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A Biography Of A Map In Motion

Author : Christian J. Koot
ISBN : 9781479865277
Genre : History
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Reveals the little known history of one of history’s most famous maps – and its maker Tucked away in a near-forgotten collection, Virginia and Maryland as it is Planted and Inhabited is one of the most extraordinary maps of colonial British America. Created by a colonial merchant, planter, and diplomat named Augustine Herrman, the map pictures the Mid-Atlantic in breathtaking detail, capturing its waterways, coastlines, and communities. Herrman spent three decades travelling between Dutch New Amsterdam and the English Chesapeake before eventually settling in Maryland and making this map. Although the map has been reproduced widely, the history of how it became one of the most famous images of the Chesapeake has never been told. A Biography of a Map in Motion uncovers the intertwined stories of the map and its maker, offering new insights into the creation of empire in North America. The book follows the map from the waterways of the Chesapeake to the workshops of London, where it was turned into a print and sold. Transported into coffee houses, private rooms, and government offices, Virginia and Maryland became an apparatus of empire that allowed English elites to imaginatively possess and accurately manage their Atlantic colonies. Investigating this map offers the rare opportunity to recapture the complementary and occasionally conflicting forces that created the British Empire. From the colonial and the metropolitan to the economic and the political to the local and the Atlantic, this is a fascinating exploration of the many meanings of a map, and how what some saw as establishing a sense of local place could translate to forging an empire.

Stonewall Jackson A Military Biography With A Portrait And Maps

Author : John Esten COOKE (Novelist)
ISBN : BL:A0018658183
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Catalogue Of Copyright Entries

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044049942873
Genre : American literature
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Computer Vision Eccv 2008

Author : David Forsyth
ISBN : 9783540886921
Genre : Computers
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The four-volume set comprising LNCS volumes 5302/5303/5304/5305 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2008, held in Marseille, France, in October 2008. The 243 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 871 papers submitted. The four books cover the entire range of current issues in computer vision. The papers are organized in topical sections on recognition, stereo, people and face recognition, object tracking, matching, learning and features, MRFs, segmentation, computational photography and active reconstruction.


Author : Andrew Motion
ISBN : 0226542408
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Andrew Motion's dramatic narration of Keats's life is the first in a generation to take a fresh look at this great English Romantic poet. Unlike previous biographers, Motion pays close attention to the social and political worlds Keats inhabited. Making incisive use of the poet's inimitable letters, Motion presents a masterful account. "Motion has given us a new Keats, one who is skinned alive, a genius who wrote in a single month all the poems we cherish, a victim who was tormented by the best doctors of the age. . . . This portrait, stripped of its layers of varnish and restored to glowing colours, should last us for another generation."—Edmund White, The Observer Review "Keats's letters fairly leap off the page. . . . [Motion] listens for the 'freely associating inquiry and incomparable verve and dash,' the 'headlong charge,' of Keats's jazzlike improvisations, which give us, like no other writing in English, the actual rush of a man thinking, a mind hurtling forward unpredictably and sweeping us along."—Morris Dickstein, New York Times Book Review "Scrupulous and eloquent."—Gregory Feeley, Philadelphia Inquirer

Places In Motion

Author : Jacob N. Kinnard
ISBN : 9780199359684
Genre : Religion
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Jacob Kinnard offers an in-depth examination of the complex dynamics of religiously charged places. Focusing on several important shared and contested pilgrimage places-Ground Zero and Devils Tower in the United States, Ayodhya and Bodhgaya in India, Karbala in Iraq-he poses a number of crucial questions. What and who has made these sites important, and why? How are they shared, and how and why are they contested? What is at stake in their contestation? How are the particular identities of place and space established? How are individual and collective identity intertwined with space and place? Challenging long-accepted, clean divisions of the religious world, Kinnard explores specific instances of the vibrant messiness of religious practice, the multivocality of religious objects, the fluid and hybrid dynamics of religious places, and the shifting and tangled identities of religious actors. He contends that sacred space is a constructed idea: places are not sacred in and of themselves, but are sacred because we make them sacred. As such, they are in perpetual motion, transforming themselves from moment to moment and generation to generation. Places in Motion moves comfortably across and between a variety of historical and cultural settings as well as academic disciplines, providing a deft and sensitive approach to the topic of sacred places, with awareness of political, economic, and social realities as these exist in relation to questions of identity. It is a lively and much needed critical advance in analytical reflections on sacred space and pilgrimage.

Library Of Congress Catalog Motion Pictures And Filmstrips

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89015339955
Genre : Filmstrips
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National Union Catalog

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117175799
Genre : Union catalogs
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Angelina Jolie The Biography

Author : Rhona Mercer
ISBN : 9781857829174
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Angelina Jolie was born June 4, 1975 and is an Academy Award-winning actress, a former fashion model, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. Often cited as one of the world's most beautiful women she is both adored and envied; either way she is constantly in the media spotlight no less for her personal life then her on-screen performances. Winner of three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, Angelina has come along way since her first low budget production Cyborg 2 in 1993. She went on to appear in the critically acclaimed biopics George Wallace and Gia and won an Oscar for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted. But Angelina's most famous role to date unquestionably was her portrait of videogame heroine Lara Croft with which she established herself as one of the best known and highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Angelina has been married twice - to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton - and she currently lives with fellow actor Brad Pitt, a relationship that sparked a worldwide media frenzy. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara, and three biological children, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox. With the recent release of The Changeling and the imminent release of Wanted plus two more films confirmed for 2009 Angelina's successful career shows no signs of wavering, although with reports that her relationship with Brad is on the rocks and inconsistencies concerning their intention to adopt more children there is a lot below the cool exterior of this global superstar.

Films And Other Materials For Projection

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : UIUC:30112013844359
Genre : Filmstrips
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