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Book Review: Galloping The Globe

Galloping The Globe:  The Geography Unit Study For Young Learners, by Loreé Pettit & Dari Mullins From my youth I have been fascinated by the study of geography, and this book provides an example of a unit study for those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aerial Atlas Of The Holy Land

Aerial Atlas Of The Holy Land, by John Bowker, Photography by Sonia Halliday and Bryan Knox It seems baffling that three recorded authors were required to make this book.  It is not hard to see why a book like this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Island

Island:  How Islands Transform The World, by J. Edward Chamberlin This is a book that tries to do too much and in doing too much ends up doing too little.  Indeed, the reader of this book may be confused about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Island Of Maps

The Lost Island Of Maps:  A True Story Of Cartographic Crime, by Miles Harvey At the basis of this book is a compelling story.  As is often the case, though, with a story like this, the author felt it necessary … Continue reading

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Book Review: GIS For Dummies

GIS For Dummies, by Michael N. DeMers I must admit at the outset that I am not part of this book’s target demographic, which is people who are working for companies or who run companies that are looking to adopt … Continue reading

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Book Review: Geography For Nongeographers

Geography For Nongeographers, by Frank R. Spellman This book was a great disappointment to me for several reasons.  Some of these reasons are related to the slant that this book has when it comes to this material from a political … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Art Of Finding Our Way

The Lost Art Of Finding Our Way, by John Edward Huth This particular book is a fascinating one because it explores one of the fundamental issues of our age, and that is the way that our use of computerized maps … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literary Landscapes

Literary Landscapes:  Charting The Worlds Of Classic Literature, edited by John Sutherland This is a book that really hits home the fact that a lot of people write books that are full of ulterior meanings and ideological axes to grind.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writer’s Map

The Writer’s Map:  An Atlas Of Imaginary Lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones Cartography is a somewhat underappreciated aspect of fantasy literature, and this book does a good job at putting fantasy literature with a sense of place that helps both … Continue reading

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On The Acquisition Of Local Knowledge

How is it that someone becomes a master of one’s local terrain?  We live in a world where it is easy to travel around the world by plane or by boat, and there are a great many places where one … Continue reading

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