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Abbott, Carl 1944-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 215 publications in 2 languages and 12,071 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: HT371, 307.760975
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Carl Abbott
 
Most widely held works by Carl Abbott
The new urban America : growth and politics in Sunbelt cities by Carl Abbott( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorado, a history of the Centennial State by Carl Abbott( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1976, Coloradans have learned about their home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. This extensively revised fourth edition incorporates recent events, new findings, and fresh insights into an accessible work that both newcomers and old-timers will enjoy. More than one hundred historic photographs and maps and an extensive bibliography of recent research enhance this edition."--Jacket
The Metropolitan frontier : cities in the modern American West by Carl Abbott( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the modern West, where growth since 1940 - spurred by mobilization for World War II - has constituted a distinct era in which Western cities have become national and even international pacesetters. The Metropolitan Frontier places this last half-century of Western history in its urban context, making it the first comprehensive overview of urban growth in the region. Integrating the urban experience of all nineteen Western states, Carl Abbott ranges for evidence from
How cities won the West : four centuries of urban change in western North America by Carl Abbott( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: All roads lead to Fresno -- Outposts of empires -- Across the wide Mississippi -- The first Pacific century -- Inland empire cities -- Garden cities -- Smokestack frontiers -- Money in the air -- Cities of homes -- Water, power, progress -- Wars and rumors of war -- Progress and prejudice -- The politics of diversity -- Reshaping the metropolis -- Transnational urbanism -- The long arm of the metropolitan west -- Conclusion: Urban frontiers
Frontiers past and future : science fiction and the American West by Carl Abbott( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abbott offers a fruitful new way to read science fiction, one that also greatly enriches our understanding of western history and its impact on our collective imagination. Detailing the overlap of science fiction and western fiction - especially relating to their mutual interest in and concerns about frontier expansionism - he reveals an unsuspected common ground that informs the writings of both camps." "Reviewing the work of many Hugo and Nebula Award winners, as well as drawing upon popular film and television series (like the Buck Rogers serials), Abbott's study journeys across the far reaches of science fiction's universe."
Boosters and businessmen : popular economic thought and urban growth in the antebellum Middle West by Carl Abbott( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greater Portland : urban life and landscape in the Pacific Northwest by Carl Abbott( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has been called one of the nation's most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, and hailed a top spot to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one's home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the "Portland style" that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good
Portland : planning, politics, and growth in a twentieth-century city by Carl Abbott( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political terrain : Washington, D.C., from tidewater town to global metropolis by Carl Abbott( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an explanation of the many identities Washington has taken on over time, Carl Abbott examines the ways in which the city's regional orientation and national symbolism have been interpreted by novelists and business boosters, architects and blues artists, map makers and politicians."--Cover
Colorado, a history of the Centennial State by Carl Abbott( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great extravaganza : Portland and the Lewis and Clark Exposition by Carl Abbott( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning the Oregon way : a twenty-year evaluation by Sy Adler( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban America in the modern age, 1920 to present by Carl Abbott( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two centuries of Lewis and Clark : reflections on the voyage of discovery by William L Lang( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landscape encountered by the Corps of Discovery during their multi-year, cross- country trek to the Pacific was dramatically different from the one that greeted visitors attending Portland's Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in 1905 or the one that exists in the Pacific Northwest today. On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition and the centennial of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, the time is ripe for reconciling those earlier events with present-day activities
Planning a new West : the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area by Carl Abbott( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when ... a coveted landscape becomes a battleground for two legitimate and compelling visions of the American West? In examining the origins and implementations of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Planning a New West reveals a vast experiment in mediating between the Old and New Wests
Imagined frontiers : contemporary america and beyond by Carl Abbott( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live near the edge - whether in a settlement at the core of the Rockies, a gated community tucked into the wilds of the Santa Monica Mountains, a silicon culture emerging in the suburbs, or, in the future, homesteading on a terraformed Mars. In Imagined Frontiers, urban historian and popular culture scholar Carl Abbott looks at the work of American artists who have used novels, film, television, maps, and occasionally even performance art to explore these frontiers - the metropolitan frontier of suburban development, the classic continental frontier of American settlement, and the yet unrealized frontiers beyond Earth. Focusing on writers and artists working during the past half-century, an era of global economic and social reach, Abbott describes the dialogue between historians and social scientists seeking to understand these frontier places and the artists reimagining them in written and visual fictions. This book offers perspectives on such well-known authors as T.C. Boyle and John Updike and on such familiar movies and television shows as Falling Down and The Sopranos. By putting The Rockford Files and the cult favorite Firefly in conversation with popular fiction writers Robert Heinlein and Stephen King and literary novelists Peter Matthiessen and Leslie Marmon Silko, Abbott interweaves the disparate subjects of western history, urban planning, and science fiction in a single volume"--Provided by publisher
Urban America in the modern age : 1920 to the present by Carl Abbott( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portland in three centuries : the place and the people by Carl Abbott( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portland : gateway to the Northwest by Carl Abbott( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining urban futures : cities in science fiction and what we might learn from them by Carl Abbott( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Abbott, who has taught urban studies and urban planning in five decades, brings together urban studies and literary studies to examine how fictional cities in work by authors as different as E. M. Forster, Isaac Asimov, Kim Stanley Robinson, and China Mieville might help us to envision an urban future that is viable and resilient. 'Imagining Urban Futures' is a remarkable treatise on what is best and strongest in urban theory and practice today, as refracted and intensely imagined in science fiction. As the human population grows, we can envision an increasingly urban society. Shifting weather patterns, rising sea levels, reduced access to resources, and a host of other issues will radically impact urban environments, while technology holds out the dream of cities beyond Earth. Abbott delivers a compelling critical discussion of science fiction cities found in literary works, television programs, and films of many eras from 'Metropolis' to 'Blade Runner' and 'Soylent Green' to 'The Hunger Games', among many others
 
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The Metropolitan frontier : cities in the modern American West
Alternative Names
Abbott, C.

Abbott, Carl

Abbott, Carl John 1944-

Carl Abbott American historian of modern age and author

Carl Abbott Amerikaans historicus van de moderne tijd

Carl Abbott amerikanischer Historiker und Urbanist

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Colorado, a history of the Centennial StateThe Metropolitan frontier : cities in the modern American WestHow cities won the West : four centuries of urban change in western North AmericaFrontiers past and future : science fiction and the American WestBoosters and businessmen : popular economic thought and urban growth in the antebellum Middle WestGreater Portland : urban life and landscape in the Pacific NorthwestPolitical terrain : Washington, D.C., from tidewater town to global metropolisThe great extravaganza : Portland and the Lewis and Clark Exposition