John E. Brush Map Library

Department of Geography
Rutgers University

In the Fall of 1986, the Department of Geography established the John E. Brush Map Library to honor Professor Emeritus Brush for his outstanding 35-year commitment to the Department and the University. Materials donated by Dr. Brush and obtained with a Department of Higher Education Grant (secured by Dr. Susan Cutter and Dr. Joanna Regulska) significantly increased the Departmental collection of maps and audio visual materials. While most of the materials (wall maps, audiovisual materials, and the JRO topic map series) are located in Lucy Stone Hall (LSH) Room B-118, a moderately sized, flat map collection is housed in the Cartography Laboratory.


Section 1: Layout of Map Library Contents
Section 2: Wall Map Collection
Section 3: Slide Collection
  • Coding system
  • World Landsat Imagery
  • Natural Hazards
  • Physical
  • Human
  • The Americas
  • North America
  • Central America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Arctic
Section 4: Topic Map Collection
  • Africa
  • The Americas
  • Asia and The Soviet Union
  • Developing Countries/Third World Problems
  • Europe and The Middle East
  • Global Human and Environment
Section 5: Transparency Collection and Cassettes
  • Introduction to Geography 3rd edition (2 sets)
  • Introduction to Geography 4th edition
  • Miscellaneous Cassettes
Section 6: Flat Map Collection (Room B266)
  • Cabinet A (U.S.A. and World)
  • Cabinet B (New Jersey)
  • Cabinet C (New Jersey)
  • Cabinet D (Departmental Research)
  • Cabinet E (United States)
Section 7: Base Map Collection (Room B252)
Section 8: Atlas Collection (Room B231)
Section 9: Missing Materials

Section 1: MATERIALS LAYOUT - Main Library

LSH Room B-118 houses most of the John E. Brush Map Library Collection, including: wall maps, slides (with accompanying notes/cassettes/transparencies), transparencies, a series of topic maps, and a few cassettes and computer disks.

Wall maps are located on the wall racks.

File Cabinet Layout: Drawer 1 = supplies Drawer 2 = supplies, video cassettes, transparencies and computer disks Drawer 3 = slides Drawer 4 = slide notes and cassettes Drawer 5 = JRO Topic Map Series and map library catalogs (1987-present)

Please sign materials out/in on the clipboard. Materials can be used for up to two weeks, unless otherwise specified. Please use plastic covers (located behind the door) to protect maps during transport.

Section 2: WALL MAPS

Map Coding System

The map code consists of a combination of letter and number components that distinguish global location. The first component is a letter or group of letters that refer to a major world region or continent (e.g., W = World, NA = North America, E = Europe). The world maps (W) are further divided into Physical (P) and Human (H) categories. For all other maps, the second component is a letter that denotes whether the map depicts an entire continent or area (A), a region within a continent (B), or an individual country (C). An exception is made for North America where "B" refers to a country and "C" to a state or province. The third component is a number denoting map sequence within the different subcategories. An "XL" before the title indicates extra-large maps that are located at the bottom of the map storage racks. The map publication date is listed in the right hand margin of this catalogue. Map projections are labeled "MP-1,2....." and are filed with the world map. The Ethnic Maps in Russian Series is filed with world maps although most of the maps are not global in coverage - see W-R codes.

Example: W-H-15 XL World: International Sea-Borne Traffic 1967

W = World
H = Human geography data
15 = 15th map in category
XL = Extra Large map stored in special bottom rack section

Wall Map Codes:
MP = Map Projections E = Europe W = World ME = Middle East P = Physical AF = Africa H = Human AS = Asia NA = North America OC = Oceania CA = Central America AN = Antarctica SA = South America AR = Arctic

1. World Maps

W-P-1 XL: World: Relief 1968
W-P-2: World Climate 1956
W-P-3: World Climate (German) 1961
W-P-4: Climates of the Earth 1961
W-P-5: Atmospheric Perils (German/English) -Extreme climatic conditions with emphasis on those of economic importance, including fog, ice distribution, tropical storm paths, tornadoes, and thunderstorms 1961
W-P-6: World Temperature: January-July (German) 1966
W-P-7: Annual Range of Air Temperature (German/English) 1965
W-P-8: Mean Air Temperature: January (German/English) 1965
W-P-9: Mean Air Temperature: July (German/English) 1965
W-P-10: Earth Air Masses, Pressures, and Winds: January and July (German) 1967
W-P-11: Mean Air Pressure and Winds: January (German/English) 1965
W-P-12: Mean Air Pressure and Winds: July (German/English) 1965
W-P-13: Mean Cloudiness: January (German/English) 1965
W-P-14: Mean Cloudiness: July (German/English) 1965
W-P-15: Heat Transport by Ocean Currents (German/English) 1965
W-P-16: Total Annual Shortwave Radiation (German/English) 1963
W-P-17: XLWorld Rainfall (German) 1959
W-P-18: Mean Annual Precipitation (German/English) 1965
W-P-19: Effective Evapotranspiration (German/English) 1965
W-P-20: Structural Elements of the Earth -Includes landforms and earth structures 1969
W-P-21: Plant Communities of the World (Forest/Prairie/Tundra) 1954
W-P-22: Polar Coordinate Chart (Chalk drawing surface) 1944
W-P-23: World: Geographical Environments/Political (Double sided) Physical insets: Arctic, Antarctic, plate tectonics, elevation, climate, and atmosphere // Political insets: world population density, world per capita GNP, Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean, world energy production and consumption, world food production and consumption 1985
W-P-24 XL: Landscape Regions of the World: -Natural vegetation and cultivated areas.

