• Atlases

Goode's World Atlas


Author: John Paul Goode
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Atlases
Page: 288
View: 8611

    • Reference

Goode's World Atlas


Author: Rand McNally and Company
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780321652003
Category: Reference
Page: 400
View: 408
Goode's World Atlas has been the world's premiere educational atlas since 1923, and for good reason. It features over 250 pages of maps, from definitive physical and political maps to important thematic maps that illustrate the spatial aspects of many important topics. The 22nd Edition includes 160 pages of new, digitally produced reference maps, as well as new thematic maps on global climate change, sea level rise, CO2 emissions, polar ice fluctuations, deforestation, extreme weather events, infectious diseases, water resources, and energy production.

    • Atlases

Goode's World Atlas


Author: J. Paul Goode,Edward Bowman Espenshade,Rand McNally and Company
Publisher: Chicago [Ill.] : Rand McNally
ISBN: N.A
Category: Atlases
Page: 368
View: 6340

    • Science

Geosystems

An Introduction to Physical Geography
Author: Robert W. Christopherson,Ginger H. Birkeland
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780321926982
Category: Science
Page: 688
View: 6925
ALERT:¿Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you¿select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,¿you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. ¿ Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. ¿ Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. ¿ Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. For Introductory Physical Geography Courses Among the most highly regarded in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s best-selling texts are known for their meticulous attention to detail, currency, accuracy, and rich integration of climate change science. Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Ninth Edition is uniquely organized to present Earth systems topics as they naturally occur: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. This interconnected and organic systems-based approach is highlighted in the strong pedagogical tools, structured learning path, and up-to-date information found in the text. This new edition presents bold new features that cultivate an active learning environment both in and outside the classroom.The Ninth Edition is available with MasteringGeography™ , the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences. This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for you. Here’s how: Personalize learning with MasteringGeography: MasteringGeography provides students with engaging and interactive experiences that coach them through introductory physical geography with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content. Leverage strong pedagogical tools and a structured active learning path: The text reinforces central hallmark physical geography themes of Earth systems, human-Earth relations, and global climate change by providing a consistent framework for mastering chapter concepts.¿ Teach with current and relevant content. An emphasis on currency provides you with compelling reasons for learning physical geography.¿ Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography search for ISBN-10: 0321948882 /ISBN-13: 9780321948885. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321926986 /ISBN-13: 9780321926982 and ISBN-10: 0321948408 /ISBN-13: 9780321948403. ¿ MasteringGeography is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.¿ ¿

    • Reference

The Pocket World Atlas


Author: George Philip & Son,Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195219517
Category: Reference
Page: 160
View: 6560
Slipping easily into a pocket, valise, or backpack, this handy atlas brims with information vital to visitors of foreign lands. Full-color maps & art.

    • Reference

Goode's World Atlas


Author: John C. Hudson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 371
View: 8462
Features include: - Eight political maps of the continents, the U.S., and Canada - Environmental maps, world wildlife distribution, and forests. - 30,000-entry pronunciation guide and 109-page index.

    • Reference

Essential World Atlas

7th Edition
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465418067
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 5097
Revised and fully up-to-date! A handy, user-friendly atlas at an affordable price, Essential World Atlas is perfect for home, school, and office use. Featuring a series of thematic world maps showing the world today, followed by an atlas of the world's regions, readers will explore Earth through seven politically colored overview maps, an index featuring twenty thousand of the world's most important places, informative data profiles of each country, and a glossary of geographical terms.

    • Reference

The World Factbook


Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
View: 9768
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

    • Fiction

Atlas Shrugged


Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101137193
Category: Fiction
Page: 1088
View: 4141
Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

    • Reference

Goode's World Atlas


Author: Rand McNally
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133864649
Category: Reference
Page: 372
View: 8918
For all geography courses. Expand your geographic literacy with the gold standard in academic atlases Goode's World Atlas by Rand McNally helps students navigate through global and regional landscapes with ease. With color-coded headings and charts, brief introductions to each section, and more than 60 new reference and thematic maps, the 23rd edition gives you a comprehensive view of the world and its changing population and physical characteristics. Available soon in Pearson eText and Pearson Custom Library formats. Goode's World Atlas has been the world's premiere educational atlas since 1923, evolving with the world that shapes its content, and allowing for a deeper, more global understanding of geography.

    • Fiction

Cloud Atlas

A Novel
Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307483041
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 2485
By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Atlases

Atlas of World Geography


Author: Rand McNally and Company
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780139593390
Category: Atlases
Page: 176
View: 574

    • History

The Penguin State of the World Atlas


Author: Dan Smith,Isabelle Lewis (Cartographer)
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780143122654
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 1280
Presents a world atlas that iIllustrates key indicators affecting international politics, economics, and society using maps and graphics.

    • Business & Economics

Thank You for Being Late

An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 1250141222
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 560
View: 6862
A New York Times Bestseller, One of The Wall Street Journal’s “10 Books to Read Now,” and One of Kirkus Reviews’s Best Nonfiction Books of Year We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, version 2.0, with a new afterword, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is an essential guide to the present and the future.

    • History

Prisoners of Geography

Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501121472
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 9077
First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.

    • Reference

Esri Map Book


Author: Esri
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589483415
Category: Reference
Page: 111
View: 4742
The Esri Map Book, Volume 28, shows how GIS enables change and provides innovative, spatially based solutions to wide-ranging issues, including those affecting business, the environment, utilities, transportation, and government. The full-color maps in this edition clearly show how GIS users around the globe contribute ever increasing amounts of data and other resources to help achieve sustainable development and a more hopeful future. Dozens of maps from distinct industries spread across many countries, regions, and cities are featured. Each map includes a description of the map's purpose and how it was produced. The Esri Map Book, Volume 28, is an important collection of maps for GIS users, cartographers, collectors, and map libraries.

    • Atlases

National Geographic Atlas of the World


Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),John F. Shupe
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 9780870448355
Category: Atlases
Page: 404
View: 2520
Contains more than 150,000 entries and revised maps documenting our changing planet, including 20 new countries, such as newly independent Ukraine, each profiled in "Nations of the World."

    • Fiction

News of the World

A Novel
Author: Paulette Jiles
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062409220
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 5262
National Book Award Finalist—Fiction In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.

    • History

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy


Author: Claudius Ptolemy,Edward Luther Stevenson,Joseph Fischer
Publisher: Cosimo Incorporated
ISBN: 9781605204390
Category: History
Page: 286
View: 6086
Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time. Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical study and scientific method. This edition contains more than 40 maps and illustrations, reproduced based on Ptolemy's original manuscript. It remains a fascinating read for students of scientific history and Greek influence. CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY (A.D. 90- A.D. 168) was a poet, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and geographer who wrote in Greek, though he was a Roman citizen. He is most well-known for three scientific treatises he wrote on astronomy, astrology, and geography, respectively titled Almagest, Apotelesmatika, and Geographia. His work influenced early Islamic and European studies, which in turn influenced much of the modern world. Ptolemy died in Alexandria as a member of Greek society.