The United States in Old Maps and Prints

Author: Eduard van Ermen



Category: Cartography

Page: 144

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Contains 78 color maps of North America found searching through medieval libraries and museums. Includes military maps along with panoramic views of the old Southern towns drawn by soldiers in the Civil War.

USA Has Issues With Maps of 18th Century

Author: Anatoly Fomenko

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: History


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NASA research of Earth-Moon mechanics by astrophysicist Robert Newton leads mathematicians of MSU to a breakthrough in the chronology of civilization and geography of North America. USA Has Issues With (British) Maps of 18th Century analyses in detail the maps of 1771 edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica and concludes that north-western part of the USA and Canada was built on remains of Great Russian Muscovite Tartary, which according to Britannica of 1771 was the biggest state in the world with capital in Tobolsk. The war of new Russian Empire of 1773-1775 with Muscovite Tartary was covered up by Catherine II as a raid against peasant rebellion headed by "Pougatchev" ("scare" in Russian) was actually the final blow to Great Tartary. After the war of 1773-1775 the new Russian Empire has taken over Urals, Western and Eastern Siberia, Alaska, north-western America down to San Francisco which it lost. USA bought NWA, but not paid the bill.
Social Science

New Perspectives on the Origins of Americanist Archaeology

Author: David L Browman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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In this landmark book, experienced scholars take a retrospective look at the developing routes that have brought American archaeologists into the 21st century. In 1996, the Society for American Archaeology's Committee on the History of Archaeology established a biennial symposium named after Gordon R. Willey, one of the fathers of American archaeology, to focus on the history of the discipline. This volume grew out of the second symposium, presented at the 1998 meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Interest in the intellectual history of the field is certainly nothing new-the first such volume appeared in 1856-but previously, focus has been on individuals and their theories and methods, or on various government agencies that supported, developed, or mandated excavations in North America. This volume, however, focuses on the roots of Americanist archaeology, including its pre-1915 European connections, and on some of the earliest work by women archaeologists, which has been largely overlooked. Full of valuable insights for archaeologists and anthropologists—both professional and amateur—into the history and development of Americanist archaeology, New Perspectives will also inspire and serve as a model for future research. David Browman is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Program in Archaeology at Washington University. Stephen Williams is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Harvard University.
Young Adult Nonfiction

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird

Author: Phillip Hoose

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

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The tragedy of extinction is explained through the dramatic story of a legendary bird, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and of those who tried to possess it, paint it, shoot it, sell it, and, in a last-ditch effort, save it. A powerful saga that sweeps through two hundred years of history, it introduces artists like John James Audubon, bird collectors like William Brewster, and finally a new breed of scientist in Cornell's Arthur A. "Doc" Allen and his young ornithology student, James Tanner, whose quest to save the Ivory-bill culminates in one of the first great conservation showdowns in U.S. history, an early round in what is now a worldwide effort to save species. As hope for the Ivory-bill fades in the United States, the bird is last spotted in Cuba in 1987, and Cuban scientists join in the race to save it. All this, plus Mr. Hoose's wonderful story-telling skills, comes together to give us what David Allen Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Birds calls "the most thorough and readable account to date of the personalities, fashions, economics, and politics that combined to bring about the demise of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker." The Race to Save the Lord God Bird is the winner of the 2005 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and the 2005 Bank Street - Flora Stieglitz Award.

International Frontiers and Boundaries

Author: Victor Prescott

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Law

Page: 516

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International frontiers and boundaries separate land, rivers and lakes subject to different sovereignties. Frontiers are zones of varying widths and they were common many centuries ago. By 1900 frontiers had almost disappeared and had been replaced by boundaries that are lines. The divisive nature of frontiers and boundaries has formed the focus of inter-disciplinary studies by economists, geographers, historians, lawyers and political scientists. Scholars from these disciplines have produced a rich literature dealing with frontiers and boundaries. The authors surveyed this extensive literature and the introduction reveals the themes which have attracted most attention. Following the introduction the book falls into three sections. The first section deals systematically with frontiers, boundary evolution and boundary disputes. The second section considers aspects of international law related to boundaries. It includes chapters dealing with international law and territorial boundaries, maps as evidence of international boundaries and river boundaries and international law. The third section consists of seven regional chapters that examine the evolution of boundaries in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, islands off Southeast Asia and Antarctica.


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations





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