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  • Preface
  • Conference Organization
  • Part I. Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Mine Surveying and Civil Engineering
  • Part II. Advances in Mining, Tunneling, and Geological Exploration
  • Part III. Earth Resource Management and Decision Support System
  • Index.
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  • ""Preface""; ""Program Committee""; ""Lighting Talks""; ""Contents""; ""About the Editors""; ""Developing High Fidelity, Data Driven, Verified Agent Based Models of Coupled Socio-Ecological Systems of Alaska Fisheries""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Determining Socio-Ecological Dynamics""; ""2.1 Reconstructing Salmon Run-Timing Dynamics""; ""2.2 Coupled Socio-Ecological Systems Dynamics""; ""2.3 Reconstructing the Social System's Dynamics""; ""3 The Model""; ""3.1 Model Validation Using the Coupled Socio-Ecological Systems Dynamics""; ""4 Behavioral Sensitivity Analysis""
  • ""5 Conclusions and Future Work""""References""; ""Leveraging Coupled Agent-Based Models to Explore the Resilience of Tightly-Coupled Land Use Systems""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Resilience and Complexity""; ""3 Preliminary Modeling Methods""; ""4 Preliminary Results and Discussion""; ""5 Future Work and the Promise of ABMs for Resilience""; ""6 Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Deconstructing Geospatial Agent-Based Model: Sensitivity Analysis of Forest Insect Infestation Model""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Background""; ""2.1 Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)""; ""2.2 EAB ABM""; ""3 Methods""
  • ""3.1 Invariant-Variant Method for Analysis of EAB ABM""""3.2 Bounded Rationality Sensitivity Tests""; ""4 Results""; ""4.1 Invariant-Variant Method for Analysis of EAB ABM""; ""4.2 Bounded Rationality Sensitivity Tests""; ""5 Discussion and Conclusions""; ""References""; ""An Agent-Based Model to Identify Migration Pathways of Refugees: The Case of Syria""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Review of Literature""; ""2.1 Conflict-Induced Displacement: Contextualizing Refugee Migration""; ""2.2 Complex Systems Theory""; ""2.3 ABM and Forced Migration""; ""3 Data and Methods""; ""3.1 Data""
  • ""3.2 The Model""""3.2.1 Conflict Zones""; ""3.2.2 Tolerance and the Decision to Leave""; ""3.2.3 Destination Choice""; ""3.2.4 Migration""; ""3.2.5 Arrival""; ""3.3 Model Parametrization""; ""4 Results""; ""4.1 Model Output""; ""4.2 Model Testing and Validation""; ""5 Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Automated Extraction of Movement Rationales for Building Agent-Based Models: Example of a Red Colobus Monkey Group""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Extracting Movement Rationales from Data""
  • ""3 An Example of Red Colobus (Procolobus rufomitratus) Monkey Group Movements in Kibale National Park, Uganda""""3.1 Movement Rules""; ""3.2 Constraining Rules""; ""4 Future Possibilities""; ""References""; ""Wealthy Hubs and Poor Chains: Constellations in the U.S. Urban Migration System""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Data and Methods""; ""2.1 U.S. Migration Data and Population Data""; ""2.2 The Best Friend Configuration Model""; ""2.3 Constellations""; ""2.4 Analytical Methods""; ""3 Results""; ""3.1 Best Friend Network""; ""3.2 Comparison to Prevailing Methods""
  • ""3.3 High- and Low-Income Routing""
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  • Preface; Acknowledgements; Programme Committee; Contents; 1 Comparison with the Reference Value on the Example of GIS-Based Applications; Abstract; Introduction; Related Works; Theoretical Foundations; Materials and Methods; Application "AHP-MCA"; Experimental Results; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 2 Representing Buildings for Visibility Analyses in Urban Spaces; Abstract; Introduction; Reversed Viewshed Analysis; Representation of Target in Visibility Analysis; Selection of Points Representing the Target; Case Study; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References
