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Gardening All-in-One for Dummies
The National Gardening Association, et al
0764525557
February 28, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
“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 dont 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 For Dummies comes in.

Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Cant tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Dont worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your...



Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future
Fred Brock
0805073744
February 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
The aging of the baby boomers heralds in its own way a rush to proffer advice and counsel on all topics, from reinventing lives to investing wisely for the short and longer terms. This experienced financial professional jumps at the opportunity of focusing on the latter. By no means a self-acclaimed money wizard, New York Times "Seniority" columnist Brock has, quite literally, learned on the job--and applies his knowledge frankly and pragmatically. What's more, his main message may shock many who have long believed that 70 to 80 percent of final salary is a mandatory number to accumulate for retirement. His recommendation? Based on current and projected savings, it may be just as easy to cut back and simplify lifestyles, whether that means moving to a less expensive area or streamlining postretirement activities or...


A Concise Guide to Community Planning
Kenneth B. Hall
0070255911
Aug 1994
Hardcover
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Review
Hildebrandt, Monica Tidewater Builder : ``A readable 200 pages detailing a fresh vision for understanding and planning communities.''

Hildebrandt, Monica, Tidewater Builder, 9/94
"A readable 200 pages detailing a fresh vision for understanding and planning communities."

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Community by Design
Kenneth B. Hall
007134523X
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Review
Journal of the American Planning Association : The suburban landscape of the United States – the all-too-familiar array of fast-food franchise, big-box retail stores, parking lots, and clogged arterials – the subject of Hall and Porterfield's book. … Guided by the principles of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), the authors use excerpts from that organization's charter to illuminate their advocacy of more connected development patterns. The book’s scope extends beyond the commercial strip to include the major building blocks of towns and suburbs suck as apartment complexes, schools, parks, and office campuses. ...

One ideal audience for this book might be suburban planning commissioners, who need guidance from designers in order to understand the differences between conventional suburban...



Smart Communities : How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future
Suzanne W. Morse
0787965162
March 18, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
“Anyone who dreams of making his or her community a better place to live and work should read this book. It is a refreshingly practical primer on how towns, cities, and regions can create a shared vision and measurable impact.”
—Janice C. Kreamer, president and CEO, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

“Innovation and entrepreneurship have always been the driving forces behind the success of U.S. commerce and industry. Smart Communities clearly demonstrates with real and compelling examples that these same forces are just as important in the public and nonprofit sectors and are making a difference in communities all over America.”
—Michael Rubinger, president, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

“Everyone who is working to bring about...



The United States of Europe: The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy
T. R. Reid
0143036084
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
While the United States flexes its economic and military muscles around the world as the dominant global player, it may soon have company. According to the Washington Post's T.R. Reid, the nations of Europe are setting aside differences to form an entity that's gaining strength, all seemingly unbeknownst to the U.S. and its citizens. The new Europe, Reid says, "has more people, more wealth, and more trade than the United States of America," plus more leverage gained through membership in international organizations and generous foreign aid policies that reap political clout. Reid tells how European countries were willing to discontinue their individual centuries-old currencies and adopt the Euro, the monetary unit that is now a dominant force in world markets. This is noteworthy not just for exploring the considerable...


Contemporary Urban Planning (7th Edition)
John M. Levy
0131930680
August 25, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on the author's extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives readers an insider's view of sub-state urban planning—the “nitty-gritty” details on the interplay of politics, law, money, and interest groups. The author takes a balanced, non-judgmental approach to introduce a range of ideological and political perspectives on the operation of political, economic, and demographic forces in city planning. Unlike other books on the subject, this one is strong in its coverage of economics, law, finance, and urban governance. It examines the underlying forces of growth and change and discusses frankly who benefits and loses by particular decisions. A four-part organization covers the background and development of contemporary planning; the structure and practice of contemporary planning;...


The New Urban Sociology
Mark Gottdiener
0072891807
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first edition of The New Urban Sociology represented a major breakthrough text for urban sociology and urban studies programs. Now in its second edition, the text has been completely revised and updated throughout to include discussions of many current topics and new case study material highlighting recent work in the field. This book is organized around an integrated paradigm throughout – the sociospatial perspective – which considers the role played by social factors such as race, class, gender, lifestyle, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas.

About the Author
Mark Gottdiener is chair of the Department of Sociology at the State University of New York-Buffalo. He is the author of eleven books, including The Social...


