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Jacobs, Jane 1916-2006

Works: 166 works in 931 publications in 16 languages and 25,385 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Children's audiobooks  Sources  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, wpr, Compiler, Other
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The death and life of great American cities by Jane Jacobs( Book )

251 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 5,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Jacobs critiques the comprehensive modernist approach to urban planning after 1945. By the 1950s, various American cities were pursuing ambitious urban renewal policies, influenced by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier's concept of the "Radiant City." Jacobs sees this being utterly at odds with urban realities, and leading to the destruction of the city as a living community. This futurist vision insisted on the absolute segregation of the city's different activities into separate zones, linked (though also physically isolated) by super-highways set in wide parkland landscaping. The colossal physical destruction that was necessary to implement this vision tore apart the traditional multi-activity street and densely populated neighborhood that Jacobs avers is the bedrock of urban living
The economy of cities by Jane Jacobs( Book )

97 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thesis of Jane Jacobsʹ The Economy of Cities remains remarkably fresh and provocative three decades later. Cities, she asserts, are not the result of processes most scientists and economists have assumed they were: Cities do not develop because a pre-existing rural economic base develops and eventually becomes strong enough to support an essentially parasitic urban growth. Instead, Jacobs argues, cities are the prerequisite for any kind of rural economy. Where there are no cities, there are no sustainable rural economies, and the rural economy depends on the city rather than the other way around. Jacobs defines "city" as a "settlement that consistently generates its economic growth from its own local economy"; population centers of any size that have never done this do not meet her definition of city. Likewise, Jacob defines "urban" as "pertaining only to cities ..."--Review from (Oct. 18, 2012)
Cities and the wealth of nations : principles of economic life by Jane Jacobs( Book )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the economic functions, powers and limitations of cities and the uneasy relationship of cities with the national governments that preside over them
Dark age ahead by Jane Jacobs( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation and government; and self-policing by learned professions. The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contends, is behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Jacobs draws on her vast frame of reference -- from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to zoning regulations in Brampton, Ontario -- and in highly readable, invigorating prose offers proposals that could arrest the cycles of decay and turn them into beneficent ones. Wise, worldly, full of real-life examples and accessible concepts, this book is an essential read for perilous times
The nature of economies by Jane Jacobs( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly forty years after The Death and Life of Great American Cities changed the field of urban studies, Jane Jacobs brings us a modern classic on economies and ecology. This new book looks at the connection between the economy and nature, arguing that the principles of development, common to both systems, are the proper subject of economic study." "The Nature of Economics is written in the form of a Platonic dialogue, a conversation over coffee among five contemporary New Yorkers. The question they discuss is: Does economic life obey the same rules as those governing the systems in nature? For example, can the way fields and forests maximize their intakes and uses of sunlight teach us something about how economies expand wealth and jobs and can do this in environmentally beneficial ways? The underlying question is both simple and profound, and the answers that emerge will shape the way people think about how economies really work."--Jacket
Systems of survival : a dialogue on the moral foundations of commerce and politics by Jane Jacobs( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics moves outside of the Jane Jacobs' preferred subject: the city, by studying the moral underpinnings of work. Using an observational approach and written as a Platonic dialogue, Jacobs begins by examining a collection of newspaper stories about moral judgements related to work. Sorting them reveals them fitting into one of two patterns of moral behavior that were mutually exclusive. She calls these two patterns commercial moral syndrome and guardian moral syndrome. The commercial moral syndrome is applicable to business owners, scientists, farmers, and traders, while the guardian moral syndrome is applicable to government, charities, hunter-gatherers, and religious institutions. These Moral Syndromes are fixed, and do not fluctuate over time. It is important to stress that Jane Jacobs is providing a theory about the morality of work, and not all moral ideas. Moral ideas that are not included in her syndrome are applicable to both syndromes
The question of separatism : Quebec and the struggle over sovereignty by Jane Jacobs( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Jacobs, writing from her adoptive country, uses the problems facing an independence-seeking Quebec and Canada as a whole to examine the universal problem of sovereignty and autonomy that nations great and small have struggled with throughout history. Using Norway's relatively peaceful divorce from Sweden as an example, Jacobs contends that Canada and Canadians'Quebecois and Anglophones alike'can learn important lessons from similar sovereignty questions of the past
A schoolteacher in old Alaska : the story of Hannah Breece by Hannah Breece( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an American woman on the Alaskan frontier at the turn of the century, Hannah Breece challenged the wilderness to teach native children. This moving, gripping account of her many adventures tells of Hannah camping with Indians, being attacked by wild dogs, and facing death on many occasions
Constitutional chaff. Rejected suggestions of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, with explanatory argument by United States( Book )

