This volume is primarily an introduction to the personality of these two towns, recovered by archaeologists from the burying sands only in relatively recent years.
Author: Kenneth D. Matthews
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Today, the ancient Roman towns of Leptis Magana and Sabratha on the Mediterranean cost of Libya attract only a few curious travelers. But two thousand years ago they were thriving commercial and agricultural centers whose value to Rome was measured by the wealth of produce shipped annually to the cities of the Empire. This volume is primarily an introduction to the personality of these two towns, recovered by archaeologists from the burying sands only in relatively recent years. The text offers a concise and informative survey of the history of the history of the region known as Tripolitania and examines the cultural and social life of Leptis Magna and Sabratha as reflected in the magnificent ruins depicted in the accompanying plates. The first chapter provides an understanding of Roman government and organization in Africa from the time of Scipio’s destruction of Carthage in 146 B.C. until the beginning of Mohammedan rule in 698 A.D. This discussion gives perspective to the life of Leptis Magna and Sabratha by placing it in context with Roman Africa in general, explaining the various political divisions of the Roman provinces as well as the manner of civil and military administration under early imperial Roman, Vandal, and Byzantine rule. The second and third chapters deal, respectively, with the particular ruins of the two towns. Although both Leptis Magana and Sabratha (unlike their sister city Oea, or modern Tripoli) succumbed to the smothering weight of drifting sand dunes, they are made to live again in the pages of this volume. Kenneth Matthews’ text is an excellent summary of life in Roman times, while the photographs by Alfred Cook provide views, unsurpassed in beauty and clarity of detail, of the buildings and art that once flourished along the rim of the Mediterranean Sea.
Anya does not want to leave her home. She has been promised to a foreign prince, even though she s never left the city. But her prince is charming, and Anya s always been a hopeful romantic, so maybe she can make this work.
Roya is set to lose her throne, a fate she is willing to fight tooth and bone to stop. Her father, the king, has a burning determination to undermine Roya, but her uncle is as relentless in trying to stop it. Anya does not want to leave her home. She has been promised to a foreign prince, even though she�s never left the city. But her prince is charming, and Anya�s always been a hopeful romantic, so maybe she can make this work. The fates of these two women are tied together with pain, tears, the bond of a mother and her child, and more than one thorny rose. They are going to have to face their demons to get what they want, even though that may mean the demise of a king. The shifting sands of the desert are said to contain hidden treasures, but the truth is that what hides in this evershifting ocean of sand is much more cruel and conniving: destiny.
Author: Ann Marie F. MurnaghanPublish On: 2016-05-26
We focus on sand for two reasons. First, the sand pile has an iconic place in
childhood play, especially in European and North American cities (McArthur,
1975; Dickason, 1983; Wood, 1993; Spencer-Wood, 1994; Frost, 2009). Sand in
a city ...
Author: Ann Marie F. Murnaghan
Category: Political Science
Why does the way we think about urban children and urban nature matter? This volume explores how dichotomies between nature/culture, rural/urban, and child/adult have structured our understandings about the place of children and nature in the city. By placing children and youth at the center of re-theorising the city as a socio-natural space, the book illustrates how children and youth's relations to and with nature can change adultist perspectives and help create more ecologically and socially just cities. As a key contribution to children's studies, the book engages and enlivens debates in urban political ecology and urban theory, which have not yet treated age as an important axis of difference. With examples from ten localities, the chapters in this volume ask how we can subvert both romanticized and modernist conceptualizations of nature and childhood that conflate innocence and purity with children and nature; the volume asks what happens when we re-invent urban natures with children's needs and perspectives in mind.
