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              Aspen and the American Dream: How One Town Manages Inequality in the Era of Supergentrification
               

              Aspen and the American Dream: How One Town Manages Inequality in the Era of Supergentrification (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stuber, Jenny

              • RRP: $56.99
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              • Pub Date
                11 May 21

              How is it possible for a town to exist where the median household income is about $73,000, but the median home price is about $4,000,000? Boring into the "impossible"math of Aspen, Colorado,Stuberexplores how middle-class people have found a way to live in thissupergentrified tow...n. Interviewing a range of residents, policymakers, and officials,Stubershows that what resolves the math equation between incomes and home values in Aspen, Colorado-the X-factorthat makes middle-class life possible-is the careful orchestration of diverse class interests within local politics and the community. She explores how this is achieved through a highly regulatory and extractive land use code that provides symbolic and material value to highly affluent investors and part-year residents, as well as less-affluent locals, many of whom benefit from an array of subsidies-including an extensive affordable housing program-that redistribute economic resources in ways that make it possible for middle-class residents to live there.Stuberfurther examines how Latinos, who provide much of the service work in Aspen and who tend to live outside the town, fit into the social geography of one of the most unequal places in the country. Overall,Stuberargues that the Aspen's ability to balance the interests of its diverse class constituencies is not a foregone conclusion; rather, it is the result of efforts by local stakeholders-citizens, government, developers, and vacationers-to preserve the town's unique feel and value, and "keep Aspen, Aspen" in all its complex dynamics.
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              ISBN 9780520306608
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Beethoven, A Life

              Beethoven, A Life (Hardback)

              By Caeyers, Jan; Foreword by Hope, Daniel; Translated by Annable, Brent

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              <![CDATA[This internationally bestselling biography of Ludwig van Beethoven, now translated into English for the first time, offers an unparalleled story of the composer's life and works. With unprecedented access to the archives at the Beethoven House in Bonn, renowned Beethoven... conductor and scholar Jan Caeyers expertly weaves together a deeply human and complex image of Beethoven-his troubled youth, his unpredictable mood swings, his desires, relationships, and conflicts with family and friends, the mysteries surrounding his affair with the "immortal beloved," and the dramatic tale of his deafness. Caeyers also offers new insights into Beethoven's music and its gradual transformation from the work of a skilled craftsman into that of a consummate artist. Demonstrating an impressive command of the vast scholarship on this iconic composer, Caeyers brings Beethoven's world alive with elegant prose, memorable musical descriptions, and vivid depictions of Bonn and Vienna-the cities where Beethoven produced and performed his works. Caeyers explores how Beethoven's career was impacted by the historical and philosophical shifts taking place in the music world, and conversely, how his own trajectory changed the course of the music industry. Equal parts absorbing cultural history and lively biography, Beethoven, A Life paints a complex portrait of the musical genius who redefined the musical style of his day and went on to become one of the great pillars of Western art music.]]>
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              ISBN 9780520343542
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
              Publisher University of California Press
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              How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness: Innovations That Work
               

              How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness: Innovations That Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gibbs, Linda; Bainbridge, Jay; Rosenblatt, Muzzy; Mammo, Tamiru

              • RRP: $56.99
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              • Pub Date
                29 Jun 21

              Creative solutions for global cities addressing their urgent homeless crises. This book takes on perhaps the most formidable issue facing metropolitan areas today: the large numbers of people experiencing homelessnes within cities. Four dedicated experts with first-hand experienc...e profile ten cities-Bogota, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, New York City, Baltimore, Edmonton, Paris, and Athens-to explore ideas, strategies, successes, and failures. Together they bring an array of government, nonprofit, and academic perspectives to offer a truly global perspective. The authors answer essential questions about the nature and causes of homelessness and analyze how cities have used innovation and local political coordination to address this pervasive problem. Ten Global Cities will be an invaluable resource not only for students of policy and social work but for municipal, regional, and national policymakers; nonprofit service providers; community advocates and activists; and all citizens who want to collaborate for real change. These authors argue that homelessness is not an insurmountable social condition, and their examples show that cities and individuals working in coordination can lead the charge for better outcomes.
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              ISBN 9780520344679
              Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
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              River Plains and Sea Coasts
               

