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Look Where We Live!

Look Where We Live!

A First Book of Community Building

  • Author: Scot Ritchie
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1771381027
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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This fun and informational picture book follows five friends as they explore their community during a street fair. The children find adventure close to home while learning about the businesses, public spaces and people in their neighborhood. Young readers will be inspired to re-create the fun-filled day in their own communities.

Where We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology

Where We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology

  • Author: Mike Allred,Brian Michael Bendis,Ivan Brandon,Kurt Busiek,Amy Chu,Kelly Sue Deconnick,Neil Gaiman,Kieron Gillen,Mike Mignola,Mark Millar,James Robinson,Brandon Graham,Rob Williams
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • ISBN: 153431010X
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6697
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ÒOn October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada suffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58 deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home. I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way. JH WILLIAMS III, Artist and Curating Editor This "unique way" was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthologyÑa riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star line-up of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families. The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community. 100% of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to Route 91 Strong, a non-profit organization.

Where We Want to Live

Where We Want to Live

Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities

  • Author: Ryan Gravel
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466890533
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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**Winner, Phillip D. Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment** **A Planetizen Top Planning Book for 2017** After decades of sprawl, many American city and suburban residents struggle with issues related to traffic (and its accompanying challenges for our health and productivity), divided neighborhoods, and a non-walkable life. Urban designer Ryan Gravel makes a case for how we can change this. Cities have the capacity to create a healthier, more satisfying way of life by remodeling and augmenting their infrastructure in ways that connect neighborhoods and communities. Gravel came up with a way to do just that in his hometown with the Atlanta Beltline project. It connects 40 diverse Atlanta neighborhoods to city schools, shopping districts, and public parks, and has already seen a huge payoff in real estate development and local business revenue. Similar projects are in the works around the country, from the Los Angeles River Revitalization and the Buffalo Bayou in Houston to the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis and the Underline in Miami. In Where We Want to Live, Gravel presents an exciting blueprint for revitalizing cities to make them places where we truly want to live.

Where We Live Now

Where We Live Now

Immigration and Race in the United States

  • Author: John Iceland
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520943414
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Where We Live Now explores the ways in which immigration is reshaping American neighborhoods. In his examination of residential segregation patterns, John Iceland addresses these questions: What evidence suggests that immigrants are assimilating residentially? Does the assimilation process change for immigrants of different racial and ethnic backgrounds? How has immigration affected the residential patterns of native-born blacks and whites? Drawing on census data and information from other ethnographic and quantitative studies, Iceland affirms that immigrants are becoming residentially assimilated in American metropolitan areas. While the future remains uncertain, the evidence provided in the book suggests that America's metropolitan areas are not splintering irrevocably into hostile, homogeneous, and ethnically based neighborhoods. Instead, Iceland's findings suggest a blurring of the American color line in the coming years and indicate that as we become more diverse, we may in some important respects become less segregated.

Where We Live

Where We Live

  • Author: Achim Bode,Michael Frey,Andreas Linke
  • Publisher: Prestel Pub
  • ISBN: 9783791321042
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 27
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Looks at different types of homes from the past and the present, including igloos, tree houses, and mansions. Explains the advantage of each type in terms of a particular society's needs, work, and environment. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

This Is Where We Live

This Is Where We Live

  • Author: Janelle Brown
  • Publisher: Random House Reader's Circle
  • ISBN: 0385524048
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 330
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The bohemian life of artsy new homeowners Claudia and Jeremy is thrown into chaos by the failure of Claudia's first film, the return of Jeremy's successful ex-girlfriend, and the staggering adjustment of their monthly mortgage payments.

Where We Live

Where We Live

A Citizen's Guide To Conducting A Community Environmental Inventory

  • Author: Don Harker,Elizabeth Ungar Natter,Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (U.S.)
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1559633778
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 319
  • View: 2358
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A practical, hands-on workbook to help citizens find information concerning their local environment and to use that information in furthering environmental goals. The book includes instructions for citizens to use in creating community environmental maps, and explains various environmental programs and documentation of community hazards.

Spying on Whales

Spying on Whales

The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

  • Author: Nick Pyenson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735224579
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2089
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A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of science Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years and travel entire ocean basins. Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection--yet there is still so much we don't know about them. Why did it take whales over 50 million years to evolve to such big sizes, and how do they eat enough to stay that big? How did their ancestors return from land to the sea--and what can their lives tell us about evolution as a whole? Importantly, in the sweepstakes of human-driven habitat and climate change, will whales survive? Nick Pyenson's research has given us the answers to some of our biggest questions about whales. He takes us deep inside the Smithsonian's unparalleled fossil collections, to frigid Antarctic waters, and to the arid desert in Chile, where scientists race against time to document the largest fossil whale site ever found. Full of rich storytelling and scientific discovery, Spying on Whales spans the ancient past to an uncertain future--all to better understand the most enigmatic creatures on Earth.

Where We Live

Where We Live

Photographs of America from the Berman Collection

  • Author: Judith Keller,Anne Lacoste,J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications
  • ISBN: 9780892368549
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 227
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Where We Live presents more than 150 images from the Bruce and Nancy Berman collection of contemporary photographs. From Mitch Epstein's Holyoke, Massachusetts, to Camilo Vergara's Detroit, to John Divola's 29 Palms in Southern California, the images here concentrate on the American landscape and the people and structures that can be found in its vast vistas--and its backyards. The photographs that the Bermans have been drawn to often represent changing American communities recorded by artists whose vision is passionate but unsentimental--a vision that acknowledges the present as fleeting, desolate, and lyrical. Beautifully reproduced in this volume--which coincides with an exhibition to be held at the J. Paul Getty Museum from October 24, 2006, to February 25, 2007--are works from twenty-four contemporary photographers, the majority working in color, from William Christenberry and William Eggleston to Doug Dubois and Sheron Rupp. Accompanying the photographs are illuminating essays by Kenneth A. Breisch and Colin Westerbeck and an introduction by Judith Keller. An essay by novelist Bruce Wagner captures the mood that runs through this powerful assemblage of photographs.

Where We Live Now

Where We Live Now

An Annotated Reader

  • Author: Matthew Stadler
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1891241494
  • Category: City and town life
  • Page: 485
  • View: 3161
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The point of departure for this collection is a translation of excerpts from Zwischenstadt by Thomas Sieverts.

Where We Live, Work, and Play

Where We Live, Work, and Play

The Environmental Justice Movement and the Struggle for a New Environmentalism

  • Author: Patrick Novotny
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275960261
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 115
  • View: 8709
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Novotny (political science, Georgia Southern University) considers discriminatory land-use practices, their relation to race and class, and the recent history of resistance to such practices. Centering the discussion on two examples from this developing movement the Southwest Organizing Project and

Why We Live Where We Live

Why We Live Where We Live

  • Author: Kira Vermond
  • Publisher: Owlkids
  • ISBN: 9781771470810
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Discusses the many factors that affect where humans choose to live, including the availability of food and water, jobs, and the need for safety.

Where I Live

Where I Live

  • Author: Eileen Spinelli
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110107826X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 112
  • View: 7600
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Diana loves where she lives. She loves the astronomy charts on her walls and the fact that she can wave to her best friend, Rose, from her very own window. And best of all, a wren has recently made its home right by her front door! When her family is forced to move, Diana wonders if she?ll ever find that same grounded and happy feeling again. This gentle and ultimately redeeming story in poems is about those secure and fulfilling friendships that happen naturally and easily when you live right next door, and the struggles of losing the comfort of a familiar place. Matt Phelan's warm and expressive illustrations perfectly complement Eileen Spinelli's tenderhearted and unique tale that reminds us that sometimes a little uprooting and change is necessary for growth.

Where I Live

Where I Live

  • Author: Brenda Rufener
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062571117
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 352
  • View: 7900
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From debut author Brenda Rufener comes a heart-wrenching and evocative story perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, Girl in Pieces, and All the Bright Places. Linden Rose has a big secret—she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her position as school blog editor, her best friends, Ham and Seung, and the promise of a future far away are what keep Linden under the radar and moving forward. But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea’s life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay more attention. And attention is the last thing she needs. Linden knows the only way to put a stop to the violence is to tell Bea’s story and come to terms with her own painful past. Even if that means breaking her rules for survival and jeopardizing the secrets she’s worked so hard to keep.

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor

The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

  • Author: Maxwell King
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1683353498
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
  • View: 8521
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Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.

Geography of Home

Geography of Home

Writings on Where We Live

  • Author: Akiko Busch
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN: 9781568984292
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 164
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In a literary tour of the spaces of our homes, Geography of Home reflects on how we define such elusive qualities as privacy, security, and comfort. Part social history, part architectural history, part personal anecdote, this book uncovers the hidden meanings of the place we call home. These writings touch on our culture's fundamental issues: the notion of family, the aging of the population, working at home, and respect for the environment. Together, these essays help us understand not only what home means for each of us, but how our idea of home shapes our place in the world.

The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes

  • Author: Sara St. Antoine
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 264
  • View: 2695
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An entry in the award-winning series that uses stories to convey a sense of place concentrates on the Great Lakes region, stretching from Niagara Falls to the Boundary Waters. Reprint.

This is where we live

This is where we live

short stories by 25 contemporary North Carolina writers

  • Author: Michael McFee
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 278
  • View: 786
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A collection of twenty-five short stories by North Carolina writers showcases the southern flavors and literary pyrotechnics born of this state's rich storytelling traditions.

Where We Live

Where We Live

A Guide to St. Louis Communities

  • Author: Tim Fox
  • Publisher: Missouri History Museum
  • ISBN: 9781883982126
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 225
  • View: 3631
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All the Animals Where I Live

All the Animals Where I Live

  • Author: Philip C. Stead
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN: 1250307295
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 48
  • View: 6450
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The author used to live in the busy city where there were buses and trains, and people waiting for buses and trains. Now he lives in the country and jubilantly takes us on a tour of his home, pointing out all the animals that share his space. There are stuffed bears and quilted chickens. His dog Wednesday watches cranes, frogs, and dragonflies live their lives. Coyotes and chipmunks come and go, and the world around where he lives is full of life, until winter comes, and there is nothing but snow. Uniquely structured, All the Animals Where I Live is a picture book from Philip C. Stead, one of our most innovative author-illustrators, that is a meditation on life and moments big and small that shape our individual worlds.