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Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Maps, charts & atlases > General

Latitude - The True Story of the World's First Scientific Expedition (Paperback): Nick Crane Latitude - The True Story of the World's First Scientific Expedition (Paperback)
Nick Crane
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Pre-order

Told for the very first time, this is the story of the adventure that shaped the world.

By knowing the shape of our earth we can create maps, survive the oceans, follow rivers, navigate the skies, and travel across the globe. This is the story of our world, of how we discovered what no one thought possible - the shape of the earth.

A thrilling and page-turning account of the first major expedition by data gatherers and qualified observers to interior Peru, to discover the shape and magnitude of the earth. Until humanity discovered this it would be impossible to produce accurate maps and sea charts, without which thousands of lives would be lost, and exact locations of cities, roads and rivers would never be known. This fascinating and dramatic story weaves scientific rigour, egos, funding crises and betrayal with sea voyages, jungles and volcanoes.

Indian Tribes of Oklahoma - A Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Blue Clark Indian Tribes of Oklahoma - A Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Blue Clark
R543 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Oklahoma is home to nearly forty American Indian tribes and includes the largest Native population of any state. As a result, many Americans think of the state as 'Indian Country.' In 2009, Blue Clark, an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, produced an invaluable reference for information on the state's Native peoples. Now, building on the success of the first edition, this revised guide offers an up-to-date survey of the diverse nations that make up Oklahoma's Indian Country. Since the publication of the first edition more than a decade ago, much has changed across Indian Country - and more is known about its history and culture. Drawing from both scholarly literature and Native oral sources, Clark incorporates the most recent archaeological and anthropological research to provide insights into each individual tribe dating back to prehistoric times. Today, the thirty-nine federally recognized tribes of Oklahoma continue to make advances in the areas of tribal governance, commerce, and all forms of arts and literature. This new edition encompasses the expansive range of tribal actions and interests in the state, including the rise of Native nation casino operations and nongaming industries, and the establishment of new museums and cultural attractions. In keeping with the user-friendly format of the original edition, this book provides readers with the unique story of each tribe, presented in alphabetical order, from the Alabama-Quassartes to the Yuchis. Each entry contains a complete statistical and narrative summary of the tribe, covering everything from origin tales to contemporary ceremonies and tribal businesses. The entries also include tribal websites, suggested readings, and photographs depicting visitor sites, events, and prominent tribal personages.

Collins Social Studies Atlas for Jamaica (Paperback): Collins Social Studies Atlas for Jamaica (Paperback)
R268 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R57 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Prepared specifically to support social studies and geography courses at upper primary and lower secondary levels throughout the Caribbean. The atlas is fully illustrated and includes the most up to date reference and thematic mapping of the countries within the Caribbean Community as well as the broader Caribbean region. Maps are fully supported with illustrations, photographs and data. World maps cover international issues which have a bearing on Caribbean development.

Colorado - A Historical Atlas (Paperback): Thomas J Noel Colorado - A Historical Atlas (Paperback)
Thomas J Noel; Maps by Carol Zuber-Mallison
R809 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R111 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a thoroughly revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Colorado, which was coauthored by Tom Noel and published in 1994. Chock-full of the best and latest information on Colorado, this new edition features thirty new chapters, updated text, more than 100 color maps and 100 color photos, and a best-of listing of Colorado authors and books, as well as a guide to hundreds of tourist attractions. Colorado received its name (Spanish for ""red"") after much debate and many possibilities, including Idaho (an ""Indian"" name meaning ""gem of the mountains"" later discovered to be a fabrication) and Yampa (Ute for ""bear""). Noel includes other little-known but significant facts about the state, from its status as first state in the Union to elect women to its legislature, to its controversial ""highest state"" designation, elevated by the 2013 legalization of recreational cannabis. Noel and cartographer Carol Zuber-Mallison map and describe Colorado's spectacular geography and its fascinating past. The book's eight parts survey natural Colorado, from rivers and mountains to dinosaurs and mammals; history, from prehistoric peoples to twenty-first-century Color-oddities; mining and manufacturing, from the gold rush to alternative energy sources; agriculture, including wineries and brewpubs; transportation, from stagecoach lines to light rail; modern Colorado, from the New Deal to the present (including politics, history, and information on lynchings, executions, and prisons); recreation, covering not only hiking and skiing but also literary locales and Colorado in the movies; and tourism, encompassing historic landmarks, museums, and even cemeteries. In short, this book has information - and surprises - that anyone interested in Colorado will relish.

