Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967864

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 1641

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times


GIScience for Intelligent Services

Author: Kai-Florian Richter,Stephan Winter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3319057324

Category: Computers

Page: 223

View: 8133

This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to handle complex conceptual aspects of trying to define and formally model these situations. The book provides a thorough review of the cognitive, conceptual, computational and communication aspects of GIS landmarks. This review is unique for comparing concepts across a spectrum of sub-disciplines in the field. Portions of the ideas discussed led to the world’s first commercial navigation service using landmarks selected with cognitive principles. Landmarks: GI Science for Intelligent Services targets practitioners and researchers working in geographic information science, computer science, information science, cognitive science, geography and psychology. Advanced-level students in computer science, geography and psychology will also find this book valuable as a secondary textbook or reference.

Guide to New York City Landmarks

Author: Matthew A. Postal,Andrew Dolkart,New York Landmarks Preservation Commission

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470289635

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

View: 5258

The official guide to New York's must-see buildings profiles a host of new landmarks and includes 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs. This new edition will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II

The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century

Author: John Earl Joseph,Nigel Love,Talbot J. Taylor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415063968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

View: 4144

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century. Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the ideas in their social and intellectual context. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical manner. The book summarizes the contribution of the key thinkers who have shaped modern linguistics: Austin, Chomsky, Derrida, Firth, Goffman, Harris, Jakobson, Labov, Orwell, Sapir, Whorf and Wittgenstein. This second volume follows on from Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I, which introduces the key thinkers up to the twentieth century. The series is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or of ideas.

Landmarks of New Orleans

Author: Leonard V. Huber

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879714014

Category: Architecture

Page: 172

View: 6522

This attractive volume presents a brief history and photographs of more than 250 notable structures and sites throughout New Orleans. Complete with maps identifying where each structure is located, this significant resource is organized by neighborhood and includes French Quarter townhouses, plantation homes on Bayou St. John, Garden District mansions, notable churches, distinctive warehouses, banks, and schoolhouses.

Pennsylvania Battlefields and Military Landmarks

Author: Arthur P. Miller (Jr.),Marjorie Lyman Miller

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811728768

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2403

From the French and Indian War to the Civil War, Pennsylvania was often the setting for bloody battles and other important military events. The names reverberate through American history: Fort Necessity, Brandywine, Valley Forge, Lake Erie, Gettysburg. This book is a travel guide to these sites and more, outlining what originally happened at each location, describing what tourists see today, and providing general visitor information, such as hours, admission fees, directions, and special events.

Famous Landmarks

Author: Mary Clare Goller

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410874680


Page: N.A

View: 9093

In this book, learn about six landmarks in the United States: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Seattle Space Needle, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, Mount Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty.


Reflections on Anthropology

Author: Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384797

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 4730

Landmarks addresses a wide range of questions relevant to the recent history of anthropology and its importance to contemporary issues. These questions include the significance of anthropology for Third World studies; the debate on whether anthropology is a scientific or a humanistic subject; anthropology as a means of reflecting on ourselves as well as others; and the criticisms of anthropological work that have emerged out of postmodernism. Drawing on his research findings in Papua New guinea since 1964 and his more recent work on the cross-cultural study of medicine, the author examines the extent to which we can achieve understanding between different cultures and the relative merits of approaches that stress indigenous categories or those of the observer. He concludes that the discipline now requires reconstruction rather than deconstruction, and advances the call for holistic models of human behavior which re-conceptualize the relationship between body and mind.

Dallas Landmarks

Author: N.A

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738558523

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 5509

Dallas has a reputation as a progressive city--always ready to build something new to replace the old. In the late 19th century, as Dallas became the transportation and commercial center for North Texas, brick and stone edifices supplanted the simple frame structures of the early days. By the 1920s, the city was the financial capital of the region and boasted the tallest building west of the Mississippi. In 1936, Dallas hosted the Texas Centennial Exposition in Fair Park, an ensemble of art deco buildings that is a National Historic Landmark. As business grew, so did the skyline. Today Dallas has a rich collection of historic buildings that chronicle the city's growth and progress.

Landmarks in the German Novel

Author: Peter Hutchinson,Michael Minden

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039115662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

View: 9178

The nine essays in this volume deal with major achievements in the German novel since 1959. They range from the very well known, such as Brussig's "Helden wie wir," an extravagant treatment of life under the "Stasi" and the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the much more recondite, such as Hubert Fichte's "Detlevs Imitationen -Grunspan-," one of the first, and most important, products of the abolition of the discrimination against gays in 1969. What is most surprising about this collection is that, in contrast to the majority of successful novels written in German before 1959, only one of these is by a clearly 'West' German author: Hubert Fichte. There is, by contrast, a surprising number who have their roots in the GDR (Plenzdorf, Wolf, Brussig, Schulze), or in Austria (Bachmann, Bernhard). This is also a period in which women writers emerge powerfully (Bachmann, Wolf, and Ozdamar). Virtually all these novels aroused controversy in some quarters at the time of their publication, often for their treatment of semi-taboo, or at least uncomfortable, subject-matter. These essays, all by specialists in the relevant field, were originally delivered as lectures in the University of Cambridge."

