The Millstone Industry

A Summary of Research on Quarries and Producers in the United States, Europe and Elsewhere


Author: Charles D. Hockensmith

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645380X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 2885

Since prehistoric times, the process of cutting rock to make millstones has been one of the most important industries in the world. The first part of this book compiles information on the millstone industry in the United States, which dates between the mid–1600s and the mid–1900s. Primarily based on archival research and brief accounts published in geological and historical volumes, it focuses on conglomerate, granite, flint, quartzite, gneiss, and sandstone quarries in different regions and states. The second part focuses on the millstone quarrying industry in Europe and other areas.

Donatello Among the Blackshirts

History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy


Author: Claudia Lazzaro,Roger J. Crum

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489211

Category: Art

Page: 293

View: 8435

Focuses on the appropriation of visual elements of the classical, medieval, and Renaissance past in Mussolini's Italy.

Media and Cultural Studies



Author: Meenakshi Gigi Durham,Douglas M. Kellner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405150300

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

View: 4919

Bringing together a range of core texts into one volume, thisacclaimed anthology offers the definitive resource in culture,media, and communication. A fully revised new edition of the bestselling anthology inthis dynamic and multidisciplinary field New contributions include essays from Althusser through toHenry Jenkins, and a completely new section on Globalization andSocial Movements Retains important emphasis on the giant thinkers and“makers” of the field: Gramsci on hegemony; Althusseron ideology; Horkheimer and Adorno on the culture industry; RaymondWilliams on Marxist cultural theory; Habermas on the public sphere;McLuhan on media; Chomsky on propaganda; hooks and Mulvey on thesubjects of visual pleasure and oppositional gazes Features a substantial critical introduction, short sectionintroductions and full bibliographic citations

Corinth in Context

Comparative Studies on Religion and Society


Author: Steve Friesen,Daniel N. Schowalter,James Walters

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181970

Category: Religion

Page: 517

View: 2970

In this book, archaeologists, classicists, and specialists in Christian origins examine the social and religious life of ancient Corinth. The interdisciplinary contributions present new materials and findings on the themes of Greek and Roman identities, social stratification, and local religion.

Chicago's Classical Architecture

The Legacy of the White City


Author: David Stone

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738534268

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3776

A pictorial tour of Chicago's connection to classical architecture begins at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, with it's gleaming "White City" of ornate Beaux-Arts buildings to Daniel Burnham's "Plan of Chicago" which furthered classical building inChicago and throught the country.

Bird on Fire

Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City


Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912297

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 5182

Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem. Drawing on interviews with 200 influential residents--from state legislators, urban planners, developers, and green business advocates to civil rights champions, energy lobbyists, solar entrepreneurs, and community activists--Ross argues that if Phoenix is ever to become sustainable, it will occur more through political and social change than through technological fixes. Ross explains how Arizona's increasingly xenophobic immigration laws, science-denying legislature, and growth-at-all-costs business ethic have perpetuated social injustice and environmental degradation. But he also highlights the positive changes happening in Phoenix, in particular the Gila River Indian Community's successful struggle to win back its water rights, potentially shifting resources away from new housing developments to producing healthy local food for the people of the Phoenix Basin. Ross argues that this victory may serve as a new model for how green democracy can work, redressing the claims of those who have been aggrieved in a way that creates long-term benefits for all. Bird on Fire offers a compelling take on one of the pressing issues of our time--finding pathways to sustainability at a time when governments are dismally failing in their responsibility to address climate change.

Environmental science

a global concern


Author: William P. Cunningham,Barbara Woodworth Saigo

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics


Category: Science

Page: 582

View: 3750

This book is intended for use in a one- or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore nonscience majors, the authors have tried to make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background. At the same time, enough data and depth are presented to make this book suitable for many upper-division classes and a valuable resource for students who will keep it in their personal libraries after their formal studies are completed.The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte


Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 1730

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Planung europäischer Hauptstädte

zur Entwicklung des Städtebaues im 19. Jh


Author: Thomas Hall

Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell International

ISBN: 9789174021653

Category: City planning

Page: 387

View: 4741

Ancient Sicily

Monuments Past & Present


Author: Gaetano Messineo,E. Borgia

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9788881621477

Category: History

Page: 70

View: 8442

An historical and architectural guide to Sicily's ancient temples, theaters and monuments. A photographic reproduction of the current state of each site includes an overlay showing how the structures originally appeared.

Historic Oakland Cemetery


Author: Tevi Taliaferro

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439612110

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 9242

To learn about a community’s past, the city cemetery is the place to visit. As Atlanta’s oldest permanent landmark, Oakland Cemetery holds the past, present, and future history of the Gateway to the South. Established in 1850 as a small municipal cemetery on the southeastern edge of town, Historic Oakland has evolved into 88 acres of art, history, architecture, gardens, and peaceful green space in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 as a significant example of an historic Victorian-era cemetery, Oakland is the final resting place of more than 70,000 deceased. People of both statewide and national importance have been buried throughout the cemetery’s grounds in the past 150 years, including author Margaret Mitchell, golfing legend Bobby Jones, Confederate generals and soldiers, Georgia governors, Atlanta mayors, and ordinary people known only to their families. Historic Oakland Cemetery explores the history of both the cemetery and the people who were laid to rest there. From the famous to the infamous, the legendary to the ordinary, every person buried in the cemetery has a story to tell. For all of its emphasis on the past, Oakland remains an active cemetery, a public park, and an educational resource in which to study lush landscapes and Georgia history.

Filmtheorie zur Einführung


Author: Thomas Elsässer,Malte Hagener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783885066217

Category: Film criticism

Page: 247

View: 1340

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

Being the History of the United States as Illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders, and Defenders of the Republic, and of the Men and Women who are Doing the Work and Moulding the Thought of the Present Time


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 6748

Two Women in the Klondike


Author: Mary Evelyn Hitchcock

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1889963682

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

View: 2989

This new and abridged version of a classic in Western literature tells the story of a New York socialite who braved the Yukon in 1898 in search of gold. In diary form, Hitchcock describes in detail the people she met and her impressions of rural Alaska and Dawson City. An outrageous adventure for general readers, armchair travelers, and anyone interested in the lives of American women in the late 1800s. Two Women in the Klondike created a sensation when it was first published in 1899. The idea that two well-bred socialites could survive the dangers of the North thrilled nineteenth-century readers from San Francisco to New York. When Mary Hitchcock heard about the discovery of gold in the Klondike in 1898, she left her privileged city life for the wilds of Alaska, planning to stake her own claims. She persuaded her friend Edith Van Buren to accompany her, and the two began preparations for roughing it. The necessities that they brought up the Yukon River to Dawson City, Canada, included a portable bowlingalley, an ice cream maker, a Great Dane named Ivan, and a full-sized circus tent. Hitchcock relates the struggles, surprises, and pleasures of traveling in the late nineteenth century in her trademark style. She describes in diary form the people she metand her impressions of rural Alaska and Dawson City. Invaluable for its detailed descriptions of manners, food, and personalities, Hitchcock's account of the Klondike Gold Rush is an outrageous adventure for general readers, armchair travelers, and anyone interested in the lives of American women in the late 1800s. This new, abridged version includes a map of Hitchcock's northern travels and an introduction by Terrence Cole, professor of history at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.