  • 3 Comparison of Fuzzy AHP Algorithms for Land Suitability AssessmentAbstract; Introduction; Fuzzy AHP; Extent Analysis Method; Method Based on Constrained Fuzzy Arithmetic; Case Study; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 4 Project Catastrum Grenzsteine-State of the Art in Czechia; Abstract; Introduction; Project Catastrum Grenzsteine; Reconstruction of Boundaries of Former Administrative Units in a Sample Area; History of Administrative Units in Bohemia Since the Middle of the Seventeenth Century; Reconstruction of Boundaries; Analysis of the Presence of Historical Boundary Marks
  • Classification of Boundary LinesWeb Application for Collecting Historical Boundary Marks Data; Conclusion; References; 5 Dynamics of Legal Changes in Polish Cadastre; Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Global Concepts of Cadastral Systems Development; Current Real Estate Cadastre Legislation in Poland; Results of Polish Cadastral System Legal Flexibility Analysis; Conclusions; References; 6 Automatic Detection and Monitoring of Cyanobacterial Blooms in the Context of the Marine Cadastre; Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion
  • ConclusionsAcknowledgements; References; 7 Fuzzy Spatio-Temporal Querying the PostgreSQL/PostGIS Database for Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Multiple Criteria Queries to Relational Databases; Storing and Querying Data in Spatio-Temporal Databases; Modelling of Uncertain Queries Using Fuzzy Set Theory; Creation of Multiple Criteria Fuzzy Spatio-Temporal SQL Queries; Implementation of the Basic Principles of Multiple Criteria Fuzzy Spatio-Temporal SQL Queries into the PostgreSQL/PostGIS Database System; Case Study; Conclusions and Discussion
  • AcknowledgementsReferences; 8 Dynamic Visualization of Transit Information Using Genetic Algorithms for Path Schematization; Abstract; Introduction; Related Work; Genetic Algorithms for Path Schematization; Encoding the Chromosome; Mutation and Cross-Over; Generating the Populations; Fitness Function and Selection Process; Evolutionary Process; Network Practical Results; Using Automatic Schematization for Dynamic Transit Information; Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 9 Configuration of Wireless Sensor Network in Olomouc; Abstract; Introduction; Wireless Sensor Network
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  • Preface; Contents; Part I General; GeoComputational Research on Regional Systems; References; Code as Text: Open Source Lessons for Geospatial Research and Education; Introduction; PySAL; Origins; Components; Lessons for Academic Open Source Developers; Lessons for Education; Lessons for Research; Conclusion; References; Considering Diversity in Spatial Decision Support Systems; Introduction; Kinds of Diversity; Diverse Solutions; Diverse Optimality; Diverse Toolboxes; Embracing Diversity; Encouraging and Maintaining Diverse Solutions; Hybrid Solution Toolboxes; Cooperative Methods
  • ConclusionsReferences; Parallel Computing for Geocomputational Modeling; Introduction; Parallel Computing; Parallel Computing for Geocomputational Modeling; Spatial Statistics; Spatial Optimization; Spatial Simulation; Cartography and Geovisualization; Case Study; Agent-Based Spatial Simulation; Experiment; Conclusion; References; High-Performance GeoComputation with the Parallel Raster Processing Library; Introduction; High-Performance GeoComputation; Parallelizing Raster-Based Spatial Algorithms; Key Features of pRPL 2.0; Basic Components of pRPL; Flexible Execution of Transitions
  • Multi-Layer ProcessingCentralized and Non-Centralized Focal Processing; Flexible Domain Decomposition; "Update-On-Change" and "edgesFirst" for Data Exchange; GDAL-based Centralized and Parallel I/O; Static and Dynamic Load-Balancing; Showcases and Performance Assessments; Parallel Spatial Analysis-Slope and Aspect Calculations; Parallel Spatio-Temporal Modeling-Cellular Automata; Conclusion; References; Part II Agent-based Systems and Microsimulations; `Can You Fix It?' Using Variance-Based Sensitivity Analysis to Reduce the Input Space of an Agent-Based Model of Land Use Change; Introduction
