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City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

by Carl Smith

A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of political, economic, and social institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas that are a support for the beliefs, values, and aspirations of the people who created the city. In "City Water, City Life," celebrated historian Carl Smith explores this concept through an insightful examination of the development of the first successful waterworks systems in Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago between the 1790s and the 1860s. By examining the place of water in the nineteenth-century consciousness, Smith illuminates how city dwellers perceived themselves during the great age of American urbanization. aBut "City Water, City Life" is more than a history of urbanization. aIt is also a refreshing meditation on water as a necessity, as a resource for commerce and industry, and as an essentialOCoand centralOCopart of how we define our civilization.

The City When It Rains

by Thomas H. Cook

A photographer struggles to understand a stranger's suicideThere's nothing special about the woman's death. It comes over the police radio like any other sad story: a woman found on the sidewalk, killed after plunging from her apartment. But something about the gruesome scene grabs David Corman's attention. A freelance photographer with a defunct marriage and a career on the skids, he fixates on this mysterious death. Though near starvation, the woman had been buying formula to feed to a baby doll. Before she leapt, she tossed the plastic child out the window. David photographs the dead woman and her pretend child; although he's jaded, the strange scene stirs his compassion, and he begins researching her past. He's convinced that his job has shown him the worst the city has to offer. But learning the truth behind this futile suicide will teach David that New York is even uglier than he imagined.

The City Who Fought (Brainship #4)

by Anne Mccaffrey S. M. Stirling

Simeon was a shellperson with a mission. After a refugee ship arrived, they said that Station SSS-900 was to be in the Fist of High-Clan Kolnar. If anyone was to survive, he must help them.

City without End (The Entire and the Rose #3)

by Kay Kenyon

In this series Kay Kenyon has created her most vivid and compelling society yet, the universe Entire. Reviewers have called this "a grand world," "an enormous stage," and "a bravura concept."On this stage unfolds a mighty struggle for dominance between two universes. Titus Quinn has forged an unstable peace with the Tarig lords. The ruinous capability of the nanotech surge weapon he possesses ensures détente. But it is a sham. In what the godwoman Zhiya calls "a fit of moral goodness," he's thrown the weapon into the space-folding waters of the Nigh. This clears the way for an enemy he could have never foreseen: the people of the Rose. A small cadre led by Helice Maki is determined to take the Entire for itself and leave the earth in ruins. The transform of earth will begin deep in a western desert and will sweep over the lives of ordinary people, entangling Quinn's sister-in-law Caitlin in a deepening and ultimate conspiracy.In the Entire, Quinn stalks Helice to the fabled Rim City, encircling the heart of the Entire. Here he at last finds his daughter, now called Sen Ni, in the Chalin style. Outside of earth-based time, she has grown to adulthood. He hardly knows her, and finds her the mistress of a remarkable dream-time insurgency against the Tarig lords--and more, a woman risen high in the Entire's meritocracy. Quinn needs his daughter's help against the woman who would destroy the earth. But Sen Ni has her own plans and allies, among them a boy-navitar unlike any other pilot of the River Nigh--a navitar willing and supremely able to break his vows and bend the world. Quinn casts his fate with the beautiful and resourceful Ji Anzi who--sent on a journey to other realms--holds the key to Quinn's heart and his overarching mission. But as he approaches the innermost sanctuary of the Tarig, he is alone. Waiting for him are powerful adversaries, including a lady who both hates and loves him, the high prefect of the dragon court, and Quinn's most implacable enemy, a warrior whose chaotic mind will soon be roused from an eternal slumber.

City Woman

by Patricia Scanlan

Devlin, Caroline, and Maggie's friendship is tested like never before in this engrossing follow-up to internationally bestselling author Patricia Scanlan's City Girl.Friends through thick and thin. Devlin's flair and ambition has made the City Girl health and leisure complex highly successful. But soon she will be forced to choose between her personal and professional lives. Caroline, still coming to terms with her husband's revelations, faces an uncertain future. Will she be able to fight her demons? Maggie, torn between motherhood and career, finds her marriage under threat. After years of putting other people's needs before her own, Maggie has to decide if it's time to put herself first. Full of warmth, wit, and wisdom, City Woman is an engrossing family drama from the bestselling author of With All My Love and A Time for Friends.

