West of Eden

West of Eden

bran tub of topics explored or touched upon in West of Eden —from the Black Panthers' Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and homebrew bioengineers through goat husbandry, early Moog synthesizers, solar-powered hot tubs, ...

Author: Iain Boal

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604867169

Category: History

Page: 304

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In the shadow of the Vietnam War, a significant part of an entire generation refused their assigned roles in the American century. Some took their revolutionary politics to the streets, others decided simply to turn away, seeking to build another world together, outside the state and the market. West of Eden charts the remarkable flowering of communalism in the 1960s and ’70s, fueled by a radical rejection of the Cold War corporate deal, utopian visions of a peaceful green planet, the new technologies of sound and light, and the ancient arts of ecstatic release. The book focuses on the San Francisco Bay Area and its hinterlands, which have long been creative spaces for social experiment. Haight-Ashbury’s gift economy—its free clinic, concerts, and street theatre—and Berkeley’s liberated zones—Sproul Plaza, Telegraph Avenue, and People’s Park—were embedded in a wider network of producer and consumer co-ops, food conspiracies, and collective schemes. Using memoir and flashbacks, oral history and archival sources, West of Eden explores the deep historical roots and the enduring, though often disavowed, legacies of the extraordinary pulse of radical energies that generated forms of collective life beyond the nuclear family and the world of private consumption, including the contradictions evident in such figures as the guru/predator or the hippie/entrepreneur. There are vivid portraits of life on the rural communes of Mendocino and Sonoma, and essays on the Black Panther communal households in Oakland, the latter-day Diggers of San Francisco, the Native American occupation of Alcatraz, the pioneers of live/work space for artists, and the Bucky dome as the iconic architectural form of the sixties. Due to the prevailing amnesia—partly imposed by official narratives, partly self-imposed in the aftermath of defeat—West of Eden is not only a necessary act of reclamation, helping to record the unwritten stories of the motley generation of communards and antinomians now passing, but is also intended as an offering to the coming generation who will find here, in the rubble of the twentieth century, a past they can use—indeed one they will need—in the passage from the privations of commodity capitalism to an ample life in common.
Categories: History

West of Eden

West of Eden

THE WORLD WEST OF EDEN YILANE 457 History of the World 457 The Early Years 459 Physiology 460 Diet 462 Reproduction 462 Science 464 Culture 467 Language 468 Yilane'-English Vocabulary 472 TANU 476 The Marhah Language 478 Marhah-English ...

Author: Harry Harrison

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466822832

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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Sixty-five million years ago, a disastrous cataclysm eliminated three quarters of all life on Earth. Overnight, the age of dinosaurs ended. The age of mammals had begun. But what if history had happened differently? What if the reptiles had survived to evolve intelligent life? In West of Eden, bestselling author Harry Harrison has created a rich, dramatic saga of a world where the descendents of the dinosaurs struggled with a clan of humans in a battle for survival. Here is the story of Kerrick, a young hunter who grows to manhood among the dinosaurs, escaping at last to rejoin his own kind. His knowledge of their strange customs makes him the humans' leader...and the dinosaurs' greatest enemy. Rivalling Frank Herbert's Dune in the majesty of its scope and conception, West of Eden is a monumental epic of love and savagery, bravery and hope. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

West of Eden

West of Eden

BY JEAN STEIN West of Eden: An American Place Edie: American Girl (edited with George Plimpton) American Journey. The Times of Robert Kennedy (interviews by Jean Stein; edited by George Plimpton) WEST OF EDEN R A N do M. Hous E.