  • Comprehensive Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis of Agent-Based Models of Land Use ChangeFramework; Variance-Based Sensitivity Analysis; Simple Example of Variance-Based SA; Sampling; ABM of Agricultural Land Conservation and Model Setup; Study Area; Data; Experiments and Outputs; Results of the Original ABM; Uncertainty Analysis; Sensitivity Analysis; Model Simplification and Discussion; Simplification-What for?; Suggestions for Best Practices to SA-Based Model Simplification; Conclusions; References; Agent-Based Modeling of Large-Scale Land Acquisition and Rural Household Dynamics
  • IntroductionRural Systems and Large-Scale Land Acquisition; Extent of Large-Scale Land Acquisition; Implications of Large-Scale Land Acquisition; Prior Agent-Based Modeling on Traditional Societies in Rural Systems; Setting, Situation and Study Area; The OMOLAND Model; Model Description; Model Sequence; Policy Scenarios; Results; Scenario 1: Without Off-Farm Opportunities; Scenario 2: With Off-Farm Opportunities; Discussion and Conclusion; References; Spatial Agent-based Modeling to Explore Slum Formation Dynamics in Ahmedabad, India; Introduction; Modeling of Urban Systems
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  • ""Preface""; ""References""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""1 Introduction""; ""1.1 Reactive Transport Modeling (RTM)""; ""1.2 Reactive Nitrogen in the Environment""; ""1.3 Coupling of Code and Software""; ""References""; ""2 Methods""; ""2.1 OpenGeoSys (OGS)""; ""2.2 PHREEQC and IPhreeqc Module""; ""2.3 OGS#IPhreeqc Coupling Scheme""; ""References""; ""3 Software Requirements and Installation""; ""3.1 Preprocessing I: GINA""; ""3.2 Preprocessing II: GMSH and OGS Data Explorer""; ""3.3 Processing: OGS#IPhreeqc""; ""3.3.1 Download the Source Code""
  • ""3.3.2 Configure the Building Project""""3.3.3 Compile the Code""; ""3.4 Post-processing: ParaView""; ""References""; ""4 File Description""; ""4.1 OGS Input Files""; ""4.2 PHREEQC Input Files""; ""Reference""; ""5 Code Verification: Engesgaard Benchmark""; ""5.1 Benchmark Description""; ""5.2 Model Setup""; ""5.3 Simulation Results""; ""References""; ""6 Application: Nitrate Reduction Processes""; ""6.1 Introduction""; ""6.2 Background""; ""6.3 Model Components and Governing Equations""; ""6.3.1 Model Scenario""; ""6.3.2 Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Equations""
  • ""6.3.3 Geochemical System""""6.4 Model Setup""; ""6.4.1 Preprocessing""; ""6.4.2 Model Execution""; ""6.4.3 Post-processing""; ""6.5 Simulation Results""; ""References""; ""7 Application: Treatment Wetlands""; ""7.1 Introduction""; ""7.2 Background""; ""7.3 Model Components and Governing Equations""; ""7.3.1 Experimental System""; ""7.3.2 Water Flow and Mass Transport""; ""7.3.3 Biodegradation""; ""7.4 Practical Model Setup""; ""7.4.1 Preprocessing""; ""7.4.2 Model Execution""; ""7.4.3 Post-processing""; ""7.5 Simulation Results""; ""References""
  • ""Appendix A OpenGeoSys v5 Keywords Description""""A.1 PCS
  • Process Definition""; ""A.2 GLI
  • Geometry Condition""; ""A.3 MSH
  • Finite Element Mesh""; ""A.4 NUM
  • Numerical Properties""; ""A.5 TIM
  • Time Discretization""; ""A.6 IC
  • Initial Condition""; ""A.7 BC
  • Boundary Condition""; ""A.8 ST
  • Source/Sink Terms""; ""A.9 MCP
  • Component Properties""; ""A.10 MFP
  • Fluid Properties""; ""A.11 MSP
  • Solid Properties""; ""A.12 MMP
  • Porous Medium Properties""
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  • ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Chapter 1: Small Drones and Geographic Observation""; ""1.1 Getting the Overview""; ""1.2 Scales, Views, and Boundaries""; ""1.3 Eyes in the Sky and Artificial Brains?""; ""References""; ""Chapter 2: Concepts and Issues""; ""2.1 Friend or Foe: The Small Flying Drone""; ""2.2 Accessibility""; ""2.3 Field Deployability""; ""2.3.1 Authorizations and Organizational Overhead""; ""2.3.2 Safety and Reliability""; ""2.3.3 Flight Handling Qualities and Usability""; ""2.3.4 Batteries: A Specific Issue in Logistical Overhead""
