Root Shock

How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, And What We Can Do About It

Author: Mindy Thompson Fullilove

Publisher: New Village Press

ISBN: 1613320191

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Root Shock examines three different U.S. cities to unmask the destructive and crippling results of decades-old urban renewal policies.

Root Shock

How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It

Author: Mindy Fullilove

Publisher: One World/Ballantine

ISBN: 0307544389

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8629

They called it progress. But for the people whose homes and districts were bulldozed, the urban renewal projects that swept America starting in 1949 were nothing short of assault. Vibrant city blocks—places rich in history—were reduced to garbage-strewn vacant lots. When a neighborhood is destroyed its inhabitants suffer “root shock”: a traumatic stress reaction related to the destruction of one’s emotional ecosystem. The ripple effects of root shock have an impact on entire communities that can last for decades. In this groundbreaking and ultimately hopeful book, Dr. Mindy Fullilove examines root shock through the story of urban renewal and its effect on the African American community. Between 1949 and 1973 this federal program, spearheaded by business and real estate interests, destroyed 1,600 African American neighborhoods in cities across the United States. But urban renewal didn’t just disrupt the black community. The anger it caused led to riots that sent whites fleeing for the suburbs, stripping them of their own sense of place. And it left big gashes in the centers of U.S. cities that are only now slowly being repaired. Focusing on three very different urban settings—the Hill District of Pittsburgh, the Central Ward in Newark, and the small Virginia city of Roanoke—Dr. Fullilove argues powerfully that the twenty-first century will be one of displacement and of continual demolition and reconstruction. Acknowledging the damage caused by root shock is crucial to coping with its human toll and building a road to recovery. Astonishing in its revelations, unsparing in its conclusions, Root Shock should be read by anyone who cares about the quality of life in American cities—and the dignity of those who reside there. From the Hardcover edition.

What is the Point of Being a Christian?

Author: Timothy Radcliffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408183439

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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What is the Point of Being a Christian? has been awarded the prestigious Michael Ramsey prize for the best in theological writing. For more information please visit: www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk What is the Point of being a Christian? One is pointed to God, who is the point of everything. If one thinks of religion as just 'useful' then one has reduced it to another consumer product. But if we are pointed to God, then this should make a difference to how we live. This is not a moral superiority. Christians are usually no better than anyone else. But the lives of Christians should be marked by some form of hope, freedom, happiness and courage. If they are not then why should anyone believe a word they say? In this new book, Timothy Radcliffe is at his best, writing with a prophetic edge. His argument for Christian belief is profoundly Catholic and profoundly human. But what is just as remarkable, Radcliffe's argument for and interpretation of Christian Gospel is couched in a deep understanding of human nature and the problems and anxieties of modern men and women. Radcliffe is far distant from the theologian's ivory tower and yet his understanding of the Gospel is profoundly theological. The frame of reference for this book is wide, and it is based amongst other things on Fr Radcliffe's pastoral experience of dealing with people with problematic marriages, those struggling with celibacy, those trying to understand the nature of religious authority and those trying to remain loyal to the Church which finds their sexual orientation 'irregular'.

We Want What's Ours

Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Program

Author: Bernadette Atuahene

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191024058

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Millions of people all over the world have been displaced from their homes and property. Dispossessed individuals and communities often lose more than the physical structures they live in and their material belongings, they are also denied their dignity. These are dignity takings, and land dispossessions occurring in South Africa during colonialism and apartheid are quintessential examples. There have been numerous examples of dignity takings throughout the world, but South Africa stands apart because of its unique remedial efforts. The nation has attempted to move beyond the more common step of providing reparations (compensation for physical losses) to instead facilitating dignity restoration, which is a comprehensive remedy that seeks to restore property while also confronting the underlying dehumanization, infantilization, and political exclusion that enabled the injustice. Dignity restoration is the fusion of reparations with restorative justice. In We Want Whats Ours, Bernadette Atuahenes detailed research and interviews with over one hundred and fifty South Africans who participated in the nations land restitution program provide a snapshot of South Africas successes and failures in achieving dignity restoration. We Want What's Ours is globally relevant because dignity takings have happened all around the world and throughout history: the Nazi confiscation of property from Jews during World War II; the Hutu taking of property from Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide; the widespread commandeering of native peoples property across the globe; and Saddam Husseins seizing of property from the Kurds and others in Iraq are but a few examples. When people are deprived of their property and dignity in years to come, the lessons learned in South Africa can help governments, policy makers, scholars, and international institutions make the transition from reparations to the more robust project of dignity restoration.

