The Resource Dark age ahead, Jane Jacobs, (electronic resource)

Dark age ahead, Jane Jacobs, (electronic resource)

Label
Dark age ahead
Title
Dark age ahead
Statement of responsibility
Jane Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobs, Jane
Dewey number
901
Index
index present
LC call number
CB19
LC item number
.J33 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Civilization
  • Décadence
  • Civilisation
  • Civilização (filosofia)
  • Regressão (civilização)
  • Déclin de la civilisation
  • Civilisation
  • Philosophie
  • Civilisation moderne
  • Niedergang
  • Stadtökonomie
  • Kulturkritik
  • Stadtleben
  • Amérique du Nord
  • USA
Label
Dark age ahead, Jane Jacobs, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4CB23E87-6429-4E18-806F-F11E4165F960
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 2004
  • Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The hazard -- Families rigged to fail -- Credentialing versus educating -- Science abandoned -- Dumbed-down taxes -- Self-policing subverted -- Unwinding vicious spirals -- Dark age patterns
Control code
ocn745912430
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (241 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307425454
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)745912430
Label
Dark age ahead, Jane Jacobs, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4CB23E87-6429-4E18-806F-F11E4165F960
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 2004
  • Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The hazard -- Families rigged to fail -- Credentialing versus educating -- Science abandoned -- Dumbed-down taxes -- Self-policing subverted -- Unwinding vicious spirals -- Dark age patterns
Control code
ocn745912430
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (241 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307425454
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)745912430

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