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We Own The City

Author : Francesca Miazzo
ISBN : 9078088915
Genre : Architecture
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The city and urban society is the sphere of Trancity. Trancity was founded by Simon Franke between 1982 and 1992. This book examines the ways in which urban dwellers, who used to be merely "clients" of development, are taking ownership of their neighborhood. Also analyzes this international trend through five case studies, focusing on Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York and Taipei, each of which discusses different dynamics and intensities of citizens' redevelopment processes.
Category: Architecture

Conservation And Storage Of Water San Diego Cal

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands
ISBN : HARVARD:32044044874667
Genre : Capitan Grande Indian Reservation (Calif.)
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Considers (65) H.R. 4037.
Category: Capitan Grande Indian Reservation (Calif.)

Miscellaneous Parks And Public Land Measures

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests
ISBN : LOC:00173006809
Genre : Historic sites
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Category: Historic sites

We Own This Game

Author : Robert Andrew Powell
ISBN : 9781555847234
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Sports Illustrated Best Book of Year: “Vivid portraits of the kids, parents and coaches of the Greater Miami Pop Warner league” (Linda Robertson, The Miami Herald). Although its participants are still in grade school, Pop Warner football is serious business in Miami, where local teams routinely advance to the national championships. Games draw thousands of fans; recruiters vie for nascent talent; drug dealers and rap stars bankroll teams; and the stakes are so high that games sometimes end in gunshots. In America’s poorest neighborhood, troubled parents dream of NFL stardom for children who long only for a week in Disney World at the Pop Warner Super Bowl. In 2001, journalist Robert Andrew Powell spent a year following two teams through roller-coaster seasons. The Liberty City Warriors, former national champs, will suffer the team’s first-ever losing season. The Palmetto Raiders, undefeated for two straight years, will be rewarded for good play with limo rides and steak dinners. But their flamboyant coach (the “Darth Vader of youth football”) will face defeat in a down-to-the-wire playoff game. We Own This Game is an inside-the-huddle look into a world of innocence and corruption, where every kickoff bares political, social, and racial implications; an unforgettable drama that shows us just what it is to win and to lose in America. “Powell elevates We Own This Game well above the average sports book to a significant sociological study.” —The San Francisco Chronicle
Category: Sports & Recreation

Easy Pickings

Author : Richard S. Wheeler
ISBN : 9781466882959
Genre : Fiction
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A widow must defend herself and her property from greedy townsfolk in Easy Pickings, a new tale from renowned master of the Western novel, Richard S. Wheeler Life hasn't always been easy for March and Kermit McPhee, but things are looking up. March gives birth to a healthy son, and their small gold mine is looking better and better as Kermit blasts his way along a good seam of ore. Then Kermit is crushed by a cave-in. As soon as her husband dies, crooks are at March's door, eager to get their hands on the mine. The peaceful town of Marysville, Montana, is peaceful no more. March's home is burned and her baby killed. Terrified and threatened, she is targeted by the wealthy and powerful. March fights back every way she can. She discovers she has allies: a saloon man named Tipperary Leary, an assayer named Rolf Wittgenstein, and a slippery lawyer named Hermes Apollo. Still, March must ask herself whether it is worth it; whether a gold mine, or wealth of any sort, should be defended at such a price. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Leaders Of The City