*Note: AR-B-1 and AN-B-1 show North and South Polar Perspectives of the World 1987

W-H-1: World Cultural/Physical 1985
W-H-2: World Political: Antarctic, Arctic insets 1985
W-H-3: World Political 1985
W-H-4: World After World War II - History Series 1985
W-H-5: Time of the Superpowers - Cold War (1945-1956) 1985
W-H-6: World Political Divisions/Conflict -Post-Soviet Bloc Divisions (1956-1975) 1985
W-H-7 XL: World Population Density -Multiple insets/graphs including, population trends and centers, and regional comparisons 1967
W-H-8 XL: World Population and Cultural Patterns -A composite of information shown separately on maps W-H-9, 10, 11, and 12 1967
W-H-9: World Culture Regions and Migration -2 copies 1967
W-H-10: World Population 1967
W-H-11: World Religions 1967
W-H-12: World Languages 1967
W-H-13: Major Agricultural Regions 1936
W-H-15 XL: World: International Sea-Borne Traffic 1967
W-H-16: Ancient World Races 1985
W-H-17: Air Age World 1985
W-H-18: World: Cultures, Migrations 1985

WORLD MAP PROJECTIONS (MP)(filed with World maps)
MP-1: Conic Projections 1948
MP-2: Hemispheric Projections 1948

ETHNIC MAPS IN RUSSIAN (W-R) Note: These maps are not all global in coverage, however they are listed under World Maps so as to keep the series together.
W-R-1: World Ethnic Groups 1962
W-R-2: Southeast Asian (Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam) Ethnic Groups 1958
W-R-3: Southeast Asian (Indonesia, Malaysia, and The Philippines) Ethnic Groups 1962
W-R-4: Near Eastern Ethnic Groups 1960
W-R-5: USSR Ethnic Groups (Russian/English) 1962
W-R-6: African Ethnic Groups 1947

2. The Americas (NA, SA, CA)


Continental (NA-A)
NA-A-1: North America: Physical/Political 1985
NA-A-2: North America: Physical/Relief 1980
NA-A-3: North America: Climate and Vegetation (German) - Includes air currents, altitudes, vegetation, climate in Jan/July 1967
NA-A-4: North and Central America: Physical/Political 1944
NA-A-5: North America 1967

Countries (NA-B)
NA-B-1: Canada: Physical/Political 1983
NA-B-2: Canada: Physical/Political 1957
NA-B-3: U.S.: Physical/Political 1944
NA-B-4: U.S.: Physical Relief -Includes Alaska, Hawaii, Territories, Panama, and rainfall 1985
NA-B-5: U.S.: Physical/Relief 1983
NA-B-6: U.S.: Density of Population by County -History Series 1980
NA-B-7: U.S.: Inter-regional Population Movement 1940-1970 -History Series 1985
NA-B-8: U.S.: Urbanization 1900-1970 -History Series 1985
NA-B-9: Our America: Backgrounds to Development; Land Use to 1950 -History Series 1965
NA-B-10: U.S. Population Growth, Immigration, Growth of Cities 1790-1940 -History Series 1985
NA-B-11: U.S.: Fossil Fuels and Minerals -History Series 1985
NA-B-12: U.S.: Manufacturing and Minerals -History Series 1985
NA-B-13: U.S.: Manufacturing and Minerals -History Series 1985
-History NA-B-14: U.S.: Pacific Northwest; Physical/Political 1940
NA-B-15: Western Statehood and Land Grants to Railroads 1975

States (NA-C)
NA-C-1: California: Physical/Political 1948
NA-C-2: Iowa: Physical/Political 1947
NA-C-3: Minnesota: Physical/Political 1945
NA-C-4: New Jersey: Political 1985
NA-C-5: New York: Physical/Political/Demographic 1948
NA-C-6: New York Metropolitan Area 1985
NA-C-7: New York City -Includes NYC Metro Area, Megalopolis, and inset of population trend graph 1664-1970 1975
NA-C-8: Pennsylvania and New Jersey: Physical/Political 1948
NA-C-9: Virginia: Physical/Political -Includes manufacturing, population, and income 1941
NA-C-10: New Jersey: Physical/Political -Insets include population distribution and land utilization 1965
NA-C-11: Pennsylvania: Relief/Political 1957
NA-C-12: Chesapeake Bay: Physical/Political -Insets include Baltimore and Washington 1960


Areal (CA-A)
CA-A-1: Central America and the West Indies 1941
CA-A-2: Central America Physical/Political 1985

