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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$ 15.95

    In this indispensable book, urban visionary Jane Jacobs argues that as agrarianism gives way to a technology-based future, we?re at risk of cultural collapse. Jacobs?renowned author of  The Death and Life of Great American Cities  and  The Economy of Cities ?pinpoints five pillars of our culture that are in serious decay: community and family; higher... more...

  • Jane Jacobs: The Last Interviewby Jane Jacobs

    Melville House 2016; US$ 15.95

    ?Jane Jacobs is the kind of writer who produces in her readers such changed ways of looking at the world that she becomes an oracle, or final authority.? ?The New York Sun Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as ?perhaps the single most influential work in the history of town planning,? Jane Jacobs?s The Death and Life of Great American... more...

  • The Death and Life of Great American Citiesby Jane Jacobs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.95

    Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context.  It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the... more...

  • The Economy of Citiesby Jane Jacobs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 15.95

    In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities , investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of imports. Using case studies of developing cities in the ancient, pre-agricultural world, and contemporary cities... more...

  • Cities and the Wealth of Nationsby Jane Jacobs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00

    In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities?not nations?that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring... more...

  • Systems of Survivalby Jane Jacobs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 17.00

    With intelligence and clarity of observation, the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities addresses the moral values that underpin working life. In Systems of Survival , Jane Jacobs identifies two distinct moral syndromes?one governing commerce, the other, politics?and explores what happens when these two syndromes collide. She... more...

  • The Question of Separatismby Jane Jacobs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00

    Jane Jacobs, writing from her adoptive country, uses the problems facing an independence-seeking Quebec and Canada as a whole to examine the universal problem of sovereignty and autonomy that nations great and small have struggled with throughout history. Using Norway?s relatively peaceful divorce from Sweden as an example, Jacobs contends that Canada... more...

  • The Death and Life of Great American Citiesby Jane Jacobs

    Random House 2016; US$ 26.78

    In this classic text, Jane Jacobs set out to produce an attack on current city planning and rebuilding and to introduce new principles by which these should be governed. The result is one of the most stimulating books on cities ever written. Throughout the post-war period, planners temperamentally unsympathetic to cities have been let loose on our... 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...