From the Ground Up Book

From the Ground Up


  • Author : Alison Sant
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Date : 2022-01-11
  • Category : Architecture
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781610918961

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In From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities, design expert Alison Sant focuses on the unique ways in which US cities are working to mitigate and adapt to climate change while creating equitable and livable communities. Sant presents 12 case studies, drawn from research and over 90 interviews with people who are working in these communities to make a difference. These efforts show how US cities are reclaiming their streets from cars, restoring watersheds, growing forests, and adapting shorelines to improve people's lives while addressing our changing climate. From the Ground Up is a call to action. When we make the places we live more climate resilient, we need to acknowledge and address the history of social and racial injustice. Advocates, non-profit organizations, community-based groups, and government officials will find examples of how to build alliances to support and embolden this vision together.

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From the Ground Up


  • Author : Howard Schultz
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Date : 2019-01-28
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780525509455

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success? And what is our duty in the places where we live, work, and play? These questions are at the heart of the American journey. They are also ones that Howard Schultz has grappled with personally since growing up in the Brooklyn housing projects and while building Starbucks from eleven stores into one of the world’s most iconic brands. In From the Ground Up, Schultz looks for answers in two interwoven narratives. One story shows how his conflicted boyhood—including experiences he has never before revealed—motivated Schultz to become the first in his family to graduate from college, then to build the kind of company his father, a working-class laborer, never had a chance to work for: a business that tries to balance profit and human dignity. A parallel story offers a behind-the-scenes look at Schultz’s unconventional efforts to challenge old notions about the role of business in society. From health insurance and free college tuition for part-time baristas to controversial initiatives about race and refugees, Schultz and his team tackled societal issues with the same creativity and rigor they applied to changing how the world consumes coffee. Throughout the book, Schultz introduces a cross-section of Americans transforming common struggles into shared successes. In these pages, lost youth find first jobs, aspiring college students overcome the yoke of debt, post-9/11 warriors replace lost limbs with indomitable spirit, former coal miners and opioid addicts pave fresh paths, entrepreneurs jump-start dreams, and better angels emerge from all corners of the countr

From the Ground Up Book

From the Ground Up


  • Author : Noell Jett
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Date : 2022-03-08
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781400230310

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Built by hand. Built to last. The best dreams start with love. Noell Jett’s home is more than a farmhouse. It’s a testament to overcoming challenges, working side by side with those you love, and learning to say yes to your dreams again and again, even when the world says no. Growing up in poverty, in a family with extremist religious beliefs, Noell Jett knows what it’s like to work hard to survive. When she married Daniel and they began a family together, she discovered the joy of working hard to achieve her dreams. In From the Ground Up, Noell shares the unbelievable story behind her 3,700-square foot custom farmhouse—built by hand and savvy influencer marketing—and the key strategies she learned about never giving up. With beautiful photos, reflections questions, and Noell’s trademark DIY tips, From the Ground Up offers a vision for living beyond the confines of your past, inspiration for home renovation on a budget, tricks to make influencer marketing work for you, spiritual insight into finding true freedom, and encouragement to take that life-changing leap of faith. From the Ground Up is a powerful reminder that following your passion is worth a few sacrifices along the way. After all, some dreams are worth giving it all you’ve got. Why not follow yours?

Green from the Ground Up Book

Green from the Ground Up


  • Author : David Johnston
  • Publisher : Taunton Press
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : House & Home
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9781561589739

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Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

Learning from the Ground Up Book

Learning from the Ground Up


  • Author : Dip Kapoor
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2010-10-18
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780230112650

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The dynamics, politics, and richness of knowledge production in social movements and social activist contexts are often overlooked. This book contends that some of the most radical critiques and understandings about dominant ideologies and power structures, and visions of social change, have emerged from those spaces.

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From the Ground Up


  • Author : Luke W. Cole
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Date : 2001
  • Category : Law
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0814715370

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Presents case studies of grassroots activism for environmental justice, highlighting struggles against environmental hazards, toxic waste dumps, and polluting factories which often impact low-income and minority communities.