Regional (CA-B)
CA-B-1: West Indian Islands: Physical/Political 1940

Countries (CA-C)
CA-C-1: Cuba: Physical/Political 1940


Continental (SA-A)
SA-A-1: South America: Physical 1942
SA-A-2: South America: Physical/Political 1985
SA-A-3: South America: Physical/Political 1961
SA-A-4: South America: Physical/Political 1950
SA-A-5: South America: Political 1942

Regional (SA-B)
SA-B-1: Latin America: Relief c. 1960

Countries (SA-C)
SA-C-1: Chile: Physical/Political 1940
SA-C-2: Ecuador (Spanish) 1940
SA-C-3: Peru (Spanish) 1940

3. Europe (E) And the Middle East (ME)


E-A-1: Europe: Physical/Political 1985
E-A-2: Europe: Physical/Political 1955
E-A-3: Europe: Geology (German) 1941
E-A-4: Europe: Climate and Temperature 1965
E-A-5: Europe: History 1982
E-A-6: Europe: Geography -4 divisions: economic; population density; climate; frost-free days 1968

Regional (E-B)
E-B-1: Eurasia: Physical/Political 1944
E-B-2 XL: Eurasia: Relief 1962
E-B-3: Northern Europe (Swedish) 1950
E-B-4: Central Europe: Physical/Political 1936
E-B-5: Eastern Europe: Physical/Political (German) 1944
E-B-6: Western Europe: Physical/Political (German; poor condition) 1944
E-B-7: Mediterranean: Physical/Political 1985
E-B-8: Mediterranean and Middle East: Physical/Political 1969
E-B-9: Balkans and Middle East 1941
E-B-10: Balkans: Physical/Political 1968
E-B-11: Western Europe: Physical/Political n.d.

Countries (E-C)
E-C-1: Belgium (French) -Includes geology inset 1950
E-C-2: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg (German) 1944
E-C-3: British Isles (German) 1953
E-C-4: France: Physical/Political 1967
E-C-5: France (French) -Includes agriculture, industry, commerce 1946
E-C-6: France (French) 1944 -Includes insets of Paris E-C-7: Germany: Physical/Political 1973
E-C-8: Italy: Physical/Political 1970
E-C-9: Rhine, Westphalia (German) 1944
E-C-10: Roman Empire, Alexander's Empire 1960
E-C-11: Spain and Portugal: Physical/Political (German) 1966


Areal (ME-A)
ME-A-1: Middle East: Political 1985>
ME-A-2: Middle East: Physical/Political (German) 1944
ME-A-3: Middle East and South Asia: Physical/Political 1985

4. Africa (AF), Asia, Oceania (OC) Antarctica (AR) Arctic (AR)


Continental (AF-A)
AF-A-1: Africa: Physical/Political 1985
AF-A-2: Africa: Physical/Political 1964
AF-A-3: Africa: Relief 1963
AF-A-4: Africa: Physical/Political 1950
AF-A-5: Africa in 1940 and 1984 1985
AF-A-7: Africa: Climate (May-October) 1956
AF-A-8: Africa: Climate (November-April) 1956
AF-A-9: Africa: Natural Vegetation 1952
AF-A-10: Africa: Temperature in January 1951
AF-A-11: Africa: Temperature in July 1951
AF-A-12: Africa: Economic 1963
AF-A-13: Africa: Physical/Political 1966

Regional (AF-B)
AF-B-1: Central and East Africa 1960
AF-B-2: Southern Africa: Political Communications 1964
AF-B-3: Southern Africa: Relief and Communications 1964
AF-B-4: Southern Africa: Relief and Communications 1953
AF-B-5: Northern Africa: Physical/Political 1985


Continental (AS-A)
AS-A-1: Asia: Physical/Political 1985
AS-A-2: Asia: Physical/Political (German) 1962
AS-A-3: Asia: Physical/Political 1956
AS-A-4: Asia: Political 1943
AS-A-5: Asia: History 1985
AS-A-6: Asia: Temperature and Rainfall 1956
AS-A-7: Asia and the Far East: Geology 1959
AS-A-8: Asia and the Far East: Mineral Distribution 1959
AS-A-9: Asia and the Far East: Oil and Natural Gas 1963

Regional (AS-B)
AS-B-1: Southeast Asia: Physical/Political 1982
AS-B-2: South Asia/India: Physical/Political 1972
AS-B-3: South Asia (German) 1962
AS-B-4: East Asia: Physical/Political 1936
AS-B-5: India and Southwest Asia (German) 1943
AS-B-6: India and Adjacent Countries 1962
AS-B-7: India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma 1955
AS-B-8: India and Pakistan: Political and Commercial 1952
AS-B-9: Southeast Asia: Relief 1975

Countries (AS-C) AS-C-2: China: Physical/Political 1975
AS-C-3: Japan: Relief 1975
AS-C-4: Japan: Physical/Political 1935
AS-C-5: USSR: Physical/Political 1944
AS-C-6: USSR: Physical/Cultural 1936


