Geography and Maps

Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy

Description

Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book's articles seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower's modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what's the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities?

Features: Approximately 675 signed articles are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references.  A Chronology helps put individual events into historical context.  A Reader's Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites.; While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms.  Encyclopedia of Transportation covers issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world. Key Themes: Administration, Operations, and Evaluation; Air Transportation Systems; Economics of Transportation; Energy, Environmental, and; Health Impacts; Facilities and Infrastructure; Intermodal Transportation Systems; International Transportation and Policy; Labor Issues/Employee Relations; Planning and Policy; Safety and Security; Social Issues in Transportation; Surface Transportation Systems; Technology, Design, and Engineering; Transportation, Finance of; Transportation Legislation; Transportation Modeling; Transportation Organizations and Agencies; Travel Behavior and Research; Water Transportation Systems.

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Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40687
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Classic Arabic Texts Online

Alternative Titles
Futūḥ al-buldān
فتوح البدان
Mukhtaṣar Kitāb al-Buldān
مختصر كتاب البلدان
Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum
Origins of the Islamic State
Description

Classic Arabic Texts Online 1 (CATO-1) offers approx. 19,000 pages of classic Brill editions of Arabic historical and geographical texts in a full-text searchable format (even the Arabic script) and accessible from one single point of entry. 

Classic Arabic Texts Online 1 includes the following titles:

De Goeje's edition of al-Balādhūrī's Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (fully searchable in Arabic script)

Origins of the Islamic State by Murgotten and Hitti, the English translation of al-Balādhūrī's Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (fully searchable English text)

Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum (with indices and glossaries) edited by M.J. de Goeje and J.H. Kramers, i.e. Ibn al-Faqīh's Mukhtaṣar Kitāb al-Buldān (fully searchable in Arabic script)

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Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38690
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Green Atlas

Description

Green Atlas: a Multimedia Reference is a compendium of over 100 maps and data sets with multimedia elements illustrating key concepts in green issues and environmentalism.  This is a 'capstone' volume for the 12-volume Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future reference series.  Topics for the maps are selected from over 1800 articles in the Green Society series.  Maps include clickable links to video, articles, audio clips with transcripts and other related information on that topic.

Edited by Dustin R. Multaney, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.

Type
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33122
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Historical Atlas of Islam

Alternative Titles
An historical atlas of Islam
Atlas historique de l’Islam
Brill Online Reference Works
Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
Description

Collection of maps illustrating the history of Islam, some carried over unchanged from the 1st ed., others reworked and updated, and many new.

Type
Encyclopedia
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31506
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International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Description

Provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography.  Includes entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geogaphers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30527
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UM Clark Library Maps

Alternative Titles
Clark Library Maps
Stephen S. Clark Library Map Collection
Description

This collection contains images of maps from the Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Data Services' map collection at the University of Michigan Libraries. The images in this collection are in the public domain but please attribute access and use of these digitized maps to the Stephen S. Clark Library, University of Michigan Libraries. The print map collection from which these maps originate contains over 370,000 maps and is the principal collection for cartographic materials at the University of Michigan. We house the largest collection of printed maps in the state of Michigan, and one of the largest at an academic institution.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30109
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Landscan

Description

The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent resolution global population distribution databases available. This is a geographically based, population distribution model.

LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period.

The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and the most up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

Most national censuses count populations by measuring where people sleep (or reside) rather than where they work or travel. LandScan integrates daytime movements and collective travel habits into a single measure to produce a better representation of where people are located during an average day.

With improvements added this year, high-resolution imagery sources were used extensively for validation to refine urban areas, land cover data, and thousands of smaller villages and populated places.

GIS users can access these data directly from GIS by clicking on the GIS Web Services Connection Information link at the top of the Landscan archive homepage.

Description adapted from http://www.eastview.com/online/landscan , which provides additional information

Type
Map(s)
Coverage
2000-2013
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29253
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University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Mammal Division Maps

Alternative Titles
Mammal Division Maps
Description

This collection from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Mammal Division includes page images and brief data records of a scrapbook comprised of maps of the state of Michigan, keyed to anecdotal reports of species in the state over time (primarily from the 19th and early 20th centuries). It is believed to have been created by N. A. Wood.

This is part of the Flora and Fauna of the Great Lakes Region: A Multimedia Digital Collection.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11895
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University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Distribution Maps of Michigan Fishes

Alternative Titles
Distribution Maps of Michigan Fishes
Description

This collection contains map images showing the locations in which fish have been recorded in Michigan. The atlas contains separate maps for 153 species. Records are keyed to indicate whether a voucher specimen is available in the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11881
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CultureGrams

Alternative Titles
Culture Grams
Description

CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:  images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more. The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies.

Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated twice a year. Provides cultural information on more than 200 countries.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
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