Atlas of Unusual Borders

The position of the front door determines which country the owner will pay taxes to. These and many more instances are captured in this fascinating book full of strange geographical intrigue.

Author: Zoran Nikolic

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008351779

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The world is not always what we think it is. This book presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands. Numerous conflicts have left countries divided and often shattered. Remnants of countries can by design or accident be left behind as a legal anomaly in this complex world. Most people believe that a country's borders are clearly defined: just lines that separate countries. Everything on one side of the line belongs to one country and everything on the other side belongs to another country. This might be the case most of the time, but there are unusual exceptions to this unwritten rule. Examples include: * Campione d'Italia where Italian residents have to travel 15km through Switzerland to reach the nearest available Italian territory. * Tomb of Suleyman Shah which is a tiny Turkish enclave within Syria which was moved closer to Turkey when Lake Assad was created but still stayed in Syria. * Pheasant Island which for half a year belongs to the Spanish city of Irun, and the remaining half, to its French twin-town, Hendaye. * Canadian Stanstead and American Beebe Plain where the boundary line runs along the center of the main street, so that the houses on one side of the street are in Canada and on the other in the United States. These and many more instances are captured in this fascinating book full of strange geographical intrigue.

The Atlas of Unusual Borders Discover intriguing boundaries territories and geographical curiosities

The world is not always what we think it is. This beautifully designed book presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands. Numerous conflicts have left countries divided and often shattered.

Author: Zoran Nikolic

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008382972

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The world is not always what we think it is. This beautifully designed book presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands. Numerous conflicts have left countries divided and often shattered. Remnants of countries can by design or accident be left behind as a legal anomaly in this complex world.

Borders and Borderlands

The borders of time and memory As we age, we move across borders of time: birth ... from one end of a restaurant to another”: The Atlas of Unusual Borders.

Author: Richard Pine

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527567311

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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The crossing of borders and frontiers between political states and between languages and cultures continues to inhibit and bedevil the freedom of movement of both ideas and people. This book addresses the issues arising from problems of translation and communication, the understanding of identity in hyphenated cultures, the relationship between landscape and character, and the multiplex topic of gender transition. Literature as a key to identity in borderland situations is explored here, together with analyses of semiotics, narratives of madness and abjection. The volume also examines the contemporary refugee crisis through first-hand “Personal Witness” accounts of migration, and political, ethnic and religious divisions in Kosovo, Greece, Portugal and North America. Another section, gathering together historical and current “Poetry of Exile”, offers poets’ perspectives on identity and tradition in the context of loss, alienation, fear and displacement.

An Atlas of Countries that Don t Exist

Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global ...

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452158686

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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What is a country? Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order. From long-contested lands like Crimea and Tibet to lesser-known territories such as Africa's last colony and a European republic that enjoyed independence for a single day, Middleton presents fascinating stories of shifting borders, visionary leaders, and "forgotten" peoples. Beautifully illustrated with 50 regional maps, each country is literally die-cut out of the page, offering a distinctive tactile experience while exploring these remarkable places.

The Infiltrators

The incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin, by the author of the internationally bestselling Blitzed.

Author: Norman Ohler

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781838952112

Category: Anti-Nazi movement

Page: 320

View: 256

The incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin, by the author of the internationally bestselling Blitzed.

Atlas of Oddities

Great for young explorers aged 7 and up. Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of books for children and adults including the astonishing Dead or Alive, the creepy Book of Bad Things and the brain mangling Think Again and Eye Benders.

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781405281362

Category:

Page: 96

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Universal Atlas Dealer

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The Atlas of Dream Places

... of mountains that stretches from Alaska in the north to the Mexican border . ... Local legend attributes these strange occurrences to the monster Lusca ...

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ISBN: 9780528837746

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Explores more than thirty distinctive locations throughout the world, including castles, palaces, ruins, cities, and beautiful landscapes


Maphead

Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts.

Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439167184

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts.

Atlas of Untamed Places

Chris Fitch takes you on a journey through the world’s most wild places, visiting immensely diverse floral kingdoms, remote jungles abundant with exotic birds, and both freezing cold and scorching hot inhospitable environments.

Author: Chris Fitch

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1781317240

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense and powerful wildernesses that produce fear and awe alike and unexplored zones where feral wildlife roams in the shadows. Chris Fitch takes you on a journey through the world’s most wild places, visiting immensely diverse floral kingdoms, remote jungles abundant with exotic birds, and both freezing cold and scorching hot inhospitable environments. From these natural havens we travel to the extreme and the incredible: lightening inducing lakes, acidic mud baths, and man-eating tiger kingdoms. As well as those wildernesses being reclaimed by nature, such as Chernobyl, that after being left abandoned for years has returned to a natural wild habitat, free from human intervention. Not forgetting those most bizarre of destinations, such as the tidal surges of the Qiantang River, the bridge to Modo Island that emerges from the sea, and the strange magnetic pull of Jubuka rock. With beautiful maps and stunning photography, An Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature’s most unusual, unpredictable, and extraordinarily wild destinations.

Grant s Atlas of Anatomy

... left gastro-epiploic vessels Superior (notched) border Diaphragmatic surface Renal ... binding the spleen to Diaphragm are pathological but not unusual.

