the 99 invisible city

The 99  Invisible City
Author: Roman Mars
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2020-10-06
Pages: 400
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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“[A] diverse and enlightening book . . . The 99% Invisible City is altogether fresh and imaginative when it comes to thinking about urban spaces.” —The New York Times Book Review “Here is a field guide, a boon, a bible, for the urban curious. Your city’s secret anatomy laid bare—a hundred things you look at but don’t see, see but don’t know. Each entry is a compact, surprising story, a thought piece, an invitation to marvel. Together, they are almost transformative. To know why things are as they are adds a satisfying richness to daily existence. This book is terrific, just terrific.” —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff, Grunt, and Gulp “The 99% Invisible City brings into view the fascinating but often unnoticed worlds we walk and drive through every day, and to read it is to feel newly alive and aware of your place in the world. This book made me laugh, and it made me cry, and it reminded me to always read the plaque.” —John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All The Way Down A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships? 99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs. Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.

The 99  Invisible City
Author: Roman Mars
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Release Date: 2020
Pages: 400
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships? 99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs. Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.

The 99  Invisible City Signed Edition
Author: Roman Mars
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020-10-06
Pages: 400
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Citizenship  Activism And The City
Author: Patricia Burke Wood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Pages: 136
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Were the occupations of 2010–11 – from Spain to Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street – a success or failure? Are they the model for urban radical politics? This book challenges common understandings and underlying assumptions of what constitutes activism and resistance. It proposes a critical urban theory of politics and citizenship that is grounded in the city as it is inhabited. For those who are marginalized, the city is a double-edged sword of oppression and emancipation. This book argues for an intersectional approach that actively dismantles hierarchies and embraces a wider range of acts of resistance and creative transformation, one in which we recognize these acts of citizenship as a form of constitutionalism. Wood reframes the theorization of protest and of the city, 'post-political' literature and the history of protest, and Marxist and anarchist ideas about the time and space of politics. Through this, she adopts a unique approach to provide new theoretical insights and challenges to post-political thinking. This book will be valuable reading for those interested in political, urban and social geography, in addition to political economy and progressive politics in the urban context.

City And Environment
Author:
Publisher: Pearson Education India
Release Date: 2007-09
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Invisible City
Author: Rakhshanda Jalil
Publisher:
Release Date: 2013-02-16
Pages: 342
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A book about Delhi's secret and seldom-visited monuments.

Invisible City
Author: John I. Gilderbloom
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008-02
Pages: 263
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A legendary figure in the realms of public policy and academia, John Gilderbloom is one of the foremost urban-planning researchers of our time, producing groundbreaking studies on housing markets, design, location, regulation, financing, and community building. Now, in Invisible City, he turns his eye to fundamental questions regarding housing for the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. Why is it that some locales can offer affordable, accessible, and attractive housing, while the large majority of cities fail to do so? Invisible City calls for a brave new housing paradigm that makes the needs of marginalized populations visible to policy makers. Drawing on fascinating case studies in Houston, Louisville, and New Orleans, and analyzing census information as well as policy reports, Gilderbloom offers a comprehensive, engaging, and optimistic theory of how housing can be remade with a progressive vision. While many contemporary urban scholars have failed to capture the dynamics of what is happening in our cities, Gilderbloom presents a new vision of shelter as a force that shapes all residents.

The Invisible City
Author: Frank Perlin
Publisher: Variorum Publishing
Release Date: 1993
Pages: 366
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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These five studies represent a detailed view of monetary production, forms of exchange and processes of state formation. They uncover the infrastructures of a common life that, the author argues, stretches across Asia and Europe and underlies all regional and local developments.

Optical Networking  A Beginners Guide
Author: Robert C. Elsenpeter
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Release Date: 2002-12-20
Pages: 487
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Learn the basics of optical networking using this practical and easy-to-follow introductory guide. You'll get an overview of concepts behind the technology, as well as helpful information on Cisco, Nortel, and Juniper certifications. Also, a handy 16-page blueprint section offers additional visual instruction.

Time To Change
Author: David Suzuki
Publisher: Stoddart Pub
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 230
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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'...Suzuki covers much of the valuable ground here...skewed priorities, the fragmentation of modern life and a profound alienation from our biological roots... In spite of its weight, the message here is not entirely devoid of hope.' ---Vancouver Sun