Infinite City

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262492
Format: PDF, ePub
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What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

Nonstop Metropolis

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520285956
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts-from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists-amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan's playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilien Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City's unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York's buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more." -- Publisher's description.

Cool Gray City of Love

Author: Gary Kamiya
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620401266
Format: PDF
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"A kaleidoscopic homage both personal and historical . . . Kamiya's symphony of San Francisco is a grand pleasure." --New York Times Book Review

Season of the Witch

Author: David Talbot
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439127872
Format: PDF
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Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city to thriving metropolis.

Imperial San Francisco

Author: Gray Brechin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520933486
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First published in 1999, this celebrated history of San Francisco traces the exploitation of both local and distant regions by prominent families—the Hearsts, de Youngs, Spreckelses, and others—who gained power through mining, ranching, water and energy, transportation, real estate, weapons, and the mass media. The story uncovered by Gray Brechin is one of greed and ambition on an epic scale. Brechin arrives at a new way of understanding urban history as he traces the connections between environment, economy, and technology and discovers links that led, ultimately, to the creation of the atomic bomb and the nuclear arms race. In a new preface, Brechin considers the vulnerability of cities in the post-9/11 twenty-first century.

Savage Dreams

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052095792X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A beautiful, absorbing, tragic book."—Larry McMurtry In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war against the indigenous inhabitants. A century later–in 1951–and a hundred and fifty miles away, another war began when the U.S. government started setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site. It was called a nuclear testing program, but functioned as a war against the land and people of the Great Basin. In this foundational book of landscape theory and environmental thinking, Rebecca Solnit explores our national Eden and Armageddon and offers a pathbreaking history of the west, focusing on the relationship between culture and its implementation as politics. In a new preface, she considers the continuities and changes of these invisible wars in the context of our current climate change crisis, and reveals how the long arm of these histories continue to inspire her writing and hope.

LAtitudes

Author: Luis Alfaro
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597142977
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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LA is a seemingly endless combination of unique geography, communities, and cultures that calls for a literary vision of its complex landscape of humanity and geography inspired by Rebecca Solnits Infinite City

Unfathomable City

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520274032
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents twenty-two color maps and accompanying essays providing details on the people, ecology, and culture of the city.

Insight Guides San Francisco City Guide

Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 1786716844
Format: PDF, Docs
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City Guide San Francisco:A fully-overhauled edition by our expert San Francisco author.Stunning photography brings this wonderful city and its people to life.Highlights of the city's top attractions are covered in our Best of San Francisco section, broken down into categories like the best walks, the best bars and the best child-friendly activities in the city.Descriptive accounts of each neighbourhood cover the whole city from Fisherman's Wharf to SoMA. The Day Trips from San Francisco chapter includes Big Sur, Napa and Mendocino.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine