Author : Robert Macfarlane
ISBN : 9780241967867
Genre : Nature
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times
Category: Nature


Author : Nikolaĭ Berdi︠a︡ev
ISBN : 1563243903
Genre : Political Science
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A collection of essays first published in Moscow in 1909. Writing from various points of view, the authors reflect the diverse experiences of Russia's failed 1905 revolution. Condemned by Lenin and rediscoverd by dissidents, this translation has relevance for discussions on contemporary Russia.
Category: Political Science

The Virginia Landmarks Register

Author : Calder Loth
ISBN : 0813918626
Genre : Architecture
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The fourth edition of The Virginia Landmarks Register is an entirely new, fully illustrated compilation of the state's buildings, structures, sites, and districts that have been officially designated as historic landmarks by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources over the past thirty years. The assemblage of nearly 1,800 entries—700 more than in the third edition, published in 1986—represents the most comprehensive inventory of Virginia's rich and varied historic patrimony ever published. An invaluable reference for any Virginian, scholar, planner, architect, or preservationist, the Register is far more than an official list of names. Every registered landmark and district is identified by a brief history documenting its significance and by a brief description. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph showing its current appearance. Arranged alphabetically by county and independent city, the entries include not only many nationally famous places but the entire spectrum of the Commonwealth's cultural resources, from a 1,200-year-old prehistoric archaeological site through twentieth-century commercial architecture, from gristmills and metal-truss bridges and iron furnaces to NASA space exploration installations. Those interested in traditional Virginia architecture will discover a multiplicity of building types, both high-style and vernacular. Included, too, are important landmarks of black history, the Civil War, education, and industry. The Virginia Landmarks Register, fourth edition, will create for the reader a deeper awareness of a unique legacy and will serve to enhance the stewardship of Virginia's irreplaceable heritage.
Category: Architecture


Author : Kai-Florian Richter
ISBN : 9783319057323
Genre : Computers
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This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to handle complex conceptual aspects of trying to define and formally model these situations. The book provides a thorough review of the cognitive, conceptual, computational and communication aspects of GIS landmarks. This review is unique for comparing concepts across a spectrum of sub-disciplines in the field. Portions of the ideas discussed led to the world’s first commercial navigation service using landmarks selected with cognitive principles. Landmarks: GI Science for Intelligent Services targets practitioners and researchers working in geographic information science, computer science, information science, cognitive science, geography and psychology. Advanced-level students in computer science, geography and psychology will also find this book valuable as a secondary textbook or reference.
Category: Computers


Author : George Rostrevor Hamilton
Genre : England
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Category: England

Reference Guide To Famous Engineering Landmarks Of The World

Author : Lawrence Berlow
ISBN : 9781135932619
Genre : Reference
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More than 650 landmarks are covered, ranging from ancient monuments such as Stonehenge, to contemporary engineering feats such as the World Trade Center in New York City. The concisely-written entries describe when the landmark was built, who built it, why it was built, its dimensions, how it was constructed, and any problems encountered during construction. Additional features include: numerous photographs; biographies of important builders and designers; glossary; chronology of dates in civil engineering from 3000 BC to the present; listings of tallest buildings, longest bridges, and highest dams, and a geographical index which locates the structures by country.
Category: Reference


Author : Emma Nathan
ISBN : 1410300285
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces natural and man-made landmarks from different parts of the world, including the pyramids of Egypt and Ayers Rock in Australia.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Landmarks Of Tomorrow

Author : Peter F. Drucker
ISBN : 1412814138
Genre : Business & Economics
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Landmarks of Tomorrow forecasts changes in three major areas of human life and experience. The first part of the book treats the philosophical shift from a Cartesian universe of mechanical cause to a new universe of pattern, purpose, and process. Drucker discusses the power to organize men of knowledge and high skill for joint effort and performance as a key component of this change. The second part of the book sketches four realities that challenge the people of the free world: an educated society, economic development, the decline of government, and the collapse of Eastern culture. The final section of the book is concerned with the spiritual reality of human existence. These are seen as basic elements in late twentieth-century society. In his new introduction, Peter Drucker revisits the main findings of Landmarks of Tomorrow and assesses their validity in relation to today’s concerns. It is a book that will be of interest to sociologists, economists, and political theorists.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : E. V. Lucas
ISBN : 9781443706179
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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LANDMARKS - 1914 - XXIV. CONTENTS - PAGE Introducing ., I A Present for a Good Boy . . 6 First Glimpse of Jesuitry . 13 Entertainers and a Shock . 19 The Nice Gardener and a Problem . 30 The Terrifying Law . . 38 A Betrayal . 43 The Wager . 47 Astronomy . - 57 The Black Cat . . 6 0 Uncle Bens Phrase . 65 Mr. Dirnsdale . . 70 Lies Base and Splendid . 74 Showing how one who should much longer have retained his divinity lost it . - 83 The Strange Case of Mr. Vosper . . 102 The Latch Key . . 108 Lavis . 114 In which we see how one thing leads to another . . . 124 The Stoat . I32 The Beautiful Pink Slip . I39 Another proof that it is no womans busi- ness to take an interest in herself . 147 Rudd meets his Fate . I59 Rudd visits Olympus . . 166 Surname only . 1. I75 vi CHAPTER xxv XXVI. XXVII. XXVIII. XXIX. XXX. XXXI. XXXII. XXXIII. XXXIV. xxxv. XXXVI. XXXVII. XXXVIII. XXXIX. X L. XLI. XLII. CONTENTS PAGE In which the unexpected happens more than once . . 180 Pitys Bill comes in . . 188 In which Rudd is suddenly called upon to deny a prophet and instruct his fellow men . I99 The Wedding . 206 Further proof that a womans interest in a man must be managed with skill if she is to hold him, . 216 Plovers Eggs . . 228 In which Rudd learns how costly it can be to have all ones expenses paid by the wealthy . . 238 At fzo, ooo a year . . 243 Additional evidence that its our money they want . 249 The Angel again . . 260 The Dread Small Hours . . 264 Rudd is Launched . . 270 Avon 275 Miss Brooke . . 281 Love 289 The Price of Happiness . 297 The Book . . 301 The Knees of the Gods . 307 LANDMARKS LANDMARKS CHAPTER I INTRODUCING F this story were told on the cinematograph as The I Life of Rudd Sergison, or The Most Significant Passages in the Life of Rudd Sergison only, of course, the public would need a far more sensationally alluring title than these, it would begin, I suppose, earlier, and in the manner of a Chinese play show us the courtship of his honourable father and mother tender passages in a sitting-room raked by a high wind, or scenes of that kind. My narrative ought perhaps to do the same but instead I have chosen a later starting-point, and thereafter have endeavouredpassing Rudds career in review-to put myself in the place of the gifted gentlemen who apply the severe selective machinery of the cinema and with such decision discard all but the relevant and constructive. The task has not been easy so far from it that I have often found myself wishing that instead of Landmarks I had called the book Incidents and thus spread a wider net...
Category: Biography & Autobiography