Author: Jean Stein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812998412

Category: History

Page: 352

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the author of the contemporary classic Edie Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie: American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol “superstar” Edie Sedgwick, which was edited with George Plimpton. Now, in West of Eden, she turns to Los Angeles, the city of her childhood. Stein vividly captures a mythic cast of characters: their ambitions and triumphs as well as their desolation and grief. These stories illuminate the bold aspirations of five larger-than-life individuals and their families. West of Eden is a work of history both grand in scale and intimate in detail. At the center of each family is a dreamer who finds fortune and strife in Southern California: Edward Doheny, the Wisconsin-born oil tycoon whose corruption destroyed the reputation of a U.S. president and led to his own son’s violent death; Jack Warner, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who together with his brothers founded one of the world’s most iconic film studios; Jane Garland, the troubled daughter of an aspiring actress who could never escape her mother’s schemes; Jennifer Jones, an actress from Oklahoma who won the Academy Award at twenty-five but struggled with despair amid her fame and glamour. Finally, Stein chronicles the ascent of her own father, Jules Stein, an eye doctor born in Indiana who transformed Hollywood with the creation of an unrivaled agency and studio. In each chapter, Stein paints a portrait of an outsider who pins his or her hopes on the nascent power and promise of Los Angeles. Each individual’s unyielding intensity pushes loved ones, especially children, toward a perilous threshold. West of Eden depicts the city that has projected its own image of America onto the world, in all its idealism and paradox. As she did in Edie, Jean Stein weaves together the personal recollections of an array of individuals to create an astonishing tapestry of a place like no other. Praise for West of Eden “Compulsively readable, capturing not just a vibrant part of the history of Los Angeles—that uniquely ‘American Place’ Stein refers to in her subtitle—but also the real drama of this town . . . It’s like being at an insider’s cocktail party where the most delicious gossip about the rich and powerful is being dished by smart people, such as Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, Arthur Miller and Dennis Hopper. . . . Mesmerizing.”—Los Angeles Times “Perhaps the most surprising thing that emerges from this riveting book is a glimpse of what seems like deep truth. It’s possible that oral history as Stein practices it . . . is as close as we’re going to come to the real story of anything.”—The New York Times Book Review “Enthralling . . . brings some of [L.A.’s] biggest personalities to life . . . As she did for Edie Sedgwick in Edie: American Girl, [Stein] harnesses a gossipy chorus of voices.”—Vogue “Even if you’re a connoisseur of Hollywood tales, you’ve probably never heard these. . . . As ever, gaudy, debauched, merciless Hollywood has the power to enthrall its audience.”—The Wall Street Journal “The tales of jaw-dropping excess, cruelty, and betrayal are the stuff of movies, and the pleasures are immense.”—Vanity Fair “This riveting oral history chronicles the development of Los Angeles, from oil boomtown to Tinseltown.”—Entertainment Weekly (“Must List”)
Categories: History

West of Eden

West of Eden

One of the greatest business stories of the century " -Newsweek WEST OF EDEN THE END OF INNOCENCE AT APPLE COMPUTER PENGUIN BOOKS WEST OF EDEN Frank Rose was born and. FRANK ROSE Front Cover.

Author: Frank Rose

Publisher: Frank Rose

ISBN: 0140093729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Award-winning journalist Frank Rose provides a riveting, behind-the-scenes account of a business and a technology in tormoil. The fall of Steve Jobs, the visionary entrepreneur who founded Apple Computer, is also the story of a freewheeling California youth culture on a collision course with corporate America.
Categories: Business & Economics

West of Eden Adams visits the Andes

West of Eden  Adams visits the Andes

A MESOAMERICA AND THE NDES WEST OF EDEN: ADAMS VISITS THE ANDES Terence N. D'Altroy* ABSTRACT – Although Robert McC. Adams never conducted field research in Andean South America, his theoretical perspectives, methods, and empirical ...

Author: Terence N. D'Altroy

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 9788849244212

Category: Social Science

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Although Robert McC. Adams never conducted field research in Andean South America, his theoretical perspectives, methods, and empirical studies have profoundly shaped how the region's researchers have approached explanations of history before the Spanish invasion of 1532 AD. In particular, we may cite his studies of the deep history of human experience on a natural landscape, the emergence of sociopolitical complexity, and the developing study of settlement patterns and early urbanism. The relationship between the emergence of political power and the construction of irrigation infrastructure has received special attention. In recent years, Andean scholars have engaged in an alternative framing of the relationship between humanity and the natural landscape, from the perspective of indigenous understandings of cosmic order and causality. This new viewpoint is encouraging novel ways of thinking about the nature of the archaeological record on the landscape and how to record it during survey.
Categories: Social Science

Eve East and West of Eden two

Eve East and West of Eden two

Vivian Afsoon Emtiaz. EVE EASTWM/ WEST OF EDEN m Vivian Afioon Emtiaz EVE EAST WEE WEST OF EDEN TWU. Front Cover.

