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  • The Nature of Economiesby Jane Jacobs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    From the revered author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities comes a new book that will revolutionize the way we think about the economy. Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order... more...

  • Dark Age Aheadby Jane Jacobs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    In this indispensable book, urban visionary Jane Jacobs--renowned author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities and The Economy of Cities --convincingly argues that as agrarianism gives way to a technology-based future, we stand on the brink of a new dark age, a period of cultural collapse. Jacobs pinpoints five pillars of our culture that... more...

  • Dark Age Aheadby Jane Jacobs

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead , Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of... more...

  • The Nature of Economiesby Jane Jacobs

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 18.95

    Jane Jacobs has spent years changing the way we think about economic life in general. Now, in The Nature of Economies , Jacobs proposes a radical notion that has breath-taking common sense: economies are governed by the same rules as nature itself. With the simplicity of an extremely wise and seasoned thinker, Jane Jacobs shows us that by looking... more...

  • A Schoolteacher In Old Alaskaby Jane Jacobs

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 16.95

    When Hannah Breece came to Alaska in 1904, it was a remote lawless wilderness of prospectors, murderous bootleggers, tribal chiefs, and Russian priests.She spent fourteen years educating Athabascans, Aleuts, Inuit and Russians with the stubborn generosity of a born teacher and the clarity of an original and independent mind.Jane Jacobs, Hannah's... more...

  • Edge of Empireby Jane M. Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Edge of Empire examines struggles over urban space in three contemporary first world cities in an attempt to map the real geographies of colonialism and postcolonialism as manifest in modern society. From London, the one-time heart of the empire, to Perth and Brisbane, scenes of Aboriginal claims for the sacred in the space of the modern city, Jacobs... more...

  • The Studio Readerby Mary Jane Jacob; Michelle Grabner

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 21.00

    The image of a tortured genius working in near isolation has long dominated our conceptions of the artist?s studio. Examples abound: think Jackson Pollock dripping resin on a cicada carcass in his shed in the Hamptons. But times have changed; ever since Andy Warhol declared his art space a ?factory,? artists have begun to envision themselves as the... more...

  • Nga Moteateaby Jane McRae; Heni Jacob

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    The songs of Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. From the 1920s, Sir Apirana Ngata began collecting and annotating these traditional songs a massive undertaking that, with the help of translators Pei Te Hurinui Jones and later Hirini Moko Mead, became the treasured four-volume... more...

  • Nga Moteateaby Jane McRae; Heni Jacob

    Auckland University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    The songs of New Zealand?s Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. An introduction to the classic collection first compiled in the 1920s by politician Sir Apirana Ngata, this volume not only outlines the origins and history of the first publication but also celebrates the power and... more...

  • The Innocents Abroadby Mark Twain; Jane Jacobs

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Innocents Abroad is one of the most prominent and influential travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land. In it, the collision of the American ?New Barbarians? and the European ?Old World? provides much comic fodder for Mark Twain?and a remarkably perceptive lens on the human condition. Gleefully skewering the ethos of American... more...