Time in Maps

The overarFinally, we offer here a road map to the essays in this volume, for readers who want to focus on one geographical ... Most maps operate on the principle of a camera, picturing a given landscape at a particular moment in time ...


Author: Kären Wigen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226718620

Category: History

Page: 272

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Maps organize us in space, but they also organize us in time. Looking around the world for the last five hundred years, Time in Maps shows that today’s digital maps are only the latest effort to insert a sense of time into the spatial medium of maps. Historians Kären Wigen and Caroline Winterer have assembled leading scholars to consider how maps from all over the world have depicted time in ingenious and provocative ways. Focusing on maps created in Spanish America, Europe, the United States, and Asia, these essays take us from the Aztecs documenting the founding of Tenochtitlan, to early modern Japanese reconstructing nostalgic landscapes before Western encroachments, to nineteenth-century Americans grappling with the new concept of deep time. The book also features a defense of traditional paper maps by digital mapmaker William Rankin. With more than one hundred color maps and illustrations, Time in Maps will draw the attention of anyone interested in cartographic history.

Medieval Maps

Professor Harvey traces the development of western mapmaking from the early Middle Ages to the first printed maps of the late 15th century, discussing their traditions, artistic and technical aspects, and uses.


Author: P. D. A. Harvey


ISBN: UVA:X002737091

Category: Cartography

Page: 96

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Professor Harvey traces the development of western mapmaking from the early Middle Ages to the first printed maps of the late 15th century, discussing their traditions, artistic and technical aspects, and uses.

Maps of Time

Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day.


Author: David Christian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520271449

Category: History

Page: 642

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Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day.

Maps of Time

to the Cosmos," a "Science Times" column, New York Times, 6 February 2001, p. Di. 29. For NASA's website on WMAP, see "Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe," 14 March 2003 <http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/> (accessed April 2003); for the ...


Author: David Christian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520931923

Category: History

Page: 664

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An introduction to a new way of looking at history, from a perspective that stretches from the beginning of time to the present day, Maps of Time is world history on an unprecedented scale. Beginning with the Big Bang, David Christian views the interaction of the natural world with the more recent arrivals in flora and fauna, including human beings. Cosmology, geology, archeology, and population and environmental studies—all figure in David Christian's account, which is an ambitious overview of the emerging field of "Big History." Maps of Time opens with the origins of the universe, the stars and the galaxies, the sun and the solar system, including the earth, and conducts readers through the evolution of the planet before human habitation. It surveys the development of human society from the Paleolithic era through the transition to agriculture, the emergence of cities and states, and the birth of the modern, industrial period right up to intimations of possible futures. Sweeping in scope, finely focused in its minute detail, this riveting account of the known world, from the inception of space-time to the prospects of global warming, lays the groundwork for world history—and Big History—true as never before to its name.

Time Maps

Time Maps Collective Memory and the Social Shape of the Past Eviatar Zeruhavel THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS CHICAGC) AND LONDQN The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 60637 The University of.


Author: Eviatar Zerubavel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226924908

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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The pioneering sociologist and author of The Seven Day Circle continues his analysis of time with this fascinating look at history as social construct. Who were the first people to inhabit North America? Does the West Bank belong to the Arabs or the Jews? Why are racists so obsessed with origins? Is a seventh cousin still a cousin? Why do some societies name their children after dead ancestors? As Eviatar Zerubavel demonstrates in Time Maps, we cannot answer burning questions such as these without a deeper understanding of how we envision the past. In a pioneering attempt to map the structure of collective memory, Zerubavel considers the cognitive patterns we use to organize the past and the social grammar of conflicting interpretations of history. Drawing on fascinating examples that range from Hiroshima to the Holocaust, and from ancient Egypt to the former Yugoslavia, Zerubavel shows how we construct historical origins; how we tie discontinuous events together into stories; how we link families and entire nations through genealogies; and how we separate distinct historical periods from one another through watersheds, such as the invention of fire or the fall of the Berlin Wall. "Time Maps extends beyond all of the old clichés about linear, circular, and spiral patterns of historical process and provides us with models of the actual legends used to map history…brilliant and elegant."-Hayden White, University of California, Santa Cruz

Computing Brain Activity Maps from fMRI Time Series Images

Knowledge of magnetic field inhomogeneity can be obtained from the measurement of a field map using sequences with multiple echo times, TE, that allows the phase evolution in each voxel to be measured‡. The field map may be measured ...


