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Murder, D.C.
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Neely Tucker
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-30 - Publisher: Penguin

Washington, D.C., reporter Sully Carter returns in a thrilling murder mystery of race, wealth, and corruption, by the author of The Ways of the Dead When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, D.C.’s most influential African-American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, veteran metro
On The Map
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Simon Garfield
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-04 - Publisher: Profile Books

Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. With a historical
Cartographies of Danger
Language: en
Pages: 363
Authors: Mark Monmonier
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in "Tornado Alley," near a nuclear facility or in a neighborhood poorly lit at night, we all co-exist uneasily with natural and man-made hazards. As Mark Monmonier shows in this
The Intelligible Metropolis
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Nora Pleßke
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag

Writings on the metropolis generally foreground illimitability, stressing thereby that the urban ultimately remains both illegible and unintelligible. Instead, the purpose of this interdisciplinary study is to demonstrate that mentality as a tool offers orientation in the urban realm. Nora Pleßke develops a model of urban mentality to be employed
The City Under the Skin
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Geoff Nicholson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-03 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A cartographic thriller with so many twists and turns it requires its own map A cartography-obsessed misfit clerk from an antique map store in a district that's not quite trendy yet. A bold young woman chasing the answer to a question she can't quite formulate. A petty criminal hoping the