The City's Son

by Tom Pollock

Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets.When a devastating betrayal drives her from her home, graffiti artist Beth Bradley stumbles into the secret city, where she finds Filius Viae, London's ragged crown prince, just when he needs someone most. An ancient enemy has returned to the darkness under St. Paul's Cathedral, bent on reigniting a centuries-old war, and Beth and Fil find themselves in a desperate race through a bizarre urban wonderland, searching for a way to save the city they both love.The City's Son is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne trilogy: a story about family, friends and monsters, and how you can't always tell which is which.

Civic Ecology

by Marianne E. Krasny Keith G. Tidball

In communities across the country and around the world, people are coming together to rebuild and restore local environments that have been affected by crisis or disaster. In New Orleans after Katrina, in New York after Sandy, in Soweto after apartheid, and in any number of postindustrial, depopulated cities, people work together to restore nature, renew communities, and heal themselves. In Civic Ecology, Marianne Krasny and Keith Tidball offer stories of this emerging grassroots environmental stewardship, along with an interdisciplinary framework for understanding and studying it as a growing international phenomenon. Krasny and Tidball draw on research in social capital and collective efficacy, ecosystem services, social learning, governance, social-ecological systems, and other findings in the social and ecological sciences to investigate how people, practices, and communities interact. Along the way, they chronicle local environmental stewards who have undertaken such tasks as beautifying blocks in the Bronx, clearing trash from the Iranian countryside, and working with traumatized veterans to conserve nature and recreate community. Krasny and Tidball argue that humans' innate love of nature and attachment to place compels them to restore nature and places that are threatened, destroyed, or lost. At the same time, they report, nature and community exert a healing and restorative power on their stewards.

Civic Imagination

by Gianpaolo Baiocchi Peter Klein Stephanie Savell Elizabeth A Bennett Alissa Cordner

The Civic Imagination provides a rich empirical description of civic life and a broader discussion of the future of democracy in contemporary America. Over the course of a year, five researchers observed and participated in 7 civic organisations in a mid-sized US city. They draw on this ethnographic evidence to map the 'civic imaginations' that motivate citizenship engagement in America today. The book unpacks how contemporary Americans think about and act toward positive social and political change while the authors' findings challenge contemporary assertions of American apathy. This will be an important book for students and academics interested in political science and sociology.

Civic Unrest

by Marcia Amidon Lusted

From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the civil rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change examines the history behind civic unrest and the methods people use to fight for basic human rights such as freedom of speech and the right to vote. Civic Unrest discusses the different reasons for and methods of revolution, while offering young readers the opportunity to learn about the structure of the U. S. government and how the elements within the U. S. Constitution were decided upon by the Founding Fathers. Activities use elements of history, civics, and mathematics to interpret data, create maps, and debate issues. These enrich learning and encourage students to ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions while allowing for a hands-on immersion in the complex elements of civic unrest and democracies. Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in history and social studies; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

The Civically Engaged Reader: A Diverse Collection of Short Provocative Readings on Civic Activity

by Adam Davis Elizabeth Lynn

We all know that reflection is a key component of effective service and civic engagement. This book is a must-have resource, a compendium of writing from diverse times and voices guaranteed to stimulate lively conversation and hard thinking." -- Elizabeth Hollander, executive director, Campus Compact This book is for anyone who has ever tossed a dime in a panhandler's cup--or had one tossed in his own. It's for anyone who has ever served at a soup kitchen, volunteered to bake cookies, tutored a child, or fought a war. Admittedly, it raises as many questions as it answers and complicates as much as it simplifies. But if you've ever considered the possibility of a better world, and reflected on how you might take part in such a place, this is the book to take along for the journey." -- Billy Lombardo, author of The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories and former Service Learnign Program director at the Latin School of Chicago The Civically Engaged Reader assembles more than forty provocative and diverse readings that range across literature, philosophy, and religion. These selections invite reflection on all kinds of civic-minded activities--from giving and serving to leading and associating--and on the vital connections between thought and service. The selections in The Civically Engaged Reader will stimulate both individual contemplation and lively group discussion and debate. Appendixes with questions for discussion and tips for making those discussions meaningful make this anthology a ready-to-go resource for service and volunteer groups, as well as college classrooms. Published with support from the Project on Civic Reflection.