Author : Rob Taft
ISBN : 9780595007080
Genre : Fiction
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Roy Krull was a young man with a derelict father and mother who raised him to view things in terms of right and wrong. Blessed with a terrific fastball, Roy beans a would-be murderer, killing him during the championship game. While he has saved the life of a woman, spectators and the town believe he has committed murder. In a reformatory he beans two bullies who have abused weaker inmates and while life for everyone improves there, he gains a contentious reputation. He studies torture and ancient martyrdom, and with the crude help of the reformatory librarian, forges new purpose to his life. Once released, he works to earn money to go to New York where he wields his craft on unsuspecting criminals and exposes them publicly in the most ingenious and ignominious of ways. Crime in the city plummets and the mayor, in a highly controversial move, endorses Roy's "Leaders of the City" concept. When a nationwide serial killer lands in New York and the media virtually ignores him, he challenges "the leaders" to catch him. Using the New York Post as their communicator, Roy and Hat Pin Harold plot to meet at a prominent social event. Despite heavy police surveillance, Roy and Harold tangle and through a bizarre series of events, "the leader" brings the elusive serial killer to justice in a most unusual and redeeming way. Rob Taft has lived and worked in over seventy-five countries around the world. A former diplomat, he has written articles and published a number of short stories. He currently teaches at the University of Central Florida, where he is director of the International Business Center. Mr. B is his first novel.
Category: Fiction

We Own This City

Author : Justin Fenton
ISBN : 9780593133675
Genre : True Crime
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The astonishing true story of “one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation” (The New York Times), from the Pulitzer Prize–nominated reporter who exposed a gang of criminal cops and their yearslong plunder of an American city “A work of journalism that not only chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police unit but can stand as the inevitable coda to the half-century of disaster that is the American drug war.”—David Simon, author of Homicide, co-author of The Corner, and creator of The Wire Baltimore, 2015. Riots are erupting across the city as citizens demand justice for Freddie Gray, a twenty-five-year-old Black man who has died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody. Drug and violent crime are surging, and Baltimore will reach its highest murder count in more than two decades: 342 homicides in a single year, in a city of just 600,000 people. Facing pressure from the mayor’s office—as well as a federal investigation of the department over Gray’s death—Baltimore police commanders turn to a rank-and-file hero, Sergeant Wayne Jenkins, and his elite plainclothes unit, the Gun Trace Task Force, to help get guns and drugs off the street. But behind these new efforts, a criminal conspiracy of unprecedented scale was unfolding within the police department. Entrusted with fixing the city’s drug and gun crisis, Jenkins chose to exploit it instead. With other members of the empowered Gun Trace Task Force, Jenkins stole from Baltimore’s citizens—skimming from drug busts, pocketing thousands in cash found in private homes, and planting fake evidence to throw Internal Affairs off their scent. Their brazen crime spree would go unchecked for years. The result was countless wrongful convictions, the death of an innocent civilian, and the mysterious death of one cop who was shot in the head, killed just a day before he was scheduled to testify against the unit. In this urgent book, award-winning investigative journalist Justin Fenton distills hundreds of interviews, thousands of court documents, and countless hours of video footage to present the definitive account of the entire scandal. The result is an astounding, riveting feat of reportage about a rogue police unit, the city they held hostage, and the ongoing struggle between American law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve.
Category: True Crime

The Broken Universe

Author : Paul Melko
ISBN : 9781429946605
Genre : Fiction
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Possessing technology that allows him to travel across alternate worlds, John Rayburn begins building a transdimensional commercial empire, led by him, his closest friends, and their doppelgängers from several different parallel universes. But not every version of every person is the same, and their agendas do not always coincide. Despite their benign intentions, the group's activities draw unwanted attention from other dimensional travelers who covet their technology and will kill anyone to control it, a threat that culminates in a nuclear standoff for dominance throughout the multiverse. Sequel to The Walls of the Universe At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Being Maori In The City

Author : Natacha Gagné
ISBN : 9781442663992
Genre : Social Science
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Indigenous peoples around the world have been involved in struggles for decolonization, self-determination, and recognition of their rights, and the Māori of Aotearoa-New Zealand are no exception. Now that nearly 85% of the Māori population have their main place of residence in urban centres, cities have become important sites of affirmation and struggle. Grounded in an ethnography of everyday life in the city of Auckland, Being Maori in the City is an investigation of what being Māori means today. One of the first ethnographic studies of Māori urbanization since the 1970s, this book is based on almost two years of fieldwork, living with Māori families, and more than 250 hours of interviews. In contrast with studies that have focused on indigenous elites and official groups and organizations, Being Māori in the City shines a light on the lives of ordinary individuals and families. Using this approach, Natacha Gagné adroitly underlines how indigenous ways of being are maintained and even strengthened through change and openness to the larger society.
Category: Social Science

