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VanderMeer, Philip R. 1947-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 2,880 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Case studies  Encyclopedias  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Philip R VanderMeer
Belief and behavior : essays in the new religious history( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hoosier politician : officeholding and political culture in Indiana, 1896-1920 by Philip R VanderMeer( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert visions and the making of Phoenix, 1860-2009 by Philip R VanderMeer( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether touted for its burgeoning economy, affordable housing, and pleasant living style, or criticized for being less like a city than a sprawling suburb, Phoenix is a city that by all environmental logic should not exist. Yet despite its extremely hot and dry climate and its remoteness, Phoenix has grown into a massive metropolitan area. From its origins in the 1860s to its present status as the nation's fifth largest city, this exhaustive study examines the history of how Phoenix came into being and how it has sustained itself. From the beginning, Phoenix sought to grow, and although growth has remained central to the city's history, its importance, meaning, and value have changed substantially over the years. The initial vision of Phoenix as "An American Eden" gave way to the Cold War Era vision of a "High Tech Suburbia," which in turn gave way to rising concerns in the late twentieth century about the environmental, social, and political costs of growth. To understand how such unusual growth occurred in such an improbable location, Philip VanderMeer explores five major themes: the natural environment, urban infrastructure, economic development, social and cultural values, and public leadership. Through investigating Phoenix's struggle to meet the expectations of a major American city, his study also offers a unique view of what it means to be a desert city. --Book Jacket
The Oxford encyclopedia of American political and legal history( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This encyclopedia brings together an unparalleled wealth of information about the laws, institutions, and actors that have governed America throughout its history. The book provides an invaluable and in-depth overview of the development of America's political and legal frameworks
Burton Barr : political leadership and the transformation of Arizona by Philip R VanderMeer( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Politics, like poker, requires timing and risk, and Burton Barr of Arizona knew it. The deal maker of Arizona politics would say, 'You gotta know when to hold them.' For more than two decades, Barr played his political cards with skill as he led Arizona through an era of enormous growth and success. Considered perhaps the most influential person in Arizona's political development, Burton Barr represented north central Phoenix in the Arizona House of Representatives for the twenty-two years from 1964 to 1986. As the Republican House Majority Leader for twenty of those years, he left his fingerprints on every major piece of legislation during those decades, covering such issues as air pollution, health care for indigents, school aid, the tax code, prison reform, child care, groundwater management, and freeway funding. Burton Barr's political life unfolded during the very time his state and region shifted from being outliers to trendsetters. His choices in policy making and his leadership style were both an outcome and a creator of his sociopolitical environment. Arizona politics in the 1960s and '70s was a rich brew of key elements, a time when the economy was being transformed, the nature and distribution of populations shifted, partisan politics were in flux, and the very lifeblood of the West--water--was being contested under increasing pressures of usage and depletion. How Barr successfully responded to those challenges is the story of Arizona's development during those years. At the heart of it, Barr's political life and personality are inextricably bound up with the life of the West"--
Phoenix rising : the making of a desert metropolis by Philip R VanderMeer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social analysis of Indiana politics and politicians, 1896-1920 by Philip R VanderMeer( )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of American political and legal history( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of American political and legal history( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of American political, policy, and legal history( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of American political and legal history( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Desert visions and the making of Phoenix, 1860-2008 by Philip R VanderMeer( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Belief and behavior : essays in the new religious history
Alternative Names
VanderMeer, Philip 1947-

Languages
English (42)

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