15 editions published between 1941 and 1970 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Jacobs : urban wisdom by Jane Jacobs( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Jacobs shares her insights into urban planning by tracing the progression of ideas in her books.--Container
The witch family by Eleanor Estes( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banished! Old Witch likes nothing better than to fly about on her broomstick crying "Heh-Heh!" and casting abracadabras, but now she has been sent away ... by two young girls. Amy and Clarissa love to tell stories about Old Witch ... until one day they decide she is just too mean and wicked. Drawing a rickety old house upon a barren glass hill, the girls exile Old Witch there with the warning that she'd better be good-or else no Halloween! For company they draw her a Little Witch Girl and a Weeny Witch Baby. Old Witch tries to be good, but anyone would get up to no good in a place as lonely as the glass hill ... as Amy and Clarissa find out when Old Witch magics them into her world, a world of make-believe made real
The urban wisdom of Jane Jacobs by Sonia Hirt( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here for the first time is a thoroughly interdisciplinary and international examination of Jane Jacobs's legacy. Divided into four parts: I. Jacobs, Urban Philosopher; II. Jacobs, Urban Economist; II. Jacobs, Urban Sociologist; and IV. Jacobs, Urban Designer, the book evaluates the impact of Jacobs's writings and activism on the city, the professions dedicated to city-building and, more generally, on human thought. Together, the editors and contributors highlight the notion that Jacobs's influence goes beyond planning to philosophy, economics, sociology and design. They set out to answer such
The curious adventures of Jimmy McGee by Eleanor Estes( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiny plumber becomes a hero by rescuing a doll and returning it to its grateful owner
Knit one, kill two by Maggie Sefton( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked--until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's murder
The death and life of great American cities by Jane Jacobs( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Canadian cities and sovereignty association by Jane Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muerte y vida de las grandes ciudades by Jane Jacobs( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longitude : [the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time] by Dava Sobel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clock maker achieved a feat which had been considered, for centuries, to be impossible: he was able to determine longitude and invented the chronometer as well
Toronto : considering self-government( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wei da cheng shi de dan sheng yu shuai wang : mei guo du shi jie dao sheng huo de qi fa by Jane Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dark age ahead
Alternative Names
Butzner, Jane

Butzner, Jane 1916-2006

Džejkobs, Džejn

Jacobs, J.

Jacobs, Jane

Jacobs, Jane, 1916-

Jacobs, Jane Butzner‏

Jacobs, Jane Butzner, 1916-2006

Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs antropologa e attivista statunitense

Jane Jacobs Canadees journaliste (1916-2006)

Jane Jacobs divulgadora científica, teórica del urbanismo, y activista sociopolítica canadiense

Jane Jacobs US-amerikanische Sachbuch-Autorin, Stadt- und Architekturkritikerin

Jane Jacobs Wartawan Amerika–Kanada, aktivis dan pemikir modal sosial (1916-2006)

Jane Jacobsová

Джейн Джейкобс Америко-канадська журналіст, активіст та автор низки впливових робіт в сфері урбанізму. (1916-2006)

Джекобс, Джейн

ג'יין ג'ייקובס

جاين جاكوبز

جین جاکوبز

ჯეინ ჯეიკობსი

제이콥스, 제인 1916-2006

제인 제이콥스

ジェイコブズ, ジェイン

ジェイコブズ, ジェーン


ジェコブス, J

ジェコブズ, ジェーン



簡·雅各布斯 加拿大裔美國記者,作家,敢於行動的城市研究學者 (1916-2006)。

简雅各布斯 加拿大裔美国记者,作家,敢于行动的城市研究学者 (1916-2006)。

The economy of citiesCities and the wealth of nations : principles of economic lifeDark age aheadThe nature of economiesSystems of survival : a dialogue on the moral foundations of commerce and politicsThe question of separatism : Quebec and the struggle over sovereigntyA schoolteacher in old Alaska : the story of Hannah BreeceJane Jacobs : urban wisdom