Reich of the Black Sun

Reich of the Black Sun

STRANGE. MAPS,. STRANGE. FLIGHTS,. AND. UNKNOWN. CARGOES. “Gerlach goes on to explain that the Nazi party seemed to think that they were working on a bomb and relates how the Party people in Munich were going around from house to house ...

Author: Joseph P. Farrell

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781935487319

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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Why were the Allies worried about an atom bomb attack by the Germans in 1944? Why did the Soviets threaten to use poison gas against the Germans? Why did Hitler in 1945 insist that holding Prague could win the war for the Third Reich? Why did US General George Patton's Third Army race for the Skoda works at Pilsen in Czechoslovakia instead of Berlin? Why did the US Army not test the uranium atom bomb it dropped on Hiroshima? Why did the Luftwaffe fly a non-stop round trip mission to within twenty miles of New York City in 1944? Reich of the Black Sun takes the reader on a scientific-historical journey in order to answer these questions. Arguing that Nazi Germany actually won the race for the atom bomb in late 1944, Reich of the Black Sun then goes on to explore the even more secretive research the Nazis were conducting into the occult, alternative physics and new energy sources. The book concludes with a fresh look at the "Nazi Legend" of the UFO mystery by examining the Roswell Majestic-12 documents and the Kecksburg crash in the light of parallels with some of the super-secret black projects being run by the SS. Reich of the Black Sun is must-reading for the researcher interested in alternative history, science, or UFOs!
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Out of This World Library Programs Using Speculative Fiction to Promote Reading and Launch Learning

Out of This World Library Programs  Using Speculative Fiction to Promote Reading and Launch Learning

With their mysterious and inventive place names that hint at the plot intrigue and world building to come, strange maps help transport the reader into a new universe before the story even begins. This project can be scaled up depending ...

Author: Joel A. Nichols

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440852879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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Focusing on the most compelling—and in many cases the most accessible—titles across the vast area of imaginative fantasy and science fiction literature and media, this book showcases creative ways to build on existing interest in these genres and promote reading, literacy, and critical thinking. • Presents ways for librarians connect to young patrons with enriching and entertaining workshop ideas • Models deep engagement with reading and texts, focusing on leveraging high-interest popular fiction and media to engage young people in critical thinking and reflection, thereby increasing their understanding of the world and themselves • Stimulates children of various learning styles and age ranges to think creatively and critically through curricula that ties into STEM/STEAM learning
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Gardener s Approach to Learning

A Gardener s Approach to Learning

She will not evaluate The Map Room for scholarly research, but for its potential to help her do her job. Both forms of research are important, and students should be ... I like weird maps, the kind you won't find in a regular atlas.

Author: David Warlick

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557514298

Category: Education

Page: 166

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In the same way that a garden is a rich and intertwined ecosystem where plants, air, soil, birds and bugs interact to grow and reproduce, today's emerging information landscape is an info-system, where content is produced, published, accessed, consumed, discussed, re-mixed and re-published. To be a "master learner" -- to be a teacher -- today, you must learn to work the info-system in order to cultivate new knowledge and skills from a continual flow of information.This book is a guide for teachers who seek to model for their students the practices of lifelong learning.
Categories: Education

Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School

Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School

In this context, 'maps' – often coupled with satellite images – take on a whole new meaning and therefore require new levels of spatial understanding as spatial ... He says: When I look at a 'normal' map today I see a strange map.

Author: Mary Biddulph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317674894

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School has become the widely recommended textbook for student and new teachers of geography. It helps you acquire a deeper understanding of the role, purpose and potential of geography within the secondary curriculum, and provides the practical skills needed to design, teach and evaluate stimulating and challenging lessons. It is grounded in the notion of social justice and the idea that all students are entitled to a high quality geography education. The very practical dimension provides you with support structures through which you can begin to develop your own philosophy of teaching, and debate key questions about the nature and purpose of the subject in school. Fully revised and updated in light of extensive changes to the curriculum, as well as to initial teacher education, the new edition considers the current debates around what we mean by geographical knowledge, and what’s involved in studying at Masters level. Key chapters explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning geography: Why we teach and what to teach Understanding and planning the curriculum Effective pedagogy Assessment Developing and using resources Fieldwork and outdoor learning Values in school geography Professional development Intended as a core textbook and written with university and school-based initial teacher education in mind, Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary school is essential reading for all those who aspire to become effective, reflective teachers. Praise for previous editions of Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School... 'This is a practical and visionary book, as well as being superbly optimistic. It has as much to offer the experienced teacher as the novice and could be used to reinvigorate geography departments everywhere. Practical activities and ideas are set within a carefully worked out, authoritative, conceptual framework.' - The Times Educational Supplement 'This is a modern, powerful, relevant and comprehensive work...a standard reference for many beginning teachers on geography initial teacher training courses.' - Educational Review
Categories: Education

Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

... while the Strange Maps blog offers spatial visualizations of geographic and other data in ever-surprising ways); to exposés of the ways maps are routinely deployed, altered, or manipulated by powerful entities (as in photographer ...