The United States of Europe: The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy
T. R. Reid
1594200335
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
While the United States flexes its economic and military muscles around the world as the dominant global player, it may soon have company. According to the Washington Post's T.R. Reid, the nations of Europe are setting aside differences to form an entity that's gaining strength, all seemingly unbeknownst to the U.S. and its citizens. The new Europe, Reid says, "has more people, more wealth, and more trade than the United States of America," plus more leverage gained through membership in international organizations and generous foreign aid policies that reap political clout. Reid tells how European countries were willing to discontinue their individual centuries-old currencies and adopt the Euro, the monetary unit that is now a dominant force in world markets. This is noteworthy not just for exploring the considerable...


Modeling the Environment: An Introduction to System Dynamics Models of Environmental Systems
Andrew Ford
1559636017
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Modeling the Environment is the first introductory textbook for a technique of rapidly growing importance. It requires little or no mathematical background, and is appropriate for undergraduate environmental students as well as professionals new to modelling. Developed from the author's own introductory course, it is classroom-tested and represents an important contribution to the field of system dynamics.Modeling techniques that allow managers and researchers to see in advance the consequences of actions and policies are becoming increasingly important to environmental management. The models produced are vital analytical tools that aid the policy-setting and implementation process, and help us to understand how environmental systems respond to management interventions.Modeling the Environment is a basic...


Paula Deen and Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style
Paula H. Deen
0743267222
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Deen, the popular Food Network personality and proprietor of the Savannah restaurant The Lady & Sons, shares 24 party menus, featuring recipes culled from her friends and family. Of course, things are skewed Southern, but Deen's quick to point out that "the love and appreciation for our Deep South cookin' knows no geographic boundaries" (nor does it know any dietary restrictions). Working with Savannah magazine's Nesbit, Deen covers festive but low-key events such as a Bridge Club Supper and a Georgia Bulldawg Parking Lot Tailgate, as well as a few holidays, including a New Year's Day Soup Lunch. The authors and their friends—there's a preschool teacher, a scoutmaster, "Martha's husband Gary's cousin" and others—are bent on making their brunches, lunches and dinners colorful but casual. Among...


Conflict Management and Resolution in Regions of Long Confronted Nations
G. M. Dimirovski
0080436900
Mar 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This Proceedings contains the papers presented at the 7th IFAC Workshop on Supplementary Ways for Improving International Stability held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia on 22-24 May 2000. There are twenty papers which discuss a wide and diverse selection of issues such as peace, conflict, ethics, tourism, social systems and international law in relation to regions of long-confronted nations.

Paper 1 is an invited plenary lecture which is dedicated to the study of mutual relationship and relevance of systems theory and human science.
Paper 2 is the keynote lecture dedicated to the study of the concept of active peace.
Paper 3 is the SWIIS 2000 survey paper dedicated to surveying the development of the application of systems engineering methods to international conflict resolution.
Session one looked...


America Back on Track
Edward M. Kennedy
0670037648
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As the title implies, Senator Kennedy's book of political history, criticism and advice is an effort to reawaken the belief in progress that underlay politics in the 1960s, often lauding his brother's presidency and Johnson's just after. Kennedy presents some of his most important points in bulleted lists, giving the appearance of simplicity and clarity on complex topics like ways to adjust to globalization and "the shrinking world," steps to achieve "a sound energy conservation policy" and how to provide health care for all. Although Kennedy isn't often as clear as his bulleted points make it appear, his straightforward solutions—like equal federal, state and local government funding for education and an increase in the minimum wage to $7.25—are refreshing. Not unexpectedly, Kennedy's proposals also...


Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
Ina Garten
0609606441
March 27, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
"A good party is not about the food," says Ina Garten, "it's about the people." That may be true, but her Barefoot Contessa Parties! will ensure that your next party is a fabulous one, regardless of your guest list. Garten, author of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and a monthly column in Martha Stewart Living, has been catering since 1978. So who better to put together a collection of entertaining theme parties? She's included everything from drinks and hors d'oeuvres to dessert and coffee, as well as notes about what "surprises," atmospheres, venues, and table decorations lend themselves to each. Because she likes to attend her own parties (and who doesn't?), almost every recipe is make-ahead and remarkably uncomplicated.

From casual get-togethers, such as the Pizza Party--which includes recipes for...



Regional Imperative
Urlan Wannop
011702368X
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on cases and interviews in Britain, Europe and the United States, this book explains the recurrence of regional planning and of initiatives in regional governance, in a wide range of advanced industrial countries. Providing an analysis of the nature of regional planning and governance, the book traces the development of regional planning and the institutions associated with it. It also looks at the way that regions have been changing their form under pressure from economic and political developments and examines how regional planning and governance has responded, comparing experience in the UK, the rest of Europe and the US.
In concluding that regionalism is an imperative feature of politics in most countries, associated with almost any of the variety of forms of governance, the author offers a major...


