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The City

Author : James A. Clapp
ISBN : 9781351485043
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The City is the best, funniest, saddest, and most thought-provoking compilation ever assembled on the urban scene. James A. Clapp has arranged more than three thousand quotations—epigrams, epithets, verses, proverbs, scriptural references, witticisms, lyrics, literary references, and historical observations—on urban life from antiquity until the present. These quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of more than one thousand writers throughout history. This volume, with contributions from speakers, poets, song writers, politicians philosophers, scientists, religious leaders, historians, social scientists, humorists, architects, journalists, and travelers from and to many lands is designed to be used by writers, speechmakers, students, and scholars on cities and urban life. Clapp's text is striking for its sharp contrasts of urban and rural life and the urbanization process in different historical times and geographical areas. This second edition includes four hundred new entries, updated birth dates and occupations of quoted authors, and an expanded and updated introduction and preface. Clapp also added new introduction pages for each section containing pictures and unique quotations. The indexes have also been expanded to include more subjects and cities. The scope of this book is international, including entries on most major and many minor cities of the world. It is noteworthy for its pleasures as well as its insights.

The City A Dictionary Of Quotable Thought On Cities And Urban Life

Author : James A. Clapp
ISBN : 0882850954
Genre : Social Science
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The City is the best, funniest, saddest, and most thought-provoking compilation ever assembled on the urban scene. James A. Clapp has arranged, with excellent woodcut illustrations, more than three thousand quotations—epigrams, epithets, verses, proverbs, scriptural references, witticisms, lyrics, literary references, and historical observations—on urban life from antiquity until the present. These quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of more than one thousand writers throughout history. This volume, with contributions from speakers, poets, song writers, politicians philosophers, scientists, religious leaders, historians, social scientists, humorists, architects, journalists, and travelers from and to many lands is designed to be used by writers, speechmakers, students, and scholars on cities and urban life. The City contains an author index, and a subject index ranging from anti-urbanism to zoning codes. Clapp's text is noteworthy for its sharp contrasts of urban and rural life and the urbanization process in different historical times and geographical areas. The work features a guide to cities index ranging from Accra to Zurich. The scope of the book is international, including entries on most major and not a few lesser cities of the world. These include historical commentaries ranging from writings at the beginning of recorded history to contemporary observations on urban planning and styles. The illustrations and designs prepared by Rene Kammeyer provide excellent and imaginative guides to the text. The work is noteworthy for its pleasures and as well insights.

State Of The World 1999

Author : The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN : 9781610916400
Genre : Nature
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Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world that we cannot afford to ignore.

A People S History Of Civilization

Author : John Zerzan
ISBN : 9781627310710
Genre : Political Science
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The American anarchist, primitivist philosopher, and author John Zerzan critiques agriculture-based civilization as inherently oppressive and advocates drawing upon the life of hunter-gatherers as an inspiration for what free society should look like. Subjects of his criticism include domestication, language, symbolic thought, and the concept of time. This book includes sixteen essays ranging from the beginning of civilization to today’s general crisis. Zerzan provides a critical perspective about civilization. A People’s History of Civilization includes chapters about: Patriarchy The City and its Inmates War Enters the Picture The Bronze Age The Axial Age The Crisis of Late Antiquity Revolt and Heresy Modernity Takes Charge Who Killed Ned Ludd Cultural Luddism Industrialism and Resistance Decadence WWI Civilization’s Pathological Endgame In recent years, John Zerzan, co-editor of Black and Green Review, has successfully toured Europe to speak from his primitivist perspective regarding contemporary civilization. Zerzan calls Eugene, Oregon

Urban Land

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ISBN : UVA:X002262160
Genre : City planning
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Reference Books Bulletin

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113881465
Genre : Reference books
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Reference Books Bulletin 2001 2002

Author : Mary Ellen Quinn
ISBN : 0838982190
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Exploring Urban America

Author : Roger W. Caves
ISBN : 0803956371
Genre : Fiction
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This collection of seminal articles will introduce undergraduate students to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies and urban affairs. It investigates a variety of areas including: cities and urbanism, urban history, urban policy, economic development, community development, community services and infrastructure, housing, urban education and growth. Each section of the collection is introduced by a leading figure in the field. This well- integrated and accessible book will be a useful introductory text.

Information Sources In Urban And Regional Planning

Author : Edward Duensing
ISBN : UOM:39015029090761
Genre : Political Science
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Urban Planning

Author : Marilyn Berger
ISBN : UCSC:32106008825025
Genre : City planning
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This guide describes reference sources relating to urban planning located in the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University.

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