The Informed Gardener

Author: Linda K. Chalker-Scott

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295800321

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 7250

Winner of the Best Book Award in the 2009 Garden Writers Association Media Awards Named an "Outstanding Title" in University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2009 In this introduction to sustainable landscaping practices, Linda Chalker-Scott addresses the most common myths and misconceptions that plague home gardeners and horticultural professionals. Chalker-Scott offers invaluable advice to gardeners gardeners who have wondered: Are native plants the best choice for sustainable landscaping? Should you avoid disturbing the root ball when planting? Are organic products better or safer than synthetic ones? What is the best way to control weeds-fabric or mulch? Does giving vitamins to plants stimulate growth? Are compost teas effective in controlling diseases? When is the best time to water in hot weather? If you pay more, do you get a higher-quality plant? How can you differentiate good advice from bad advice? The answers may surprise you. In her more than twenty years as a university researcher and educator in the field of plant physiology, Linda Chalker-Scott has discovered a number of so-called truths that originated in traditional agriculture and that have been applied to urban horticulture, in many cases damaging both plant and environmental health. The Informed Gardener is based on basic and applied research from university faculty and landscape professionals, originally published in peer-reviewed journals. After reading this book, you will: Understand your landscape or garden plants as components of a living system Save time (by not overdoing soil preparation, weeding, pruning, staking, or replacing plants that have died before their time) Save money (by avoiding worthless or harmful garden products, and producing healthier, longer-lived plants) Reduce use of fertilizers and pesticides Assess marketing claims objectively This book will be of interest to landscape architects, nursery and landscape professionals, urban foresters, arborists, certified professional horticulturists, and home gardeners. For more information go to: http://www.theinformedgardener.com

A Handbook of Tropical Soil Biology

Sampling and Characterization of Below-ground Biodiversity

Author: Fatima M. S. Moreira,E. Jeroen Huising,David E. Bignell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136573097

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This practical handbook describes sampling and laboratory assessment methods for the biodiversity of a number of key functional groups of soil organisms, including insects, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and bacteria. The methods have been assembled and the protocols drafted by a number of scientists associated with the UNEP-GEF funded Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below-Ground Biodiversity Project, executed by the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). The methods provide a standardized basis for characterizing soil biodiversity and current land uses in terrestrial natural, semi-natural and agroecosystems in tropical forests and at forest margins. The aim is to assess soil biodiversity against current and historic land use practices both at plot and landscape scales and, further, to identify opportunities for improved sustainable land management through the introduction, management or remediation of soil biota, thus reducing the need for external inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. The book also contains extensive advice on the handling of specimens and the allocation of organisms to strain or functional group type. Published with TSBF-CIAT, CTA, UNEP and GEF

Indoor Marijuana Horticulture

Author: Jorge Cervantes

Publisher: Van Patten Publishing

ISBN: 9781878823298

Category: Gardening

Page: 332

View: 8300

Gardening All-in-One For Dummies

Author: The National Gardening Association,Bob Beckstrom,Karan Davis Cutler,Kathleen Fisher,Phillip Giroux,Judy Glattstein,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken,Charlie Nardozzi,Sally Roth,Marcia Tatroe,Lance Walheim,Ann Whitman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053168

Category: Gardening

Page: 744

View: 5244

"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on: Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard.

Target Seedling Symposium

Proceedings, Combined Meeting of the Western Forest Nursery Associations, August 13-17, 1990, Roseburg, Oregon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest nurseries

Page: 286

View: 7390

Trees in the Urban Landscape

Site Assessment, Design, and Installation

Author: Peter J. Trowbridge,Nina L. Bassuk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471392460

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

View: 1658

This hands-on guidebook provides practical, applied information on design considerations, site planning and understand-ing, plant selection, installation, and maintenance of trees in challenging urban environments.

