eBook Interpreting Our World: 100 Discoveries That Revolutionized Geography, 1st Edition

  • Joseph J. Kerski
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  • ISBN-10: 1610699203
  • ISBN-13: 9781610699204
  • DDC: 910.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 453 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016
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Overview

Geography is not simply accounts of the lands of earth and their features; it's about discovering everything there is to know about our planet. This book shows why geography is of critical importance to our world's 21st-century inhabitants through an exploration of the past and present discoveries that have been made about the earth. It pinpoints 100 moments throughout history that had a significant impact on the study of geography and the understanding of our world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction: Geography Is Revolutionary.
List of Maps.
Selected Chronology.
1: Aerial Photography.
2: Agriculture.
3: Air Travel.
4: Al-Biruni.
5: Al-Idrisi, Muhammad.
6: Al-Jahiz.
7: Anaximander.
8: Antarctica.
9: Applied Geography.
10: Aryabhata and Brahmagupta.
11: Atmospheric Research.
12: Bridges and Tunnels.
13: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom.
14: Burke and Wills.
15: Burnham, Daniel.
16: Canals.
17: Christaller, Walter.
18: Citizen Science.
19: Columbus, Christopher.
20: Compass.
21: Cook, James.
22: Copernicus.
23: Cross-Staffs, Astrolabes, and Other Devices.
24: Davis, William Morris.
25: Defining Geography.
26: Earth in Space.
27: Ecoregions and Biomes.
28: Environmental Movement.
29: Eratosthenes.
30: Eriksson, Leif.
31: Field Collection Devices.
32: French Geodesic Mission.
33: Geodemographics.
34: Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
35: Geographical Societies.
36: Geography Departments.
37: Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
38: Globes.
39: Great Trigonometric Survey of India.
40: Guyot and Agassiz.
41: Harrison, John.
42: Hayden, Powell, and Wheeler Surveys.
43: Henry the Navigator.
44: Herodotus.
45: High-Resolution Mapping.
46: Hipparchus.
47: Homer.
48: Hutton, James.
49: Ibn Battuta.
50: International Geophysical Year.
51: Internet of Things.
52: Land Protection.
53: Latitude and Longitude.
54: Lewis and Clark.
55: Livingstone, David.
56: Mackinder, Halford.
57: Magellan, Ferdinand.
58: Magnetic Field.
59: Malthus, Thomas Robert.
60: Maps.
61: Marco Polo.
62: Marsh, George Perkins.
63: Maury, Matthew.
64: Mercator, Gerardus.
65: Mnster, Sebastian.
66: National Mapping Agencies.
67: National Statistical Agencies.
68: Northwest Ordinance.
69: Observatories.
70: Ocean Research.
71: Pei Xiu.
72: Photography.
73: Pliny the Elder.
74: Posidonius.
75: Ptolemy.
76: Quantitative Revolution.
77: Regional Studies.
78: Remote Sensing.
79: Ritter, Carl.
80: Roads, Ports, and Railroads.
81: Sauer, Carl O..
82: Smith, William.
83: Social Media.
84: Spatial Analysis.
85: Strabo.
86: Supply Chain Management.
87: Surveying.
88: Time.
89: Topophilia.
90: Treaty of Tordesillas.
91: Universalis Cosmographia.
92: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
93: Urbanization.
94: Varenius, Bernhardus.
95: Vesuvius.
96: Von Humboldt, Alexander.
97: War.
98: Web Mapping.
99: Wegener, Alfred.
100: Zheng He.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.