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The Resource You are here : why we can find our way to the Moon but get lost in the mall, Colin Ellard

You are here : why we can find our way to the Moon but get lost in the mall, Colin Ellard

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You are here : why we can find our way to the Moon but get lost in the mall
Title
You are here
Title remainder
why we can find our way to the Moon but get lost in the mall
Statement of responsibility
Colin Ellard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Psychologist Colin Ellard explains how, over centuries of innovation, we have lost our instinctive ability to find our way and suggests that architects and city planners need to consider human behavior when designing human environments, and we all need to recognize that we are part of, not isolated from, the space around us
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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1958-
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Ellard, Colin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Space perception
  • Orientation (Physiology)
  • Orientation (Psychology)
  • Animal orientation
  • Cognitive maps (Psychology)
  • Geographical perception
Label
You are here : why we can find our way to the Moon but get lost in the mall, Colin Ellard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published as: Where am I? Toronto : HarperCollins, 2009
  • "What science says about our spatial intelligence and how it shapes our connections to nature, cities, homes, and virtual worlds" -- Dust jacket subtitle
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Lost and found -- Why ants don't get lost at the mall : how humans and animals navigate space. Looking for targets : simple tactics for finding our way that we share with all other animals ; Looking for landmarks : how we search for the invisible by using the visible ; Looking for routes : how we try to keep track of where we are by noting where we have been ; Maps in the world : how expert navigators use specialized senses to find their way ; Maps in mouse minds : the mental maps of space possessed by animals ; Muddled maps in human minds : the peculiar nature of our mental maps and what it says about how we understand space -- Making your way in the world today : how our mind shapes the places where we work, live, and play. House space : how our mental maps influence our behavior inside our homes ; Working space : how the geography of our mind influences our habits of work and play ; City space : how knowing (or not knowing) our place influences life in the city ; Cyberspace : how the nature of our mind makes it possible for us to live in electronic places ; Greenspace : how the features of our spatial brain influence our connections to, and neglect of, our natural environment ; The future of space
Control code
FIEb16095960
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780385528061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)264044727
Label
You are here : why we can find our way to the Moon but get lost in the mall, Colin Ellard
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published as: Where am I? Toronto : HarperCollins, 2009
  • "What science says about our spatial intelligence and how it shapes our connections to nature, cities, homes, and virtual worlds" -- Dust jacket subtitle
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Lost and found -- Why ants don't get lost at the mall : how humans and animals navigate space. Looking for targets : simple tactics for finding our way that we share with all other animals ; Looking for landmarks : how we search for the invisible by using the visible ; Looking for routes : how we try to keep track of where we are by noting where we have been ; Maps in the world : how expert navigators use specialized senses to find their way ; Maps in mouse minds : the mental maps of space possessed by animals ; Muddled maps in human minds : the peculiar nature of our mental maps and what it says about how we understand space -- Making your way in the world today : how our mind shapes the places where we work, live, and play. House space : how our mental maps influence our behavior inside our homes ; Working space : how the geography of our mind influences our habits of work and play ; City space : how knowing (or not knowing) our place influences life in the city ; Cyberspace : how the nature of our mind makes it possible for us to live in electronic places ; Greenspace : how the features of our spatial brain influence our connections to, and neglect of, our natural environment ; The future of space
Control code
FIEb16095960
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780385528061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)264044727

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