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A Map of the World

Written By: Jane Hamilton
  • ID Book : 9780307764065
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 155
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-map-of-the-world.pdf

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Pen/Hemingway Award-winning novelist Jane Hamilton follows up her first success, The Book Of Ruth, with this spectacularly haunting drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives. The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple" because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school. But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins' pond while under Alice's care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will. A vivid human drama of guilt and betrayal, A Map of the World chronicles the intricate geographies of the human heart and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain. The result is a piercing drama about family bonds and a disappearing rural American life.

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  • Category : History
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  • File Pdf: world-map.pdf

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9780689818134
  • Pages : 32
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Isbn : 9780241379189
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : History
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  • File Pdf: history-of-the-world-map.pdf

Book Summary:

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By Enrico Lavagno
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Isbn : 9780316417693
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • File Pdf: maps-of-the-world.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 9781846145704
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 531
  • File Pdf: a-history-of-the-world-in-twelve-maps.pdf

Book Summary:

Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 9780429556500
  • Pages : 273
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 972
  • File Pdf: map-of-the-world.pdf

Book Summary:

Carl Friedrich Gauss, the "foremost of mathematicians," was a land surveyor. Measuring and calculating geodetic networks on the curved Earth was the inspiration for some of his greatest mathematical discoveries. This is just one example of how mathematics and geodesy, the science and art of measuring and mapping our world, have evolved together throughout history. This text is for students and professionals in geodesy, land surveying, and geospatial science who need to understand the mathematics of describing the Earth and capturing her in maps and geospatial data: the discipline known as mathematical geodesy. Map of the World: An Introduction to Mathematical Geodesy aims to provide an accessible introduction to this area, presenting and developing the mathematics relating to maps, mapping, and the production of geospatial data. Described are the theory and its fundamental concepts, its application for processing, analyzing, transforming, and projecting geospatial data, and how these are used in producing charts and atlases. Also touched upon are the multitude of cross-overs into other sciences sharing in the adventure of discovering what our world really looks like. FEATURES • Written in a fluid and accessible style, replete with exercises; adaptable for courses on different levels. • Suitable for students and professionals in the mapping sciences, but also for lovers of maps and map making.

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