Author: Gordon E. Sarty

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139461023

Category: Medical


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fMRI is a very popular method for researchers and clinicians to image human brain activity in response to given mental tasks. This book presents a comprehensive review of the methods for computing activity maps, while providing an intuitive and mathematical outline of how each method works. The approaches include statistical parametric maps (SPM), hemodynamic response modeling and deconvolution, Bayesian, Fourier and nonparametric methods. The newest activity maps provide information on regional connectivity and include principal and independent component analysis, crisp and fuzzy clustering, structural equation modeling, and dynamic causal modeling. Preprocessing and experimental design issues are discussed with references made to the software available for implementing the various methods. Aimed at graduate students and researchers, it will appeal to anyone with an interest in fMRI and who is looking to expand their perspectives of this technique.

Einstein s Clocks Poincare s Maps Empires of Time

But rotating the map cannot change the house—to—observatory distance, C. Minkowski showed that the relativistic transformations of space and time could be rig— orously considered a distance—preserving rotation in the fourdimensional ...


Author: Peter Galison

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393243864

Category: Science

Page: 400

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"More than a history of science; it is a tour de force in the genre."—New York Times Book Review A dramatic new account of the parallel quests to harness time that culminated in the revolutionary science of relativity, Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps is "part history, part science, part adventure, part biography, part meditation on the meaning of modernity....In Galison's telling of science, the meters and wires and epoxy and solder come alive as characters, along with physicists, engineers, technicians and others....Galison has unearthed fascinating material" (New York Times). Clocks and trains, telegraphs and colonial conquest: the challenges of the late nineteenth century were an indispensable real-world background to the enormous theoretical breakthrough of relativity. And two giants at the foundations of modern science were converging, step-by-step, on the answer: Albert Einstein, an young, obscure German physicist experimenting with measuring time using telegraph networks and with the coordination of clocks at train stations; and the renowned mathematician Henri Poincaré, president of the French Bureau of Longitude, mapping time coordinates across continents. Each found that to understand the newly global world, he had to determine whether there existed a pure time in which simultaneity was absolute or whether time was relative. Esteemed historian of science Peter Galison has culled new information from rarely seen photographs, forgotten patents, and unexplored archives to tell the fascinating story of two scientists whose concrete, professional preoccupations engaged them in a silent race toward a theory that would conquer the empire of time.

Maps for Time Travelers

To put that more simply, uncertainty, for our purposes, means not knowing the quality of the map. There is one more additional factor that contributes to ignorance. It is incredibly rare that a map reflects everything we have learned ...


Author: Mark D. McCoy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520389724

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Popular culture is rife with movies, books, and television shows that address our collective curiosity about what the world was like long ago. From historical dramas to science fiction tales of time travel, audiences love stories that reimagine the world before our time. But what if there were a field that, through the advancements in technology, could bring us closer to the past than ever before? Written by a preeminent expert in geospatial archaeology, Maps for Time Travelers is a guide to how technology is revolutionizing the way archaeologists study and reconstruct humanity's distant past. From satellite imagery to 3D modeling, today archaeologists are answering questions about human history that could previously only be imagined. As archaeologists create a better and more complete picture of the past, they sometimes find that truth is stranger than fiction.

Fully Chaotic Maps and Broken Time Symmetry

To get a feeling for how iterates behave in this map it is useful to decompose X into its integer , q , and ... Hence , the difference of the integer part of the iterate at two successive time steps is governed by a simple rule ...


Author: Dean J. Driebe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792355644

Category: Mathematics

Page: 164

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This is the first book providing an introduction to a new approach to the nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of chaotic systems. It shows how the dynamical problem in fully chaotic maps may be solved on the level of evolving probability densities. On this level, time evolution is governed by the Frobenius-Perron operator. Spectral decompositions of this operator for a variety of systems are constructed in generalized function spaces. These generalized spectral decompositions are of special interest for systems with invertible trajectory dynamics, as on the statistical level the new solutions break time symmetry and allow for a rigorous understanding of irreversibility. Several techniques for the construction of explicit spectral decompositions are given. Systems ranging from the simple one-dimensional Bernoulli map to an invertible model of deterministic diffusion are treated in detail. Audience: Postgraduate students and researchers in chaos, dynamical systems and statistical mechanics.