  • ""2.4 Regulation: A Matter of Philosophy?""""2.4.1 Professional vs. Recreational Drones""; ""2.4.2 Pilot and Operator Qualification""; ""2.4.3 UAV Registration/Validation""; ""2.4.4 UAV Categorization""; ""2.4.5 Operational Scenarios""; ""2.4.6 Flight Areas and Limitations""; ""2.4.7 Privacy""; ""2.5 Small Drones and Geographic Survey: Not Everything, Just What They Are Really Good At""; ""References""; ""Chapter 3: Opportunities""; ""3.1 Geographic Observation""; ""3.2 From Data Acquisition to Interpretation""; ""3.3 Browsing Through the Experiences""
  • ""3.3.1 Reconstruction of Space and Mapping""""3.3.2 Ambient and Atmospheric Observations""; ""3.3.3 Physical Landscapes: Landforms, Morphology, and Built Spaces""; "" Landforms and Geomorphology""; "" Reificated Space: Buildings""; "" Reificated Space: Anthropization in Wider Areas""; "" Reificated Space: Infrastructures and Flows""; ""3.3.4 Rivers, Streams, Wetlands, and Water Management""; ""3.3.5 Coastal Environments and Coastal Settlements""; ""3.3.6 Vegetation: Agriculture, Woodlands, and Forestry""; ""3.3.7 Wildlife and Livestock""
  • ""3.3.8 Disasters""""3.4 A (Brief) Journey Through Human Time and Space""; ""3.4.1 Archaeology: Spaces Through Time""; ""3.4.2 Historical and Cultural Geography: Places Through Time""; ""References""; ""Chapter 4: Zooming on Aerial Survey""; ""4.1 Different Instrument Types""; ""4.1.1 RGB Visible-Band, RGB Near-Infrared, and Multispectral Cameras""; ""4.1.2 Hyperspectral Cameras""; ""4.1.3 Thermal Cameras""; ""4.1.4 Laser Scanners""; ""4.1.5 Synthetic Aperture Radar""; ""4.2 Mapping with UAVs""; ""4.3 Photogrammetry-Based Processing of Small-Format Aerial Images""
  • ""4.4 Flight Planning""""4.4.1 Influencing Factors of Drone-Based Imaging""; ""4.5 Image Processing""; ""4.5.1 Calculate Lens Distortion""; ""4.5.2 Image Alignment: Aerial Triangulation, Block Adjustment""; ""4.5.3 Working with Point Clouds""; ""4.6 Drone-Based LiDAR Technology""; ""4.6.1 UAV-Based Laser Scanning (ULS)""; ""4.6.2 Airborne Laser Bathymetry (ALB)""; ""References""; ""Chapter 5: Examples from the Boundaries of Geographic Survey: Architecture and Flood Modeling""; ""5.1 Case Study: Accuracy Assessment of the Digital Stereophotogrammetry Method""
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  • Introduction Chapter 1: In Search of Adventure: Florence Dixie's Across Patagonia Chapter 2: In-Between the World of Politics: Eduarda Mansilla's Recuerdos De Viaje Chapter 3: In the Name of Science: Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz's A Journey in Brazil References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138088887 20171121
This book presents an alternative framework for reading nineteenth century women's travel narratives by challenging the traditional paradigms which often limit women's space in print culture. For the first time, through a comparative lens, a Latin American woman's travel narrative is analyzed concomitantly with the narratives of a North American and a European writer. Contrary to the common assumption that Latin American women were powerless victims of imperialism, elite women had access to the predominant philosophies of their time, traveled around the globe, and wrote about their experiences.ã This book examines how an Argentinian writer, together with an English and an American writer, manipulate their bourgeois identity to inhabit the male dominated sphere of print culture. By travelling and publishing travel narratives, the three traveling women writers search for empowerment to establish their authority as writers and shapers of knowledge in literature. Utilizing several concepts and criticisms, including Aristotle's rhetoric, Foucault's theories, travel writing criticism, postcolonial discourse, and feminist literary criticism; this volume attempts to challenge old-fashioned architypes and confinements of gender for traveling women writers in the nineteenth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138088887 20171121
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Road map with tourist features. Shows scenic drives and outdoor recreation areas.