Civics and Economics

by James E. Davis Phyllis Fernlund

This book is about civic participation. Some of the topics covered are: foundations of citizenship, creating a lasting government, the federal government, state and local government, the American economic system and many more.

Civics and Economics (Virginia Edition)

by Peter Woll James E. Davis Phyllis Fernlund

The book contains unit lessons on: Foundations of Citizenship, Creating a Lasting Government, The Federal Government, Virginia State and Local Government, Foundations of Economics, Government and the Economy, The American Legal System, People Make a Difference and special features.

Civics, Economics & Geography

by McGraw-Hill

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Civics for Today: Participation and Citizenship (Second Revision)

by Steven C. Wolfson

The content and organization of Civics for Today follows the guidelines set forth in Civitas: A Framework for Civic Education developed by the Center for Civic Education in collaboration with the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship and the National Council for the Social Studies.

Civics: Government and Economics in Action

by James J. Davis Phyllis Maxey Fernlund Peter Woll

The goal of this textbook is to encourage students to participate in government both in and outside of the classroom.

Civics: Government and Economics in Action

by Peter Woll James E. Davis Phyllis Fernlund

In Civics: Government and Economics in Action you will learn about the United States government and economy --and how you can participate as an active citizen.

Civics in America

by Stephen Feinstein Michael Barry Mary Kathleen Flynn Ann Sherman Judith Lloyd Yero

"Civics in America" contains chapters on American Citizenship, The foundations of American Government, The Constitution, The Living Constitution, The Legislative Branch, The Executive Branch, State Government, How Our Political System works (Parties, Politics and Participation), Law and Out Legal System, Economics and the American Economy, United States Foreign Policy. In addition it contains Skills Hand Book, Civics in America features.

Civics In Practice: Principles of Government and Economics

by Holt Mcdougal

Text covers a tradition of democracy; the Federal Government; State and Local Government; the citizen in government; the citizen in society; the American economy; the United States and the world.

Civics: Participating in Government

by Phyllis Maxey Fernlund James E. Davis

Foundations of American citizenship, society and its values, its political heritage, how American constitution was framed, religion, and the Bill of Rights form the subject of this volume.

Civics: Responsibilities and Citizenship

by David C. Saffell

Civics is the study of citizenship and government. The word comes from the Latin word civis, meaning "citizen' In ancient Rome, where the word was first used, only wealthy landowners were allowed to be citizens. As such, they enjoyed special privileges that the common people did not share. Today the word citizen --a member of a community with a government and laws --applies to most people.

Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics and You Daily Lecture and Discussion Notes

by The Editors at The McGraw-Hill Companies

This book provides detailed outlines for each section of the student textbook, page number references, and discussion questions to encourage student participation in classroom activities. Each section begins with a short, high-interest "Did You Know?" anecdote.

Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You

by John J. Patrick Richard C. Remy Gary E. Clayton David C. Saffell

A civics program building the next generation of active Americans "Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You" meets the content standards for civics and government as outlined by the National Standards for Civics and Government. Many young citizens are completing their education with little or no sense of civic responsibility. This program teaches the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective, active citizen. It also encourages an appreciation for the American political system and fosters a willingness to take part in American democracy. Two economics units provide an understanding of the interrelationship between democracy and the free enterprise system.

Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics & You

by John J. Patrick Dinah Zike Richard C. Remy Gary E. Clayton David C. Saffell

A civics program building the next generation of active Americans "Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You" meets the content standards for civics and government as outlined by the National Standards for Civics and Government. Many young citizens are completing their education with little or no sense of civic responsibility. This program teaches the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective, active citizen. It also encourages an appreciation for the American political system and fosters a willingness to take part in American democracy. Two economics units provide an understanding of the interrelationship between democracy and the free enterprise system.

Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You (Alabama Edition)

by John J. Patrick Richard C. Remy David C. Saffell Clayton Gary E.

Outlines the standards of citizenship and provides the reader with achievement expectations in Alabama in the first pages of the book. Equipping every student with the processes of the world they live in, the history, the functions and purposes of the government, the role they should play as citizens, what it entails to be a citizen.

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