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Owen, David 1955-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 10,755 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Humor  Posters 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: LB2353.57, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Owen
Green metropolis : why living smaller, living closer, and driving less are keys to sustainability by David Owen( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upending the environmentalist viewpoint that urban areas are "anti-green," New Yorker staff writer David Owen argues that sustainability is achieved in areas like New York City, while open space, backyard compost heaps, locavorism and high-tech gadgetry like solar panels and triple-paned windows are formulas for wasteful sprawl and green-washed consumerism
None of the above : behind the myth of scholastic aptitude by David Owen( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copies in seconds : how a lone inventor and an unknown company created the biggest communication breakthrough since Gutenberg : Chester Carlson and the birth of the Xerox machine by David Owen( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chester Carlson grew up in poverty, worked his way through junior college and the California Institute of Technology, and made his discovery in solitude in the depths of the Great Depression. He offered his big ideas to two dozen major corporations - among them IBM, RCA, and General Electric - all of which turned him down. So persistent was this failure of capitalist vision that by the time the Xerox 914 was manufactured by an obscure photographic supply company in Rochester, New York, Carlson's original patent had expired. Xerography was so unusual and nonintuitive that it conceivably could have been overlooked entirely. Scientists who visited the drafty warehouses where the first machines were built sometimes doubted that Carlson's invention was even theoretically feasible." "Drawing on interviews, Xerox company archives, and the private papers of the Carlson family, David Owen has woven together a story about persistence, courage, and technological innovation - a story that has never before been fully told."--Jacket
The conundrum : how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse by David Owen( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency, and the real path to sustainability. Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent lightbulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: everything you've been told about being green is wrong. The quest for a breakthrough battery or a 100 mpg car are dangerous fantasies. We are consumers, and we like to consume greenly and efficiently. But the author argues that our best intentions are still at cross-purposes to our true goal: living sustainably while caring for our environment and the future of the planet. Efficiency, once considered the holy grail of our environmental problems, turns out to be part of the problem, one discovered in the late nineteenth century by a twenty-nine-year-old English economist named William Jevons. Efforts to improve efficiency only exacerbate the problems they are meant to solve, more than negating the environmental gains. We have little trouble turning increases in efficiency into increases in consumption. The author's narrative, filled with information and anecdotes, takes you through the history of energy and the quest for efficiency. He introduces the reader to some of the smartest people working on solving our energy problems. He details the arguments of efficiency's proponents and its antagonists, and in the process overturns most traditional wisdom about being green. We are not waiting for some geniuses to invent our way out of the energy and economic crisis we are in. We already have the technology and knowledge we need to live sustainably. But will we do it? That is the conundrum
The walls around us : the thinking person's guide to how a house works by David Owen( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the Masters : Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and golf's most prestigious tournament by David Owen( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To tell the story of the club, the Masters, and its idiosyncratic founder, acclaimed author David Owen was granted unprecedented access to the archives, records, and membership of Augusta National Golf Club. Owen found Roberts to be a character every bit as intriguing and vibrant as his more celebrated co-founder. And he uncovered a wealth of evidence debunking the popular perception that all that is best about Augusta National should be credited primarily to Jones. As it was written of Sir Christopher Wren, architect of London's St. Paul's Cathedral, so it may be said of Clifford Roberts on Masters Sunday at the club he built and loved: If you seek his monument, look around you
The chosen one : Tiger Woods and the dilemma of greatness by David Owen( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a portrait of Tiger Woods and his remarkable accomplishments in the sport of golf and provides insights into the social, economic, and political implications of his success
The first national bank of dad : the best way to teach kids about money by David Owen( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Owen shares the strategies he used to teach his children to become responsible savers and spenders and offers other parents suggestions for teaching their kids smart money-management skills
High school by David Owen( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

None of the above : the truth behind the SATs by David Owen( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of standardized testing and the Educational Testing Service, focusing on the SAT exam, discussing the organization's role in determining who gets ahead in America and who falls behind
Sheetrock & shellac : a thinking person's guide to the art and science of home improvement by David Owen( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author draws on his own home construction experiences to offer insight into such projects as replacing leaky roofs, rewiring a room, and building a home office, in a reference complemented by practical tips and observations about the psychological benefits of do-it-yourself renovations
The best American science and nature writing 2013( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
The man who invented Saturday morning : and other adventures in American enterprise by David Owen( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hit & hope : how the rest of us play golf by David Owen( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comical look at golf, discussing tricks, superstitions, tactics, and strategies for the challenging game
Green metropolis : [what the city can teach the country about true sustainability] by David Owen( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, Oregon or Snowmass, Colorado, but New York City
Lure of the links : great writings on golf : an anthology( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lure of the Links is packed with classic tales from the clubhouses and sand traps of some of the most and least accessible courses around the world that collectively captures the spirit and challenge of a great and sometimes frustrating game. With wit, humor, and insight, this expansive collection includes an homage to a mythical caddy by John Updike, George Plimpton's interview with Arnold Palmer, and Dave Anderson's peak behind the magnolia curtain of golf's great
Flight : a poster book by David Owen( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter med mange flyrelaterede tegninger, fotos, malerier og plakater ("Posters") om flyvningers udvikling fra den spæde begyndelse til nutiden
Around the house : reflections on life under a roof by David Owen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous collection of essays on home ownership, renovation, and improvement
Hit & hope : how the rest of us play golf by David Owen( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Owen takes a delightfully irreverent look at the game of golf and all the absurd behavior it inspires. He plays a game with which we are all familiar. He takes mulligans off the first tee, practices intermittently at best, marks his ball on the green with his lucky coin, until the luck wears out, and struggles for consistency even though his swing is consistently mediocre. He bets, he wins, he loses, he agonizes, he dreams. He also finds humor and nobility in our essential silliness, as expressed in our pursuit of a little white ball over a vast--but not vast enough to contain our slice--greensward
The first national bank of dad : a foolproof method for teaching your kids the value of money by David Owen( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows parents how to teach their children about financial responsibility by providing a system that will encourage children to become savers, cautious spenders, charitable donors, and logical investors
 
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Green metropolis : why living smaller, living closer, and driving less are keys to sustainability
Alternative Names
David Owen American journalist and author

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Languages
English (121)

Chinese (2)

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Copies in seconds : how a lone inventor and an unknown company created the biggest communication breakthrough since Gutenberg : Chester Carlson and the birth of the Xerox machineThe conundrum : how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worseThe walls around us : the thinking person's guide to how a house worksThe making of the Masters : Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and golf's most prestigious tournamentThe chosen one : Tiger Woods and the dilemma of greatnessThe first national bank of dad : the best way to teach kids about moneyNone of the above : the truth behind the SATsSheetrock & shellac : a thinking person's guide to the art and science of home improvement