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Hiss, Tony

Works: 52 works in 156 publications in 5 languages and 7,260 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Personal correspondence  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Juvenile works  Literature  Handbooks and manuals  Maps  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Other
Classifications: HT167, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Hiss
The experience of place by Tony Hiss( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walks us though places as diffenent as New York City's Grand Central Terminal and a working farm
A region at risk : the third regional plan for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area by Robert D Yaro( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long road from Quito : transforming health care in rural Latin America by Tony Hiss( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long Road from Quito presents a fascinating portrait of David Gaus, an unlikely hero with deep ties to the University of Notre Dame and an even more compelling postgraduate life. Gaus is co-founder, with his mentor Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., of Andean Health and Development (AHD), an organization dedicated to supporting health initiatives in South America. Tony Hiss traces the trajectory of Gaus's life from an accounting undergraduate to a medical doctor committed to bringing modern medicine to poor, rural communities in Ecuador. When he began his medical practice in 1996, the best strategy in these areas consisted of providing preventive measures combined with rudimentary clinical services. Gaus, however, realized he had to take on a much more sweeping approach to best serve sick people in the countryside, who would have to take a five-hour truck ride to Quito and the nearest hospital. He decided to bring the hospital to the patients. He has now done so twice, building two top-of-the-line hospitals in Pedro Vicente Maldonado and Santo Domingo, Ecuador. The hospitals, staffed only by Ecuadorians, train local doctors through a Family Medicine residency program, and are financially self-sustaining. His work with AHD is recognized as a model for the rest of Latin America, and AHD has grown into a major player in global health, frequently partnering with the World Health Organization and other international agencies. With a charming, conversational style that is a pleasure to read, Hiss shows how Gaus's vision and determination led to these accomplishments, in a story with equal parts interest for Notre Dame readers, health practitioners, medical anthropologists, Latin American students and scholars, and the general public"--
Laughing last : Alger Hiss by Tony Hiss( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last landscape by William H Whyte( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remaining corner of an old farm, unclaimed by developers. The brook squeezed between housing plans. Abandoned railroad lines. The stand of woods along an expanded highway. These are the outposts of what was once a larger pattern of forests and farms, the "last landscape." According to William H. Whyte, the place to work out the problems of our metropolitan areas is within those areas, not outside them. The age of unchecked expansion without consequence is over, but where there is waste and neglect there is opportunity. Our cities and suburbs are not jammed; they just look that way. There are in fact plenty of ways to use this existing space to the benefit of the community, and The Last Landscape provides a practical and timeless framework for making informed decisions about its use. Called "the best study available on the problems of open space" by the New York Times when it first appeared in 1968, The Last Landscape introduced many cornerstone ideas for land conservation, urging all of us to make better use of the land that has survived amid suburban sprawl. Whyte's pioneering work on easements led to the passage of major open space statutes in many states, and his argument for using and linking green spaces, however small the areas may be, is a recommendation that has more currency today than ever before."--Publisher
In motion : the experience of travel by Tony Hiss( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiss delves into the question of why travel sometimes feels remarkably fresh and exhilarating, and illustrates how to avail oneself of this seemingly elusive quality--which he calls "deep travel"--An everyday basis
All aboard with E.M. Frimbo, world's greatest railroad buff by Rogers E. M Whitaker( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The giant panda book by Tony Hiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the characteristics of giant pandas and their habits in the wild and in captivity
Building images : seventy years of photography at Hedrich Blessing by Hedrich Blessing( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last seventy years, the firm Hedrich Blessing has raised the commercial and documentary nature of architectural photography to a high art. Building Images: Seventy Years of Photography at Hedrich Blessing chronicles the history of this landmark firm through over 160 fantastic images from its photographers. With the mantra "Don't make photographs, think them," the studio has been responsible for revolutionizing the way in which buildings are photographed. Hedrich Blessing has taken over 500,000 photographs, an archive so vast and historically valuable that it was donated to the Chicago Historical Society for preservation."--Jacket
Know-how : a fix-it book for the clumsy but pure at heart by Guy Alland( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Chung's Hunan style Chinese cookbook by Henry W. S Chung( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green metropolis : the extraordinary landscapes of New York City as nature, history, and design by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in 1980 surveys in depth seven green landscapes in New York City, their history--both natural and human--and how they have been transformed over time. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers describes seven landscapes: greenbelt and nature refuge that runs along the spine of Staten Island on land once intended for a highway; Jamaica Bay, near JFK Airport, whose mosaic of fragile, endangered marshes has been preserved as a bird sanctuary; Inwood Hill, in upper Manhattan, whose forest once sheltered Native Americans and Revolutionary soldiers before it became a site for wealthy estates and subsequently a public park; the Central Park Ramble, a carefully designed artificial wilderness in the middle of the city; Roosevelt Island, formerly Welfare Island, in the East River, where urban planners built a traffic-free 'new town in town' in the 1970s and whose southern tip now boasts the Louis Kahn-designed memorial to FDR; Fresh Kills, the James Corner Field Operations-designed 2,200-acre park on Staten Island that is being created out of what was once the world's largest landfill; The High Line, in Manhattan's Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods, an aerial promenade built on an abandoned elevated rail spur"--
