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A Field Guide to Sprawl

By: Dolores Hayden Ph.D.

Price: $14.20

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: June 2006

Seller ID: 19425

ISBN: 0393731987

Condition: New


A Field Guide to Sprawl was selected by the urban web site Planetizen for its list of "Top Ten Books in Urban Studies" and by Discover magazine for its list of "Top 20 Books in Science." Features on the book appeared in The New York Times and the Boston Globe. Duck, ruburb, tower farm, big box, and pig-in-a-python are among the dozens of zany terms invented by real estate developers and designers today to characterize land-use practices and the physical elements of sprawl. Sprawl in the environment, based on the metaphor of a person spread out, is hard to define. This concise book engage... View more info

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Waterpower in Lowell: Engineering and Industry in Nineteenth-Century America (Johns Hopkins Introductory Studies in the History of Technology)

By: Patrick M. Malone

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: November 2009

Seller ID: 16978

ISBN: 0801893062

Condition: New


Patrick M. Malone demonstrates how innovative engineering helped make Lowell, Massachusetts, a potent symbol of American industrial prowess in the 19th century. Waterpower spurred the industrialization of the early United States and was the principal power for textile manufacturing until well after the Civil War. Industrial cities therefore grew alongside many of America's major waterways. Ideally located at Pawtucket Falls on the Merrimack River, Lowell was one such city--a rural village rapidly transformed into a booming center for textile production and machine building. Malone explai... View more info