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Teardown


  • Author : Dave Meslin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2019-05-14
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780143197065

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A handbook of democratic solutions in troubled times, from the activist the media call a "wizard," a "mastermind," "the ultimate ideas guy," a "mad scientist," a "start-up genius." Our democracy is a trainwreck. Our elections feel hollow and our legislatures have become toxic. Fierce partisanship, centralized power, distorted election results and rigged systems all contribute to our growing cynicism. Voters are increasingly turning towards the angriest candidates, or simply tuning out completely and staying at home. But as Dave Meslin's career has shown, we can fix things. We can turn elite power structures upside down. We can give a voice to ordinary people. But it means fixing things from the bottom up, and starting locally. It's hard to change the world if you can't change a municipal by-law. Teardown shows readers how to do both. And it will show us that these two challenges are not fundamentally different. From environmental activism to public space advocacy to the ongoing campaign for electoral reform, Dave Meslin has been both out on the street in marches and in the back rooms drawing up policy. With Teardown he reminds us that the future of our species doesn't need to look like a trainwreck. That we're capable of so much more. It's time to raise our expectations: of the system, of each other and of ourselves. Only then can we re-imagine a new democracy, unrecognizable from today's political mess. This book is a recipe for change. A cure for cynicism. A war on apathy.

From the Ground Up Book

From the Ground Up


  • Author : Daniel Stoffman
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2007-01-01
  • Category : Frozen foods industry
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 097837200X

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Gravity from the Ground Up Book

Gravity from the Ground Up


  • Author : Bernard Schutz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2003-12-04
  • Category : Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781139457347

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This book invites the reader to understand our Universe, not just marvel at it. From the clock-like motions of the planets to the catastrophic collapse of a star into a black hole, gravity controls the Universe. Gravity is central to modern physics, helping to answer the deepest questions about the nature of time, the origin of the Universe and the unification of the forces of nature. Linking key experiments and observations through careful physical reasoning, the author builds the reader's insight step-by-step from simple but profound facts about gravity on Earth to the frontiers of research. Topics covered include the nature of stars and galaxies, the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, black holes, gravitational waves, inflation and the Big Bang. Suitable for general readers and for undergraduate courses, the treatment uses only high-school level mathematics, supplemented by optional computer programs, to explain the laws of physics governing gravity.

From the Ground Up Book

From the Ground Up


  • Author : Douglas Frantz
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Date : 1993-12-22
  • Category : Architecture
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0520083997

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"From the Ground Up describes Rincon in detail, from the day the brainstorm to bid on the land took shape in the mide of a Perini Co. executive until its champagne-soaked opening party. . . . The book emerges as a helpful primer on what it takes to build a tiny, self-contained city. Engineering problems are cleanly explained, architectural cant is kept to a minimum and a bookshelf of financial detail is boiled down to essentials."--Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "This engrossing study, flavored with the appeal of San Francisco and written by Los Angeles Times national correspondent Frantz, examines the combination of dreaming and entrepreneurship required to succeed in the cyclical realty business."--Publishers Weekly "Frantz. . . .is a business reporter of real skill and sophistication. . . .The genius of [his] book is in the details."--Johnathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

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From the Ground Up


  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Date : 2000-01-19
  • Category : Gardening
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781565122406

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Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She yearned for a garden filled with colorful jumbles of vegetables and flowers. After she and her husband finished graduate school, they pulled up their Texas roots and headed west to Santa Cruz, California. With little money in their pockets, they rented a modest seaside bungalow with a small backyard. It wasn't much--a twelve-hundred-square-foot patch of land with a couple of fruit trees, and a lot of dirt. A good place to start. From the Ground Up is Stewart's quirky, humorous chronicle of the blossoms and weeds in her first garden and the lessons she's learned the hard way. From planting seeds her great-grandmother sends to battling snails, gophers, and aphids, Stewart takes us on a tour of four seasons in her coastal garden. Confessing her sins and delighting in small triumphs, she dishes the dirt for both the novice and the experienced gardener. Along the way, she brings her quintessential California beach town to life--complete with harbor seals, monarch butterfly migrations, and an old-fashioned seaside amusement park just down the street. Each chapter includes helpful tips alongside the engaging story of a young woman's determination to create a garden in which the plants struggle to live up to the gardener's vision.

