Global Cities Local Streets
Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets from each city – New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Berlin, Toronto, and Tokyo – how they have changed over the years, and how they illustrate globalization embedded in local communities. This is an ideal addition to courses in urbanization, consumption, and globalization.. The book’s companion website, www.globalcitieslocalstreets.org, has additional videos, images, and maps, alongside a forum where students and instructors can post their own shopping street experiences.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.
One Thousand and One Inventions that Changed the World
1001 Inventions that Changed the Way we Live aims to give you a wide and varied offering of scientific and technological breakthroughs that have shaped and aided human development throughout history. From the first stone flints sharpened by prehistoric man to the spoke wheel and from the first steam powered machine to manual manoeuvring units for space walks, this book explores the stories behind the innovations and traces the development from concept to completion. From the big ideas to the smaller objects, discover when the first pair of scissors was used, or how the world wide web was created inventions and ideas that have become integral to modern life now. Perfect to dip into and an endless source of intriguing discoveries, 1001 Inventions that Change the Way we Live presents the history of the world through all the brilliant ideas that came to fruition. It is a fascinating and comprehensive study of human endeavour throughout the ages.
This volume provides criticism and commentaries from specialists directly involved in the rebuilding process -- a comprehensive survey of Beirut reborn.
When Light Breaks
"Henry doesn't disappoint in this beautiful novel of discovery and self-acceptance, a romance with universal appeal." - Booklist, starred Though bogged down in the stress of planning her elaborate wedding to a professional golfer, twenty-seven-year-old Kara Larson still makes time to visit ninety-six-year-old Maeve Mahoney at a nursing home. And as Maeve recounts the rambling story of her first love back in Ireland, Kara is driven to remember her own first love: childhood neighbor Jack Sullivan - and realizes that before she embarks on her new life, she must figure out how her own story with Jack should have ended. Garnering comparisons to Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy, Patti Callahan Henry, in her lush, lyrical voice, tells the story of two women from opposite sides of the sea, and several generations apart. When Light Breaks, will draw readers into the heart's remembrances, and the tender awakenings of first love.
The Transition Handbook
The Transition Handbook is a ground-breaking book that shows how we can move from feeling anxiety and fear in the face of "peak oil" to developing a positive vision and taking practical action to create a more self-reliant existence.