Books

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Seventh Heaven

Seventh Heaven

Travels through Jewish Latin America

Stavans’s Ongoing Quest to Find a Convergence Between the Personal and Historical

The British Arboretum

The British Arboretum

Trees, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

This study explores the science and culture of nineteenth-century British arboretums, or tree collections. The development of arboretums was fostered by a variety of factors, each of which is explored in detail: global trade and exploration, the popularity of collecting, the significance to the British economy and society, developments in Enlightenment science, changes in landscape gardening aesthetics and agricultural and horticultural improvement.Arboretums were idealized as microcosms of nature, miniature encapsulations of the globe and as living museums. This book critically examines different kinds of arboretum in order to understand the changing practical, scientific, aesthetic and pedagogical principles that underpinned their design, display and the way in which they were viewed. It is the first study of its kind and fills a gap in the literature on Victorian science and culture.

Overtaken by the Night

Overtaken by the Night

One Russian's Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror

Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky, the subject of this book, was a witness to his country’s unfolding tragedy—the decay of the tsarist autocracy, world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and its descent into terror. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer, he was an active participant in the troubled and turbulent events of his time, often struggling against the tide. Overtaken by the Night paints a fascinating picture of Dzhunkovsky’s incredible life that reveals much about a long and crucial period in Russian history. It is a story of Russia in revolution reminiscent of the fictional Doctor Zhivago, but even more extraordinary for being true.

Building Character

Building Character

The Racial Politics of Modern Architectural Style

Traces the Racial Charge of the Architectural Writings of Five Modern Theorists

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Children, Television, and Fred Rogers

Mark Collins and Margaret Mary Kimmel detail the story of Pennsylvania native Fred Rogers and his classic PBS children’s program Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. This is an updated edition featuring a new foreword by David “Mr. McFeely” Newell.

In My Unknowing

In My Unknowing

Poems
In his new poetry collection, Chard deNiord explores the paradoxical nature of unknowing. I WEPT WITH JOY ABOVE THE RIVER I wept with joy above the river.I wept with sorrow above the river.My tears were clear, both sweet and bitter.One leaf cried out to another,“Empty me ...
Neoliberalism on the Ground

Neoliberalism on the Ground

Architecture and Transformation from the 1960s to the Present
Architecture and urbanism have contributed to one of the most sweeping transformations of our times. Over the past four decades, neoliberalism has been not only a dominant paradigm in politics but a process of bricks and mortar in everyday life. Rather than to ask what a neoliberal architecture looks like, ...
The Woman in the Corner

The Woman in the Corner

Poems
The Woman in the Corner keenly observes and gives voice to the ambiguities and astonishments that we often turn away from—in human relationships and in our own unruly hearts. In poems that speak fearlessly about sex and grief, mothers and daughters, and friendships and marriage, Krygowski examines the beauty ...
Imperial Liquor

Imperial Liquor

Poems
Imperial Liquor is a chronicle of melancholy, a reaction to the monotony of racism. These poems concern loneliness, fear, fatigue, rage, and love; they hold fatherhood held against the vulnerability of the black male body, aging, and urban decay. Part remembrance, part swan song for the Compton, California of the 1980...
Persuasive Acts

Persuasive Acts

Women’s Rhetorics in the Twenty-First Century
In June 2015, Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole in front of South Carolina’s state capitol and removed the Confederate flag. The following month, the Confederate flag was permanently removed from the state capitol. Newsome is a compelling example of a twenty-first-century woman rhetor, along with bloggers, writers, politicians, activists, artists, ...
A Mighty Capital under Threat

A Mighty Capital under Threat

The Environmental History of London, 1800-2000

American, Canadian, and British scholars probe the environmental history of London during the modern and contemporary period.

Motor City Green

Motor City Green

A Century of Landscapes and Environmentalism in Detroit

Motor City Green sheds light on the ways social and political history intersect with urban and environmental history as a new way to tell the history of Detroit.

The Slide

The Slide

Leyland, Bonds, and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates

In the deciding game of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered the most dramatic and devastating loss in team history when former Pirate Sid Bream slid home with the winning run. Bream’s infamous slide ended the last game played by Barry Bonds in a Pirates uniform and sent the franchise reeling into a record twenty-season losing streak. The Slide tells the story of the myriad events, beginning with the aftermath of the 1979 World Series, which led to the fated 1992 championship game and beyond.

Gone to Ground

Gone to Ground

A History of Environment and Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam

An examination of the profound and rapid growth of Africa’s largest city during a pivotal era of national and global uncertainty.

Itineraries of Expertise

Itineraries of Expertise

Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America

Sixteen contributors dig deeper and uncover the national and transnational negotiation of expertise, including the role of Latin American experts in these processes.

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