World Classic Pacific Centered

Author: National Geographic Maps
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781597751131
Format: PDF, ePub
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This unique view employs a new map projection to accentuate the Pacific Rim, and shows Oceania and Asia in close proportion to their actual size on the Earth. It brings Oceania and Asia into the center of the picture, while dramatically showing the entire breadth of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific-centered world map features classic National Geographic cartography, with political boundaries, thousands of place names, time zones, and special insets showing world vegetation and land use, and population density."Map Scale = 1:36,384,000Sheet Size = 46" x 30.5""

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602393206
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Railroad Legacy Map of the United States

Author: National Geographic Maps
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781597755429
Format: PDF
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National Geographic's new Railroad Legacy Map of the United States illustrates the many ways railroads have impacted the nation and shaped people's daily lives. From the creation of time zones still used today to the contributions to the country's economic and industrial development, America's railroad legacy is interwoven with the growth of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries and of the century to come. The map portrays the routes of today's seven Class 1 (major) railroads, Amtrak's passenger routes, as well as those of the more than one hundred Class 1 railroads that ran in 1920 when five percent of the nation's work force more than 2 million people were employed by these lines. The map also highlights present-day and 1920 rail hubs along with text and illustrations of key events in America's railroad history such as the opening of New York City's Grand Central Terminal in 1913 and the last Class I line to employ steam locomotives in 1960. Notable sites such as tunnels, train spotting locations, and railroad museums are also included on this map. The map is printed on high-quality paper, and measures 24"x36" suitable for framing."Map Scale = 1:6,040,000Sheet Size = 36" x 24"""

Pattern Recognition

Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141904461
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of the most influential and imaginative writers of the past twenty years turns his attention to London - with dazzling results. Cayce Pollard owes her living to her pathological sensitivity to logos. In London to consult for the world's coolest ad agency, she finds herself catapulted, via her addiction to a mysterious body of fragmentary film footage, uploaded to the Web by a shadowy auteur, into a global quest for this unknown 'garage Kubrick'. Cayce becomes involved with an eccentric hacker, a vengeful ad executive, a defrocked mathematician, a Tokyo Otaku-coven known as Eye of the Dragon and, eventually, the elusive 'Kubrick' himself. William Gibson's new novel is about the eternal mystery of London, the coolest sneakers in the world, and life in (the former) USSR.

World Executive Poster Size Map

Author: National Geographic Maps
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781597755900
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This elegant, richly colored antique-style world map features the incredible cartographic detail that is the trademark quality of National Geographic. The map features a Tripel Projection, which reduces distortion of land masses as they near the poles. Corner inset maps feature vegetation and land use, and population density. Winner of the 2001 Premier Print Award from Printing Industries of America for unique ability to create visual masterpieces. Winner of the 2002 Best Reference Map from the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping."Map Scale = 1:37,169,000Sheet Size = 36" x 24""

Modern Paints Uncovered

Author: Tom Learner
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 089236906X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over the past seventy years, a staggering array of new pigments and binders has been developed and used in the production of paint, and twentieth-century artists readily applied these materials to their canvases. Paints intended for houses, boats, cars, and other industrial applications frequently turn up in modern art collections, posing new challenges for paintings conservators. This volume presents the papers and posters from "Modern Paints Uncovered," a symposium organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, Tate, and the National Gallery of Art and held at Tate Modern, London, in May 2006. Professionals from around the world shared the results of research on paints that have been available to artists since 1930--the date that synthetic materials began to significantly impact the paint industry. Modern Paints Uncovered showcases the varied strands of cutting-edge research into the conservation of contemporary painted surfaces. These include paint properties and surface characteristics, analysis and identification, aging behavior, and safe and effective conservation techniques.

The Map Book

Author: Peter Barber
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802714749
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Chronicles the historical development of maps and mapping from the Bronze Age to the present, collecting some 175 maps spanning ten millennia that represent the progress of civilization and technology, from military plans that depict enemy positions, to the famed London Underground layout, to the digitally enhanced renderings of today.

Pacific Crest Trail Wall Map

Author: National Geographic Maps
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781597755818
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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National Geographic's wall map of the Pacific Crest Trail is ideal for fans and hikers of this magnificent National Scenic Trail. This beautiful poster shows the entire length of the trail from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. A unique elevation profile highlights the trail's peaks and valleys, and an informative mileage chart shows the distance between key locations. Also highlighted on this map are passes, peaks, national forests, national parks, state parks, and Indian reservations. Additional points of interest include lodges and campgrounds near the trail. All proceeds from the purchase of a National Geographic map help support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, scientific research, and education programs. "Map Scale = 1:1,700,000Sheet Size = 18" x 48""