WorldCat Identities

Brox, Jane 1956-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 83 publications in 3 languages and 5,083 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Science films  Autobiographies  Periodicals  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: TH7900, 621.3209
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Jane Brox
Brilliant : the evolution of artificial light by Jane Brox( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the role of light in history, tracing how the development of specific innovations had a pivotal influence on social and cultural evolution
Silence : a social history of one of the least understood elements of our lives by Jane Brox( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through her evocative intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and society. Brox traces its place as a transformative power in the monastic world from Medieval Europe to the very public life of twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, whose love for silence deepened even as he faced his obligation to speak out against war. This fascinating history of ideas also explores the influence the monastic cell had on one of society's darkest experiments in silence: Eastern State Penitentiary. Conceived of by one of the Founding Fathers and built on the outskirts of Philadelphia, the penitentiary's early promulgators imagined redemption in imposed isolation, but they badly misapprehended silence's dangers. Finally, Brox's rich exploration of silence's complex and competing meanings leads us to imagine how we might navigate our own relationship with silence today, for the transformation it has always promised, in our own lives
The city dark( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The City Dark chronicles the disappearance of darkness. The film follows filmmaker (and amateur astronomer) Ian Cheney who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. He poses a deceptively simple question, 'What do we lose, when we lose the night?"--Container
Silence : a social history of one of the least understood elements of our lives by Jane Brox( Recording )

8 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through her original, intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and society. Brox traces its place as a transformative power in the monastic world from Medieval Europe to the very public life of twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, whose love for silence deepened even as he faced his obligation to speak out against war. This fascinating history of ideas also explores the influence the monastic cell had on one of society's darkest experiments in silence: Eastern State Penitentiary. Conceived of by one of the Founding Fathers and built on the outskirts of Philadelphia, the penitentiary's early promulgators imagined redemption in imposed isolation, but they badly misapprehended silence's dangers. Finally, Brox's rich exploration of silence's complex and competing meanings leads us to imagine how we might navigate our own relationship with silence today, for the transformation it has always promised, in our own lives
Merrimack : a poetry anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four way reader( )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant : the evolution of artificial light by Jane Brox( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant, reminiscent of Lewis Hyde's The Gift in its reach and of Timothy Egan's The Worst Hard Time in its haunting evocation of human lives, offers a sweeping view of a surprisingly revealing aspect of human history-from the stone lamps of the Pleistocene to the LEDs embedded in fabrics of the future. Brox plumbs the class implications of light-who had it, who didn't-through the many centuries when crude lamps and tallow candles constricted waking hours. She convincingly portrays the hell-bent pursuit of whale oil as the first time the human desire for light thrust us toward an environmental tipping point. Only decades later, gas street lights opened up the evening hours to leisure, which changed the ways we live and sleep and the world's ecosystems. Edison's "tiny strip of paper that a breath would blow away" produced a light that seemed to its users all but divorced from human effort or cost. And yet, as Brox's informative and hair-raising portrait of our current grid system shows, the cost is ever with us. Brilliant is infused with human voices, startling insights, and-only a few years before it becomes illegal to sell most incandescent light bulbs in the United States-timely questions about how our future lives will be shaped by light
Christina Seely. Lux by Jane Brox( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of human history, man-made light has signified hope and progress. Christina Seely’s 'Lux' examines the contemporary disconnect between the beauty of the artificial light that emanates from the earth’s surface and the complexity of what this light represents. Made between 2005 and 2010, and titled after the unit for measuring illumination, the project focuses on light produced by 45 cities in the United States, Western Europe, China and Japan–the most brightly illuminated regions on NASA maps of the earth at night. These economically and politically powerful regions have the greatest impact not only on the night sky but also on the planet’s ecology. Seely’s portraits are less about the individual locations and more about the global ramifications of consumption, and for this reason each photograph is titled simply “Metropolis,” with a notation of the city’s latitude and longitude
Here and nowhere else : late seasons of a farm and its family by Jane Brox( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first book, which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Jane Brox writes of going back to the farm where she grew up, to help her aging father and the troubled brother who works the land with him. She memorably captures the cadences of farm life and the people who sustain it, at a time when both are waning
The Four Way reader. an anthology of poetry and short fiction( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silence : a social history of one of the least understood elements of our lives by Jane Brox( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Brilliant, Through her evocative intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and society. Brox traces its place as a transformative power in the monastic world from Medieval Europe to the very public life of twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, whose love for silence deepened even as he faced his obligation to speak out against war. This fascinating history of ideas also explores the influence the monastic cell had on one of society's darkest experiments in silence: Eastern State Penitentiary. Conceived of by one of the Founding Fathers and built on the outskirts of Philadelphia, the penitentiary's early promulgators imagined redemption in imposed isolation, but they badly misapprehended silence's dangers. Finally, Brox's rich exploration of silence's complex and competing meanings leads us to imagine how we might navigate our own relationship with silence today, for the transformation it has always promised, in our own lives. *Time
Clearing land : legacies of the American farm by Jane Brox( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though few of us now live close to the soil, the world we inhabit has been sculpted by our long national saga of settlement. At the heart of our identity lies the notion of the family farm, as shaped by European history and reshaped by the vast opportunities of the continent. It lies at the heart of Jane Brox's personal story, too: she is the daughter of immigrant New England farmers whose way of life she memorialized in her first two books but has not carried on. In this clear-eyed, lyrical account, Brox twines the two narratives, personal and historical, to explore the place of the family farm as it has evolved from the pilgrims' brutal progress at Plymouth to the modern world, where much of our food is produced by industrial agriculture while the small farm is both marginalized and romanticized. In considering the place of the farm, Brox also considers the rise of textile cities in America, which encroached not only upon farms and farmers but upon the sense of commonality that once sustained them; and she traces the transformation of the idea of wilderness--and its intricate connection to cultivation--which changed as our ties to the land loosened, as terror of the wild was replaced by desire for it. Exploring these strands with neither judgment nor sentimentality, Brox arrives at something beyond a biography of the farm: a vivid depiction of the half-life it carries on in our collective imagination
Five thousand days like this one by Jane Brox( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<>( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

of The American Poetry Review by Jane Brox( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comprises 2 items, 2 leaves correspondence
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.11 for Five thous ... to 0.99 for of The Ame ...)

Brilliant : the evolution of artificial light
Covers
Brilliant : the evolution of artificial lightHere and nowhere else : late seasons of a farm and its familyFive thousand days like this oneHere and nowhere else : late seasons of a farm and its familyClearing land : legacies of the American farm
Alternative Names
Brox, Jeanne

Jane Brox American writer

Jane Brox escriptora estatunidenca

Jane Brox escritora estadounidense

Jane Brox escritora estauxunidense

브룩스, 제인 1956-

Languages