Taylor's Guide to Trees

The Definitive, Easy-to-use Guide to 200 of the Garden's Most Important Plants

Author: Susan A. Roth

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618068890

Category: Gardening

Page: 408

View: 8948

An illustrated guide to growing trees for spring bloom, fall color, fruit, ornamental bark, disease resistance, or attracting birds offers advice on proper planting, placement, growing, and pruning techniques.

Backyard Bounty

The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Linda Gilkeson

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924745

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 9058

Grow more food with less work in any yard

METRIA 3

proceedings of the third conference of the Metropolitan Tree Improvement Alliance (METRIA), held at Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, June 18-20, 1980

Author: Metropolitan Tree Improvement Alliance. Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 138

View: 2194

Golden Hour E-Book

The Handbook of Advanced Pediatric Life Support (Mobile Medicine Series)

Author: David G. Nichols,Myron Yaster,Charles N. Paidas,Charles Schleien

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081312

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 6440

The Golden Hour: The Handbook of Advanced Pediatric Life Support, by Drs. David G. Nichols, Myron Yaster, Charles Schleien, and Charles N. Paidas, a new edition in the Mobile Medicine Series, presents today’s life-saving approaches for the critically ill or injured child. Time is of the essence when performing emergency techniques such as intraosseous needle insertion and intubation, so find what you need quickly using this guide’s step-by-step, outline format that includes numerous algorithms, tables, and figures. Significant updates and revisions make the third edition a must-have for any physician, resident, nurse, or emergency medical technician. Find what you need quickly when performing emergency techniques such as cardioversion/defibrillation with a step-by-step, outline format that includes numerous algorithms, tables, and figures. Prepare for a broad range of emergency situations with new chapters on General Surgical Emergencies; Asthma; Acute Renal Failure; Diabetic Ketoacidosis; Gastrointestinal Emergencies; Liver Failure; Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies; Hypo/Hyperthermia; and Terrorism and Mass Casualty. Solve more clinical challenges with new and expanded material, including spinal cord trauma, and additional focus on the hot topic of pain and sedation. Get expert visual guidance with additional illustrations to supplement the comprehensive coverage.

Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555484

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 1429

A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.

How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition

(and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

Author: John Jeavons

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607741903

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 8037

Decades before the terms “eco-friendly” and “sustainable growing” entered the vernacular, How to Grow More Vegetables demonstrated that small-scale, high-yield, all-organic gardening methods could yield bountiful crops over multiple growing cycles using minimal resources in a suburban environment. The concept that John Jeavons and the team at Ecology Action launched more than 40 years ago has been embraced by the mainstream and continues to gather momentum. Today, How to Grow More Vegetables, now in its fully revised and updated 8th edition, is the go-to reference for food growers at every level: from home gardeners dedicated to nurturing their backyard edibles in maximum harmony with nature’s cycles, to small-scale commercial producers interested in optimizing soil fertility and increasing plant productivity. Whether you hope to harvest your first tomatoes next summer or are planning to grow enough to feed your whole family in years to come, How to Grow More Vegetables is your indispensable sustainable garden guide.

Leading the inclusive city

Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Author: Hambleton, Robin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144731185X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 2933

Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values – advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.

Das Sommerbuch

Author: N.A

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838753224

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 9591

Sophia und ihre Großmutter verbringen den Sommer auf einer winzigen Insel im finnischen Meerbusen. Die beiden streifen umher, plaudern, streiten, stellen Fragen. Zusammen mit ihnen erleben wir eine Welt voller kleiner Wunder - und eine rundum glückliche (Lese-)Zeit. Tove Jansson, die Autorin der MUMIN-Geschichten, lässt viele ihrer eigenen Erfahrungen in dieses Buch einfließen. Ein poetischer und heiterer Roman, der den finnischen Sommer atmet. "Es ist fast magisch zu nennen, Tove Jansson schreibt in einfachen Sätzen, gleichzeitig mit viel Nachhall. Die Lektüre ist wie ein Blick in ein klares, reines Gewässer, bei dem man plötzlich in die Tiefe schaut." The Guardian