Manhattan in maps, 1527-2014 by Paul E Cohen( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical maps, gathered from private collections and libraries throughout the world. From Giovanni da Verrazzano's first glimpse of New York Harbor in the sixteenth century to a modern aerial survey of the island, these rare and beautiful maps recount the city's urban and social history. Each map is accompanied by a fascinating essay that explores its portrait of New York's changing physical and social contours. Examples from the Dutch colonial period reflect the findings of Manhattan's earliest European settlers. New York was the command center for British forces during the Revolution, and wartime maps painstakingly delineate the battleground's streams, swamps, hills, and shoreline. Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's original plan for Central Park appears here, along with charts that reveal the development of the Manhattan grid as well as the expansion of ethnic neighborhoods, midtown vice, and the subway system. Each entry cites the map's title, date of creation and publication, cartographer, medium, and the institution or private collection where the map is archived. There is a Foreword by Tony Hiss, a bibliography, and complete index, as well as a new Introduction by Marguerite Holloway, author of The Measure of Manhattan (2013), and an essay by landscape ecologist Eric W. Sanderson, which includes a map by Mr. Sanderson and cartographer Markley Boyer providing a view of Manhattan Island as Henry Hudson might have seen it in 1609. Here then is the story of Manhattan as it was, as it is, and even as it might have been. Maps tell the story. All the output of all the journalists who have written about Manhattan does not succeed half as well.--Ted Koppel, former managing editor and anchor, Nightline Manhattan in Maps enables us all to look through layers of time and concrete to the ground of life in this city through over three centuries. ... an invaluable visual guide to New York City history.--Alice C. Hudson, Chief, Map Division, Center for Humanities, The New York Public Library
Ortsbesichtgung wie Räume den Menschen prägen und warum wir unsere Stadt- und Landschaftsplanung verändern müssen by Tony Hiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All aboard with E.M. Frimbo : world's greatest railroad traveller by Rogers E. M Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The view from Alger's window : a son's memoir by Tony Hiss( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using his father's letters from prison - three a week, two pages long, were allowed - and other family letters never before made public, as well as the recollections of friends and relatives, Tony Hiss moves back and forth in time to tell the story of Alger Hiss's life, and of his own experience as a young boy swept up in the turmoil of the trial that signaled the opening of the Cold War." "For the first time we meet the man his family and friends knew as warm and witty, honest to a fault, intellectually searching, and enormously giving to those he loved. For the first time, too, we hear from Alger's stepson, Timothy Holsson, a boy of ten in the thirties when the disputed events occurred, who tells his side of the story." "Tony Hiss was just turning seven in 1948 when the charges against his father surfaced, and we see how he and his mother tried, with varying success, to cope with what was happening to them as fair-weather friends, and income, and jobs, dropped away. We also see how the friends who did remain created a protective bubble around them, enabling them to survive. And finally we learn how, almost miraculously, Alger's letters and the prison visits brought Tony and his father closer than they had ever been, and how perhaps the whole experience gave Alger Hiss a kind and common touch he had previously lacked."--BOOK JACKET
Off the beaten track : a railroader's life in pictures by Robert G Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 by '50 : protecting half the land to heal the earth by Tony Hiss( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the veteran New Yorker staff writer and award-winning author of The Experience of Place: an urgent, resounding call to protect half the earth's land--and thereby millions of its species--by 2050, that gives us the tools to think big about the planet and our role in conserving it. Beginning in the North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada, and roving across the continent from the Northern Sierra to Alabama's Paint Rock Forest to a ranch in Mexico, Tony Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the "superorganism" that is the earth: its land, its elements, its occupants, its greatest threats, and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. He invites us to understand not only the scope and gravity of the problems we face in this challenge, but just why protecting half the land is the way to fix them, introducing us to the many institutions and organizations already involved in the fight, such as the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and the global animal tracking project ICARUS. Throughout these pages, we encounter engineers, geologists, biologists, botanists, oceanographers, ecologists, and other "Half Earthers" like Hiss, as he gleans their insights, weaving together a vast network of experts in what amounts to an incredible, and incredibly illuminating, work of synthesis: what E. O. Wilson, in his introduction, calls "as clear a picture of humanity's impact on earth's natural environment as ever written." Tender, impassioned, curious, and above all else inspiring, 50 by '50 is a work that promises to make all of us better citizens of the earth"--
Wei ji tiao zhan qu yu fa zhan by Robert D Yaro( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo:jing ji:xiang geng ju you jing zheng li de quan qiu jing ji zhuan xing;Gong zheng:qu yu she hui fa zhan de guo qu, Xian zai yu wei lai, Qu yu zhong xin fang lüe;Tong da fang lüe;Guan zhi fang lüe;Wei shi shi gui hua er jia da tou ru;Xie diao gui hua shi shi deng
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.07 for Long road ... to 0.95 for 50 by '50 ...)

In motion : the experience of travel
A region at risk : the third regional plan for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan areaThe last landscapeIn motion : the experience of travelAll aboard with E.M. Frimbo, world's greatest railroad buffBuilding images : seventy years of photography at Hedrich BlessingThe view from Alger's window : a son's memoir
Alternative Names
Hiss, Anthony.

Hiss, Anthony‏ 1941-

히스, 토니 1941-

ヒス, トニー