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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 31 January 2008
  • ISBN : 9780141915777
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 95 voters

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In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full of dirt, dust heaps, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is about how huge populations live together, how cities can kill – and how they can save us.

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The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-01-31
  • ISBN : 9780141915777
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In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full

Ghost Map

Ghost Map
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 0739483846
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The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 1429501316
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"An account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London--and an exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease in cities. In the summer of 1854, a devastating cholera outbreak seized London just as it was emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Author Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 0713999748
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Steven Johnson takes the reader day by day through the cholera epidemic of 1854 - which would consume 50,000 lives in England and Wales - and recreates a London full of dust heaps, furnaces and slaughterhouses.

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives
  • Author : David J. Bodenhamer,John Corrigan,Trevor M. Harris
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-04
  • ISBN : 9780253015679
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Deep maps are finely detailed, multimedia depictions of a place and the people, buildings, objects, flora, and fauna that exist within it and which are inseparable from the activities of everyday life. These depictions may encompass the beliefs, desires, hopes, and fears of residents and help show what ties one place to another. A deep map is a way to engage evidence within its spatio-temporal context and to provide a platform for a spatially-embedded argument. The essays in this book

Computer Vision and Graphics

Computer Vision and Graphics
  • Author : Leonard Bolc,Konrad Wojciechowski,Ryszard Tadeusiewicz,Leszek J. Chmielewski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-10-13
  • ISBN : 9783642335648
GET THIS BOOKComputer Vision and Graphics

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics, ICCVG 2012, held in Warsaw, Poland, in September 2012. The 89 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on computer graphics, computer vision and visual surveillance.

Rethinking Map Literacy

Rethinking Map Literacy
  • Author : Ming Xie,Steven Reader,H. L. Vacher
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-29
  • ISBN : 9783030685942
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This book provides two conceptual frameworks for further investigation of map literacy and fills in a gap in map literacy studies, addressing the distinction between reference maps and thematic maps and the varying uses of quantitative map literacy (QML) within and between the two. The text offers two conceptual frameworks and uses specific map examples to explore this variability in map reading skills and knowledge, with the goal of informing educational pedagogy and practices within geography and related disciplines. The

The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s

The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s
  • Author : Dorceta E. Taylor
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-23
  • ISBN : 9780822392248
GET THIS BOOKThe Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s

In The Environment and the People in American Cities, Dorceta E. Taylor provides an in-depth examination of the development of urban environments, and urban environmentalism, in the United States. Taylor focuses on the evolution of the city, the emergence of elite reformers, the framing of environmental problems, and the perceptions of and responses to breakdowns in social order, from the seventeenth century through the twentieth. She demonstrates how social inequalities repeatedly informed the adjudication of questions related to health, safety,

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon
  • Author : Jennifer Wright
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781627797474
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A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio—and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-seventeenth-century England an eccentric gentleman founded

Image Analysis and Recognition

Image Analysis and Recognition
  • Author : Aurelio Campilho,Mohamed Kamel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • ISBN : 9783642137754
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference, ICIAR 2010, held in Póvoa de Varzin, Portugal in June 2010. The 88 revised full papers were selected from 164 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Image Morphology, Enhancement and Restoration, Image Segmentation, Featue Extraction and Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Shape, Texture and Motion Analysis, Coding, Indexing, and Retrieval, Face Detection and Recognition, Biomedical Image Analysis, Biometrics and Applications.

Deep Map Country

Deep Map Country
  • Author : Susan Naramore Maher
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780803255036
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Taking its name from the subtitle of William Least Heat-Moon's PrairyErth (a deep map), the "deep-map" form of nonfiction and environmental writing defines an innovative and stratigraphic literary genre. Proposing that its roots can be found in Great Plains nonfiction writing, Susan Naramore Maher explores the many facets of this vital form of critique, exploration, and celebration that weaves together such elements of narrative as natural history, cultural history, geography, memoir, and intertextuality. Maher's Deep Map Country gives readers the

What Happens to History

What Happens to History
  • Author : Howard Marchitello
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781134721498
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While the questions of ethics have become increasingly important in recent years for many fields within the humanities, there has been no single volume that seeks to address the emergence of this concern with ethics across the disciplinary spectrum. Given this lack in currently available critical and secondary texts, and also the urgency of the issues addressed by the critics assembled here, the time is right for a collection of this nature.

Ghost Culture

Ghost Culture
  • Author : John G. Sabol Jr.
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2007-06-21
  • ISBN : 1467087882
GET THIS BOOKGhost Culture

This book is part of a series of ethnographic studies in cultural hauntings and ghostly landscapes. The first book, Ghost Excavator: Unearthing the Drama in the Mine Fields, was a personal excavation of the haunted Mahanoy Area. In this second book, a theory of cultural hauntings is presented that serves as a framework for investigative fieldwork. Specific techniques are introduced as a means of scientific practices to evaluate the data observed and recorded at haunted locations. This book is meant

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The Return of Nature
  • Author : John Bellamy Foster
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • ISBN : 9781583678374
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A fascinating reinterpretation of the radical and socialist origins of ecology Twenty years ago, John Bellamy Foster’s Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature introduced a new understanding of Karl Marx’s revolutionary ecological materialism. More than simply a study of Marx, it commenced an intellectual and social history, encompassing thinkers from Epicurus to Darwin, who developed materialist and ecological ideas. Now, with The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology, Foster continues this narrative. In so doing, he uncovers a

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Through the Healing Glass
  • Author : John Stanislav Sadar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-12
  • ISBN : 9781317562610
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In the mid-1920s a physiologist, a glass chemist, and a zoo embarked on a project which promised to turn buildings into medical instruments. The advanced chemistry of "Vita" Glass mobilised theories of light and medicine, health practices and glassmaking technology to compress an entire epoch’s hopes for a healthy life into a glass sheet – yet it did so invisibly. To communicate its advantage, Pilkington Bros. spared no expense as they launched the most costly and sophisticated marketing campaign