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Brokers and boundaries. Colonial exploration in indigenous territory

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ISBN: 9781760460112 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610748 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Geography --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Medicine (General)
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Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and mediators, it highlights the ways in which nineteenth-century exploration in Australia and New Guinea was a collective and socially complex enterprise. Many of the authors provide biographically rich studies that carefully examine and speculate about Indigenous brokers’ motivations, commitments and desires. All of the chapters in the collection are attentive to the specific local circumstances as well as broader colonial contexts in which exploration and encounters occurred. This collection breaks new ground in its emphasis on Indigenous agency and Indigenous–explorer interactions. It will be of value to historians and others for a very long time. Professor Ann Curthoys, University of Sydney. In bringing together this group of authors, the editors have brought to histories of colonialism the individuality of these intermediaries, whose lives intersected colonial exploration in Australia and New Guinea. Dr Jude Philp, Macleay Museum.

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Book Series: Australian History ISBN: 9781925377323 9781925377354 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628138 Language: English
Publisher: Monash University Publishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100428
Subject: Geography
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This book is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advocated for its discovery. When ships were equal to ambitions, explorers set out to find and claim Terra Australis. Antipodes charts these voyages—voyages both through the imagination and across the High Seas—in pursuit of the mythical Terra Australis. In doing so, the question is asked: how could so many fail to see the realities they encountered? And how is it a mythical land held the gaze of an era famed for breaking free the shackles of superstition? That Terra Australis did not exist didn’t stop explorers pursuing the continent, unwilling to abandon the promise of such a rich and magnificent land till it was stripped of every ounce of value it had ever promised. In the process, the southern continent—an imaginary land—became one of the shaping forces of early modern history. Includes 48 pages of b&w and colour images.

Interessengetriebene audiovisuelle Szenenexploration

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Book Series: Karlsruher Schriften zur Anthropomatik / Lehrstuhl für Interaktive Echtzeitsysteme, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ; Fraunhofer-Inst. für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB Karlsruhe ISSN: 18636489 ISBN: 9783731504573 Year: Volume: 22 Pages: XXII, 232 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000051044 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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An ever-increasing integration of technology in our daily life took place over the last years. Humanoid robots like other autonomous systems are becoming increasingly relevant. For these systems it is essential to perceive their current environment at the required level of detail. Therefore, this publication introduces the interest-driven audiovisual scene exploration based on multimodal saliency, knowledge-driven curiosity and other aspects, which achieve an important scientific contribution.

Design Space Exploration zur multikriteriellen Optimierung elektrischer Sportwagenantriebsstränge: Variation von Topologie und Komponenteneigenschaften zur Steigerung von Fahrleistungen und Tank-to-Wheel Wirkungsgrad

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Book Series: Karlsruher Schriftenreihe Fahrzeugsystemtechnik / Institut für Fahrzeugsystemtechnik ISSN: 18696058 ISBN: 9783731504528 Year: Volume: 45 Pages: 163 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000050618 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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The link between drivetrain topology and energy consumption for all electric sports cars is analyzed. The drivetrain topology is varied along with the characteristics of the used components to find a system optimum instead of a component optimum. Design Space Exploration is used to explore the interactions between drivetrain topologies and component characteristics for different sports cars and driving cycles. Finally, design rules for efficient and high-performing drivetrains were derived.

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