, the soldiers, the military strategy, and the fateful decisions that led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Rommel, and others, and crucial arms, armor, and equipment are explained. Whether at Hastings, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles That Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield throughout history.

W Inging it

Newsletter of the American Birding Association, Inc
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bird watching
Page: N.A
View: 5892
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Mushrooms


Author: Thomas Laessøe
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789489869
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 4717
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Describes the main characteristics, natural environments, seasonal changes, and edibility of over five hundred mushrooms.

DK Complete Atlas of the World


Author: DK Publishing, Inc
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756628598
Category: Reference
Page: 432
View: 3806
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Provides geographical and political maps, satellite images, and vital statistics--including temperature, land use, population, and natural phenomena--for each continent.

The Animal Book


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146542122X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
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The Animal Book is the complete guide to the natural world for curious children and budding naturalists. From the tiny toadstool to the giant oak, the smallest spider to the largest elephant, the wonders of life are here to see in stunning photo galleries. With over 1,500 species of animals and plants to learn about, The Animal Book is perfect for school projects and homework. The 'Tree of Life' at the start of the book will show you how species are connected, as well as guiding you through everything from microscopic life to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. Ever wondered how a polar bear looks when trying to catch fish? Amazing full page pictures show you animals in their natural habitats, going about their lives. Fact boxes and amazing galleries take you on a complete learning journey. The Animal Book is the ultimate book on the natural world, from A(moeba) to Z(ebra).

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution


Author: Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Discoveries in science
Page: N.A
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Vols. for 1847-1963/64 include the Institution's Report of the Secretary.

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Zoology
Page: N.A
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Mountaineers

Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest
Author: N.A
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756686826
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 4009
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"Celebrating a rich tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, Mountaineers tells the stories of the pioneers who first scaled the heights of this planet."--P. [2] of jacket.

Science

A Visual Encyclopedia
Author: Chris Woodford,DK Publishing,Steve Parker
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465420466
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
View: 9015
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Discusses key concepts in biology, physics, chemistry, and other scientific fields, and includes fast fact boxes, images and diagrams, and information about key scientists and their work.

Washington, DC


Author: Susan Burke,Alice Leccese Powers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405333795
Category: Washington (D.C.)
Page: 240
View: 8665
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Let the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Washington DC take you around the most powerful city in the world. Navigate through the city's vast boulevards and peaceful green spaces with hundreds of colour photographs, full-colour maps, beautiful illustrations and detailed cutaways of the major sights like the fantastic Smithsonian museums and the iconic White House. This fully updated and expanded guide features Four Great Days Out in Washington DC, three specially devised walking tours and unique 3D aerial views that highlight the best places to enjoy on foot. There is detailed historic background on the politics, city-planning and architects that shaped the city, as well as essential information on the happening districts of Adams Morgan and Shaw, Dupont Circle and the Penn Quarter. With dozens of reviews and recommendations for restaurants, pubs, nightlife, shopping and hotels in Washington DC to suit every budget, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is your must-have item for the political hot-spot that is Washington DC. Includes superb DK photography, full-colour maps, 3D models, illustrated walks and comprehensive hotel and restaurant listings.