Shadow City

Author : Diana Pharaoh Francis
ISBN : 9781451613872
Genre : Fiction
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The world is falling apart. The magical apocalypse has come. Now is the time to guard the covenstead against both raiders and refugees. But Max has been stolen by a powerful demi-god who is determined to force her to find a way to use a magical power she never knew she had—even if it kills her. Meanwhile, back in Horngate, a Fury is birthing. When the creature breaks free of the fragile bonds that enclose her, her rage will scour the covenstead from the earth. Max finds herself in the Shadow City, a place of mysteries and magic, where she must battle for her freedom or become a slave to creatures of dreadful greed and power. Back in Horngate, Alexander must swallow his anger and pride if he hopes to defeat the Fury, a creature that no one has ever successfully fought before. In the end, it will be courage, friendship, faith and loyalty that win the day. Or else so one will live to see tomorrow.
Category: Fiction

A Day In The City

Author : Mikko Soiniemi
ISBN : 9783844262070
Genre : Fiction
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"There are stories I want to tell, there are stories that I try to keep a secret. If you listen carefully you will get to know me. I am the city." Experience "A Day in the City", a day like no other in a place like no other. A place filled with stories of love, crime, despair and hope. In the city nothing is ever what it seems. Enjoy these 21 poignant stories which allow you to take a peek behind the curtain of the city, the beauty and the horror endlessly entangled with each other. In the city there is as much laughter as there is crying, this short story collection will make you see all the sides there are to this magical place.
Category: Fiction

On Our Own In Jerusalem S Old City

Author : Vicki Andree
ISBN : 9781456603854
Genre : History
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Join two born-again Christians exploring the Old City of Jerusalem without a tour group. Experience the excitement of discovering the Hebraic roots of our Christian faith. Visit archaeological sites and museums that strengthen our faith. Discover Jewish holidays and learn their significance to Jesus and to us. Read about thriving churches in the Old City. Mingle with citizens of the Old City. Learn how to shop the souk and communicate with vendors. Hear the call of ancient stones from the Holy Land. Worship with us as we meet with God in churches, synagogues, mosques, tombs, tunnels, ramparts, and at the Western Wall.
Category: History

The City

Author : Alan S. Berger
ISBN : 0697075559
Genre : Sociology, Urban
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Category: Sociology, Urban

Soul And The City

Author : Marcy Heidish
ISBN : 9780307499028
Genre : Religion
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Your City Guide to God Beneath the relentless rhythms of city life beats the heart of God, and award-winning author Marcy Heidish takes you into a more intimate relationship with him in the midst of crowds, chaos, and concrete. Her experiences from a curb in Brooklyn, the bay in San Francisco, a rooftop of Chartres Cathedaral in Paris, and the busy halls of Washington, D.C., help you see the city in a new light. She turns common city distractions, annoyances, and challenges into spiritual invitations or “gateways” to a new kind of contemplation where: •screaming sirens become cues to silent intercession, •skyscrapers, like spires, pull your eyes and thoughts heavenward, •and red traffic lights work as “pause” buttons that call for you to stop and pray. “In the city there is grit,” Marcy writes. And grime and garbage. But her practical tools in every chapter for reflection, discussion, and application help you see–whether you’re visiting, working, or dwelling in Philadelphia or Phoenix, New York or Los Angeles, Seattle or Syracuse–that in the city there is also grace.
Category: Religion

Forbidden Temple Stories From The Past

Author : T V Padma
ISBN : 8188733326
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Ten fictional stories about children in various points of history, based on facts with extensive research bibliography. Snippets alongside add information without intruding into the enjoyment of the story. The book ends with a visual activity section.