Whether traveling to Oslo or taking that cruise up the western coast, you'll still want to be able to say "please," "thank you," "how much is it" and so much more and say it in Norwegian. That's where this durable, fold-out language guide will come in handy. Broken down into key categories you will have the most essential words and their pronunciation at your fingertips.
Planning a trip to Brazil? Then having access to the local language is a must and you'll want to take PORTUGUESE a language mapÂ® on all your travel adventures. This unique language guide gives you exactly what you need at a glance with the most essential words at your fingertips. Asking for directions, ordering an icy caipirinha and greeting the locals Bom dia! (bohm) (jee-ah) is more fun because you can do it in Portuguese. Perfect for any situation, take this Language MapÂ® everywhere you go?from the white sandy beaches of Rio to the scenic views atop Sugarloaf Mountain.
Although there are catalogues of individual maps in The British Library, up to now there has been no thorough listing of the maps in the Library's large collection of atlases. This considerable study describes the map contents of over 3300 pre-1800 atlases, including general works of geography, history, and travel which contain nine or more maps. English material predominates, but the Library's holdings of Dutch, French and German atlases are substantial; there are also many atlases from other European countries, as well as those of Arabic, Persian and Oriental origin. Over 100 atlases are composite in nature, often preserving rare material not found elsewhere. Details of atlas publication, provenance, colour and binding are provided, together with itemization of each map, cross references and scholarly source material.
Since we first landed in France, every step of our journey has reminded us that we were in an old country. Every thing we saw spoke of the past, of an antiquity without limit; everywhere our eyes rested on the handiwork of those who had been dead for ages, and we were in the midst of customs which they had bequeathed to their descendants.
The book provides an excellent description of the birth and development of remote sensing, especially valuable in Canada because of its many areas of difficult access, and of geographical information systems, a Canadian innovation. For those interested in maps themselves rather than the techniques of gathering the necessary information, there are chapters on the development of federal and provincial map and chart styles, the wealth of atlases, and the numerous thematic maps produced in Canada as well as on how this spatial information has been marketed. For the surveyor there are chapters on the contributions of geodesy, cadastral surveying, and engineering surveying. The photogrammetrist's interests are addressed by chapters on federal mapping, Canada's air survey industry, and photogrammetric research. There are also chapters on education, the naming of Canada's places and features, and Canada's international role in mapping and surveying. Serving as a conclusion to Don Thomson's three-volume Men and Meridians, Mapping a Northern Land will be an essential reference not only for those who work in the field of geomatics but for those interested in maps, charts, and atlases and in new technology for surveying and mapping.
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