Landmarks in Classical Literature

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781579581923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 5330

This text investigates the meaning of conditional protasis markers like Spanish si and English if from a pragmatic perspective instead of taking them to be used in hypothetical or uncertain situations only.

Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials, and Legends

Author: Lucian Lamar Knight

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781589800007

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 5713

Includes DeSoto memorials, Georgia's state seals, and the first steamboat patent.

Landmarks in Earth Reinforcement

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Earth Reinforcement, Fukuoka, Kyushi, Japan, 14-16 November 2001

Author: H. Ochiai,K. Omine,J. Otani,N. Yasufuku

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789026518638

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1250

View: 1489

Earth reinforcing techniques are increasingly becoming a useful, powerful and economical solution to various problems encountered in geotechnical engineering practice. Expansion of the experiences and knowledge in this area has succeeded in developing new techniques and their applications to geotechnical engineering problems. In order to discuss the latest experiences and knowledge, and with the purpose of spreading them all over the world for further development, the IS Kyushi conference series on the subject of earth reinforcement have been held in Fukuoka, Japan, every four years since 1988. This fourth symposium, entitled "Landmarks in Earth Reinforcement", is a continuation of the series IS Kyushu conferences, and also aims at being one of the landmarks in the progress of modern earth reinforcement practice. The first volume contains 137 papers selected for the symposium covering almost every aspect of earth reinforcement. The second volume contains texts of the special and keynote lectures.

Landmarks in Western Science

From Prehistory to the Atomic Age

Author: Peter Whitfield

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415925334

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 3259

Examining important advances by such luminaries as Copernicus, Vesalius, Newton, Darwin, and Freud, historian Peter Whitfield discusses their context and impact and charts their progress from heresy to orthodoxy. 110 illustrations, 20 in color.

Landmarks of Tomorrow

A Report on the New

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412814133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 5566

Landmarks of Tomorrow forecasts changes in three major areas of human life and experience. The first part of the book treats the philosophical shift from a Cartesian universe of mechanical cause to a new universe of pattern, purpose, and process. Drucker discusses the power to organize men of knowledge and high skill for joint effort and performance as a key component of this change. The second part of the book sketches four realities that challenge the people of the free world: an educated society, economic development, the decline of government, and the collapse of Eastern culture. The final section of the book is concerned with the spiritual reality of human existence. These are seen as basic elements in late twentieth-century society. In his new introduction, Peter Drucker revisits the main findings of Landmarks of Tomorrow and assesses their validity in relation to today’s concerns. It is a book that will be of interest to sociologists, economists, and political theorists.

Australian Constitutional Landmarks

Author: H. P. Lee,George Winterton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139450355

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8823

Australian Constitutional Landmarks presents the most significant cases and controversies in the Australian constitutional landscape up to its original publication in 2003. Including the Communist Party case, the dismissal of the Whitlam government, the Free Speech cases, a discussion of the race power, the Lionel Murphy saga, and the Tasmanian Dam case, this book highlights turning points in the shaping of the Australian nation since Federation. Each chapter clearly examines the legal and political context leading to the case or controversy and the impact on later constitutional reform. With contributions by leading constitutional lawyers and judges, as well as two former chief justices, this book will appeal to members of the judiciary, lawyers, political scientists, historians and people with a general interest in Australian politics, government and history.

San Francisco's Lost Landmarks

Author: James R. Smith

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 9781884995446

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 8406

With long-forgotten stories and evocative photographs, San Francisco's Lost Landmarks showcases the once-familiar sites that have faded into dim memories and hazy legends. Not just a list of places, facts, and dates, this pictorial history shows why San Francisco has been a legendary travel destination and one of the world's premier places to live and work for more than one hundred and fifty years. It not only tells of the lost landmarks, but also dishes up the flavour of what it was like to experience these past treasures.

America's Natural Landmarks

Author: Jennifer Overend Prior

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433373718

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4369

Many of America's natural landmarks have become famous. People like to visit them because they are unique and beautiful. They remind us of the power of nature. It is important to preserve these places so that everyone can enjoy them. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.

America's Man-Made Landmarks

Author: Jennifer Overend Prior

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 143337370X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2702

It is important for us to remember the events of the past. One way to preserve our history is by building landmarks. Visiting these places and learning about them helps us appreciate our past and guides our future. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.