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  • Cultural Geography: A Critical Dictionary of Key Concepts
    GF 41 .C85 2005eb
    (electronic book)
    "[Presents] some thirty essays--written by a wide range of leading practitioners--exploring the key concepts in cultural geography. The essays range from questions that have recently emerged to more established ideas that warrant critical examination. The work will be invaluable to students of cultural geography and related disciplines." (
  • A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems
    REF G 70.212 .A86 2006

    "An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems." (
  • The Collins World Atlas Gazetteer
    G1021 .C65 2004
    (electronic book)
    "90,000 locations. Entries are grouped by geographical feature. Authority, accuracy, style and comprehensive coverage of the world. Maps presented in a highly accessible style." (Worldcat)
  • DK Atlas of World History
    REF G 1030 .A875 2000

    "With its multicultural orientation and dazzling maps, photos, and artworks, the DK Atlas of World History is the first truly global chronicle of humankind's experience on Earth. Remote-sensed data and digital cartography provide the most accurate mapping ever used in a historical atlas. Every map is enhanced by photographs, artworks, diagrams, timelines, and expertly researched and clearly written annotations and text. Produced in consultation with a team of over 30 academic historians, geographers, and cartographers …"(
  • The Columbia Gazetteer of the World
    REF G 103.5 .C645 1998

    "The Gazetteer does more the merely define and identify. For major locations, it provides history and context, data regarding modes of transportation, a report on current levels of economy, education, and medicine, and anything else of import … entries include information of political, physical, and cultural relevance, with latitude, longitude, and elevation, plus pronunciations and variant names and spellings."(

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