Areal (OC-A)
OC-A-1: Australia and Oceania: Physical 1985
OC-A-2: Pacific Area: Physical/Political 1941

Regional (OC-B)
OC-B-1: Australia and the Philippines 1950

Countries (OC-C)
OC-C-1: New Zealand: Physical/Political 1952


Continental (AN-A)
AN-A-1: Antarctica: Physical 1961

Regional (AN-B)
AN-B-1: South Polar Perspective (Antarctica and adjacent countries) 1985


Regional (AR-B)
AR-B-1: North Polar Perspective -Arctic Ocean and adjacent land masses 1985
AR-B-2: Arctic: Physical/Political

Section 3: SLIDES

Audio visual materials are located in the file cabinet in the wall map library. They include: slides and the companion notes and cassettes, transparencies, and miscellaneous cassettes and videos


LI = Landsat Imagery
NH = Natural Hazards
W-P = World-Physical
W-H = World-Human
NA = North America
SA = South America
CA = Central America
E = Europe
ME = Middle East
AF = Africa
AS = Asia
OC = Oceania
AN = Antarctica
AR = Arctic

The coding system used for the audio-visuals is the same as that used for the wall maps, with the exception of "LI" for the landsat category and "NH" for the natural hazards category. A slide viewer is available in the map library.

LI-1: Alaska and Canada - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-2: Eastern United States - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-3: Central United States - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-4: Western United States - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-5: Latin America and the Caribbean - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-6: Europe - 2 sheets; 40 slides -with notes
LI-7: British Isles - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-8: Northern and Western Africa - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-9: Southern and Eastern Africa - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-10: Middle East - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-11: USSR - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
LI-12: Southeast Asia: China and Japan - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes

NH-1: Avalanches - 1 sheet; 12 slides -with notes and cassette
NH-2: Drought - 1 sheet; 12 slides -with notes and cassette
NH-3: Earthquakes - 1 sheet; 12 slides -with notes and cassette
NH-4: Floods - 1 sheet; 12 slides -with notes and cassette
NH-5: Volcanic Action - 1 sheet; 12 slides -with notes and cassette
NH-6: Hazards: Earthquake Damage to Transport Systems - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
NH-7: Hazards: Earthquake Damage in San Francisco, 1906 - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
NH-8: Hazards: Earthquake Damage in Mexico - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
NH-9: Hazards: Earthquake Damage to Schools - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
NH-10: Hazards: Tsunami and Damage - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
NH-11: Geological Hazards: Landslides, Coastal Erosion, Dam and Reservoir Failures - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with detailed notes

W-P-1: Alpine Glaciation - 2 sheets; 40 slides -with notes
W-P-2: Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics - 4 transparencies -with notes
WP-3: Deserts: Southwest U.S - 2 Sheets; 40 slides
WP-4: Form and Process: Features of the Earth's Surface - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
WP-5: Karst Landscapes - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
WP-6: River Erosion: The Mechanics - 2 sheets; 23 slides -with notes
WP-7: Vegetation: The Climatic Regions - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
WP-8: Weathering: The Mechanics and Chemistry - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
WP-9: Weather: Stable - 1 sheet; 15 slides -with notes
WP-10: Weather: Unstable - 1 sheet; 15 slides -with notes
WP-11: Clouds - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with detailed notes
WP-12: The Tropical Rainforest - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
WP-13: World Soil Types - 5 transparencies -with notes
WP-14: World Vegetation - 5 transparencies -with notes
WP-15: Continental Glaciation - Computerized disk with IBM PC instructions
WP-16: Plate Tectonics - Computerized disk with IBM PC instructions
WP-17: Stream Meanders and Deltas - Computerized disk with IBM PC instructions

W-H-1: Affluence: The Ecology of Human Survival - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
W-H-2: Waters: Environment, People and Pollution - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
W-H-3: Air: Environment, People and Pollution - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
W-H-4: Land: Environment, People and Pollution - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
W-H-5: Population: Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources - 2 sheets; 37 slides -with notes and cassette
W-H-6: Resources for Survival: The Ecology of Human Survival - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
W-H-7: Human Ecology: The Ecology of Human Survival - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
W-H-8: The Expanding Desert - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with detailed notes
W-H-9: The Greenhouse Effect - 1 sheet; 15 slides -with detailed notes

NA-B-1: Urban America: The CBD and Business Activity - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
NA-B-2: Urban America: Housing - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
NA-B-3: Rural Landscapes and Settlements - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
NA-C-1: New York City: Problems - 2 sheets; 30 slides -with notes
NA-C-2: Ecology of the Pine Barrens - 1 sheets; 20 slides -with detailed notes

CA-C-1: Colombia - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
CA-C-2: Mexico: The Land of Contrasts - 3 sheets; 50 slides -with detailed notes

SA-A-1: South America: Constraints and Potential - 1 sheet; 12 slides -with notes
SA-B-1: Tropical South America: The Amazonian Rain Forest - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
SA-C-1: Brazil, Part I: Amazonia; West, Central, and South - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes

E-B-1: Eastern Europe/COMECON: Economic Landscape - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
E-B-2: Eastern Europe: Collective Farming - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
E-C-1: Romania; A Landscape of Socialism - 3 sheets; 50 slides -with notes and cassette
E-C-2: Netherlands: Urbanization - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
E-C-3: Berlin: Problem Region of Europe - 2 sheets; 36 slides -with notes
E-C-4: Germany - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes

AF-A-1: Africa: Climate, Soils, Vegetation - 1 sheet; 12 slides -with notes
AF-B-1: West Africa: Changing - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
AF-C-1: Apartheid: The Geography - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with notes
AF-C-2: Zimbabwe: Resources for a Developing Country - 3 sheets; 50 slides -with notes and cassette

AS-C-1: Soviet Union: Economy - 2 sheets; 36 slides -with notes
AS-C-2: Soviet Union: City Life - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes
AS-C-3: Sri Lanka: The Economy of a Developing Country - 2 sheets; 24 slides -with notes and cassette
AS-C-4: India: A Developing Country - 2 sheets; 30 slides -with notes

AR-B-1: Ecology of the Arctic Tundra - 1 sheet; 20 slides -with detailed notes


These maps, created by the JRO Kartografische company, are organized along regional and thematic lines, and generally have a bold and clear presentation style. They could be useful for group projects, small classes and individual work. The Series is located in the audio visual file cabinet.

060702: Africa-diversity and division (1986)
060854: The crisis in Black Africa (1985)
060839: The future of the Sahel Zone (1983)
060833: Nigeria after the oil boom (1983)
060838: South Africa- economic power in Africa (1983)
060850: Southern Africa- economy and politics (1984)
062289: Africa out of step (1989)

060844: Agriculture in the USA (1984)
060855: Another look at Latin America (1985)
060858: The changing face of Canada (1985)
060845: The continuing crisis in Central America (1984)
060848: Industry in the USA (1984)
060856: The United States and The Soviet Union: their economies compared (1985)
060846: USA-mineral deposits and energy (1984)

060868: Asia- a region in change (1986)
060869: China- today and in the year 2000 (1986)
060831: The green revolution in India (1983)
060836: Political conflict across Asia (1983)
060851: Industry in the Soviet Union (1985)
060841: Problems of Soviet Agriculture (1984)
060849: Soviet Union: natural resources and energy (1984)
060880: The USSR under Gorbachev (1987)
??????: Soviet Central Asia/Turkestan (1989)
??????: India-China: a comparison (1989)
060835: Southeast Asia and Japan (1983)
060843: Japan- an economic giant (1984)
060877: The Philippines: problems facing a developing country (1987)

060852: Armament and economy in the Third World (1985)
060834: Nuclear war: does deterrence guarantee peace? (1989)
060859: Crises in the Third World (1985)
060866: Debt- the cancer of the Third World (1986)
060842: The debts of the Third World (1984)
060837: A survey of developing countries (1983)
060872: The North-South divide and its consequences (1987)
060853: Third World- poverty and over-population (1985)

060860: COMECON- the economic structure (1985)
060878: Eastern Europe in the mid-Eighties (1987)
060862: EEC-Agriculture (1986)
060879: Energy in the European Community (1986)
060857: Europe of the 12- data on the economic structure (1985)
060847: The Middle East Crisis (1984)
060861: Regional inequalities within the EEC (1986)
060876: War in the Persian Gulf (1987)
060788: Changes in the Gulf (1988)

060874: World crises: the world's trouble spots (1987)
060888: World population: past, present, and future (1988)
060863: Are we tampering with the climate? (1986)
060865: The environment in danger: the forests of the earth (1986)
060873: The force of nature- earthquakes (1987)
060867: The fresh-water crisis: today and in the year 2000 (1986)
060870: Nuclear energy and radioactivity (1986)
060871: Oil and the dollar in the world economy (1987)
060832: Sharing out the world's oceans (1983)
060840: Strategic minerals (1983)
060875: The world's agricultural resources (1987)
060988: World resources (I)- manpower and land (1988)
061088: World resources (II)- forest and water (1988)
??????: World resources (III)- energy and minerals (1989)


There are two sets of transparencies (in red, three ring notebooks) that correspond with the figures in Getis et al. Introduction to Geography, 3rd edition. One set (in a blue three ring notebook) is available for the 4th edition of the text.
Note: there are also two sets of teaching/exam aid computer disks with booklets called "Getis Testpak 3.0" (for the Apple 11) that accompany the 3rd edition of the Getis et al. textbook.