The Sky Atlas - The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe (Hardcover): Edward Brooke-hitching The Sky Atlas - The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe (Hardcover)
Edward Brooke-hitching 1
R661 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R213 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas, Edward Brooke-Hitching's stunning new book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the skies above us. This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities. This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, medieval aliens, mythological animals and rampaging spirits. The reader is taken on a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats, Mongolian astral prophets and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity. Even stranger are the forgotten stories from European history, like the English belief of the Middle Ages in ships that sailed a sea above the clouds, 16th-century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien-made canals on the surface of Mars. As the intricacies of our universe are today being revealed with unprecedented clarity, there has never been a better time for a highly readable book as beautiful as the night sky to contextualise the scale of these achievements for the general reader.

Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer: Missouri - Missouri: De14 (Paperback, 7th ed.): Rand McNally Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer: Missouri - Missouri: De14 (Paperback, 7th ed.)
Rand McNally
R493 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Delorme Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer (Paperback, 8th ed.): Rand McNally Delorme Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer (Paperback, 8th ed.)
Rand McNally
R520 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer - Colorado (Paperback, 12th ed.): Rand McNally Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer - Colorado (Paperback, 12th ed.)
Rand McNally
R524 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, 1550-1941 (Hardcover): Peter L. Eidenbach An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, 1550-1941 (Hardcover)
Peter L. Eidenbach
R1,688 Discovery Miles 16 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Strange as it may seem from our modern American perspective, New Mexico was literally a foreign country until the middle of the nineteenth century and, as field archaeologist and history instructor Peter Eidenbach discovered, in the minds of some it still is. The New Mexico landscape is easy to get lost in and much of its terrain has not been fully explored in many years. Yet, the state holds a rich cartographic history not often recognized by the many people who daily interact with its topography. Approaching this gap as a teacher and enthusiast, Eidenbach set about compiling a collection of New Mexico's historic maps, navigating through a varied terrain of research and discovery, even securing permissions for colonial-era maps held in special collections with limited public access. This collection, featuring beautifully rendered diagrams of New Mexico's landscape, allows exploration of the past as seen by that past's inhabitants.

Historical Atlas of Oklahoma (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Charles Robert Goins, Danney Goble Historical Atlas of Oklahoma (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Charles Robert Goins, Danney Goble; Maps by James H Anderson; Introduction by David L. Boren
R573 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R72 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Historical Atlas of Oklahoma has been an indispensable reference for longer than four decades. Issued on the eve of the Oklahoma Centennial, this fourth edition of the atlas is much more than an updated version. Oklahoma authors Charles Robert Goins and Danney Goble are joined by seventeen contributing scholars (including natural and physical scientists) and other professionals to present 119 topics. To explore each, one or more maps with explanatory legends, tables, and graphs are paired with an interpretive essay. Created by cartographer James H. Anderson, more than 170 new maps - in full color - chart Oklahoma's rich and varied history and current population trends. Like earlier editions, the Atlas describes Oklahoma's landforms and natural resources and traces the state's geographic history from the earliest hunter-gatherer bands to today's mostly urban inhabitants. New to this edition are maps exploring additional aspects of the state's economy and its diverse society, politics, and culture, such as black history, women's experiences, and the musicians, writers, and other artists identified with the state. Reflecting the most up-to-date information as of 2005 from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources, this new edition of the Historical Atlas of Oklahoma will be an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, students, and any reader who wants to know more about the history of Oklahoma.

Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer - Arizona (Paperback): Rand McNally Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer - Arizona (Paperback)
Rand McNally
R497 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Texas - A Historical Atlas (Paperback): A.Ray Stephens Texas - A Historical Atlas (Paperback)
A.Ray Stephens; Maps by Carol Zuber-Mallison
R813 R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Save R112 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For twenty years the "Historical Atlas of Texas" stood as a trusted resource for students and aficionados of the state. Now this key reference has been thoroughly updated and expanded--and even rechristened. "Texas: A Historical Atlas" more accurately reflects the Lone Star State at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Its 86 entries feature 175 newly designed maps--more than twice the number in the original volume--illustrating the most significant aspects of the state's history, geography, and current affairs.

The heart of the book is its wealth of historical information. Sections devoted to indigenous peoples of Texas and its exploration and settlement offer more than 45 entries with visual depictions of everything from the routes of Spanish explorers to empresario grants to cattle trails. In another 31 articles, coverage of modern and contemporary Texas takes in hurricanes and highways, power plants and population trends.

Practically everything about this atlas is new. All of the essays have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, while more than 30 appear for the first time, addressing such subjects as the Texas Declaration of Independence, early roads, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Texas-Oklahoma boundary disputes, and the tideland oil controversy. A dozen new entries for "Contemporary Texas" alone chart aspects of industry, agriculture, and minority demographics. Nearly all of the expanded essays are accompanied by multiple maps--everyone in full color.