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  • Preface; Acknowledgements; Scientific Program Committee; Contents; The Span of Cartography; 1 Cartographic Memory Preservation of the Petrópolis City in Brazil: Koeler Map Scanning Using Photographic Survey; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 3 Results and Discussion; 4 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 2 Location Spoofing in a Location-Based Game: A Case Study of Pokémon Go; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Related Works; 2.1 Location-Based Game; 2.2 Actor-Network Theory; 3 Location Spoofing in Pokémon Go; 4 Technical Nuisance or Intentional Plot?
  • 5 Generative Mechanisms for Spoofing5.1 Uneven Distribution of Pokémons; 5.2 Individual Motivations; 6 Concluding Remarks; References; Crowdsourcing and Data; 3 Educational Aspects of Crowdsourced Noise Mapping; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The Study Area; 2 Method; 2.1 Project Planning, Database Modelling and Fieldwork; 2.2 Data Processing and Analyses; 2.3 Visualization; 3 Results; 4 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 4 Crowd and Community Sourced Data Quality Assessment; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 State of the Art; 3 Report Platform Description
  • 4 Reports Reliability Assessment Methodology4.1 Data Quality Assessment Workflow; 4.2 Data Quality Indicators; 5 Reports Description and Results; 5.1 Reports Data Description; 5.2 Contributors Description; 5.3 Topographic Database; 5.4 Reliability Assessment Results; 6 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 5 Crowdsourcing Mapping and Participatory Planning Support System: Case Study of Brno, Czechia; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Methods, Case Study Location and Data; 3 Results; 3.1 Demographics of the Respondents; 3.2 Spatial Distribution of Marked Points
  • 3.3 Why Were Certain Locations Marked?4 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 6 A Framework for Enhancing Real-Time Social Media Data to Improve the Disaster Management Process; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Social Media in Relation with Disaster Management; 3 Proposed Research Framework; 3.1 Designed Web User API Component; 3.2 Social Media System Component; 3.2.1 Data Capture; 3.2.2 Verification; 3.2.3 Language Recognition; 3.2.4 Metadata Extraction; 3.2.5 Geotagging; 3.2.6 Text Classification; 4 Conclusion; References
  • 7 Building a Real-Time Geo-Targeted Event Observation (Geo) Viewer for Disaster Management and Situation AwarenessAbstract; 1 Introduction; 2 The Design of GeoViewer System Architecture; 3 User Interface Design and Key Functions; 3.1 Real-Time Display of Geo-Tagged Tweets; 3.2 Interactive Mapping Functions for Geovisualization ; 3.3 Spatial, Text, and Temporal Search; 3.4 Labeling and Text-Tagging Function; 4 Nepal Earthquake Case Study; 5 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 8 The Academic SDI-Towards Understanding Spatial Data Infrastructures for Research and Education; Abstract
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  • Preface; The Symposium Series, the Venue, and the Conference Program; Contents; 1 Introduction; 1 Concluding Comments; 2 The Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Resources: Visions and Challenges in Spatial Computing; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 A Spatial Computing Vision; 2.1 FEW Observations; 2.2 FEW Data Management; 2.3 FEW Data Mining; 2.4 Decision Support; 2.5 FEW Data Visualization; 3 Spatial Computing Challenges; 3.1 FEW Observation Challenges; 3.2 FEW Data Management Challenges; 3.3 FEW Data-Mining Challenges; 3.4 FEW Decision Support Challenges; 3.5 FEW Data Visualization Challenges