Introduction to Homeland Security, First Edition (Butterworth Heinemann Homeland Security)
Jane Bullock, George Haddow
0750677872
September 2, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Six authors, headed by Jane A. Bullock, have produced a worth tome. Security Letter.

a text book audience in mind, the book also could benefit managers wanted a solid overview to the topic. Security Letter.

Particularly strong are chapters on hazards in which concise information on different types of biological and chemical attacks is presented. Security Letter.

The organization and brief history of DHS is neatly covered. Security Letter

offers a comprehensive account of past and current homeland security reorganization and practices, policies and programs Law Enforcement Technology

The structure of each chapter is consistent throughout this text, from Butterworth-Heinemann, and designed to accommodate useful pedagogical elements... Law Enforcement Technology

The authors are...


Wind Power in View
Martin Pasqualetti
0125463340
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Review
...this book provides valuable perspective for renewable energy advocates especially thos involved in contentious initiatives like the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts. The recommendations in this book will help wind power developers and proponents win the public over.
-- Book Review Digest May 2004

"Wind Power in View makes stimulating reading and definitely should be considered by any persons interested in the connections between wind machines with the natural and cultural landscapes. - Windmillers Gazette, Autumn 2003

Review
Addresses aesthetic concerns about the placement, number, and location of large wind turbines for electricity generation. Topics of the nine essays include the rural countryside as a metaphor for national identity in the United Kingdom, a soft -foil...


2005 Roadmaster Portable Deluxe Road Atlas
MapQuest
0760761299
September 2004
Other Format
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Making Your Move to One of America's Best Small Towns : How to Find a Great Little Place as Your Next Home Base
Norman Crampton
0871319888
December 25, 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is a pleasant little book to help you find a pleasant little place to live. Crampton (From the Airport to the City), who defines the essential institutions of a small town as a high school and a hospital, warns against living in towns that have allowed big-box stores to suck the vital juices out of the downtown area and instead advises choosing places that have figured out how to renew resources and provide a sense of community. He offers one page of information for each of the 120 towns listed, including geography, climate, schools, recreation facilities, sales tax rates, per capita income, the cost of electricity, and the average cost of a home. Sections such as "Finding a Job" and "Paying Your Dues" are interesting from a sociological standpoint and will prove helpful to a reader weighing the...


Geology and Settlement
Dora P. Crouch
0195083245
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study explains the Greco-Roman urban form as it relates to the geological basis at selected sites in the Mediterranean basin. Each of the sites--Argos, Delphi, Ephesus, and Syracuse among them--has manifested in its physical form the geology on which it stood and from which it was made.
"By demonstrating the dependence of a group of cities on its geological base," the author writes, "the study forces us to examine more closely the ecology of human settlement, not as a set of theories but as a set of practical constraints..." Exacting attention will be given to local geology (types
of building stones, natural springs, effect of earthquakes, silting, etc.) The findings are based on site publications, visits to the sites, and the most recent archaeological plans. The book is illustrated with original...


Fast and Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays: Complete Menus, Rituals, and Party-Planning Ideas for Every Holiday of the Year
Marlene Sorosky
0688145701
September 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
There's more than just recipes here: in addition to great menus for every Jewish holiday, Sorosky includes a short history of the occasion, the appropriate blessings, decorations and centerpieces, and essential religious items and foods--in short, everything you need to know and have to make your holiday meal a success. What's more, she provides a game plan for organizing your time in the kitchen and getting everything on the table at the right time and temperature. As an added bonus, Sorosky includes "Extra Points": special projects for children, invitation ideas, or special decorations to lift your celebration above the ordinary. In her foreword, Marlene Sorosky admits that her upbringing in a tyranically Orthodox household spoiled Jewish holidays for her until she was well into adulthood. While...


Privatizing Public Lands
Scott Lehmann
0195089723
Mar 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the United States, private ownership of land is not a new idea, yet the federal government retains title to roughly a quarter of the nation's land, including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. Managing these properties is expensive and contentious, and few management decisions
escape criticism. Some observers, however, argue that such criticism is largely misdirected. The fundamental problem, in their view, is collective ownership and its solution is privatization. A free market, they claim, directs privately owned resources to their most productive uses, and
privatizing public lands would create a free market in their services. This timely study critically examines these issues, arguing that there is no sense of "productivity" for which it is true that greater productivity is both desirable...