The most comprehensive, state-of-the-art work of its kind, "Texas: A Historical Atlas" is more than just a reference. It is a striking visual introduction to the Lone Star State.

Delorme South Dakota Atlas and Gazetteer (Hardcover, 5th ed.): Rand McNally Delorme South Dakota Atlas and Gazetteer (Hardcover, 5th ed.)
Rand McNally
R501 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer - Wyoming (Paperback): Rand McNally Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer - Wyoming (Paperback)
Rand McNally
R501 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Delorme New York Atlas & Gazetteer (Paperback): Rand McNally Delorme New York Atlas & Gazetteer (Paperback)
Rand McNally
R537 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Golden Atlas - The Greatest Explorations, Quests and Discoveries on Maps (Hardcover): Edward Brooke-hitching The Golden Atlas - The Greatest Explorations, Quests and Discoveries on Maps (Hardcover)
Edward Brooke-hitching 1
R745 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R296 (40%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Stunning...divine' Stephen Fry 'A fabulous book, good enough to eat with a spoon! Marvellous' John Lloyd, creator of QI 'Perfect for the armchair adventurer historian, this is a rich visual exploration of some of the most beautiful charts ever created' National Geographic 'Introduces us to a whole different way of looking at maps. Great illustrations, most engaging - the author is just a mine of information' Simon Mayo's Books of the Year The Golden Atlas is a spectacular visual history of exploration and cartography, a treasure chest of adventures from the chronicles of global discovery, illustrated with a selection of the most beautiful maps ever created. The book reveals how the world came to be known, featuring a magnificent gallery of exceptionally rare hand-coloured antique maps, paintings and engravings, many of which can only be found in the author's collection. Arranged chronologically, the reader is taken on a breathtaking expedition through Ancient Babylonian geography and Marco Polo's journey to the Mongol Khan on to buccaneers ransacking the Caribbean and the voyages of seafarers such as Captain Cook and fearless African pathfinders. Their stories are told in an engaging and compelling style, bringing vividly to life a motley collection of heroic explorers, treasure-hunters and death-dealing villains - all of them accompanied by eye-grabbing illustrations from rare maps, charts and manuscripts. The Golden Atlas takes you back to a world of darkness and peril, placing you on storm-lashed ships, frozen wastelands and the shores of hostile territories to see how the lines were drawn to form the shape of the modern world. The author's previous book, The Phantom Atlas, was a critically acclaimed international bestseller, described by Jonathan Ross as 'a spectacular, enjoyable and eye-opening read' and this new book is sure to follow suit.

The Atlas of Unusual Borders - Discover Intriguing Boundaries, Territories and Geographical Curiosities (Paperback): Zoran... The Atlas of Unusual Borders - Discover Intriguing Boundaries, Territories and Geographical Curiosities (Paperback)
Zoran Nikolic 1
R402 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R91 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. This beautifully designed book presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands. Numerous conflicts have left countries divided and often shattered. Remnants of countries can by design or accident be left behind as a legal anomaly in this complex world. Most people believe that a country's borders are clearly defined: just lines that separate countries. Everything on one side of the line belongs to one country and everything on the other side belongs to another country. This might be the case most of the time, but there are unusual exceptions to this unwritten rule. Examples include: * Campione d'Italia where Italian residents have to travel 15km through Switzerland to reach the nearest available Italian territory * Tomb of Suleyman Shah which is a tiny Turkish enclave within Syria which was moved closer to Turkey when Lake Assad was created but still stayed in Syria * Pheasant Island which for half a year belongs to the Spanish city of Irun, and the remaining half, to its French twin-town, Hendaye * Canadian Stanstead and American Beebe Plain where the boundary line runs along the centre of the main street, so that the houses on one side of the street are in Canada and on the other in the United States These and many more instances are captured in this fascinating book full of strange geographical intrigue.

Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer Georgia - Dega (Paperback, 7th ed.): Rand McNally Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer Georgia - Dega (Paperback, 7th ed.)
Rand McNally
R496 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer - Tennessee (Paperback, 10th ed.): Rand McNally Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer - Tennessee (Paperback, 10th ed.)
Rand McNally
R504 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Collins World Wall Paper Map (Sheet map, flat, New edition): Collins Maps Collins World Wall Paper Map (Sheet map, flat, New edition)
Collins Maps 1
R331 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R79 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fully updated world map to include the latest political changes. The map contains politically coloured mapping which shows each country and their capital city, major roads, railways and cities and towns clearly. Also included are national flags, key statistics for every country and inset maps of the polar regions. The map is printed on high quality paper and comes rolled in a plastic tube - ideal as a poster for any classroom, bedroom or office wall. Area of coverage: All of the world, centred on the Greenwich Meridian, and including maps of the North and South Pole regions. Scale: 1:22 000 000; 1 cm to 220 km; 1 inch to 347 miles Size: 1015 x 1380 mm (40 x 54 inches) Other versions available: Laminated flat map in tube (ISBN 978-0-00-821156-1).

