Venice from the Ground Up

Author: James H MCGREGOR,James H McGregor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674040848

Category: History

Page: 384

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Venice came to life on mudflats at the edge of the habitable world. Protected in a tidal estuary from invaders and Byzantine overlords, the fishermen and traders who settled there crafted a way of life unlike anything the Roman Empire had ever known. In an astonishing feat of narrative history, James H. S. McGregor recreates this world, with its waterways rather than roads and its livelihood harvested from the sea. The narrative follows both a chronological and geographical organization, so that readers can trace the city's evolution by chapter and visitors can explore it by district on foot and by boat.
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From the Ground Up

The Business of Building in the Age of Money

Author: Douglas Frantz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520083998

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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"From the Ground Up describes Rincon in detail, from the day the brainstorm to bid on the land took shape in the mide of a Perini Co. executive until its champagne-soaked opening party. . . . The book emerges as a helpful primer on what it takes to build a tiny, self-contained city. Engineering problems are cleanly explained, architectural cant is kept to a minimum and a bookshelf of financial detail is boiled down to essentials."--Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "This engrossing study, flavored with the appeal of San Francisco and written by Los Angeles Times national correspondent Frantz, examines the combination of dreaming and entrepreneurship required to succeed in the cyclical realty business."--Publishers Weekly "Frantz. . . .is a business reporter of real skill and sophistication. . . .The genius of [his] book is in the details."--Johnathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times
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From the Ground Up

Essays on Grassroots and Workplace Democracy

Author: C. George Benello,Harry Chatten Boyte

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781895431322

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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From the Ground Up

Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement

Author: Luke W. Cole,Sheila R. Foster

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814715376

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Presents case studies of grassroots activism for environmental justice, highlighting struggles against environmental hazards, toxic waste dumps, and polluting factories which often impact low-income and minority communities.
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Vue 7

From The Ground Up

Author: Ami Chopine,Vladimir Chopine

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136135650

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Create lush terrains and atmospheres in Vue and enhance your knowledge of all the features in this software such as lighting, cameras, and Python scripting. Ami and Vladimir Chopine, from GeetAtPlay.com guide you through 17 stand-alone tutorials, each with a different focus on the key components of Vue. The companion website includes brand new video tutorials from Geekatplay as well as materials, atmosphere settings, image maps, models, project files, and completed images and animations. Vue 7: From the Ground Up is the only book officially certified by e-on software.
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From the Ground Up

Perspectives on Post-Tsunami and Post-Conflict Aceh

Author: Patrick Daly,R Michael Feener,Anthony J S Reid

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9814345199

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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The tsunami that struck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004 evoked international sympathy on a scale beyond any previous natural disaster. The international relief effort broke all records both in scale and diversity, with seven billion U.S. dollars donated from all over the world through public and private agencies for Sumatra alone. Simply as a reconstruction effort, therefore, the disbursement of those funds and the rebuilding of housing, infrastructure, and economy posed major national and international challenges. However this was not simply a reconstruction effort. Aceh at that time was a war zone, with Indonesia's military engaged in a major operation to crush a separatist rebellion that had been simmering since 1976. Even though the funds had been donated for tsunami relief, any real reconstruction of Aceh had to consider the impact of the conflict on the well-being of the population, as well as governance and administrative capacities. This volumes serves the purpose not only of discussing some of the lessons of the Aceh reconstruction and peace processes, but also of maintaining critical links between Aceh and the international community after the initial tranches of aid expire.
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Church Planting from the Ground Up

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 9780899004907

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories, practical ideas, and real-world experiences. Book jacket.
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Ray Tracing from the Ground Up

Author: Kevin Suffern

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498774709

Category: Computers

Page: 784

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With the increase in computing speed and due to the high quality of the optical effects it achieves, ray tracing is becoming a popular choice for interactive and animated rendering. This book takes readers through the whole process of building a modern ray tracer from scratch in C++. All concepts and processes are explained in detail with the aid of hundreds of diagrams, ray-traced images, and sample code. It is suitable for undergraduate and graduate computer graphics courses and for individual programmers who would like to learn ray tracing.
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From the Ground Up

Rethinking Industrial Agriculture

Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge,Peter Goering,John Page,International Society for Ecology and Culture