  • 4 SummaryAcknowledgements; References; 3 The Bird's-Eye View from a Worm's-Eye Perspective; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Ups and Downs; 3 Ins and Outs; 4 Before and After; 5 Here and There; 6 Corners and Curves; 7 Conclusion; References; Spatial Data: Construction, Representation, and Visualization; High-Resolution Population Grids for the Entire Conterminous United States; 1 Introduction; 2 Data and Methods; 2.1 The Gen-1 Disaggregation Method; 2.2 The Gen-2 Disaggregation Method; 3 Results; 4 Conclusions; References
  • 5 A Hybrid Dasymetric and Machine Learning Approach to High-Resolution Residential Electricity Consumption ModelingAbstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Related Work; 3 Methodology; 4 Application and Results; 4.1 Datasets; 4.2 Results and Discussion; 5 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 6 Can Social Media Play a Role in the Development of Building Occupancy Curves?; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Unit Occupancy; 3 Social Media Unit Occupancy; 4 Results; 5 A Model-Based Research Agenda; Acknowledgment; References
  • 7 Application of Social Media Data to High-Resolution Mapping of a Special Event PopulationAbstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Methods and Results; 3 Discussion; Acknowledgements; References; 8 Animating Maps: Visual Analytics Meets GeoWeb 2.0; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Literature Review; 3 System Design; 3.1 Mode of Operation; 3.1.1 Automatic Mode; 3.1.2 User Customization Mode; 3.2 System Architecture; 3.2.1 User Interface; 3.2.2 Server; 3.2.3 Map API; 3.2.4 Database; 4 Results; 5 Conclusion; References; 9 Atvis: A New Transit Visualization System; Abstract; 1 Introduction
  • 2 Atvis Visualization Model2.1 Goals and Objectives; 2.2 Atvis Model Design; 3 An Atvis Visualization Demonstration Program; 3.1 Data Description; 3.2 Backend System; 3.3 The Frontend System; 3.4 Visualization Methodologies; 3.4.1 The Display Method; 3.4.2 The Arc Normalization Method; 3.4.3 The Arc Scaling Algorithm; 4 Discussion/Conclusion; References; 10 Mapping Spatiotemporal Patterns of Disabled People: The Case of the St. Jude's Storm Emergency; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Data; 2.1 The Oyster Card System; 2.2 A Case Study; 2.3 Choosing Covariates; 2.3.1 Opportunities/Destinations
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  • A disclaimer
  • Gelato is an excellent substance in which to drown your sorrows
  • Sometimes you run screaming from the person you're madly in love with
  • The contents of my mother's carry-on look like evidence from a prison riot
  • In which I am surprised to learn that getting lost doesn't bring about the apocalypse
  • Life lessons from a three-hundred-year-old dead guy and his boring clock
  • You take the grenade my mom brought to dinner; I'll book our flight-finding balance in relationships
  • Marry someone who will help you deal with your shit
  • Listen to your heart, even if it tells you to steal things
  • Home is where your MRI is
  • It's always easier to leave for a trip than to be left behind
  • Bucket lists are just plain greedy
  • Is there a Gaelic word for "I'm freaked out about our marriage"?
  • Salvation looks a lot like Wisconsin
  • Turns out, things aren't always what they seem
  • Munich : land of sausages and epiphanies
  • Where there's a Fiat, there's a way
  • Just go.