Collins World Atlas: Essential Edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Collins Maps Collins World Atlas: Essential Edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Collins Maps
R300 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R64 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fully revised and updated reference atlas in the exciting Collins world atlas range. This atlas provides more mapping area than any other atlas at this price. Key statistics, facts and flags for ever country of the world are included in the introductory section giving the user quick access to essential facts. These are supplemented by internet links to the most appropriate websites which provide opportunities for the reader to investigate issues further. Several world ranking tables are given, including highest mountains, deepest lakes and largest countries, making this atlas ideal for quizzes and crosswords. With over 36,000 place names, this atlas gives the user a detailed reference map with extensive worldwide coverage at a great price.

Scarfolk & Environs - Road & Leisure Map For Uninvited Tourists (Sheet map, folded): Richard Littler, Herb Lester Associates Scarfolk & Environs - Road & Leisure Map For Uninvited Tourists (Sheet map, folded)
Richard Littler, Herb Lester Associates
R315 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R50 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Black's Map of Scotland - Picturesque Tourist Map 1840 (Sheet map, folded): Adam Black, Charles Black, Collins Books Black's Map of Scotland - Picturesque Tourist Map 1840 (Sheet map, folded)
Adam Black, Charles Black, Collins Books 1
R75 R63 Discovery Miles 630 Save R12 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Scotland Map originally published to accompany Black's Picturesque Tourist Guide of Scotland in 1840. Hand drawn map of how Scotland looked in the 19th century. This pull out map which was referred to in the Black's Guide as an 'accurate travelling map'. The hand drawn map has the counties at the time highlighted with coloured boundaries - something that would have been printed layer by layer, starting with the main black text and shading and then a separate printing for each colour over the black, one colour at a time. Black's Guide to Scotland was featured in the recent TV series Grand Tours of Scotland when Paul Murton used his guide to reveal historical changes in the landscape. The guide has been re-published and is available to accompany this map. ISBN 9780008251147

Collins World Wall Laminated Map (Sheet map, flat, New edition): Collins Maps Collins World Wall Laminated Map (Sheet map, flat, New edition)
Collins Maps
R330 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R79 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fully updated world map to include the latest political changes. Contains politically coloured mapping showing each country and their capital city, major roads, railways and cities and towns clearly. Also included are national flags, key statistics for every country and inset maps of the polar regions. This laminated (on front side only) map is printed on high quality paper and comes rolled in a plastic tube - ideal as a poster for any classroom, bedroom or office wall. Area of coverage: All of the world, centred on the Greenwich Meridian, and including maps of the North and South Pole regions. Scale: 1:22 000 000; 1 cm to 220 km; 1 inch to 347 miles Size: 1015 x 1380 mm (40 x 54 inches) Other versions available: Paper flat map in tube (ISBN 978-0-00-821158-5).

Mapping the Second World War - The History of the War Through Maps from 1939 to 1945 (Hardcover): Peter Chasseaud, The Imperial... Mapping the Second World War - The History of the War Through Maps from 1939 to 1945 (Hardcover)
Peter Chasseaud, The Imperial War Museum, Collins Books 1
R818 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R213 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Follow the conflict of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945 in this unique volume, published in association with Imperial War Museums, London, featuring historical maps and photographs from their archives, and fascinating commentary from an expert historian. Over 150 maps tell the story of how this global war was fought. Types of maps featured: * Strategic maps showing theatres of war, frontiers and occupied territories * Maps covering key battles and offensives on major fronts * Planning and operations maps showing defences in detail * Propaganda and educational maps for the armed forces and general public * Maps showing dispositions of Allied and enemy forces * Bomber and V-weapon target maps Descriptions of key historical events accompany the maps, giving an illustrated history of the war from an expert historian. Key topics covered include * 1939: Invasion of Poland * 1940: German invasion of Low Countries & France * 1940: Battle of Britain & German invasion threat * Dec 1941: Pearl Harbor * 1942: Turning points: Midway, Alamein, Stalingrad * 1941-45: Barbarossa and the Eastern Front * The War at Sea * The advances to Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad * The War in the Air * 1944: Neptune & Overlord; D-Day & liberation of France

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