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856499941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Modern industrial agriculture is in crisis. In our obsession with 'efficiency' and short-term profit, we are losing all real connection with the natural world. As a result, the dream of global abundance promised by the introduction of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and hybrid seeds is becoming a nightmare of health risks, degraded land and ailing communities. The way we produce our food is destructive and quite simply unsustainable. From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture sets the decline of agriculture within the broader context of industrialisation as a whole, and explores some of the fundamental principles which underlie the 'growth-at-any-cost' thinking of modern society. At the same time, it documents the growing public distrust of conventional agricultural practices, and highlights some of the most promising alternatives leading to more sane, environmentally healthy ways of producing food. This book is a valuable reference for those concerned with the future of agriculture - in the industrialised countries as well as in the South, where agricultural development continues to be modelled on the industrial ideal.
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From the Ground Up

The Story of a First Garden

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565122402

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She yearned for a garden filled with colorful jumbles of vegetables and flowers. After she and her husband finished graduate school, they pulled up their Texas roots and headed west to Santa Cruz, California. With little money in their pockets, they rented a modest seaside bungalow with a small backyard. It wasn't much--a twelve-hundred-square-foot patch of land with a couple of fruit trees, and a lot of dirt. A good place to start. From the Ground Up is Stewart's quirky, humorous chronicle of the blossoms and weeds in her first garden and the lessons she's learned the hard way. From planting seeds her great-grandmother sends to battling snails, gophers, and aphids, Stewart takes us on a tour of four seasons in her coastal garden. Confessing her sins and delighting in small triumphs, she dishes the dirt for both the novice and the experienced gardener. Along the way, she brings her quintessential California beach town to life--complete with harbor seals, monarch butterfly migrations, and an old-fashioned seaside amusement park just down the street. Each chapter includes helpful tips alongside the engaging story of a young woman's determination to create a garden in which the plants struggle to live up to the gardener's vision.
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From the Ground Up

Grassroots Organizations Making Social Change

Author: Carol A. Chetkovich,Frances Kunreuther

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801472640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

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"Grassroots social-change organizations are a critical resource for progressive movement-building in the United States. They provide political education and sites for constituent engagement, and they are beginning to create networks across issues and/or communities; they promote home-grown leadership among groups that have been disadvantaged; they contribute to a shared understanding of the problems of inequality and injustice; and they offer a public space for the dialogue needed to identify common principles."—From the Ground UpFrom community organizing for affordable housing in neglected neighborhoods to providing antiviolence training for youth or litigating for the rights of sex workers, grassroots organizations are engaged in energetic efforts to increase the power of marginalized groups. Social-change organizations operate in communities all over the United States, but little has been written about the details of their operations.From the Ground Up takes a close look at how social-change organizations address challenges related to leadership, staff development, decision-making, resource needs, and collaborations. Carol Chetkovich and Frances Kunreuther, both experienced nonprofit managers, draw on their in-depth interviews with leaders and staff members from sixteen diverse social-change organizations to provide a detailed analysis of these groups and their activities. They note that even working in isolation, these organizations make important contributions to justice in their communities; together they might form the base of a larger progressive movement for change.
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Green from the Ground Up

Sustainable, Healthy and Energy-efficient Home Construction : a Builder's Guide

Author: David Johnston,Scott Gibson

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 156158973X

Category: House & Home

Page: 330

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Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.
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Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

Author: Hali Healy,Joan Martínez-Alier,Leah Temper,Mariana Walter,Julien-François Gerber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135128774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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Ecological Economics from the Ground Up takes a unique and much-needed bottom-up approach to teaching ecological economics and political ecology, using case studies that focus on a wide range of internationally relevant topics, to teach the principles, concepts, methods and tools of these fields, which are seen as increasingly important in the context of the current triple social, economic and environmental crisis. This book provides learning materials which are grounded in the experience of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), with case studies chosen by CSOs and developed collaboratively with leading ecological economists. The case studies come from Europe, India, Latin America, and Africa, and are presented thematically along three lines: 1) social metabolism and accounting methods, 2) institutions and participation, and 3) valuation and environmental policy tools. Core tools, concepts and glossary terms are embedded in topics chosen as a matter of urgency by activist organizations, related to mining and fossil fuel extraction, integrated transport infrastructure development, deforestation and agro-fuel production, sustainable tourism, waste management, wetlands and water management, payments for ecosystem services, natural disasters and hazards, and corporate accountability. Ecological Economics from the Ground Up has been designed to be an accessible learning aid for students of the sustainability sciences and for those CSOs that have recognised the value that ecological economics and political ecology tools and methods hold for their research and advocacy work.
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Washington from the Ground Up

Author: James H. S. McGregor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026049