1. Ptolemy's World Outline (1.2)
2. Population Density of the Midwest (1.3)
3. Landsat Image of California-Mexico Borderland (1.6)
4. Functional Regions (1.12)
5. The Grid System (2.2)
6. The Mercator Projection (2.5)
7. A New Yorker's Idea of the United States (2.12A)
8. Contour Lines (2.16)
9. Cartogram of World Population (2.22)
10. Diagrammatic History of the Earth (3.1)
11. Outer Zones of the Earth (3.2A)
12. Drifting of the Continents (3.4)
13. Folding (3.10A)
14. California Faults (3.12B)
15. World Isotherms (4.8)
16. Smog in the Los Angeles Area (4.11A)
17. Planetary Winds (4.15)
18. Source Regions for Air Masses (4.23)
19. Climagraph For Charleston, SC. (4.41)
20. The Phosphorus Cycle (5.3)
21. Eutrophication (5.7)
22. Formation and Effects of Acid Rain (5.13)
23. How Ozone is Lost (5.17)
24. The Greenhouse Effect (5.19)
25. Population Growth (6.1A,B)
26. Population Pyramids (6.9)
27. Demographic Transition (6.16)
28. World Birth/Death Rates (6.19)
29. World Migration Routes Since 1700 (6.20)
30. World Population Density (6.21)
31. The DAC Line (7.7)
32. Early Culture Hearths (7.12)
33. World Languages (7.18)
34. World Religions (7.25)
35. Religious Hearths and Diffusions (7.26)
36. Diffusion Paths of Christianity (7.28)
37. Ethnic USSR (7.37)
38. World Culture Realms (7.39)
39. Homelands of the Kurdish Nation (8.3)
40. Shapes of States (8.5)
41. The Heartland and Rimland (8.7)
42. Territorial Claims Permitted by UNCLOS (8.14)
43. Area of Political Turmoil (8.21)
44. Mental Maps of Los Angeles (9.4)
45. Patterns of Diffusion (9.12A, B)
46. A Communication Hierarchy (9.16)
47. Recent International Migration (9.21)
48. Channelized Migration Flows (9.25)
49. Regional Accessibility (10.4)
50. von Thunen's Model (10.11A)
51. Transport Gradients and Agricultural Zones (10.12)
52. Agriculture Regions of North America (10.13)
53. Supply Demand Equilibrium (10.21)
54. Spatial Margin of Profitability (10.24)
55. World Industrial Regions (10.27)
56. North American Manufacturing Districts (10.28)
57. Sources of Energy-United States (11.4)
58. Proved Oil Reserves (11.7)
59. Nuclear Power Plants-United States (11.16)
60. Leading Producers of Critical Raw Materials (11.24)
61. Areas with Naturally Fertile Soils (11.26)
62. Major Metropolitan Areas of the World (12.3)
63. The Central Place Model (12.11)
64. Basic and Non-Basic Activities by City (12.14)
65. Candidates For Megalopolis Status (12.31)
66. The Latin American City (12.41)
67. Different View of the Middle West (13.1)
68. A Hierarchy of Regions (13.3)


1. Population Density of the Midwest (1.3)
2. Landsat Image of California-Mexico Border (1.6)
3. Formal Regions (1.11)
4. Functional Regions (1.12)
5. The Grid System (2.1)
6. World Time Zones (2.3)
7. Effect of Scale (2.13)
8. Topographic Map (2.14)
9. Quantities at Points (2.18 a,b)
10. Quantitative Variation by Area (2.21)
11. Flow-line Map (2.23)
12. Topographic vs. Orthophoto Map (2.24)
13. Digitizing a Map (2.29)
14. Zonation of the Earth (3.2b)
15. Lithospheric Plates (3.3)
16. World Earthquake Epicenters (3.6)
17. Subduction Zones of the World (3.7)
18. Forms of Volcanism (3.9)
19. Folding (3.11)
20A. Faulting (3.13a)
20B. Faulting (3.13b)
21. Soil Profile (3.20)
22. Extent of Glaciation in the Northern Hemisphere (3.30)
23. Earth Rotation (4.2)
24. Earth Revolution (4.4)
25. Insolation (4.6)
26. Solar Radiation (4.7)
27. Temperatue Inversion (4.10)
28. Wind (4.12)
29. Convectional Precipitation (4.20)
30. Orographic Precipitation (4.21)
31. Cyclonic (Frontal )Precipitation (4.24)
32. Climates of the World (4.29)
33. Climagraph: Singapore (4.31)
34. Climagraph: Vancouver (4.40)
35. Hydrologic Cycle (5.4)
36. Air Pollution Emissions and Sources (5.10)
37. Industrial Air Pollutants (5.11)
38. Desertification (5.25)
39. Soil Erosion (5.26)
40. Secure Landfill (5.34)
41. Population Growth (6.1a,b)
42. Crude Birth Rates (6.3)
43. Crude Death Rates (6.6)
44. Population Pyramids (6.8)
45. World Population Growth from 8000 B.C. (6.15)
46. Demographic Transition Stages (6.16)
47. World Birth and Death Rates (6.19)
48. World Population Density (6.21)
49. Early Culture Hearths (7.12)
50. World Language Families (7.18)
51. World Religions (7.25)
53. Religious Hearths and Diffusions (7.26)
54. States and Nations (8.4)
55. Newly Independent Countries (8.7)
56. Exclusive Economic Zones (8.23)
57. Travel Patterns for Purchases of Clothing/Yard Goods (9.8)
58. Recent International Migration Streams (9.21)
59. Regional Accessibility (10.5)
60. Subsistence Agricultural Areas (10.6)
61. a. von Thunen's Model/ b. Schematic View of von Thunen Zones (10.11 a,b)
62. von Thunen: Transport Gradients (10.12)
63. Agricultural Regions of North America (10.13)
64. Livestock Ranching and Special Agriculture (10.14)
65. World Industrial Regions (10.26)
66. North American Manufacturing Districts (10.27)
67. "Proved" Reserves Explained (11.2)
68. International Crude Oil Flow by Sea 1991 (11.6)
69. Regional Shares of Proved Oil Reserves (11.7)
70. The Estuarine Zone (11.34)
71. Hypothetical Spatial Arrangement of Urban Units (12.7)
72. The Site of Philadelphia (12.8)
73. The Situation of Chicago (12.10)
74. Generalized Urban Land Use Pattern (12.19)
75. Ethnic Patterns in Los Angeles, 1980 (12.26)
76. Diagram of Present-day American City (12.28)
77. Diagram of Western European City (12.37)
78. Diagram of Colonial-based South Asian City (12.42)
79. Different View of the Midwest (13.1)
80. A Hierarchy of Regions (13.3)