Most travel memoirs involve a button-nosed protagonist nursing a broken heart who, rather than tearfully watching The Princess Bride while eating an entire 5-gallon vat of ice cream directly out of the container (like a normal person), instead decides to travel the world, inevitably falling for some chiseled stranger with bulging pectoral muscles and a disdain for wearing clothing above the waist.This is not that kind of book.Geraldine met the love of her life long before this story began, on a bus in Seattle surrounded by drunk college kids. She gets lost constantly, wherever she goes. And her nose would never, ever be considered "button-like."Hilarious, irreverent and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the five-year period that kicked off when Geraldine got laid off from a job she loved and took off to travel the world. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she understands her Russian father now better than ever before. She learned that at least half of what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned about unemployment and brain tumors and lost luggage and lost opportunities and just getting lost, in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love. How that person can help you make sense of things, and can, by some sort of alchemy, make foreign cities and far-off places feel like home. In All Over the Place, Geraldine imparts the insight she gained while being far from home-wry, surprising, but always sincere, advice about marriage, family, health, and happiness that come from getting lost and finding the unexpected.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610397636 20170731
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xxvii, 93 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Ethnography in the "Hidden" Budapest Chapter One: Sketching an Illiberal Budapest Chapter Two: Tourism in Budapest and Its Imaginaries Chapter Three: Alt-entrepreneurship and the Meanings of Alterity Chapter Four: Alt-guiding on the Pericapitalist Edges Chapter Five: Touring the Post-socialist, Transcendent Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498528641 20170327
Alternative Tourism in Budapest: Class, Culture, and Identity in a Postsocialist City analyzes the particular imaginaries of Hungarian culture that are produced and circulated through alternative tourism a generation after state socialism. Susan Hill records the everyday work of business owners and tour guides at four Budapest alternative tourism companies that lead tourists to areas not typically visited by travelers, and she considers the significance of alternative tourism work for processes of identity-making and cultural production in Budapest. This ethnographic study is recommended for scholars of anthropology, cultural studies, and political science.
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336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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1 map : both sides, color ; 69 x 100 cm, folded to 25 x 11 cm
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xviii, 273 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Arctic Environmental Modernities from the Age of Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene by Lill-Ann Korber, Scott MacKenzie, and Anna Westerstahl Stenport.- 1. The Disappearing Arctic?: Scientific Narrative, Environmental Crisis, and the Ghosts of Colonial History by Andrew Stuhl.- 2. Petro-Images of the Arctic and Statoil's Visual Imaginary by Synnove Marie Vik.- 3. Urbanity Without Cities: Arctic Modernization in Northern Scandinavia by Torill Nyseth.- 4. Cod Society: The Technopolitics of Modern Greenland and the Creation of an Arctic Welfare State by Kristian Hvitfeldt Nielsen.- 5. Space and Literary History in Arctic Norway: Knut Hamsun in Lule Sami Nordlandda by Kikki Jernsletten and Troy Storfjell.- 6. The Polar Hero's Progress: Fridtjof Nansen, Spirituality, and Environmental History by Mark Safstrom.- 7. Heritage, Conservation, and the Geopolitics of Svalbard by Dag Avango and Peder Roberts.- 8. Toxic Blubber and Seal Skin Bikinis, Or: How Green is Greenland? Ecology in Contemporary Film and Art by Lill-Ann Korber.- 9. The Negative Space in the National Imagination: Russia and the Arctic by Lilya Kaganovsky.- 10. Invisible Landscapes: Extreme Oil and the Arctic in Experimental Film and Activist Art Practices by Lisa E. Bloom.- 11. Icelandic Futures: Arctic Dreams and Geographies of Crisis by Anne-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud.- 12. Feminist and Environmentalist Public Governance in the Arctic by Eva-Maria Svensson.- 13.The Greenlandic Reconciliation Commission: Ethnonationalism, Arctic Resources, and Post-Colonial Identity by Kirsten Thisted.- 14. Arctic Futures and Global Assessment Policy by Nina Wormbs and Sverker Sorlin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319391151 20170502
This book offers a diverse and groundbreaking account of the intersections between modernities and environments in the circumpolar global North, foregrounding the Arctic as a critical space of modernity, where the past, present, and future of the planet's environmental and political systems are projected and imagined. Investigating the Arctic region as a privileged site of modernity, this book articulates the globally significant, but often overlooked, junctures between environmentalism and sustainability, indigenous epistemologies and scientific rhetoric, and decolonization strategies and governmentality. With international expertise made easily accessible, readers can observe and understand the rise and conflicted status of Arctic modernities, from the nineteenth century polar explorer era to the present day of anthropogenic climate change.
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