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Nature S Metropolis Chicago And The Great West

Author : William Cronon
ISBN : 9780393072457
Genre : History
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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own. Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize

Nature S Metropolis

Author : Cheryl Hudson
ISBN : 9781351352543
Genre : History
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What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier – and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolis emerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can usefully be seen as an extended example of the critical thinking skill of problem-solving in action. Cronon navigates a path between the followers of Frederick Jackson Turner, author of the thesis that American character was shaped by the experience of the frontier, and revisionists who sought to suggest that the rugged individualism Turner depicted as a creation of life in the West was little but a fiction. For Cronon, the most productive question to ask was not whether or not men forged in the liberty-loving furnace of the Wild West had the sort of impact on America that Turner posited, but the quite different one of how capitalism and political economy had combined to drive the westward expansion of the US. For Cronon, individualism was scarcely even possible in a capitalist machine in which humans were little more than cogs, and the needs and demands of capital, not capitalists, prevailed. Nature's Metropolis, then, is a work in which the rise of Chicago is explained by generating alternative possibilities, and one that uses a rigorous study of the evidence to decide between competing solutions to the problem. It is also a fine work of interpretation, for a large part of Cronon's argument revolves around his attempt to define exactly what is rural, and what urban, and how the two interact to create a novel economic force.

Der Isolierte Staat In Beziehung Auf Landwirtschaft Und National Konomie

Author : Johann Heinrich von Thünen
ISBN : OCLC:1009328091
Genre : Agriculture
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Der Atem Der Welt

Author : Carol Birch
ISBN : 9783458793908
Genre : Fiction
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Nie hätte der junge Jaffy Brown geglaubt, der Armut und Enge im Hafenviertel des viktorianischen London zu entkommen. Doch dann begegnet er ausgerechnet dort einem entlaufenen Tiger, einem herrlichen Geschöpf auf geschmeidigen Pfoten, und sein Leben nimmt eine neue Richtung. Bald nimmt er Abschied von seiner geliebten Ishbel und heuert mit seinem besten Freund Tim auf einem Walfänger an, mit Kurs auf den Indischen Ozean und unbekannte Abenteuer. Noch ahnt Jaffy nicht, dass eine Reise vor ihm liegt, nach der nichts mehr so sein kann wie vorher. Carol Birch erzählt mit herausragender Erfindungsgabe und einer leuchtenden sprachlichen Kraft – im Kopf das wogende Meer. Die Geschichte von Jaffy Brown führt zu den Grenzen des Vorstellbaren, und sie zeigt, dass Liebe und Freundschaft alles überdauern.

Metropolitan Natures

Author : Stéphane Castonguay
ISBN : 9780822977711
Genre : History
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One of the oldest metropolitan areas in North America, Montreal has evolved from a remote fur trading post in New France into an international center for services and technology. A city and an island located at the confluence of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers, it is uniquely situated to serve as an international port while also providing rail access to the Canadian interior. The historic capital of the Province of Canada, once Canada’s foremost metropolis, Montreal has a multifaceted cultural heritage drawn from European and North American influences. Thanks to its rich past, the city offers an ideal setting for the study of an evolving urban environment. Metropolitan Natures presents original histories of the diverse environments that constitue Montreal and it region. It explores the agricultural and industrial transformation of the metropolitan area, the interaction of city and hinterland, and the interplay of humans and nature. The fourteen chapters cover a wide range of issues, from landscape representations during the colonial era to urban encroachments on the Kahnawake Mohawk reservation on the south shore of the island, from the 1918–1920 Spanish flu epidemic and its ensuing human environmental modifications to the urban sprawl characteristic of North America during the postwar period. Situations that politicize the environment are discussed as well, including the economic and class dynamics of flood relief, highways built to facilitate recreational access for the middle class, power-generating facilities that invade pristine rural areas, and the elitist environmental hegemony of fox hunting. Additional chapters examine human attempts to control the urban environment through street planning, waterway construction, water supply, and sewerage.

Environmental Problems In European Cities In The 19th And 20th Century

Author : Christoph Bernhardt
ISBN : 3830959311
Genre : Cities and towns
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The American Cities And Technology Reader

Author : Open University
ISBN : 0415200857
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the American Cities and Technologytextbook. Chronologically, this volume ranges from the earliest technological dimensions of Amerindian settlements to the 'wired city' concept of the 1960s and internet communications of the 1990s.Its focus extends beyond the US to include telecommunications in Asian cities in the late 20th century. The topics covered: * the rise of the skyscraper * the coming of the automobile age * relations between private and public transport * the development of infrastructural technologies and systems * the implications of electronic communications * the emergence of city planning.

Geistige Und K Rperliche Arbeit

Author : Alfred Sohn Rethel
ISBN : 352717690X
Genre : Marxian economics
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The Politics Of Place

Author : Joseph P. Schwieterman
ISBN : 1893121267
Genre : History
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Only in Chicago Can Zoning Be Epic... Chicago is renowned for its distinctive skyline, its bustling Loop business district, and its diverse neighborhoods. How the face of Chicago came to be is a story of enterprise, ingenuity, opportunity--and zoning. Until now, however, there has not been a book that focuses on the important, often surprising, role of zoning in shaping the 'The City that Works.' "The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago" reviews the interplay among development, planning, and zoning in the growth of the Gold Coast, the Central Area, and, more recently, massive 'Planned Developments'; such as Marina City, Illinois Center, and Dearborn Park. It tells the story of bold visions compromised by political realities, battles between residents and developers, and occasional misfires from City Council and City Hall. What emerges is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes inspection of the evolving character of the city's landscape. Schwieterman and Caspall recount the many planning innovations that have originated in Chicago, the complexities and intrigue of its zoning debates, and the recent adoption of a new zoning ordinance that promises to affect the city's economy and image for years to come.

Natural Causes

Author : James R. O'Connor
ISBN : 1572302739
Genre : Science
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This work shows how the policies and imperatives of business and government influence - and are influenced by - environment and social change. It examines the power of ecological Marxist analysis for grounding economic behaviour in the real world and for formulating political strategies.

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