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Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood

Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood
Author : Betsy J. Green
Publisher : Santa Monica PressLlc
Release Date : 2002
Category : Architecture
Total pages :286
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Demonstrating how to obtain information and organize it into a lively narrative history, this practical guide helps curious homeowners chronicle the stories of their homes. Previous owners, architects, community newspapers, and local and state agencies are some of the valuable sources discussed. With these tools, homeowners can inexpensively and easily create a legacy that will enhance the emotional and financial value of their property for family and future owners. A state-by-state guide to resources is also included.

A House Rabbit Primer

A House Rabbit Primer
Author : Lucile C Moore
Publisher : Santa Monica Press
Release Date : 2005-03-01
Category : Pets
Total pages :264
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A House Rabbit Primer: Understanding and Caring for Your Companion Rabbit is a complete, up-to-date handbook on all aspects of rabbit care for both new and experienced pet rabbit owners. Just a few years ago, most pet rabbits were kept outdoors in hutches. That time is past. Today, pet rabbits are considered to be members of the family. They are spayed/neutered pets kept indoors and pampered with special toys and treats. In A House Rabbit Primer, author Lucile C. Moore, Ph.D., provides pet rabbit owners with valuable information about the total care of their pet. Part one tells owners just what to expect from their new member of the family and gives detailed information on how to house, feed, and train a rabbit. Part two contains a comprehensive medical section. In addition to detailed information on many rabbit diseases, there are tips on creating a first-aid kit for rabbits as well as providing emergency care. With more and more pet owners choosing to keep their rabbits indoors full time, this informative guide lays out practical information for making rabbits a healthy part of any family.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
Publisher : Santa Monica Press
Release Date : 2005-03-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :334
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Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle led a remarkable life as an American pilot. This firsthand account by his granddaughter reveals an extraordinary individual—a scientist with a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer who was the first to fly across the United States in less than 24 hours and the first to fly “blind” (using only his plane’s instruments), a barnstormer well known for aerobatics, a popular racing pilot who won every major air race at least once, recipient of both the Congressional Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom, a four-star general, and commander of both the 8th, 12th and 15th Air Forces. This memoir provides insights into the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and his family and sheds light on the drives and motivation of one of America's most influential and ambitious aviators.

Nearby History

Nearby History
Author : David E. Kyvig,Myron A. Marty
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2000
Category : History
Total pages :285
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In the Second Edition of Nearby History, the authors have updated all chapters, introduced information about internet sources and uses of newer technologies, as well as updated the appendices.

Houses and Homes

Houses and Homes
Author : Barbara J. Howe,Dolores Fleming,Emory Kemp
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Release Date : 1997
Category : History
Total pages :168
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This volume in the Nearby History series helps the reader document the history of a home. The reader will learn to examine written records, oral testimonies, visual sources, and the house's surroundings. The author covers American housing patterns, the individual characteristics of houses in different regions, construction techniques and materials, household technology, and family life styles. Houses and Homes is Volume 2 in The Nearby History Series.

House Histories

House Histories
Author : Sally Light
Publisher :
Release Date : 1989
Category : House & Home
Total pages :300
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Explains how to establish the history of a house by examining the building style and materials and searching for clues in old documents, and offers suggestions for running a home-based house histories business

The Yellow House

The Yellow House
Author : Sarah M. Broom
Publisher : Grove Press
Release Date : 2019-08-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :329
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae’s thirteenth and most unruly child. A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother’s struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the “Big Easy” of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power.

Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps

Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps
Author : Adam Selzer
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date : 2012-10-08
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Total pages :288
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Do ghosts really exist, or is "ghostly phenomena" just strange stuff that gets blamed on dead people? Giving you the real story, professional ghostbuster and skeptic Adam Selzer of Weird Chicago Tours delves into a mysterious death at a former funeral parlor, nightly ghost sightings at Hull House, and more. Proving that not all ghost hunters are kooks (some are just geeks gone wild), Selzer showcases true spooky tales worldwide, a history of hauntings, the art of ghost hunting, and cool evidence of paranormal phenomena and the supernatural. These ghost stories will make you want to investigate that cemetery down the road to see if it's haunted—or just dark and creepy.

The Gift of Kabbalah

The Gift of Kabbalah
Author : Tamar Frankiel
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release Date : 2003
Category : Religion
Total pages :256
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Traces the evolution of Kabbalah in Judaism and sets forth its most important gift: a way of revealing the connection that exists between our everyday life and the spiritual oneness of the universe.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Backyard Adventures

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Backyard Adventures
Author : Nancy Worrell
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2008
Category : Sports & Recreation
Total pages :154
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Introduces ideas, suggestions, and activities that you can explore at home in your backyard, neighborhood, and community at your leisure.

Your House, My House

Your House, My House
Author : Marianne Dubuc
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Release Date : 2020-10-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :32
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Welcome to an apartment building where the fun never ends! It’s a special day at 3 Maple Street. It’s Little Rabbit’s birthday, and he’s having a party! His friends are invited, and his mother is baking him a cake. But that’s not the only thing going on here. The Cat family is moving in upstairs. The Fox family is having a new baby. Mr. Owl is trying to sleep. There’s so much happening inside (and outside) this lively building, it’s hard to keep track! Kids will want to get their own apartments at 3 Maple Street — or at least spend loads of time visiting!

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
Author : Sandra Cisneros
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2013-04-30
Category : Fiction
Total pages :144
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The bestselling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world from the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

The Art of Flaneuring

The Art of Flaneuring
Author : Erika Owen
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2019-10-22
Category : Self-Help
Total pages :192
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A fun and practical guide to cultivating a more mindful and fulfilling everyday life by tapping into your inner flaneur—perfect for fans of Marie Kondo and The Little Book of Hygge. Have you ever been walking home from work and unexpectedly took a different path just to learn more about your neighborhood? Or have you been on a vacation and walked around a new city just to take it all in? Then chances are, you’re a flaneur and you didn’t even know it! Originally used to describe well-to-do French men who would stroll city streets in the nineteenth century, flaneur has evolved to generally mean someone who wanders with intention. Even if you’ve already embraced being a flaneur, did you know that flaneuring has benefits beyond satisfying your craving for wanderlust? In The Art of Flaneuring, discover the many ways flaneuring can spark creativity, support a more mindful mentality, and improve your overall well-being, including: -How flaneuring your mundane daily routine can boost your mental health -Why flaneuring isn’t just for jet-setters—you can flaneur anywhere! -How to manage your stress at the office by doing fun flaneur-inspired activities -How to use flaneuring to connect on a deeper level with your friends and partner -And so much more! With this practical and engaging guide, you can learn how to channel your inner flaneur and cultivate a more creative, fulfilling, and mindful everyday life.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2016-07-20
Category : Social Science
Total pages :480
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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Classic Houses of Seattle

Classic Houses of Seattle
Author : Caroline T. Swope
Publisher : Timber Press (OR)
Release Date : 2005
Category : Architecture
Total pages :268
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With useful lists of featured houses by style and by neighborhood, this essential resource is both an important portrait of the city and an invaluable guide to a rich chapter in the history of residential architecture in the Pacific Northwest."--BOOK JACKET.