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Book
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
3 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
  • volume 1. Cartography and the government
  • volume 2. Cartography and the academy
  • volume 3. Cartography and indigenous autonomy.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xiii, 185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • A surveyor's house
  • A Virginia geography
  • Library of the geography of America
  • Jefferson as expedition planner
  • A geography of letters
  • Foreshadowing manifest destiny
  • Geographical miscellanies.
A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he only published a single printed map, Jefferson was also regarded as a geographer, due to his interest in and use of geographic and cartographic materials during his many careers--attorney and regional and national politician--and in his twilight years at Monticello. For roughly twenty-five years he was involved with almost all elements of the urban planning of Washington, D.C., and his surveying skills were reflected in his architectural drawings, including of the iconic grounds of the University of Virginia. He understood maps not only as valuable for planning but as essential for future land claims and development, exploration and navigation, and continental commercial enterprise. In The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson's Cartographic Vision, Joel Kovarsky charts the importance of geography and maps as foundational for Jefferson's lifelong pursuits. Although the world had already seen the Age of Exploration and the great sea voyages of Captain James Cook, Jefferson lived in a time when geography was of primary importance, prefiguring the rapid specializations of the mid- to late-nineteenth-century world. In his exploration of Jefferson's passion for geography, including how our third president was a key participant in planning the route followed and regions explored by Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, as well as other expeditions into the vast expanse of the Louisiana Purchase, Kovarsky reveals how geographical knowledge was essential to the manifold interests of the Sage of Monticello.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813935584 20160616
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Map
1 atlas (xix, 326 p.) : col. maps ; 27 cm.
  • Map set 1. The invasion of Maryland (September 2-13, 1862)
  • Map set 2. Preparing for battle : the South Mountain gaps (September 13-14, 1862)
  • Map set 3. South Mountain : Fox's Gap (morning)
  • Map set 4. South Mountain : Fox's Gap (noon-8:00 p.m.)
  • Map set 5. South Mountain : Frosttown Plateau (2:00-9:00 p.m.)
  • Map set 6. South Mountain : Turner's Gap (3:30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Map set 7. South Mountain : Crampton's Gap (11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.)
  • Map set 8. The capture of Harpers Ferry (September 12-15)
  • Map set 9. To Sharpsburg (September 14-16)
  • Map set 10. The eve of battle (September 16)
  • Map set 11. Antietam : Hooker opens the battle (5:15-7:00 a.m.)
  • Map set 12. Antietam : Hood's Division moves up and attacks (6:45-7:45 a.m.)
  • Map set 13. Antietam : Mansfield's XII Corps enters the battle (7:15-8:45 a.m.)
  • Map set 14. Antietam : Sedgwick's Division drives east (8:15-9:30 a.m.)
  • Map set 15. Antietam : final actions on the Northern Front (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Map set 16. Antietam : the sunken road (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
  • Map set 17. Antietam : the Lower (Burnside's) Bridge (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
  • Map set 18. Antietam : Burnside advances on Sharpsburg (afternoon, September 17)
  • Map set 19. Antietam : A. P. Hill's Division arrives from Harpers Ferry (3:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
  • Map set 20. Antietam : evening stalemate (September 17-18)
  • Map set 21. Aftermath : the Battle of Shepherdstown (September 19-20, 1862).
"[This book] breaks down the entire campaign (and all related operational maneuvers) into 21 map sets or 'action-sections' enriched with 124 original full-page color maps. These ... cartographic originals bore down to the regimental and battery level... Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed footnoted text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of General Lee's invasion into Maryland come alive... This detailed coverage is further augmented in explanatory notes [and] detailed orders of battle"--Dust jacket.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xiii, 485 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Maps were at the heart of cultural life in the Americas from before colonization to the formation of modern nation-states. The fourteen essays in "Early American Cartographies" examine indigenous and European peoples' creation and use of maps to better represent and understand the world they inhabited. Drawing from both current historical interpretations and new interdisciplinary perspectives, this collection provides diverse approaches to understanding the multilayered exchanges that went into creating cartographic knowledge in and about the Americas. In the introduction, editor Martin Bruckner provides a critical assessment of the concept of cartography and of the historiography of maps. The individual essays, then, range widely over space and place, from the imperial reach of Iberian and British cartography to indigenous conceptualizations, including "dirty, " ephemeral maps and star charts, to demonstrate that pre-nineteenth-century American cartography was at once a multiform and multicultural affair. This volume not only highlights the collaborative genesis of cartographic knowledge about the early Americas; the essays also bring to light original archives and innovative methodologies for investigating spatial relations among peoples in the western hemisphere. Taken together, the authors reveal the roles of early American cartographies in shaping popular notions of national space, informing visual perception, animating literary imagination, and structuring the political history of Anglo- and Ibero-America. The contributors are: Martin Bruckner, University of Delaware Michael J. Drexler, Bucknell UniversityMatthew H. Edney, University of Southern MaineJess Edwards, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityJunia Ferreira Furtado, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BrazilWilliam Gustav Gartner, University of Wisconsin-MadisonGavin Hollis, Hunter College of the City University of New YorkScott Lehman, independent scholarKen MacMillan, University of CalgaryBarbara E. Mundy, Fordham UniversityAndrew Newman, Stony Brook UniversityRicardo Padron, University of VirginiaJudith Ridner, Mississippi State University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807834695 20160606
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
152 p. : ill., maps, ports., facsims. ; 28 cm.
