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Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Gregory L. Simon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This book investigates the ongoing politics, folly, and avarice shaping the production of increasingly widespread yet dangerous suburban and exurban landscapes. The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is ... More


The Changing American West: From “Flammable Landscape” to the “Incendiary”

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter establishes a conceptual justification for the implementation of an affluence-vulnerability interface analytic approach to manage current and prospective suburban landscapes—indeed a ... More


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


Amsterdam Society and Maps

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter outlines consumer demand for maps in early seventeenth-century Amsterdam. Production of and demand for maps was reflected social demands and contemporary events. Maps helped form a ... More


Profit and Possession in Brazil

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The WIC’s short-lived control of Brazil is explored through the examination of printed maps. The maps of Brazil published by Visscher and Joan Blaeu present a synthesis of Dutch military, commercial, ... More


Marketing New Amsterdam

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Visscher’s famous map of New Netherland with profile view of New Amsterdam, and the reprint of it in a small book of Adriaen van der Donck’s Description of New Netherland show how the WIC wanted New ... More


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