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From the Ground Up


  • Author : Jeanne Nolan
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2013
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9780812992991

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A leader in America's burgeoning organic garden movement describes her post-high school decision to experiment with commune life and organic farming and how the skills she learned has helped her design hundreds of rooftop, schoolyard and backyard organic gardens.

Ecological Economics from the Ground Up Book

Ecological Economics from the Ground Up


  • Author : Joan Martinez Alier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2013
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN : 9781849713986

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Ecological Economics from the Ground Up takes a unique and much-needed bottom-up approach to teaching ecological economics and political ecology, using case studies that focus on a wide range of internationally relevant topics, to teach the principles, concepts, methods and tools of these fields, which are seen as increasingly important in the context of the current triple social, economic and environmental crisis. This book provides learning materials which are grounded in the experience of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), with case studies chosen by CSOs and developed collaboratively with leading ecological economists. The case studies come from Europe, India, Latin America, and Africa, and are presented thematically along three lines: 1) social metabolism and accounting methods, 2) institutions and participation, and 3) valuation and environmental policy tools. Core tools, concepts and glossary terms are embedded in topics chosen as a matter of urgency by activist organizations, related to mining and fossil fuel extraction, integrated transport infrastructure development, deforestation and agro-fuel production, sustainable tourism, waste management, wetlands and water management, payments for ecosystem services, natural disasters and hazards, and corporate accountability. Ecological Economics from the Ground Up has been designed to be an accessible learning aid for students of the sustainability sciences and for those CSOs that have recognised the value that ecological economics and political ecology tools and methods hold for their research and advocacy work.

Rome from the Ground Up Book
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Rome from the Ground Up


  • Author : James H. S. McGregor
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Date : 2006-10-31
  • Category : Travel
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780674256262

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Rome is not one city but many, each with its own history unfolding from a different center: now the trading port on the Tiber; now the Forum of antiquity; the Palatine of imperial power; the Lateran Church of Christian ascendancy; the Vatican; the Quirinal palace. Beginning with the very shaping of the ground on which Rome first rose, this book conjures all these cities, past and present, conducting the reader through time and space to the complex and shifting realities—architectural, historical, political, and social—that constitute Rome. A multifaceted historical portrait, this richly illustrated work is as gritty as it is gorgeous, immersing readers in the practical world of each period. James H. S. McGregor’s explorations afford the pleasures of a novel thick with characters and plot twists: amid the life struggles, hopes, and failures of countless generations, we see how things truly worked, then and now; we learn about the materials of which Rome was built; of the Tiber and its bridges; of roads, aqueducts, and sewers; and, always, of power, especially the power to shape the city and imprint it with a particular personality—like that of Nero or Trajan or Pope Sixtus V—or a particular institution. McGregor traces the successive urban forms that rulers have imposed, from emperors and popes to national governments including Mussolini’s. And, in archaeologists’ and museums’ presentation of Rome’s past, he shows that the documenting of history itself is fraught with power and politics. In McGregor’s own beautifully written account, the power and politics emerge clearly, manifest in the distinctive styles and structures, practical concerns and aesthetic interests that constitute the myriad Romes of our day and days past.

Character Design from the Ground Up Book

Character Design from the Ground Up


  • Author : Kevin Crossley
  • Publisher : Ilex Press
  • Date : 2014-10-06
  • Category : Design
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781781571835

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All stories have characters, and whether its a film, game, book, or comic, all characters need to be designed. Character design has become a distinct discipline in the entertainment industry, and character designers are employed by film and game companies across the globe to bring life to scripts and ideas. In this book, illustrator and character designer Kevin Crossley provides a complete overview of character design. Starting with the basics of materials, equipment, and sofware, Kevin will explain the processes professional character designers follow to develop characters for publishing, games, and film. From ideas and thumbnails, anatomy and reference, through effective drawing, 3D mock-ups and full turnarounds, Kev explains how a character designer works to achieve professional results.