CITIES. IN. THE. SAND: RIO. DE. JANEIRO,. BRAZIL. R. ogean Rodriguez was
born and raised in a favella in Rio. As a child, he would go ... One day, when he
was 13, he came across Alonso Dias, who had built a city in the sand. Alonso
Author: Kevin Dolgin
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
The Third Tower Up from the Road is a humorous and entertaining collection of travel essays made up of old favorites as well as new commentaries from Kevin Dolgin’s popular McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column, Kevin Dolgin Tells You About Places You Should Go. The work celebrates the distinctive qualities of locales the world over, and each globetrotting essay focuses on a specific place, capturing the flavors and cultures through individual observations and exceptional experiences. Funny, irreverent, and insightful, these writings eschew the bland, touristy veneer experienced by most travelers as they seek to discover what is special and unique about each destination. Covering a wide range of places and interests, from unusual experiences and humorous traveler’s foibles to voyages that are intensely personal and moving, the selected columns include "The Best Falafel in the World: Beirut, Lebanon," "The Door to Hell: Paris, France," "Kafka’s Erotic Dream: Prague, Czech Republic," "The Nesting Habits of Roman Cars: Rome, Italy," "Of Romans and Pussycats: Provence, France," and "The Third Tower Up from the Road: Huanghuacheng, China." Also featured is "The Corsican Swallowtail: Corsica, France," which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Let a householder but stir with a stick in his back yard, on a windy day, and the
treacherous sand begins to move and cloud and whirl. And, close hemming the city, are areas of sand, shifting and blowing and always threatening. And the
Author: S. Paul O'Hara
Publisher: Indiana University Press
U.S. Steel created Gary, Indiana. The new steel plant and town built on the site in 1906 were at once a triumph of industrial capitalism and a bold experiment in urban planning. Gary became the canvas onto which the American public projected its hopes and fears about modern, industrial society. In its prime, Gary was known as "the magic city," "steel's greatest achievement," and "an industrial utopia"; later it would be called "the very model of urban decay." S. Paul O'Hara traces this stark reversal of fortune and reveals America's changing expectations. He delivers a riveting account of the boom or bust mentality of American industrialism from the turn of the 20th century to the present day.
Author: Michael Cameron DempseyPublish On: 2014-03-13
A City Planner in Abu Dhabi Michael Cameron Dempsey ... A layer of thick gravel
was strewn across the sand, and a palisade of concrete blast walls hemmed
everything in. That was all—no grass, no plants, no colors besides the
Author: Michael Cameron Dempsey
Abu Dhabi—an obscure Middle Eastern principality that happens to be the richest city in the world. This book tells the story of Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to transform itself from a sleepy sheikhdom into a thriving international metropolis and a hub of business and leisure. It traces Abu Dhabi’s boom years from 2009 to 2011 from the perspective of a Westerner working for the Urban Planning Council, the government agency that planned and coordinated all of the massive development activity. Castles in the Sand explores the drastic changes in Abu Dhabi’s built environment, where entire islands are forested with skyscrapers and billions of dollars in infrastructure are spent on a whim—while recounting the disorienting experience of an outsider encountering a society in which foreigners outnumber locals nine to one and modernity clashes head-on with centuries of embedded tradition. General readers will find a broad introduction to Abu Dhabi, and architects and planners will gain a firsthand glimpse inside an unprecedented experiment in city-building.
Author: Mabel Dawn Van NiekerkPublish On: 2013-12-02
of Monterey County and in 1874 was incorporated as a chartered city. It now
ranks as the county's largest city. Sand City Sand City is a buzzing city – exciting
to visit Big Sur See the Redwood groves. Hike the trails of Big Sur. The Sierra
Author: Mabel Dawn Van Niekerk
Publisher: Mabel Dawn Van Niekerk
Monterey County is the ideal destination for a Californian vacation. With it's temperate climate all year-round, it is the ideal destination for enjoying the beaches and the many outdoor activities on offer. Monterey County is situated just below the San Francisco Bay area along the Pacific Coast. The County is approximately 125 miles south of San Francisco and 345 miles north of Los Angeles. It is one of the most popular vacation destinations on California’s Central coast and is the ideal location for a family vacation as there are so many amenities for families to enjoy together. You will find accommodation to suit every taste.