Author: Chris Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198816874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The Cartographic Revolution in the Renaissance made maps newly precise, newly affordable, and newly ubiquitous. In sixteenth-century Britain, cartographic materials went from rarity to household decor within a single lifetime, and they delighted, inspired, and fascinated people across the socioeconomic spectrum. At the same time, they also unsettled, upset, disturbed, and sometimes angered their early modern readers. Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety is the first monograph dedicated to recovering the shadow history of the many anxieties provoked by early modern maps and mapping in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A product of a military arms race, often deployed for security and surveillance purposes, and fundamentally distortive of their subjects, maps provoked suspicion, unease, and even hostility in early modern Britain (in ways not dissimilar from the anxieties provoked by global positioning-enabled digital mapping in the twenty-first century). At the same time, writers saw in the resistance to cartographic logics and strategies the opportunity to rethink the way literature represents spaceand everything else. This volume explores three major poems of the periodEdmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1590, 1596), Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion (1612, 1622), and John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667, 1674)in terms of their vexed and vexing relationships with cartographic materials, and shows how the productive protest staged by these texts redefined concepts of allegory, description, personification, bibliographic materiality, narrative, temporality, analogy, and other elemental components of literary representations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Making Maps Third Edition

Making Maps  Third Edition

His introduction describes the difficulty he had in breaking out of the map mold. Frank Jacobs's Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities (Viking, 2009) is a collection less strange than the title implies, but nonetheless rich ...

Author: John Krygier

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462509980

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 293

View: 446

"Using a wealth of illustrations--with 74 in full color--to elucidate each concisely presented point, the revised and updated third edition continues to emphasize how design choices relate to the reasons for making a map and its intended purpose. All components of map making are covered: titles, labels, legends, visual hierarchy, font selection, how to turn phenomena into visual data, data organization, symbolization, and more."--Back cover.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Making Maps Second Edition

Making Maps  Second Edition

His introduction describes the difficulty he had in breaking out of the map mold. Frank Jacobs's Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities (Viking, 2009) is a collection less strange than the title implies, but nonetheless rich ...

Author: John Krygier

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609181673

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 514

Acclaimed for its innovative use of visual material, this book is engaging, clear, and compelling—exactly how an effective map should be. Nearly every page is organized around maps and other figures (many in full color) that illustrate all aspects of map making, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices. The book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, symbols, color, and type. Readers are invited to think critically about both the technical features and social significance of maps as they learn to create better maps of their own. New to This Edition*Extensively revised and expanded core chapters on map design.*An annotated map design exemplar is used to show how the concepts in each chapter play out on an actual map.*Updated to reflect current technological developments.*Larger size and redesigned pages make the book even more user friendly.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Digital Humanities Coursebook

The Digital Humanities Coursebook

The map is meant to create a clear sense of location, and to track the activities of the students in activities related ... Exercise #3: strange maps Look at these “strangemaps for inspiration: http://bigthink.com/blogs/strange-maps ...

Author: Johanna Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000364538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 119

The Digital Humanities Coursebook provides critical frameworks for the application of digital humanities tools and platforms, which have become an integral part of work across a wide range of disciplines. Written by an expert with twenty years of experience in this field, the book is focused on the principles and fundamental concepts for application, rather than on specific tools or platforms. Each chapter contains examples of projects, tools, or platforms that demonstrate these principles in action. The book is structured to complement courses on digital humanities and provides a series of modules, each of which is organized around a set of concerns and topics, thought experiments and questions, as well as specific discussions of the ways in which tools and platforms work. The book covers a wide range of topics and clearly details how to integrate the acquisition of expertise in data, metadata, classification, interface, visualization, network analysis, topic modeling, data mining, mapping, and web presentation with issues in intellectual property, sustainability, privacy, and the ethical use of information. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, The Digital Humanities Coursebook will be a useful guide for anyone teaching or studying a course in the areas of digital humanities, library and information science, English, or computer science. The book will provide a framework for direct engagement with digital humanities and, as such, should be of interest to others working across the humanities as well.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Body Geographic

Body Geographic

On Maps, Mapping, and Geography Baynton-Williams, Ashley, and Miles Baynton-Williams. New Worlds: Maps from the ... The Map as Art: Contemporary Cartographers Explore Cartography. ... Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities.

Author: Barrie Jean Borich

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496210142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 391

A memoir from the award-winning author of My Lesbian Husband, Barrie Jean Borich's Body Geographic turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running toward, and where dislocation means finding oneself. One coordinate of Borich's story is Chicago, the prototypical Great Lakes port city built by immigrants like her great-grandfather Big Petar, and the other is her own port of immigration, Minneapolis, the combined skylines of these two cities tattooed on Borich's own back. Between Chicago and Minneapolis Borich maps her own Midwest, a true heartland in which she measures the distance between the dreams and realities of her own life, her family's, and her fellow travelers' in the endless American migration. Covering rough terrain--from the hardships of her immigrant ancestors to the travails of her often-drunk young self, longing to be madly awake in the world, from the changing demographics of midwestern cities to the personal transformations of coming out and living as a lesbian--Body Geographic is cartography of high literary order, plotting routes, real and imagined, and putting an alternate landscape on the map.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

GIS Cartography

GIS Cartography

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection provides many maps that can aid in color picking and inspiration. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps. (accessed March 16, 2020). Strange Maps is a widely read blog with a variety of maps and ...

Author: Gretchen N. Peterson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000225891

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 318

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This enhanced eBook version is equipped with videos and pop-up explanations to extend the reader's experience on essential cartographic design topics and to make the reading experience more enjoyable and more effective. The 16 videos placed throughout the text will demonstrate some highly complex map design issues to help understand and visualize the task at hand and show how to achieve the best results following the author's instructions. Pop-up explanations of selected concepts are also placed throughout the text to help readers refresh their knowledge and better understand the map design process. All chapters are richly illustrated with color and include practical exercises and questions.
Categories: Technology & Engineering