Zero Degrees

Geographies of the Prime Meridian

Author: Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674088816

Category: History

Page: 336

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Charles Withers explains how the choice of Greenwich to mark 0° longitude solved problems of global measurement that had engaged geographers, astronomers, and mariners since ancient times. This history is a testament to the power of maps, the challenges of global measurement, and the role of scientific authority in creating the modern world.

Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.

Part 1. Introduction to Physical Geography

Part 1 of the eBook Understanding Physical Geography

Author: Michael Pidwirny

Publisher: Our Planet Earth Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 70

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IMPORTANT - This Google Play version is best viewed with a computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Apple Safari browsers. This document consists of two chapters from the eBook Understanding Physical Geography: Chapter 1: Introduction to Physical Geography and Chapter 2: Maps, Time, GIS and Remote Sensing. This eBook was written for students taking introductory Physical Geography taught at a college or university.

Einsteins Uhren, Poincarés Karten

Die Arbeit an der Ordnung der Zeit

Author: Peter Galison

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105609040

Category: Science

Page: 382

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Peter Galison zeigt, wie eng die Grundgedanken der »Speziellen Relativitätstheorie« mit gleichzeitigen Entwicklungen in Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Technologie verknüpft waren. Eine fundamentale Theorie der Physik bekommt ihren reichen weltlichen Kontext zurück. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

World Geography Workbook

Author: Mark Stange,Rebecca Laratta

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1622235339

Category: Education

Page: 128

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World Geography is designed to help students better understand the importance of geography and the world in which they live. This 128-page resource integrates current technology and digital learning opportunities and activities. Using the five themes of geography, teachers can give students the opportunity to think globally and help prepare them for life in a diverse society. Features reading and writing activities aligned to ELA Common Core, plus includes questions that are aligned to higher-order thinking skills. This book also includes Geoquests, Global Summit Activity, Glossary of Geography Terms, Websites, Resources, and Suggested Activities. Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character.

Contemporary Human Geography

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619066866

Category: Education

Page: 25

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Contemporary Human Geography. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Physical Geography

Great Systems and Global Environments

Author: William M. Marsh,Martin M. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521764289

Category: Science

Page: 720

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A systems-based approach to physical geography written in an easy-to-understand narrative style that is closely integrated with clear, single-concept illustrations.

Discovering the World of Geography, Grades 5 - 6

Includes Selected National Geography Standards

Author: Myrl Shireman

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580377912

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Explore the world with students in grades 5–6 using Discovering the World of Geography. This 128-page book helps students use geographical knowledge and skills to interpret and analyze data. This text covers topics including the physical features of the United States, climates, latitude and longitude, the American Revolution, the Mexican War, the Civil War, WWI, and WWII. The book presents information through activities such as maps, charts, diagrams, and graphs that support National Geography Standards. It also includes assessments and answer keys.

Existenzweisen

Eine Anthropologie der Modernen

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518737376

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Vor zwanzig Jahren hatte der französische Soziologe und Philosoph Bruno Latour konstatiert: »Wir sind nie modern gewesen«, und sich an einer »symmetrischen Anthropologie« jenseits der Trennung von Natur und Kultur versucht. Nun legt er sein zweites Hauptwerk vor, das dieses faszinierende Projekt mit einer »Anthropologie der Modernen« fortschreibt und den verschiedenen Existenzweisen von Wissenschaft, Technologie, Recht, Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik in der modernen Welt nachspürt. Ein großes Panorama der Modi moderner Existenz. Latour setzt für dieses Projekt bei der globalen Verflechtung aller Lebensbereiche an, die heute nicht zuletzt am Problem des Klimawandels sichtbar wird. Zugleich zeigt sich aber an diesem Problem auch, dass es verschiedene Handlungssphären gibt, die jeweils eigene Existenzweisen besitzen: Politiker, die sich mit dem Klimaproblem befassen, sind eben keine Wissenschaftler, die Klimaforschung betreiben, und Unternehmer orientieren sich zunächst an den Maßgaben der Wirtschaftlichkeit; wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse werden daher nicht einfach in politische und ökonomische Handlungen übersetzt. Dennoch sind für Latour diese verschiedenen Existenzmodi nicht unabhängig voneinander, sondern durchdringen einander und kreieren gemeinsam Probleme, die es in der Folge auch gemeinsam zu lösen gilt. Es bedarf daher einer neuen Form der »Diplomatie«, die zwischen den einzelnen Existenzweisen vermittelt. Nicht weniger als die Zukunft unseres Planeten steht auf dem Spiel und nicht weniger als eine solche diplomatische Vermittlung versucht dieses grundlegende und wegweisende Buch zu leisten. Auf dass wir endlich modern werden!

Chapter 2: Maps, GIS and Remote Sensing

Single chapter from the eBook Understanding Physical Geography

Author: Michael Pidwirny

Publisher: Our Planet Earth Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 46

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IMPORTANT - This Google Play version is best viewed with a computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Apple Safari browsers. Chapter 2: Maps, GIS and Remote Sensing of the eBook Understanding Physical Geography. This eBook was written for students taking introductory Physical Geography taught at a college or university.

Plotting the Globe

Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Line

Author: Avraham Ariel,Nora Ariel Berger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275988951

Category: History

Page: 235

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How we came to measure time and distance due to the efforts of intrepid adventurers, scientists, and seafarers who shaped our picture of the world today.

Geography Matters

1

Author: Nicola Arber,John Hopkin

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435355067

Category: Geography

Page: 120

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Geography Matters is a popular course that follows the QCA Scheme of Work and offers support for the Key Stage 3 Strategy.The Foundation Pupil Book covers exactly the same topics as the Core Pupil Book but with simplified text and activities to aid pupils' understanding and improve their performance.

Why Geography Matters

More Than Ever

Author: Harm de Blij

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199977259

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. Is there some way we can get our minds around these disparate global upheavals, to grasp these events and their interconnections, and place our turbulent world in a more understandable light? Acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one word: geography. In this revised edition of the immensely popular and influential Why Geography Matters, de Blij tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the dangerous nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument, offering an updated work that is as engaging as it is eye-opening. Casual students of geography and professional policy-makers alike will benefit from this stimulating and crucial perspective on geography and the way it shapes our world's events. America, de Blij warns, has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence. Indeed, despite increasing global interconnectivity and rapid change, Americans seem to be less informed and less knowledgeable about the rest of the world than ever. In this compelling volume, de Blij shows why this dispiriting picture must change, and change now.

Diodor und seine "Bibliotheke"

Weltgeschichte aus der Provinz

Author: Michael Rathmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311048143X

Category: History

Page: 424

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Previous research saw Diodorus as an author with modest intellect and a working technique of equal mediocrity, just capable enough of reconstructing forgotten historical works from the Hellenistic period. This study reveals a serious historiographer who brought an entirely original perspective to his "universal history," based on his own background, talent, and training, especially as he presented heroic figures, such as Alexander the Great.

Daily Warm-ups

Geography. Level I

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825145148

Category: Geography

Page: 211

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Includes reproducible activities to provide students with geographical information as they develop creative and critical-thinking skills.