(2002) found more than 22 mg/L of iron in groundwater in Hanoi City. Iron and
manganese can be removed by aeration and sand filtration processes (Fig. 2.6).
These processes are more efficient in tropical countries where the groundwater ...
Author: Satoshi Takizawa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Political Science
In 2007, the world's urban population surpassed the number of people living in rural areas and is still growing. The number of city dwellers who do not have access to piped water and rely on groundwater is also increasing. In many Asian cities, groundwater is not only the source of domestic water but also an important resource for industrial development, making better management of groundwater resources essential for sustainable development. Because groundwater is easier to access and costs less than water from piped systems, groundwater abstraction cannot be easily regulated. Policies for groundwater management adopted in Japan and other Asian countries are compared, and technologies for efficient use of groundwater are elucidated. Groundwater contamination is also a serious problem that exacerbates water scarcity in Asian cities. Case studies illustrate the cause and consequences of naturally occurring contaminants such as arsenic and fluoride, and groundwater contamination due to anthropogenic contaminants is described. Also discussed are technologies for treating contaminated groundwater to reduce the health risks of drinking contaminated groundwater.
This is Athas, the unrelenting world of the Dark Sun®; a world shaped by inherently destructive magic, and ruled by intrinsic evil.
Author: Jeff Mariotte
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor, where heroes must battle the horrible monsters and vicious raiders who roam the desert, while in the cities undying sorcerer-kings crush any who dare to oppose them. This is Athas, the unrelenting world of the Dark Sun®; a world shaped by inherently destructive magic, and ruled by intrinsic evil. In such a world, the forces of good—and the heroes who emerge in this unforgiving land—fight not only for themselves, but for life of the world itself. Aric, is a half-elf with a rare natural ability with the psionic discipline known as “the Way.” When Aric is brought into a quest to search for a priceless trove weapons, he would rather keep his head down and live a simple life. But nothing is simple in the city of Nibenay with it reclusive ruler known as the Shadow King. And in a world where metal is the rarest of commodities, Aric’s “way” with metal is an even rarer talent. Enlisted by the Shadow King himself to seek out this cache of metal weaponry, Aric heads into the desert with a treacherous band of adventurers. Allegiances are tested and secrets are uncovered. But sometimes the secrets hidden by the sands of time should remain undiscovered. When Aric and his band uncover an evil perhaps greater than the Shadow King himself, it is a race against time to see who will harness its power.
Well‐built houses, some with fancy decorations, rise up from the sand—but they
stand empty. Why was there once such a grand‐looking city in the middle of a
harsh desert? Why did its inhabitants vanish within a short time? One day in 1908
Author: Natalie Lunis
Publisher: Bearport Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Some cities that once thrived have now disappeared, the sites sometimes turning into empty, ominous ruins. What dark secrets are hidden in these vanished cities? In this book, readers will explore the mysteries of the world’s most famous lost cities and learn how these intriguing places were rediscovered. Among the 11 spooky places highlighted are the abandoned remains of a futuristic vacation town that was said to be cursed, and the crumbling ruins of an industrial town on an eerily deserted island. Fascinating histories and haunting photographs will keep kids turning the pages for more.
I have government reports from the nineteenth century that describe the gold as
present in Cape Breton sands. It's hard for me not to think about the story of a
sailor who took a bag of Seven Cities sand to a fifteenth-century Lisbon jeweller.