A small collection of miscellaneous cassettes and videos is stored in the audio visuals file cabinet.


    A Look At Geography - National Geographic Series

  1. 30267 "What is Geography" (1987)
  2. 30270 "Geography and The World Around You" (1987)
  3. 30273 "Geography at Work"(1987)


  1. Diffusion of Aids
  2. MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour 5/10/94 - segment on California Drought
  3. MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour 6/10/94 - segment on Pacific Northwest Logging

Section 6: FLAT MAPS

There are roughly five sets of map storage cabinets (A-E) distributed throughout the Cartography Lab (room B266). A more detailed listing of the flat map collection is available on-location.
Maps are listed according to cabinet and drawer (the letter-number code).

CABINET A (U.S. and World Topographic Sheets)
A-1 - A-12: U.S.G.S. states
A-13: U.S. Miscellaneous
A-14: Canadian Provinces
A-15: World countries
A-16: Central Europe
A-17: German war maps
A-18: Miscellaneous physical/climate
A-19 - A-20: Flat map folders and supplies

CABINET B (New Jersey)
B-1 - B-8: N.J. topographic sets
B-9: Miscellaneous N.J. topographic maps (U.S.G.S. and Army)
B-10: N.J. soils, conservation, economic development topographic sheets
B-11: N.J. highway maps
B-12: Miscellaneous
B-13: N.J. air photos
B-14: New Brunswick and Rutgers University maps
B-15: N.J. historical maps

CABINET C (General Use Maps)
C-1 - C-3: World maps
C-4 - C-7: North America
C-8: Central America
C-9: South America
C-10: Central and South America
C-11 - C-14: Europe
C-15: Middle East
C-16: Africa
C-17 - C-18: Asia
C-19: Australia, Antarctica, and the Arctic

CABINET D (Departmental /Faculty Research)

CABINET E (United States Maps and Miscellany)
E-1 - E-2: Departmental projects
E-3: U.S.G.S. relief maps
E-4: U.S. travel maps
E-5: Non-U.S. travel maps
E-6 - E-10: U.S. regional and state maps
E-11 - E-13: Nautical and aeronautical charts

Section 7: BASE MAPS

Base maps are located in a map file cabinet in the Department of Geography mail room (B252), and are organized along regional lines. A more detailed list of maps can be found affixed to the base map cabinet. The list below denotes drawer number and general regional coverage.

1 Africa (continental)
2 Africa (continental)
3 Asia
4 Asia (regional s/se/sw)
5 Asia (regional)
6 Australia
7 Europe (continental)
8 Europe (Eastern)
9 Europe (Western)
10 Europe (Central/Southern)
11 Europe (countries)
12 Europe (countries)
13 Middle East
14 Canada/North America
15 Caribbean/Mexico
16 South America (continental/regional)
17 United States
18 United States (micro-regions and states)
19 United States (Eastern/Central)
20 United States (Western)
21 World
22 Oversized-Miscellaneous
23 Other

Section 8: ATLASES

A small collection of atlases is housed in a glass cabinet in room B-231. The keys to the room and to the cabinet are located in Elaine Gordon's office (B-250). Please sign out atlases.


