Category : Art
Editor : Outskirts Press
ISBN : 1478716398
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Everyone in New York City has a story... Here's one from the island of Manhattan.

Category : Science
Editor : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 9780520958302
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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If they are to survive, cities need healthy chunks of the world’s ecosystems to persist; yet cities, like parasites, grow and prosper by local destruction of these very ecosystems. In this absorbing and wide-ranging book, Eldredge and Horenstein use New York City as a microcosm to explore both the positive and the negative sides of the relationship between cities, the environment, and the future of global biodiversity. They illuminate the mass of contradictions that cities present in embodying the best and the worst of human existence. The authors demonstrate that, though cities have voracious appetites for resources such as food and water, they also represent the last hope for conserving healthy remnants of the world’s ecosystems and species. With their concentration of human beings, cities bring together centers of learning, research, government, finance, and media—institutions that increasingly play active roles in solving environmental problems. Some of the topics covered in Concrete Jungle: --The geological history of the New York region, including remnant glacial features visible today --The early days of urbanization on Manhattan Island, focusing on the history of Central Park, Collect Pond, and Manhattan Square --The history of early railway lines and the development of New York’s iconic subway system --The problem of producing enough safe drinking water for an ever-expanding population --Prominent civic institutions, including universities, museums, and zoos

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ISBN : 9798652385965
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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As cultural war clouds gather, cities are becoming the flashpoint. In this volume, retired Special Forces soldier Clay Martin teaches you how to survive it. A multi tour GWOT veteran and Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor, as well as long time prepper and competitive shooter, Clay brings a different type of skill set to the party. From laying in supplies to siege proofing your apartment building, this volume answers the questions other experts cannot.

Category : Nature
Editor :
ISBN : UOM:39015040047717
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A Pop Media Investigation of Death and Survival in Urban Ecosystems. An exploration into the results of what happens when urban and human environments intersect with each other.

Category : Science
Editor : Quercus Publishing
ISBN : 9781786481078
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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See your city through fresh eyes We are marching towards a future in which three-quarters of humans live in cities, and a large portion of the planet's landmass is urbanized. With much of the rest covered by human-shaped farms, pasture, and plantations, where can nature still go? To the cities -- is Menno Schilthuizen's answer in this remarkable book. And with more and more wildlife carving out new niches among humans, evolution takes a surprising turn. Urban animals evolve to become more cheeky and resourceful, city pigeons develop detox-plumage, and weeds growing from cracks in the pavement get a new type of seeds. City blackbirds are even on their way of becoming an entirely new species, which we could name Turdus urbanicus. Thanks to evolutionary adaptation taking place at unprecedented speeds, plants and animals are coming up with new ways of living in the seemingly hostile environments of asphalt and steel that we humans have created. We are on the verge of a new chapter in the history of life, Schilthuizen says -- a chapter in which much old biodiversity is, sadly, disappearing, but also one in which a new and exciting set of life forms is being born. Menno Schilthuizen shows us that evolution in cities can happen far more rapidly, and strangely, than Darwin had dared dream.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Kingston Imperial
ISBN : 9781734892574
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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B-More Careful takes sex, lies, and betrayal to the next level in this action-packed, fast-paced, suspense-filled novel. Growing up on the cold, mean, inner-city streets of Baltimore is Netta, leader of an all-girl clique called the Pussy Pound. With no father and a dope fiend for a mother, Netta learns at an early age how to use her beauty and her body to get the things she wants: money, cars, and jewelry. Chasing the almighty dollar, she meets Black, a local drug dealer with a deep-seated hatred for New Yorkers who falls head over heels in love with her. With a broken heart, Black discovers that Netta is only after his money and seeks the ultimate revenge against her life.

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Editor : Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN : 0738702595
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 322
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In this alternative guide to Magick for Pagan city folk, the authors include practical recommendations not found anywhere else in a tone that is humorous and irreverent but full of serious information.

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ISBN : 1735462810
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Language : en
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In New York City, there is a world filled with illusion, beauty and glamour that awakens when the sun goes down. The champagne flows, the music pulses and the beautiful people gather to shut out the real world. A collection of the most renown in the entire world, New York's nightclubs come alive when the clock strikes midnight. But with privilege comes consequence, and an unspeakable evil is threatening to cast a dark shadow over the beautiful lights of this elite playground. When a girl goes missing from one of New York's most popular nightclubs and her body is found a few days later, Detective Mike Bresnahan and FBI Profiler Tom Jones begin the search for her killer. Jeanne, a well-known regular of the nightlife elite, joins the search and helps unlock the complex maze set by the killer. With time running out, the unlikely trio races against the clock to stop the killer before he takes his final victim and shatters the New York nightlife for good.

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Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781329452985
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Nia loves to dance around. She'll bust a move to any sound! She'll dance to any noise she hears, like construction workers in her ears. She loves tap, breakdancing, and hip hop too! But most of all she loves her concrete jungle boogaloo!

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Editor : Marvel Entertainment
ISBN : 9781302508302
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Collects Marvel Adventures Spider-Man (2005) #13-16. All-new, all-ages, all-action fun featuring the Mad Thinker, the Chameleon, the Black Cat and Doc Ock!