David Rumsey Map Center, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xii, 462 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xv, 332 p. : maps, 24 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
121 p. : ill., maps ; 20 x 24 cm.
  • Contents of the book include an Introductory Essay-- Waldseemuller's World Map and Globe: A New View of the World-- Notes and References-- Translation of the Cosmographiae Introductio-- Appendix-- Translators Notes and References, and Further Reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781904832492 20160615
This book features a facsimile of the 1507 World Map by Martin Waldseemuller the first map ever to display the name America - and tells the fascinating story behind its creation in 16th-century France and rediscovery 300 years later in the library of Wolfegg Castle, Germany in 1901. It also includes a completely new translation and commentary to Martin Waldseemuller and Matthias Ringmann's seminal cartographic text, the Cosmographiae Introductio, which originally accompanied the World Map. John Hessler considers answers to some of the key questions raised by the map's representation of the New World, including "How was it possible for a small group of cartographers to have produced a view of the world so radical for its time and so close to the one we recognize today?"; and "What evidence did they possess to show the existence of the Pacific Ocean when neither Vasco Nunez de Balboa nor Ferdinand Magellan had yet reached it?". This fascinating book affords us a glimpse into an age when accepted scientific and geographic principles fell away, spawning the birth of modernity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781904832492 20160615
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
v, 386 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 19 x 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
328 pages : map, illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The first frontier
  • The boundaries of power
  • The state as nation
  • The bullying states
  • Capital speculations
  • Mirrors of the Mississippi
  • Evidence of treachery
  • The reach of government
  • American tragedy
  • The values of government
  • The limits of freedom
  • The American frontier
  • Crossing the frontier
  • The end of frontiers?
  • Envoi.
Historian Linklater relates how the borders and boundaries that formed states and a nation inspired the sense of identity that has ever since been central to the American experiment. Linklater opens with America's greatest surveyor, Andrew Ellicott, measuring the contentious boundary between Pennsylvania and Virginia in the summer of 1784; and he ends standing at the yellow line dividing the United States and Mexico at Tijuana. In between, he chronicles the evolving shape of the nation, physically and psychologically. As Americans pushed westward in the course of the nineteenth century, the borders and boundaries established by surveyors like Ellicott created property, uniting people in a desire for the government and laws that would protect it. Challenging Frederick Jackson Turner's famed frontier thesis, Linklater argues that we are defined not by open spaces but by boundaries.--From publisher description.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. The invention of landed property
  • 2. Precise confusion-- 3. Who owned America
  • 4. Life, liberty, or what
  • 5. Simple arithmetic
  • 6. A line drawn in the wilderness
  • 7. The French dimension
  • 8. Democratic decimals
  • 9. The birth of the metric system
  • 10. Dombey's luck
  • 11. The end of Putnam
  • 12. The immaculate grid
  • 13. The shape of cities
  • 14. Hassler's passion
  • 15. The dispossessed
  • 16. The limit of enclosure
  • 17. Four against ten
  • 18. Metric triumphant
  • Epilogue : the witness tree.
The epic story of how the gigantic land of America acquired its unique shape across 3000 miles of territory, and how the largest land survey in history paved the way both for a colossal sale of property and for the embedding of democracy and the spirit of independence in the psyche of Americans. The sheer scale of it makes the measuring of America extraordinary. Beginning in 1785, it became the largest land survey in history stretching from the Ohio river to the Pacific coast and from Lake Erie to the Mexican border. It prepared the ground for the sale of almost two billion acres, and shaped landscapes and cities across the US more drastically than any event since the last ice age. Before the survey could begin, there had to be agreement about what kind of measurement should be used. What made the 18th-century debate so critical was the revolution taking place in Western thought as objective, scientific reasoning challenged the traditional, subjective view of the world. A battle began between those (like the British) supporting a centuries-old organic form of measurement (ounces and pounds, yards and acres) and the modernizers, like Thomas Jefferson, who backed a system based on scientific observation. The effects of the measuring of America on the landscape and people (native and immigrant) were huge and long-lasting; the story itself an exotic blend of narrative history and popular science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780007108879 20180312
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
iv, 116 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Written for the informed and interested amateur archaeologist. Excellent fact-filled book that teaches the archaeological history of man and their tools, migration, and entry into the Great Basin. Complete with detailed maps, helpful charts, illustrations, and glossary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780961484064 20160527
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xiv, 1157 p., 24 p. of plates : col. maps ; 29 cm.
Based on the celebrated three-volume Columbia Gazetteer of the World, this volume offers 50,000 entries on places in North America, arranged in alphabetical order. Designed for ease of use and maximum access to the widest amount of information, the Columbia Gazetteer of North America is a core reference work for any library, public or private, governmental or educational. Whether it is an entry of a few lines on China, Texas, or hundreds of lines on New York City, the entries are packed with information, such as: descriptions of physical geography political boundaries historical, political, cultural, and economic descriptions natural, agricultural, and other resources principal trade, business, and industrial activities highways, railroads, canals, and pipelines points of interest population from the most recent national censuses latitude, longitude, and elevation official place-names changed or variant names and spellings pronunciations and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231119900 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xvi, 342 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
iii, 37 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
195 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Journal/Periodical
volumes : maps ; 29 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)