  • Africa: Regional Economic Atlas. Oxford, 1965.
  • American Oxford Atlas. Oxford, 1951.
  • Atlas of the Bible Lands (oversized). Hammond, 1977.
  • Atlas of Global Strategy. Oxford, 1985.
  • Atlas of Southeast Asia. Macmillan, 1989.
  • Bartholomew's Advanced Atlas of Modern Geography(oversized). McGraw-Hill, 1950.
  • Columbus Regional Atlas of the World. Bartholomew, c. 1955.
  • Comparative World Atlas. Hammond, 1953.
  • Comparative World Atlas. Hammond, 1981.
  • Comparative World Atlas. Hammond, 1986.
  • Goode's Regional Atlas (abridged). Rand McNally, 1953.
  • Goode's Regional Atlas (abridged). Rand McNally, 1964.
  • Goode's World Atlas 9th edition. Rand McNally, 1953.
  • Goode's World Atlas 11th edition. Rand McNally, 1960.
  • Goode's World Atlas 12th edition. Rand McNally, 1964.
  • Goode's World Atlas 13th edition. Rand McNally, 1970.
  • Guide to U.S. Map Resources American Library. 1986.
  • Historical Atlas of the World. Hammond, 1984.
  • Man's Domain- A Thematic World Atlas. McGraw Hill, 1968.
  • Natural Wonders of North America. National Geographic, 1984.
  • Philips Modern School Atlas Philips. 1942.
  • Premier World Atlas (oversized). Rand McNally, c. 1950.
  • Simmons-Boardman World Atlas. Bartholomew, 1961.
  • Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: Handbook to the Modern World. Facts on File, 1986.
  • Western Europe: Handbook to the Modern World. Facts on File, 1986.
  • Women in the World. Simon and Schuster, 1986.
  • World Directory of Map Collections. K.G. Saur Munchen, 1986.
  • World Economic Atlas. Oxford, 1965.
  • World Patterns: The Aldine College Atlas. Bartholomew, 1961.


Wall Maps
WH-1: World Culture Physical (1985)
WH-2: World Political: Antarctic, Arctic inserts (1985)
WH-3: World Political (1985)
WP-2 XL: World Climate (1956)
WP-3 XL: World Climate (German) (1961)
WP-4: Climate of the Earth (1961)
WP-17 XL: World Rainfall (German) (1959)
WP-24 XL: Lanscape Regions of the World (1987)
NA-A-2: North America: Physical/Relief (1980)
NA-A-4: North and Central America: Physical/Political (1944)
NA-B-3: U.S. Physical/Political (1944)
NA-B-4: U.S. Physical/Relief (1985)
CA-C-1: Cuba: Physical/Political ((1940)
EA-5: Europe-History (1982)
EB-1: Eurasia: Physical/Political (1944)
EB-2 XL: Eurasia: Relief (1962)
EB-7: Mediterranean: Physical/Political (1985)
ME-A-1: Middle East: Political (1985)
AF-A-1: Africa: Physical/Political (1985)
AF-A-2: Africa: Physical/Political (1964)
AS-B-2: South Asia/India: Physical/Political (1972)
AS-B-5: India/Southeast Asia (German) (1943)
AS-B-6: India and Adjacent Countries (1962)

(S), Slide Notes (N), Slide Cassettes (C) and Transparencies (T)
*missing materials denoted by letter code and number(if a slide)
LI-1: Alaska and Canada, (S)5,9,11
LI-4: Western U.S., (S)1, 10
NH-1: Natural Hazards: Avalanches, (S) all (N) all
NH-2: Natural Hazards: Drought, (S) all (N) all
NH-3: Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, (S) all (N) all
NH-4: Natural Hazards: Floods, (S) all (N) all (br> NH-5: Natural Hazards: Volcanic Action, (S) all (N) all
NH-7: Natural Hazards: Earthquake Damage in San Francisco, (S) all (N) all
NH-8: Natural Hazards: Earthquake Damage in Mexico, (N) all
NH-9: Natural Hazards: Earthquake Damage to Schools, (S) all, (N) all
NH-10: Natural Hazards: Tsunamis and Damage, (N) all
NH-11: Natural Hazards: Geological Hazards, (S) all (N) all
WP-2: Continental Drift/Plate Techtonics, (T) all
WP-13: World Soils, (N) all (T) all
WP-14: World Vegetation, (N) all (T) all
WH-2: Water: Environment, People and Pollution, (S) 2 and 3
WH-4: Land: Environment, People and Pollution, (S) 17
WH-8: Expanding Desert, (S) 21676m 21681
NA-B-1: Urban America: CBD, (S) all (N) all
NA-B-2: Urban America: Housing, (S) all (N) all (C)
NA-B-3: Rural Landscapes and Settlements, (S) all (N) all (C)
NA-C-1: New York City: Problems, (S) all (N) all
NA-C-2: Ecology of the Pine Barrens, (S) 17676, 17679
SA-B-1: Tropical South America: The Amazonian Rainforest, (S) 23
EC-1: Romania: Landscape of Socialism, (C)
AF-A-1: Africa: Climate, Soils, Vegetation, (S) all
AR-B-1: Ecology of the Arctic Tundra, (S) 20200-20203

3rd Edition Getis Transparencies (Set #1) missing #'s 8 and 22.
3rd Edition Getis Transparencies (Set #2) missing #'s 5,6,8-19,21-24,48,50,51.

JRO Topic Maps
Industry in the Soviet Union (1985)
Problems of Soviet Agriculture (1984)
The Philippines: Problems of a Developing Country (1987)
Nuclear War: Does Deterrence Guarantee Peace? (1989)
The Force of Nature: Earthquakes (1987)
War in the Persian Gulf (1987)