The Complete Guide to Zoning
Dwight Merriam
0071443797
November 16, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The only consumer's guide to making sense of land-use laws and regulations Many property owners have no idea what their rights are when it comes to altering their properties, or protecting themselves from encroachment by developers and the misguided building and renovation plans of neighbors. Written by a leading national expert on land-use law, The Complete Guide to Zoning tells home owners, developers, and investors nationwide everything you need to know about getting approvals and protecting your property rights. In plain English, Dwight Merriam explains how to: Get fast approvals for building and renovation plans Obtain building permits and variances Fight development projects Use land-use laws to protect and increase property values Identify and work around laws that limit building and renovation plans...


Scotto Sunday Suppers and Other Fabulous Feasts: Creative Entertaining for Every Occasion
Scotto Family
0060815639
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
You can practically hear Rosemary Clooney's Mambo Italiano roaring in the background as the Scotto family waxes nostalgic about Sunday dinners in their third cookbook. Family, meatballs, Mom's sauce—all are evoked in these pages, both in the boisterous prose and the loads of photos of the Scotto family, which owns and operates the Manhattan restaurant Fresco by Scotto. The book begins with some entertaining basics, offering advice on, for example, keeping dinner conversation flowing (avoid religion and encourage people to talk about themselves). Like this recommendation, most of the Scottos' counsel is pretty boiler-plate, though it does teem with Scotto family attitude (which generally falls somewhere between corny and faux-tough). The menus and recipes, however, are tantalizing. On Easter Sunday, the...


Almost Forever
Linda Howard
155166934X
July 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Romantic Times
"Without a doubt, Ms. Howard is an extraordinary talent."

Book Description
He was the most fascinating man she'd ever met . . . Claire Westerbrook found it hard to believe that Max Conroy was truly interested in her. Then she discovered he wasn't -- he just wanted information about her boss. Max was studying her company for a takeover and had decided the quickest way to make it happen was through her. Now Claire wants nothing to do with a man who could deceive her with so little remorse. But Max isn't leaving Houston without acquiring everything he wants. And that includes Claire . . .


Public Institutions in India
Devesh Kapur
0195667263
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a collection of essays on India's public institutions covering the parliament, the presidency, the judiciary, the comptroller and auditor general, the police, the civil service and economic institutions.


Landscape Plants for Eastern North America: Exclusive of Florida and the Immediate Gulf Coast, 2nd Edition
Harrison L. Flint
0471599190
March 26, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Fill[s] a significant void in the literature on ornamental plant usage.... [The book] is a valuable text and reference work for advanced students, professional plantsmen, and landscape architects and is a welcome addition to the literature." —American Society of Horticultural Science

"This is not only a textbook but a valuable reference work for anyone involved with landscape plants." —American Horticulturalist

Here is the definitive one-stop survey of more than 1500 woody ornamental plants and 2500 cultivars of eastern North America for students and professionals in landscape architecture and design, horticulture, and urban forestry. Written by an esteemed authority in the field, this book includes: Greatly expanded coverage of plant species, including significantly increased attention to...



Construction Ecology: Nature as a Basis for Green Buildings
Charles Kibert
0415260922
December 27, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
As designers of built environments focus increasingly on green and sustainable construction they will be able to learn much from the field of industrial ecology. Industrial ecology provides a sound means of systemizing the various ideas which come under the banner of os sustainable construction.


The E.U. Structural Funds
Andrew Evans
0198268289
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
This pioneering book provides the first systematic and critical examination of the role of the EU Structural Funds in European integration. This issue is important because substantial sums of money are involved that are not being used effectively or efficiently. The book raises topical issues
following the challenges posed by the introduction of the Euro and the planned admission of several Eastern European countries to the Union.


Suddenly Southern: A Yankee's Guide to Living in Dixie
Maureen Duffin-Ward
0743254953
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Moving South? Feeling a little out of place? Craving pizza from home and faking a passion for sweet tea? Not generating much Southern hospitality? Wondering if you'll ever fit in? Well, honey, here's your complete guide to living in Dixie, providing migrating Yanks with tips on living, eating, greeting, driving, walking, talking, and what food to bring to a funeral. From his 'n' her Southern Hair Dos (and Don'ts) to The A to Z Dixie Dictionary, Suddenly Southern includes everything you need to know about living south of the Mason-Dixon Line, including: Recipes that range from mint juleps and hoppin' john to recipes for disaster "Know Your Bugs by Their Mugs," a handy identification chart 10 ways to say, "Now that's ugly" in Dixie How to walk from the store to the car without dying, a Fun-in-the-Sun Survival Kit 100...

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