By Hilary Bradt,Phoebe Smith,Adrian Phillips,Jennifer Barclay,Jan Leeming
By 清水 克悦
By Norman Lewis
By Mempo Giardinelli
By Frankfurter Allgemeine Archiv
By Friedrich Marthe
Friedrich Marthe, deutscher Geograph, Dozent und Lehrer (1832–1893)
«Die Reise Walichanof's nach Kaschgar», von Friedrich Marthe. Ein dynamisches Inhaltsverzeichnis ermöglicht den direkten Zugriff auf die verschiedenen Abschnitte.
- Die Reise Walichanof's Nach Kaschgar
By Robert D. Kaplan
As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father inform evocative tales approximately touring throughout the USA in his adolescence, travels during which he realized to appreciate the rustic actually from the floor up. there has been a particular word from Kaplan’s formative years that captured this angle: A westward visitor needs to “earn the Rockies” by way of driving—not flying—across the flat Midwest and nice Plains.
In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his personal cross-country trip to recapture an appreciation of yankee geography usually misplaced within the jet age. touring west, within the related course because the pioneers, Kaplan traverses a wealthy and sundry panorama that continues to be the first resource of yank strength. alongside the way in which, he witnesses either prosperity and decline—increasingly cosmopolitan towns that thrive on globalization, impoverished cities denuded via the lack of manufacturing—and paints a bracingly transparent photo of the USA today.
The historical past of westward enlargement is tested right here in a brand new light—as a narrative not only of genocide and individualism, but additionally of communalism and a recognize for the boundaries of a water-starved terrain, a frontier adventure that bent our nationwide personality towards pragmatism. Kaplan indicates how the good midcentury works of geography and geopolitics through Bernard DeVoto, Walter Prescott Webb, and Wallace Stegner are extra appropriate at the present time than ever sooner than. Concluding his trip at Naval Base San Diego, Kaplan appears out around the Pacific Ocean to the following frontier: China, India, and the rising international locations of Asia. And within the ultimate bankruptcy, he presents a gripping description of an anarchic international and explains why America’s international coverage reaction should be rooted in its personal geographical situation.
during this brief, severe meditation at the American panorama, Robert D. Kaplan reminds us of an neglected resource of yank power: the truth that we're a state, empire, and continent without warning. Earning the Rockies is an pressing reminder of ways a nation’s geography nonetheless foreshadows its destiny, and the way we needs to reexamine our personal panorama for you to confront the demanding situations that lie earlier than us.
Praise for Earning the Rockies
“There is extra perception right here into the Age of Trump than in bushels of political-horse-race journalism. . . . Earning the Rockies is a tonic, since it brings basics again into view.”—The long island occasions e-book overview (Editors’ Choice)
“A sui generis author . . . America’s East Coast institution has just one Robert Kaplan, a person as fluently acquainted with the Balkans, Iraq, significant Asia and West Africa as he's approximately Ohio and Wyoming.”—Financial Times
“Kaplan has pursued tales in areas as distant as Yemen and Outer Mongolia. In Earning the Rockies, he visits a spot virtually as distant to many american citizens: those usa. . . . The author’s element is an efficient one: the USA is shaped, partially, by means of a geographic surroundings that's either sanctuary and watchtower.”—The Wall highway Journal
“A brilliant reminder of the impression of America’s geography on its process. . . . Kaplan’s most up-to-date contribution will be required reading.”—Henry A. Kissinger
“Unflinchingly sincere, this clean process indicates how principles from outdoors Washington, D.C., will stability America’s idealism and pragmatism in facing a replaced world.”—Secretary of protection James Mattis
By Charles Burns
By Christian Thiele
By Martin Kratz,Tom Chivers
Contributors: Matt D. Brown, Sarah Butler, Tom Chivers, Liz Cookman, David Cooper, Tim Cresswell, Alan Cunningham, Joe Dunthorne, Inua Ellams, Katy Evans-Bush, SJ Fowler, Bradley L. Garrett, Edmund Hardy, Justin Hopper, Martin Kratz, Amber Massie-Blomfield, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Helen Mort, Mary Paterson, Gareth E. Rees, Gemma Seltzer, Chrissy Williams, Tamar Yoseloff.