The Amenity Migrants

Seeking and Sustaining Mountains and Their Cultures
Author: Laurence A. G. Moss
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845930363
Category: Science
Page: 329
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Places with perceived high environmental quality and distinctive culture are globally attracting amenity migrants. Today this societal driving force is particularly manifest in mountain areas, and while beneficial for both the newcomers and locals, is also threatening highland ecologies and their human communities.

A Manual of Elementary Geology: The Ancient Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants as Illustrated by Geological Monuments


Author: Sir Charles Lyell
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465573925
Category: Geology
Page: 512
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In the preliminary chapters of "The Principles of Geology," in the first and subsequent editions, I have considered the question, how far the changes of the earth's crust in past times confirm or invalidate the popular hypothesis of a gradual improvement in the habitable condition of the planet, accompanied by a contemporaneous development and progression in organic life. It had long been a favourite theory, that in the earlier ages to which we can carry back our geological researches, the earth was shaken by more frequent and terrible earthquakes than now, and that there was no certainty nor stability in the order of the natural world. A few sea-weeds and zoophytes, or plants and animals of the simplest organization, were alone capable of existing in a state of things so unfixed and unstable. But in proportion as the conditions of existence improved, and great convulsions and catastrophes became rarer and more partial, flowering plants were added to the cryptogamic class, and by the introduction of more and more perfect species, a varied and complex flora was at last established. In like manner, in the animal kingdom, the zoophyte, the brachiopod, the cephalopod, the fish, the reptile, the bird, and the warm-blooded quadruped made their entrance into the earth, one after the other, until finally, after the close of the tertiary period, came the quadrumanous mammalia, most nearly resembling man in outward form and internal structure, and followed soon afterwards, if not accompanied at first, by the human race itself. The objections which, in 1830, I urged against this doctrine, in so far as relates to the passage of the earth from a chaotic to a more settled condition, have since been embraced by a large and steadily increasing school of geologists; and in reference to the animate world, it will be seen, on comparing the present state of our knowledge with that which we possessed twenty years ago, how fully I was justified in declaring the insufficiency of the data on which such bold generalizations, respecting progressive development, were based. Speaking of the absence, from the tertiary formations, of fossil Quadrumana, I observed, in 1830, that "we had no right to expect to have detected any remains of tribes which live in trees, until we knew more of those quadrupeds which frequent marshes, rivers, and the borders of lakes, such being usually first met with in a fossil state." I also added, "if we are led to infer, from the presence of crocodiles and turtles in the London clay, and from the cocoa-nuts and spices found in the isle of Sheppey, that at the period when our older tertiary strata were formed, the climate was hot enough for the Quadrumana, we nevertheless could not hope to discover any of their skeletons, until we had made considerable progress in ascertaining what were the contemporary Pachydermata; and not one of these has been discovered as yet in any strata of this epoch in England."

Mapping the world

an illustrated history of cartography
Author: Ralph E. Ehrenberg,National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 256
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Mapping the World is a one-of-a-kind collection of cartographic treasures spanning thousands of years and many cultures, from an ancient Babylonian map of the world etched on clay to the latest high-tech maps of the earth, the seas, and the skies above. With more than one hundred maps and other illustrations and an introduction and commentary by Ralph E. Ehrenberg, former Chief of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, this book tells a fascinating story of geographic discovery, scientific invention, the art of mapmaking, and the efforts of mapmakers everywhere to render our shape-shifting world in ever more innovative and meaningful ways. The book draws from the finest map collections in the world, including the libraries of the National Geographic Society, the Library of Congress, and the British Library, and is organized into several chronological sections. Each section includes a brief introduction that places the maps in their historical context, followed by a gallery of cartographic masterpieces from different parts of the world, giving readers a unique comparative perspective on the state of geographic knowledge and mapmaking during different historical periods. Special "portfolios" within each section feature key cartographic innovators and maps of exceptional artistic quality or significance, such as the Waldseemuller Map, the first to use the name America; or the life and work of a groundbreaking cartographer, such as Gerardus Mercator, who gave us the Mercator projection; or the latest computer-generated maps that open new windows on the cosmos. In addition to including examples of all the world's most prized and famous maps of exploration and discovery, the book features many other examples of maps that rarely get the attention they deserve---geological maps, road maps, prisoner escape maps, tourist maps, city maps, military situation maps, mental maps, and much more. With its broad historical and cultural range, unmatched variety of maps from many of the finest map collections in the world, more than one hundred illustrations, and a fresh and authoritative perspective on the history of cartography, Mapping the World will delight everyone with an interest in maps and mapmaking like no other book on the subject.

Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya


Author: David Zurick
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813173841
Category: Reference
Page: 228
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The Himalaya are world-renowned for their exquisite mountain scenery, ancient traditions, and diverse ethnic groups that tenaciously inhabit this harsh yet sublime landscape. Home to the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and some of its deepest gorges, the region is a trove of biological and cultural diversity. Providing a panoramic overview of contemporary land and life in the Earth’s highest mountains, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is the first full-color, comprehensive atlas of the geography, economics, politics, and culture of this spectacular area. Drawing from the authors’ twenty-five years of scholarship and field experience in the region, the volume contains a stunning and unique collection of maps utilizing state-of-the-art cartography, exquisite photography, and engagingly-written text to give accurate coverage of the Himalaya. The volume covers the entire 2,700-kilometer length of the mountain range, from the Indus Valley in northern Pakistan and India, across Nepal and Bhutan, to the hidden realms of northeast India. The Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya not only offers detailed explanations of geological formations, climate, vegetation, and natural resources but also explores the human dimension of the region’s culture and economy. The authors devote special attention to discovery and travel, including exploration, mountaineering, and trekking. Packed with over 300 easy-to-read, custom designed full color maps and photographs and detailed text and map indexes, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is a superb collector’s volume and an essential reference to this vast and complex mountain region.

The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters


Author: Jan Kozák,Vladimir Cermák
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048133253
Category: Nature
Page: 203
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This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global population. The development of man’s existence down through history has depended upon his understanding of the world in which he lives, and upon his ability to turn to his own best use the materials that were there for the taking. However, he has had not only to furnish himself with food, water, building materials, and energy to protect himself against occasional natural adversities. Protecting himself from them meant comprehending their causes, and the essential core of his understanding was in recording and depicting them. This book is written for anyone interested in the Earth in general, and in natural disasters in particular, presenting a unique collection of historical illustrations of volcanic eruptions and earthquake events and their repercussions. The book represents a golden mean between sci- ti c and popular works.

Mountains


Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688154778
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"In the trademark Simon style, carefully selected color photos, drawings, and a clear and informative text tell the story of Earth's mountains: their formation, relative sizes, ecology, and influence on weather....Simon may have done more than any other living author to help us understand and appreciate the beauty of our planet and our universe;

Mountain Dance


Author: Thomas Locker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152026226
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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A poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountains.

Earth

the ever-changing planet
Author: Donald M. Silver
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780394991955
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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An illustrated survey of the earth describing how it was formed, and including information on different types of rock, weather and erosion, the formation of mountains, and plate tectonics.

Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views

Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. : Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Descriptions. South Wales illustrated in a series of views
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 550
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Our Earth


Author: Anne F. Rockwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152023836
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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A simple introduction to geography which explains such things as how the earth was shaped, how islands are born from volcanoes, and how gushing springs affect rivers.

Geology of the North Cascades

A Mountain Mosaic
Author: Rowland W. Tabor,Ralph Albert Haugerud
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898866230
Category: Nature
Page: 143
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Composed of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth, Washington's North Cascade region is a true geologic mosaic. Here, authors Tabor and Haugerud reveal that the spectacular scenery of these mountains is matched by equally spectacular geology.

The adventures of Sigr. Gaudentio di Lucca [pseud.] Being the substance of his examination before the fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy

giving an account of an unknown country in the midst of the deserts of Africa ... Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark's library at Venice. With critical notes of the learned Signor Rhedi, sometime keeper of the said library. To which is prefixed, a letter of the secretary of the Inquisition ...
Author: Simon Berington,George Berkeley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Utopias
Page: 415
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Delphi Complete Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (Illustrated)


Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 5784
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Following the 1851 publication of ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin’, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s monumental classic quickly reached an audience of millions across the world. Stowe’s portrayal of the impact of slavery on African Americans captured the nation's attention, fuelling debates concerning abolition and slavery, whilst arousing opposition in the South and helping to spark the country into Civil War. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete FICTIONAL works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with ALL the novels, spiced with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stowe's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 11 novels, with individual contents tables * UNCLE TOM’S CABIN is fully illustrated with the first edition’s original artwork by Hammatt Billings * Includes other anti-slavery novels like DRED, appearing here in full for the first time in digital publishing * Also includes the rare composite novel that Stowe collaborated on with 11 other authors: SIX OF ONE BY HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER – available nowhere else * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many rare short story collections appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes the biography compiled by Stowe's son - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Features five other biographical works - discover Stowe's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels UNCLE TOM’S CABIN OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY UNCLE TOM’S CABIN YOUNG FOLKS’ EDITION DRED: A TALE OF THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP THE MINISTER’S WOOING AGNES OF SORRENTO THE PEARL OF ORR’S ISLAND OLDTOWN FOLKS MY WIFE AND I PINK AND WHITE TYRANNY WE AND OUR NEIGHBORS SIX OF ONE BY HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER POGANUC PEOPLE: THEIR LOVES AND LIVES The Short Story Collections FOUR WAYS OF OBSERVING THE SABBATH AND OTHER RELIGIOUS SKETCHES UNCLE SAM’S EMANCIPATION; EARTHLY CARE A HEAVENLY DISCIPLINE; AND OTHER SKETCHES THE MAY FLOWER, AND MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OUR CHARLEY AND WHAT TO DO WITH HIM SOJOURNER TRUTH, THE LIBYAN SIBYL LITTLE FOXES; OR, THE LITTLE FAILINGS THAT MAR DOMESTIC HAPPINESS QUEER LITTLE PEOPLE SAM LAWSON’S OLDTOWN FIRESIDE STORIES HE’S COMING TOMORROW BETTY’S BRIGHT IDEA AND OTHER STORIES THE DAISY’S FIRST WINTER AND OTHER STORIES A DOG’S MISSION; OR, THE STORY OF THE OLD AVERY HOUSE, AND OTHER STORIES LITTLE PUSSY WILLOW AND THE MINISTER’S WATERMELONS NELLY’S HEROICS WITH OTHER HEROIC STORIES HOUSEHOLD PAPERS AND STORIES HUM, THE SON OF BUZ AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry RELIGIOUS POEMS The Non-Fiction A KEY TO UNCLE TOM’S CABIN SUNNY MEMORIES OF FOREIGN LANDS LADY BYRON VINDICATED PALMETTO-LEAVES AMERICAN WOMAN’S HOME: OR, PRINCIPLES OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE PREFACE TO ‘THE GARIES AND THEIR FRIENDS’ by Frank J. Webb THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT AND OTHER WORKS IMMORTALITY: A SERMON The Criticism A REVIEW OF UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by A. Woodward The Biographies LIFE OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by Charles Edward Stowe DAYS WITH MRS. STOWE by Annie Fields HARRIET BEECHER STOWE; JOHN BROWN: THE CONFLICT PRECIPITATED by Newell Dwight Hillis DAYS WITH MRS. STOWE by Annie Fields HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by Seth Curtis Beach Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Voice of the Earth


Author: Théodore Roszak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 367
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An explanation of how humans' psychological and physical well-being is linked to the health of the planet probes such controversial issues as the Anthropic Principle and the Gaia Hypothesis. 20,000 first printing.

The Paper Road

Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet
Author: Erik Mueggler
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950496
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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This exhilarating book interweaves the stories of two early twentieth-century botanists to explore the collaborative relationships each formed with Yunnan villagers in gathering botanical specimens from the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma. Erik Mueggler introduces Scottish botanist George Forrest, who employed Naxi adventurers in his fieldwork from 1906 until his death in 1932. We also meet American Joseph Francis Charles Rock, who, in 1924, undertook a dangerous expedition to Gansu and Tibet with the sons and nephews of Forrest’s workers. Mueggler describes how the Naxi workers and their Western employers rendered the earth into specimens, notes, maps, diaries, letters, books, photographs, and ritual manuscripts. Drawing on an ancient metaphor of the earth as a book, Mueggler provides a sustained meditation on what can be copied, translated, and revised and what can be folded back into the earth.

How Mountains Are Made


Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062435760
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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29,028 feet tall and still growing?! Even though Mount Everest measures 29,028 feet high, it may be growing about two inches a year. A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year. Mountains are created when the huge plates that make up the earth's outer shell very slowly pull and push against one another. Read and find out about all the different kinds of mountains.