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v, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
  • Introduction
  • From Sebastopol to Suez (1854
  • 1869)
  • The mid-Victorian perspective: a fragmented East
  • Labeling the East
  • Maps for the masses?
  • A shifting East in the age of high imperialism (1870
  • 1895)
  • Oriental designs
  • Virtual travel in the age of high imperialism
  • The fabric of the Middle East (1895
  • 1921)
  • Seeing red?
  • Enter Middle East
  • Falling into places
  • General conclusion.
While the twentieth century's conflicting visions and exploitation of the Middle East are well documented, the origins of the concept of the Middle East itself have been largely ignored. With Dislocating the Orient, Daniel Foliard tells the story of how the land was brought into being, exploring how maps, knowledge, and blind ignorance all participated in the construction of this imagined region. Foliard vividly illustrates how the British first defined the Middle East as a geopolitical and cartographic region in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through their imperial maps. Until then, the region had never been clearly distinguished from "the East" or "the Orient." In the course of their colonial activities, however, the British began to conceive of the Middle East as a separate and distinct part of the world, with consequences that continue to be felt today. As they reimagined boundaries, the British produced, disputed, and finally dramatically transformed the geography of the area both culturally and physically over the course of their colonial era. Using a wide variety of primary texts and historical maps to show how the idea of the Middle East came into being, Dislocating the Orient will interest historians of the Middle East, the British empire, cultural geography, and cartography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226451336 20170508
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
120 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Through a case study of the results from London, this book provides an introduction to, and survey of the discipline of archaeoentomology. Alongside a chronological analysis of the evidence from insect remains which has been uncovered in London, David Smith outlines the techniques and technical issues involved, and showcases the variety of ways in which insect remains can be used to interpret the archaeological record. A picture is built up of landscape and landscape change as well as urban development and changes in living conditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781407309866 20160609
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
viii, 380 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 25 x 32 cm.
Over the past 2000 years London has developed from a small town, fitting snugly within its walls, into one of the world's largest and most dynamic cities. This book illustrates and helps to explain the transformation. Side-by-side with the great, semi-official but sanitised images of the whole city, there are the more utilitarian maps and plans of the parts - actual and envisaged - which perhaps present a more truthful picture. But the maps and panoramas are far more than topographical records. They all have something unique to say about them concerns, assumptions, ambitions and prejudices of Londoners at the time when they were created. The book reveals the 'inside story' behind one of the world's greatest cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780712358798 20160609
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
119 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 24 x 25 cm.
From the exceptional town plans and maps contained within this unique volume emerges a social picture of Birmingham; a town quickly developing in size and population in the eighteenth century; along with the changes brought about by urbanisation. Land was bought up for development; hundreds of 'courts' were built to home the industrial workers pouring in from the many outlying villages. The many gardens, orchards and wide expanses of open space detailed on Wesley's 1731 plan of Birmingham were soon to be transformed into a sprawling mass of habitation. By 1765 Matthew Boulton, a leading entrepreneur and pioneer of the Industrial Revolution, had built his famous Soho Manufactory on Handsworth Heath. Shortly afterwards, the town plans of Birmingham in the first quarter of the 1800s chart the arrival of the railway; a plan from 1832 is the last glimpse of the city before the arrival of the Grand Junction Railway and other main line stations. Accompanied with informative text and pictures of the cityscape, the many detailed plans contained in this historic atlas of Birmingham are a gateway to its past, allowing the reader and researcher to visually observe the journey of this historic town to city status in 1887 and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780752452814 20160527
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
viii, 208 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Commemorations of 1798 sparked historical research into events that still reverberate in Ireland. Sources include folklore, poetry and song, newspapers, diaries, the previously unpublished Kilmaine weather diary, marine logbooks and instrumental observations. By combining this data, daily weather charts from May to October 1798 were constructed and they are the heart of this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781898256045 20160527
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
x, 174 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

7. The Welsh marches [1971]

204 p. illus., maps. 26 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)