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Jacobs, Jane 1916-2006

Overview
Works: 166 works in 635 publications in 6 languages and 19,952 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Sources  Interviews  Constitution 
Roles: Compiler, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HT167, 711.40973
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The death and life of great American cities by Jane Jacobs ( Book )
120 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty years after its publication, this book was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." 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. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.--From publisher description
The economy of cities by Jane Jacobs ( Book )
51 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 2,083 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 http://classes.seattleu.edu/multidisciplinary/urbanstudies/resource/reviews/economy.htm (Oct. 18, 2012)
Cities and the wealth of nations : principles of economic life by Jane Jacobs ( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,970 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 )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,477 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 )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 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 )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A schoolteacher in old Alaska : the story of Hannah Breece by Hannah Breece ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,055 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
The question of separatism : Quebec and the struggle over sovereignty by Jane Jacobs ( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constitutional chaff. Rejected suggestions of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, with explanatory argument by United States ( Book )
3 editions published between 1941 and 1970 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tod und Leben grosser amerikanischer Städte by Jane Jacobs ( Book )
22 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The witch family by Eleanor Estes ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 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 )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 195 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
Jane Jacobs urban wisdom by Jane Jacobs ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 190 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 curious adventures of Jimmy McGee by Eleanor Estes ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tiny plumber becomes a hero by rescuing a doll and returning it to its grateful owner
The death and life of great American cities by Jane Jacobs ( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 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
Knit one, kill two by Maggie Sefton ( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 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
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 105 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
Déclin et survie des grandes villes américaines by Jane Jacobs ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canadian cities and sovereignty association by Jane Jacobs ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toronto : considering self-government ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Butzner, Jane, 1916-2006
Butzner, Jane 1916-2006 Frueherer Name
Jacobs, Jane Butzner
Jane Jacobs
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
Languages
English (384)
German (21)
French (12)
Dutch (2)
Japanese (1)
Spanish (1)
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