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The Icon CurtainThe Cold War's Quiet Border

The Icon Curtain: The Cold War's Quiet Border

Yuliya Komska

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226154190
eISBN:
9780226154220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226154220.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The Iron Curtain did not exist. Instead, it comprised multiple regional segments, many in the grip of divergent historical and cultural forces for decades, if not centuries. The first cultural ... More

Living on the MarginsUndocumented Migrants in A Global City

Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in A Global City

Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447319368
eISBN:
9781447319399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319368.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Living on the Margins offers a unique insight into the lives of undocumented migrants from China, Bangladesh and Turkey (including Kurds and Northern Cypriots) in London, and those who employ them. ... More

Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Cristiano Gori, Jose-Luis Fernandez, and Raphael Wittenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447305057
eISBN:
9781447311539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305057.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Long-term care (LTC) is a key policy priority for governments internationally. Most countries are faced with demographic and/or socio-economic changes that are resulting in a significant growth in ... More

Medieval Islamic MapsAn Exploration

Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Karen C. Pinto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

There are hundreds of cartographic images scattered throughout the medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of extant copies produced in a variety ... More

The MountainA Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present

The Mountain: A Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226031118
eISBN:
9780226031255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031255.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This book looks at mountains from a very original perspective, focusing on political and scientific imaginaries of mountains throughout the world. It aims to study the processes through which modern ... More

The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

Benjamin B. Olshin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226149820
eISBN:
9780226149967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This book, The Mysteries of the “Marco Polo” Maps, introduces the reader to a very curious collection of little-known maps relating to the voyages of Marco Polo. As far as history tells us, Marco ... More

OriginsThe Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Frank H. T. Rhodes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Fossils are the fragments from which, piece by laborious piece, the great mosaic of the history of life has been constructed. Here and there, we can supplement these scraps by the use of biochemical ... More

The Politics of ScaleA History of Rangeland Science

The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Nathan F. Sayre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226083117
eISBN:
9780226083391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083391.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This book tells the history of scientific efforts to understand and manage rangelands—the grasslands, shrublands, savannas, tundra, steppe and deserts that comprise some two-fifths of Earth’s land ... More

Rome Measured and ImaginedEarly Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Jessica Maier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226127637
eISBN:
9780226127774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127774.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This book recounts the history of a genre, the city portrait, through imagery of Rome. Among the most popular categories of early modern print culture, the city portrait was also one of the most ... More

Sidewalk CityRemapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City

Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City

Annette Miae Kim

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226119229
eISBN:
9780226119366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226119366.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Sidewalk City re-maps public space in order to unveil contemporary spatial practices and to explore future possibilities. In the midst of historic migration and urbanization, our limited public ... More

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