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THE LOST ART OF FINDING OUR WAY .  John Edward Huth.  Cambridge:  Harvard University Press, 2013. 544 pp., maps, diagrams, appendices, glossary, notes, index. $ 35.00 cloth. (ISBN 978-0-674-07282-4) Reviewed by Harm de Blij Stand on a city sidewalk near the exit stairs from the subway (for example in Manhattan at Penn Station) as the [...]

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Review: “The Revenge of Geography”

Robert D. Kaplan, The Revenge of Geography. New York: Random House 2012.xxii and 403 pp, maps, notes; index. Reviewed in The Geographical Review, Vol. 103, No. 2, April, 2013, pp. 304-305. The title of Robert Kaplan’s latest book suggests something ominous: a vengeful geography lurking somewhere on (or beneath) Thomas Friedman’s flat world, ready to [...]

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Review: Atlas of the Great Plains

Atlas of the Great Plains. By Stephen J. Lavin, Fred M. Shelley, and J. Clark Archer. Foreword by David J. Wishart. Introduction by John C. Hudson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. xvi + 335 pp. Maps, illustrations, bibliography. $ 39.95 cloth. Reviewed in Great Plains Research Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall, 2012, pp. 203 [...]

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