Author: Vivian Afsoon Emtiaz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477289693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

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Eve East and West of Eden two is the story of a woman who was born in Iran but grew to adulthood through the cultures of Europe and the United States while never fully surrendering her Persian heritage. She became successful in business and has returned with her daughter to the Middle East in search of a wholeness which can embrace the best of each culture she has adopted. In her search for authenticity as a woman, as a citizen of the world, as a daughter, as a mother , she generalizes her own experience to lay it over the experience of the planet entering the Twenty-first century. In the Middle East she finds the rich soil for discovering spiritual healing and loving perspective, while never quite attaining the peace she, and all humankind, spends a lifetime pursuing. There is much in her story about her journey to reclaim her heritage to connect to her roots.in the stifling male dominated societies. In the mites’ of all she finds the destiny plays upper hand when she find herself irresistibly connected to her roots to farsi language of her childhood and to a soul mate from the past who help her to save himself through saving her in this life .. Where she accepts to transform her thought from the tragic of Mideast mistrust to trust and surrender in hope for common ground between Persia and America for peace. Among the patterns she weaves are the threads of hope for her daughter and through her, hope for the children of the world who will inherit the next opportunity for planetary healing
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Landscape West of Eden

Landscape West of Eden

... Herts PS 1 for 3501 1260 13 J . M . Dent & Sons Ltd . Aldine House Bedford St . London Toronto . Vancouver Melbourne . Wellington First Published 1934 Reprinted 1935 WEST OF EDEN CONRAD AIKEN Storage PS 3501 I 260 All rights reserved.

Author: Conrad Aiken

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ISBN: UOM:39015059717903

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Page: 40

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Landscape West of Eden §. It was of a deck, the prow of a ship, uplifted by the wide wave of blue and whiteness, swung towards the star-side by a long wave from the west, then earthward dropped. And there I, not alone, westward facing, ...

Author: Conrad Aiken

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195165470

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 292

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Poet, short story writer, critic and novelist, Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) has been called the most metaphysical, the most learned, and the most modern of poets. With writing that reflects an intense interest in psychological, philosophical, and scientific issues, Aiken remains a unique influence upon modern writers and critics today. In his lifetime, Aiken received many awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1930 and the National Book Award for Poetry in 1954. He served as the Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress from 1950-1952. Selected Poems contains Aiken's own choice of the best and most representative of his poems, spanning more than forty years of his work. Harold Bloom has contributed a new Foreword to reintroduce Aiken to a new generation of readers. The inclusion of several pivotal poems from previous editions broadens the scope of the work to represent Aiken's legacy.
Categories: Literary Collections

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country.

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Page: 92

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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The America Syndrome

The America Syndrome

Robyn C. Spencer, “Communalism and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California,” in Iain Boal, Janferie Stone, Michael Watts, and Cal Winslow, eds., West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California (Oakland, CA: PM Press, ...

Author: Betsy Hartmann

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609807412

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Has apocalyptic thinking contributed to some of our nation's biggest problems—inequality, permanent war, and the despoiling of our natural resources? From the Puritans to the present, historian and public policy advocate Betsy Hartmann sheds light on a pervasive but—until now—invisible theme shaping the American mindset: apocalyptic thinking, or the belief that the end of the world is nigh. Hartmann makes a compelling case that apocalyptic fears are deeply intertwined with the American ethos, to our detriment. In The America Syndrome, she seeks to reclaim human agency and, in so doing, revise the national narrative. By changing the way we think, we just might change the world.
Categories: Social Science