Author: John Charles Boileau Grant

Publisher: Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780683002119

Category: Human anatomy

Page: 600

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Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds

A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought-provoking to flat-out fun Publisher's note: Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds was published in the UK under the title Brilliant Maps.

Author: Ian Wright

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615196250

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought-provoking to flat-out fun Publisher's note: Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds was published in the UK under the title Brilliant Maps. Which countries don’t have rivers? Which ones have North Korean embassies? Who drives on the “wrong” side of the road? How many national economies are bigger than California’s? And where can you still find lions in the wild? You’ll learn answers to these questions and many more in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds. This one-of-a-kind atlas is packed with eye-opening analysis (Which nations have had female leaders?), whimsical insight (Where can’t you find a McDonald’s?), and surprising connections that illuminate the contours of culture, history, and politics. Each of these 100 maps will change the way you see the world—and your place in it.

The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta

Adults collect all food for their young away from the breeding territory , an unusual ... 1987 ) and south to the American border .

Author: Federation of Alberta Naturalists

Publisher: Nature Alberta

ISBN: 9780969613404

Category: Birds

Page: 391

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This collection of maps of distribution of breeding birds in Alberta is arranged by order and family. Each map shows evidence of nesting (confirmed, probable, possible, observed) with description and illustration of the bird. Extensive bibliography, index of bird names in English, Latin and French, and list of migrants.

A Bird Atlas of Kenya

Records of rarities or of species seen in unusual localities (category 'S' of the ... This is because many of the areas along Kenya's borders are poorly ...

Author: Adrian Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351470116

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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Kenya, a country only the size of Texas, has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa. This atlas is an explanatory overview of Kenya's 1065 species, essential both to the birdwatcher as a means of finding birds and interpreting the significance of field observations, and to the ornithologist as a standard reference work.

The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain and Ireland

The winter distribution is largely coastal, from Cumbria in the northwest to the Borders in the northeast, the largest numbers occurring between Merseyside ...

Author: Peter Lack

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408138271

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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This companion volume to The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Britain and Ireland is derived from surveys of birds present in Britain and Ireland during the three winters, 1981/82, 1982/83 and 1983/84. The surveys were organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Irish Wildbird Conservancy, as were the earlier breeding birds surveys. The Winter Atlas maps 200 species, 192 of which have full-page two-colour maps faced by a page of text. The texts (written by over 100 specialists) comment on the survey results, the species generally and the distribution and abundance as mapped. In addition there are introductory chapters on the maps, the weather in the three winters, bird patterns and movements; and appendices describing the planning, organisation, field methods, and processing of the survey data from record cards to computer output and maps. A team of 23 artists, led by Robert Gillmor, has provided the line drawings which head the species accounts. This is a print-on-demand edition of the Atlas. It is a black and white reproduction of the original two-colour book.

Atlas of Developmental Field Anomalies of the Human Skeleton

The border between the base of the occipital and atlas is moved upward (Fig. ... the foramenmagnum that often appears distorted by the unusual projections.

Author: Ethne Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118430778

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Written by one of the most consulted authorities on the subject, Atlas of Developmental Field Anomalies of the Human Skeleton is the pre-eminent resource for developmental defects of the skeleton. This guide focuses on localized bone structures utilizing the morphogenetic approach that addresses the origins of variability within specific developmental fields during embryonic development. Drawings and photographs make up most of the text, forming a picture atlas with descriptive text for each group of illustrations. Each section and subdivision is accompanied by brief discussions and drawings of morphogenetic development.

Arizona Highways

The most unusual - and perhaps the most exciting - publication to be issued thus far by the Press is the Orthographic Atlas of the Moon , edited by Gerard ...

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Atlas of Topographical Anatomy of the Brain and Surrounding Structures for Neurosurgeons Neuroradiologists and Neuropathologists

The border of Pons with Medulla oblongata, the junction of Aa. ... A big extension is not unusual for tumours in the cerebellopontine angle and in front of ...

Author: W. Seeger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709175410

Category: Medical

Page: 545

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The traditional education of the neurosurgeon and duce simultaneous contrast preparations of the ar the clinician working in related specialties is based teries and veins and thus obtain a complex photo on their presumed knowledge of the macroscopic graphic representation of the structures of the prep anatomy of the brain as traditionally taught. Most aration. neurosurgical textbooks, therefore, provide macro The manuscript and drawings were completed in the scopic views of sections of the operative site. The years 1974-1976 after almost two decades of neu literature that has accumulated in recent years on rosurgical work. The data worked out in the early the subject of microneurosurgical operations also stages (Chapter 1 in particular) were used by the follows this principle. author as the basis for teaching programmes at the For some years, however, the customary macro University of Giessen. Chapters 2-7, dealing with scopic representation of the anatomy of the brain the operative technical aspects, were produced after has been inadequate for the needs of the neurosur mid-1975 and used by the author as the basis for geon using refined modern operative techniques. microneurosurgical teaching of his colleagues at the Furthermore, despite their detailed presentation, University of Freiburg. stereotactic atlases are also insufficient for neuro My thanks are due to Doz. Dr. E.