              River Plains and Sea Coasts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Russell, Richard J.; Foreword by Sauer, Carl Ortwin

              • RRP: $75.99
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              • Pub Date
                18 Jun 21

              This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer...-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1967.]
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              ISBN 9780520316973
              Released NZ 18 Jun 2021
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              The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
                

              The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide (Hardback)

              Edited by McKay, George; Volume editor Cooke, F.; Hutchinson, Stephen; Vogt, Richard G.; Dingle, Hugh

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              A comprehensive exploration of the world of animals integrates color illustrations, distribution maps, diagrams, wildlife photographs, and detailed coverage of all sorts of animals, along with an overview of animal evolution, biology, behavior, and classification.

              ISBN 9780520244061
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2004
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure
               

              The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure (Hardback)

              By Balcombe, Jonathan Peter

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              Opens our eyes to a different, more scientifically way of looking at the animal kingdom. In more than one hundred striking images, this title celebrates the full range of animal experience with dramatic portraits of animal pleasure ranging from the charismatic and familiar to the... obscure and bizarre.
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              ISBN 9780520260245
              Released NZ 15 May 2011
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease
               

              Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harvell, Drew

              • RRP: $47.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Jun 21

              There is a growing crisis in our oceans: mysterious outbreaks of infectious disease are on the rise. Marine epidemics can cause mass die-offs of wildlife from the bottom to the top of food chains, impacting the health of ocean ecosystems as well as lives on land. Portending globa...l environmental disaster, ocean outbreaks are fueled by warming seas, sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture, and drifting plastic.Ocean Outbreak follows renowned scientist Drew Harvell and her colleagues into the field as they investigate how four iconic marine animals-corals, abalone, salmon, and starfish-have been devastated by disease. Based on over twenty years of research, this firsthand account of the sometimes gradual, sometimes exploding impact of disease on our ocean's biodiversity ends with solutions and a call to action. Only through policy changes and the implementation of innovative solutions from nature can we reduce major outbreaks, save some ocean ecosystems, and protect our fragile environment.
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              ISBN 9780520382985
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution

              The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution (Hardback)

              By Frykman, Niklas

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              Mutiny tore like wildfire through the wooden warships of the age of revolution. While commoners across Europe laid siege to the nobility and enslaved workers put the torch to plantation islands, out on the oceans, naval seamen by the tens of thousands turned their guns on the qua...rterdeck and overthrew the absolute rule of captains. By the early 1800s, anywhere between one-third and one-half of all naval seamen serving in the North Atlantic had participated in at least one mutiny, many of them in several, and some even on ships in different navies. In The Bloody Flag, historian Niklas Frykman explores in vivid prose how a decade of violent conflict onboard gave birth to a distinct form of radical politics that brought together the egalitarian culture of North Atlantic maritime communities with the revolutionary era's constitutional republicanism. The attempt to build a radical maritime republic failed, but the red flag that flew from the masts of mutinous ships survived to become the most enduring global symbol of class struggle, economic justice, and republican liberty to this day. ]
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              ISBN 9780520355477
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2020
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Series California World History Library
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              A Global History of War: From Assyria to the Twenty-First Century
               

              A Global History of War: From Assyria to the Twenty-First Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Avid Woods. Foreword by R ed.)

              By Chaliand, Gerard; Translated by Mangin-Woods, Michele; Woods, David; Foreword by Wong, R. Bin

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              How did the foremost non-European empires of the world rise and fall? What critical role did the nomads of the Eurasian steppes and their descendants play? This title illuminates the poorly understood military cultures and martial traditions of the great Eurasian empires, includi...ng Turkey, China, Iran, and Mongolia.
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              ISBN 9780520283619
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2014
              Publisher University of California Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Short History of the French Revolution, 1789-1799
               

              A Short History of the French Revolution, 1789-1799 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Soboul, Albert; Translated by Symcox, Geoffrey

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              Presents a synopsis of the author's interpretation of the French Revolution. This book argues that the Revolution can only be understood in terms of class struggle, and that any attempt to diminish the significance of class conflict as its motive force obscures the meaning of the... events of the Revolution and rends them ultimately incomprehensible.
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              ISBN 9780520034198
              Released NZ 15 Jul 1977
              Publisher University of California Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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