Topographic Maps from Geostatistical Analysis of Satellite Radar Altimeter Data
Author: Ute Christina Herzfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The atlas consists of 136 topographic maps derived from satellite radar altimetry (Geosat and ERS-1 data). Each map is presented together with a description of glaciologic and topographic features. The main section is preceded by an introduction and three up-to-date topics and followed by applications. Applications are in monitoring changes in Antarctic glaciers, ice streams and ice shelves, and in detailed regional studies of outlet glaciers of the inland ice. The reader will also find index maps, an exhaustive list of references on related subjects in glaciology, geodesy, geomathematics, remote sensing, and an index of the Antarctic place names.
Author: Philip Eales
Publisher: Dk Pub
Featuring twenty thousand indexed place names from around the world, a colorful atlas combines satellite images with cartography and descriptions to highlight natural and human environments around the globe.
Two Stunning Views of Our World
Author: AND Cartographic Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Metro Books
By placing conventional reference maps next to satellite maps of the same region, the authors compare two entirely different views of our planet. of dramatic photos taken from outer space.
How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World
Author: John Davies,Alexander J. Kent
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, its legacy and the accompanying Russian-American tension continues to loom large. Russia’s access to detailed information on the United States and its allies may not seem so shocking in this day of data clouds and leaks, but long before we had satellite imagery of any neighborhood at a finger’s reach, the amount the Soviet government knew about your family’s city, street, and even your home would astonish you. Revealing how this was possible, The Red Atlas is the never-before-told story of the most comprehensive mapping endeavor in history and the surprising maps that resulted. From 1950 to 1990, the Soviet Army conducted a global topographic mapping program, creating large-scale maps for much of the world that included a diversity of detail that would have supported a full range of military planning. For big cities like New York, DC, and London to towns like Pontiac, MI and Galveston, TX, the Soviets gathered enough information to create street-level maps. What they chose to include on these maps can seem obvious like locations of factories and ports, or more surprising, such as building heights, road widths, and bridge capacities. Some of the detail suggests early satellite technology, while other specifics, like detailed depictions of depths and channels around rivers and harbors, could only have been gained by actual Soviet feet on the ground. The Red Atlas includes over 350 extracts from these incredible Cold War maps, exploring their provenance and cartographic techniques as well as what they can tell us about their makers and the Soviet initiatives that were going on all around us. A fantastic historical document of an era that sometimes seems less distant, The Red Atlas offers an uncanny view of the world through the eyes of Soviet strategists and spies.
Author: John D. Currid,David P. Barrett
Capitalizing on recent advances in satellite imaging and geographic information systems, the Crossway ESV Bible Atlas offers Bible readers a comprehensive, up-to-date resource that blends technical sophistication with readability, visual appeal, and historical and biblical accuracy. All the key methods of presenting Bible geography and history are here, including more than 175 full-color maps, 70 photographs, 3-D re-creations of biblical objects and sites, indexes, timelines, and 65,000 words of narrative description. The atlas uniquely features regional maps detailing biblically significant areas such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Italy, and Greece. It also includes access to online maps and illustrations and a removable, 16.5 x 22-inch map of Palestine. This carefully crafted reference tool not only sets a new standard in Bible atlases but will help ESV readers more clearly understand the world of the Bible and the meaning of Scripture.
Mapping the Universe and Beyond
Author: James Trefil
Publisher: National Geographic
Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond. For space enthusiasts, science lovers, and star gazers, here is the newly revised edition of National Geographic's enduring guide to space, with a new introduction by American hero Buzz Aldrin. In this guided tour of our planetary neighborhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Looking beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies--and how we know it, with clear explanations of the basics of astrophysics, including dark matter and gravitational waves. For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth's moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.
Author: WorldSat International Inc
Publisher: Warwick Pub
Satellite photography and mapping explore the countries of the world
Author: Robert J. Gurney,James L. Foster,Claire L. Parkinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Global environmental change is one of the most pressing international issues of the next century. There is a need to monitor the Earth's vital signs, from atmospheric ozone to tropical deforestation to sea level change. Models used to predict global changes have not yet fully used global observational data sets. Satellite data sets will be vital in addressing global change issues, in determining natural variability and monitoring global and regional changes. This timely volume provides an illustration of the variety of satellite-derived global data sets now available, their uses, advantages and limitations, and the range of variation that has already been observed with these data. A team of distinguished contributors provide a highly illustrated and accessible account suitable for the general scientific reader.
Atlas of Our Changing Environment
Author: Ashbindu Singh,United Nations Environment Programme
Category: Political Science
Launched to mark World Environment Day 2005, and produced by the UNEP in collaboration with organisations such as the US Geological Survey and NASA, this publication uses text, illustrations, satellite images and ground photographs to depict and analyse humanity's impact on our environment. Issues discussed include: population growth and urbanisation, natural resources consumption, land use intensification, biodiversity and habitat loss; environmental impacts and trends including global warming, air and water pollution, and the impacts on oceans and coastal zones, forests and tundra; changes that result from geo-hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis, climate hazards such as floods and droughts, and industrial hazards such as nuclear accidents and oil spills; and suggestions for mitigating the effects of global environmental change.
Author: DK Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This showcase atlas takes the reader on the ultimate round-the-world trip. It not only portrays the Siberian wastes with a beautifully detailed map, it also shows and tells you what it is like to roam across them as a Nenets reindeer herder. Not content with detailing the contours of Africa's Great Rift Valley, it takes you there by looking at the culture of the Ethiopian farmers plowing its base. From Bolivia's bustling markets to carnival time in Venice, the World Atlas brings together views from windows all over the world. Facts, maps, satellite images, optional digital material, and local stories make this book a global yet personal experience. This revised edition of DK's groundbreaking 2003 atlas has been refreshed with beautiful, bright, new maps, and a topical introductory section..
A Comprehensive Picture of the World Today with More Than 300 New Maps, Infographics, and Illustrations
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic
Provides cartographic coverage of Earth, discussing vital geographic issues as reflected in thematic maps and infographics that cover topics ranging from climate change and population growth to civil strife and freshwater scarcity.
Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Provides physical and thematic maps of the Earth, covering such aspects as population, food, minerals, climate, politics, and energy, as well as maps of the surface of the Moon, Mars, inner and outer solar system, and universe.
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Featuring more than 250 state-of-the-art maps, an easy-to-use atlas of the world allows readers to compare physical, political, and regional data, while covering twenty-five important global themes--ranging from tectonics and energy sources to health and literacy--the economic impact of each continent, a host of statistics, and a comprehensive place-name index. 40,000 first printing.
Publisher: Hammond Incorporated
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Publisher: Times Books
This introductory atlas for secondary school students aged 11-14 is designed to help students develop map, atlas and data handling skills. The content adheres closely to the requirements of the New Zealand and South Pacific school Curriculum. It features 80 pages of clear, easy to read maps, satellite images, an atlas skills section and hundreds of statistics.Its clear and accessible layout will motivate pupils of all abilities at secondary school. An easy to follow introductory 'map and atlas skills' section, useful for both teacher and pupil, is followed by clear, easy to read reference maps presented with locator maps, fact boxes and flags, descriptive text, detailed map keys and photos.The latest available country-by-country statistics are listed in a separate section and the index includes full latitude and longitude values.Colour coding of the titling and marginalia aids the identification of the sections within the atlas.