Category: Architecture

Page: 325

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At the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, President Washington chose a diamond-shaped site for the city that would bear his name, along with the burdens and blessings of democracy. Situated midway between North and South, the capital was also a gateway to the West--a contested wilderness where rough frontiersmen were already carving a divided nation. With Indians on their borders and black slaves in their midst, the country's white founders struggled to embody, in bricks and stone, the paradoxical republic they had invented. Inspired by Greek and Roman models, city planners and designers scoured the Western world--from Hadrian's Pantheon to Palladio's Vicenza to the French Royal Academy--for an architectural language to capture the elusive principles of liberty, equality, and union. Washington from the Ground Up tells the story of a nation whose Enlightenment ideals were tested in the fires of rebellion, removal, and resistance. It is also a tale of two cities: official Washington, whose stately neoclassical buildings expressed the government's power and global reach; and DC, whose minority communities, especially African Americans, lived in the shadows of poverty. Moving chronologically and geographically throughout the District, James McGregor reads this complex history from monuments and museums, libraries and churches, squares and neighborhoods that can still be seen today. His lucid narrative, accompanied by detailed maps and copious illustrations, doubles as a visitor's guide to this uniquely American city.
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From the Ground Up

Author: Dan Hoffler

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1938467787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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From the Ground Up is the journey of real estate magnate Dan Hoffler, a person from a very modest family, a kid with average grades and a big smile, who succeeded in business on the force of personality and a strong belief in himself. Hoffler’s story is rife with life lessons on finding success, coping with controversy, and always enjoying life. He is a world traveler and big game hunter who tells of his harrowing pursuit of polar bear, rhino, and mountain sheep in some of the most remote and dangerous regions in the world. The book includes anecdotes from NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder.
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From the Ground Up

Author: James Villas

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544186494

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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A world tour of beloved ground meat recipes from award-winning author James Villas Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve. With favorites like the classic American hamburger and steak tartare, croquettes and crab cakes, From the Ground Up collects 200 recipes that span the globe, all presented with the passion and style that make James Villas one of the world's most admired food writers. Here, he pays loving tribute to this underappreciated culinary wonder, letting it take its rightful seat at the head of the table. With delectable dishes from far and wide, this fantastic collection is stuffed with inspiration. James Villas was the food and wine editor for Town & Country magazine for 27 years and is the author of Pig, The Bacon Cookbook, and The Glory of Southern Cooking Features 200 ground meat recipes from all over the world, including British meat pies, Jamaican patties, and American meatloafs and chilis The perfect cookbook for families, with affordable, tasty comfort foods galore For home cooks looking for quick and delicious dinner solutions, From the Ground Up offers classic dishes the whole family will love.
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C++ from the Ground Up, Third Edition

Author: Herbert Schildt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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This excellent primer provides a plethora of C++ programming information for beginning to intermediate users on topics like classes, objects, expressions, arrays, pointers. Plus, it also covers advanced topics like inheritance, namespaces, STL, custom string class, and the Standard C++ Class Library. For users of all levels, this guide teaches with examples of source code and a thorough display of the results.
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Trevon Jenifer

From the Ground Up

Author: Trevon Jenifer,Alan Goldenbach

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1596701439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

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Born without legs and determined to succeed despite his condition called congenital amputation, the African-American author tells the story of his childhood in a poor neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., his family's move to a predominately white mid
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Herb Gardening from the Ground Up

Everything You Need to Know about Growing Your Favorite Herbs

Author: Sal Gilbertie,Larry Sheehan

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 160774080X

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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Garden-fresh herbs impart flavor and fragrance that dried, packaged products simply can’t. Now, anyone with access to a few square yards of soil (or even a sunny patio or windowsill) can enjoy the punch and pungency that only come from fresh herbs, hand-picked from the garden. Herb Gardening from the Ground Up demonstrates how to design, seed, and nurture 38 culinary herb gardens that are delightful to the eye as well the palate. Designed to supply herbs for a wide range of flavors as well as a pleasing balance of colors, there are gardens to suit every taste and cooking trend, including a French chef’s repertoire, an Italian trattoria’s menu, the aromatic seasonings of Asia, the closer-to-home flavors of American barbecue, and the piquant profiles for a Tex-Mex feast. There are herbs for flavoring fish and game, soups and salads, bread and other baked goods, and, for the mixologists among us, even herbs for the home cocktail bar. Herb Gardening from the Ground Up offers historical insight, provides starting-from-scratch, season-to-season basics for planting in the present, and looks forward to the bright future of urban and suburban growing trends.
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