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Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Elizabeth A. Sutton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Capitalism and Cartography examines how map publication and dissemination coincided with and was part of the rise of the Dutch Republic as a preeminent capitalist nation in the early modern global ... More

CartophiliaMaps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderland

Cartophilia: Maps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderland

Catherine Tatiana Dunlop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226173023
eISBN:
9780226173160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173160.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The period between the French Revolution and the Second World War saw an unprecedented proliferation of mapmaking and map reading across modern European society. This book explores the “age of ... More

CatastropheRisk and Response

Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Richard A. Posner

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195178135
eISBN:
9780197562444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195178135.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Catastrophic risks are much greater than is commonly appreciated. Collision with an asteroid, runaway global warming, voraciously replicating nanomachines, a pandemic of gene-spliced smallpox ... More

Fast PolicyExperimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

We inhabit a perpetually accelerating and increasingly interconnected world, with new ideas, fads, and fashions moving at social-media speed. New policy ideas, especially “ideas that work,” are now ... More

French Beans and Food ScaresCulture and Commerce in an Anxious Age

French Beans and Food Scares: Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age

Susanne Freidberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169607
eISBN:
9780197562185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169607.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

From mad cows to McDonaldization to genetically modified maize, European food scares and controversies at the turn of the millennium provoked anxieties about the perils hidden in an increasingly ... More

Genetic GeographiesThe Trouble with Ancestry

Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Catherine Nash

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What might be wrong with genetic accounts of personal or shared ancestry and origins? Genetic studies are often presented as valuable ways of understanding where we come from and how people are ... More

The Geography of War and PeaceFrom Death Camps to Diplomats

The Geography of War and Peace: From Death Camps to Diplomats

Colin Flint (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162080
eISBN:
9780197562079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162080.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Our world of increasing and varied conflicts is confusing and threatening to citizens of all countries, as they try to understand its causes and consequences. However, how and why war occurs, and ... More

The Great Population Spike and AfterReflections on the 21st Century

The Great Population Spike and After: Reflections on the 21st Century

W. W. Rostow

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195116915
eISBN:
9780197561164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195116915.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Midway through the eighteenth century, the rate of growth for the world's population was roughly at zero. Immediately after World War II, it was just above 2 percent. Ever since, it has fallen ... More

The Great SeaA Human History of the Mediterranean

The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

David Abulafia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. In ... More

Hitler's GeographiesThe Spatialities of the Third Reich

Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich

Paolo Giaccaria and Claudio Minca (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226274423
eISBN:
9780226274560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226274560.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Hitler’s Geographies aims to respond to the growing interest in the current academic literature for a comprehensive investigation of the spatial imaginations of the Nazi regime and of the actual ... More

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

Map MenTransnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe

Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe

Steven Seegel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226438498
eISBN:
9780226438528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438528.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The book narrates the lives of five cartographers active in the early 20th century and uses records of their correspondence along historical research about the period to substantiate an analysis of ... More

Maxwell StreetWriting and Thinking Place

Maxwell Street: Writing and Thinking Place

Tim Cresswell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226604114
eISBN:
9780226604398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226604398.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The book is an exercise in thinking about and writing about a particular place - the Maxwell Street area of Chicago. It is divided into three sections which address the process of writing about ... 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 Nature of DesignEcology, Culture, and Human Intention

The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

David W. Orr

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative--trying to stop "progress." The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, specifically an ecological ... 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

Rebirth of the SacredScience, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Robert Nadeau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942367
eISBN:
9780197563298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942367.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

There is also a large and growing consensus in the scientific community that resolving the environmental crisis will require massive changes in our political and economic institutions and new ... More

Transportation and RevoltPigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Jacob Shell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What sorts of transportation technologies and methods of conveyance have political regimes associated with the movement of weapons, papers, or people for political subversion and revolt? In an era ... More

War EpidemicsAn Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233640
eISBN:
9780191916489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233640.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Down the ages, war epidemics have decimated the fighting strength of armies, caused the suspension and cancellation of military operations, and have brought havoc to the civil populations of ... More

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