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Edited By Jaehn, Tomas
Against a backdrop of European unrest, immigration to America flourished in the nineteenth century for European Jews as for other groups. Two waves of immigration brought Jews to New Mexico, the first largely of German men in the 1840s and 1850s and the second of Eastern Europeans with the coming of the railroad to New Mexico in the 1880s. This book lights the drama that unfolded for these young Jewish merchants, tradesmen, in cases labourers, who were linked in their homeland through a complex web of intermarriage and who built quite successfully on their cultural and social relationships to become among New Mexico's most prominent, productive citizens. 100pp.
Museum of New Mexico Press, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0890134669
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Inventory #19986
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 21.60 approx. - € 19.08 approx.)
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Potugali, Juval
Cities are often seen as symbols of order: the existence of city walls, fortified gates, palaces, temples, roads, pavements, highways, public institutions, city centers and residential areas is interpreted as indicating the existence of a central authority that plans and controls the city. On the other hand, the very same cities are also seen as symbols of chaos, disorder and spontaneous growth. The little winding streets and alleys, the mixture of physical structures, styles and human activities have often given the impression that cities, like forests, and other natural entities are organic structures - strange 'natural artefacts'. Tokyo is a good example for this dual nature of cities. When you first encounter it, you get the impression of chaos: old buildings with one or two storeys next to 30-, 40- or 50-storey skyscrapers; pedestrians, cars, trains moving in all directions, each with its own trajectory and so on. But then you realise that this seemingly chaotic structure provides a context for perfectly ordered human activities: trains leave and arrive as timetabled, their doors open at the exact points that are marked with yellow lines on the platforms, every morning after midnight fishermen bring their catch to Tokyo's big fish market, auctions are held, and by six o'clock in the morning this huge amount of sea food has already been distributed among thousands of restaurants all over the city. And if you look deeper you learn that the chaotic face of Tokyo is the pre-condition for its ordered and organised life. Complexity theory or self-organisation theory are umbrella terms for a set of theories that study the interplay between chaos and order. Originating in the sciences, these theories have been applied to the study of cities in the last three decades. They show that as in natural systems, in the artificial systems that we call cities, chaos and order do not stand in opposition to each other. Rather, they coexist in an ongoing interplay of circular causality: chaos is the precondition for new urban orders to emerge and then to reproduce themselves, whereas order and organisation set the boundaries within which chaotic structures and behaviours can take place.60pp.
Axel Menges, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783936681277
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Inventory #20775
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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16 pages.Introduction by Terence de Vere White.Text in Italian and English.Catalogue Irlanda exhibition 23 Octtobre - 4 Novembre .
Galleria D'arte Internationale, 1971, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Pamphlet. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
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Inventory #26563
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Zargani, Aldo
In an extraordinary literary debut, Aldo Zargani reconstructs the lost world of his Jewish childhood during the perilous years 1938-45 when he and his family fled from Fascists and Nazis in northern Italy. His haunting memoir acquires a cinematic intensity as he crosscuts from the blood-red stone spires of Basel, where his father failed to find refuge for his family in 1939, to fiery scenes of the Allied bombing of Turin in 1942, to the freezing winter of 1943-44, which Zargani and his brother spent hidden in a Catholic boarding school deep in the countryside.326pp.
Paul Dry Books, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0967967538
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Inventory #17644
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 10.20 approx. - € 9.01 approx.)
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Grauer, Neil A.
Discusses Thurber's private life, agony over going blind at the height of his career, inexhaustible humor, literary and artistic talents, and lasting popularity more than thirty years after his death. 204pp. N.B. Bottom corners of boards marked. Edges of D/J slightly discoloured.
University of Nebraska Press, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Good. Second Printing. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 080322155X
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Inventory #27825
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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