Author: Paul Chiasson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The Island of Seven Cities unveils the first tangible proof that the Chinese settled in the New World before Columbus. In the summer of 2003, architect Paul Chiasson decided to climb a mountain he had never explored on Cape Breton Island, where eight generations of his Acadian family had lived. One of the oldest points of exploration and settlement in the Americas, with a written history dating back to the first days of European discovery, Cape Breton is littered with remnants of old settlements. But that day Chiasson found a road that was unique. Well made and consistently wide, and at one time clearly bordered with stone walls, the road had been a major undertaking. But he could find no record of it. In the two years of detective work that followed, Chiasson systematically surveyed the history of Europeans in North America and came to a stunning conclusion: the ruins he had stumbled upon – an entire townsite on a mountaintop---did not belong to the Portuguese, the French, the English, or the Scots. And they predated John Cabot's 1497 "discovery" of the island. Using aerial and site photographs, maps and drawings, and his own expertise as an architect, Chiasson re-creates how he pieced together the clues to one of the world's great mysteries: a large Chinese colony existed and thrived on Canadian shores well before the European Age of Discovery. He addresses how the ruins had been previously overlooked or misunderstood, and how the colony was abandoned and forgotten, in China and in the New World. And he discovers the traces the colony left in the storytelling and culture of the Mi'kmaq, whose written language, clothing, technical knowledge, religious beliefs, and legends, he argues, expose deep cultural ties to China. A gripping account of an earth-shaking discovery, The Island of Seven Cities will change the way we think about our world.
Both apply equally today and , indeed , the lime tree forms part of the city ' s coat
of arms . Sand , though , is the obvious image that springs to mind for a town on
this flat coastline , particularly in contrast to the other Baltic ports which are either
Author: Neil Taylor
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
A revamped and expanded version of Bradt's Baltic Capitals, this guide recognises a shift in the nature of travel in the region. No longer limited to a Baltics' itinerary covering Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, the guide incorporates the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, the Baltic coast from Klaipeda to Liepaja, and inland cities of Kaunas and Tartu.Whereas the Baltic states reflect western European influence, Kaliningrad - an offshoot of Russia - is very different: the Cyrillic alphabet remains and tourists can still see a statue of Lenin, or walk along a Revolution Road. The perfect companion, Baltic Cities details each city's historic sights, from museums to churches, together with scenic walking tours and essential details of where to eat and stay.
... November 2004 on a section of a road located on the shore of Lake Biwa in
Kusatsu City (Yamada et al., 2004, 2006). ... Tank A consisted of two types of soil,
5 cm deep Akadama soil in the top layer and 40 cm deep pit sand in the bottom ...
Author: Vladimir Novotny
Publisher: IWA Publishing
This book is developed from and includes the presentations of leading international experts and scholars in the 12-14 July, 2006 Wingspread Workshop. With urban waters as a focal point, this book will explore the links between urban water quality and hydrology, and the broader concepts of green cities and smart growth. It also addresses legal and social barriers to urban ecological sustainability and proposes practical ways to overcome those barriers. Cities of the Future features chapters containing visionary concepts on how to ensure that cities and their water resources become ecologically sustainable and are able to provide clean water for all beneficial uses. The book links North American and Worldwide experience and approaches. The book is primarily a professional reference aimed at a wide interdisciplinary audience, including universities, consultants, environmental advocacy groups and legal environmental professionals.
The discussion proceeds under the title of seven categories of cities which are
related to general theories or specific methodologies: dissipative cities,
synergetic cities, chaotic cities, fractal cities, cellular automata cities, sand- pile
cities, and ...
Author: Juval Portugali
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Political Science
This book integrates the theories of complex self-organizing systems with the rich body of discourse and literature developed in what might be called ‘social theory of cities and urbanism’. It uses techniques from dynamical complexity and synergetics to successfully tackle open social science questions.
Community infrastructure - Community facilities vary from none to a full
complement of facilities in the first class cities , King Cove and Sand Point . All
three communities have centralized electrical and water systems . King Cove and Sand ...
Category: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)
I HAve only seen the bay when the sea has been gentle, at the most whitening a
little against the yellow sand, into a sliding pattern like white lace. At sunrise, a
steel mirror, coloured at sunset with more sombre lights, half deep shadow and ...
Author: Arthur Symons
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Arthur Symons's collection of twenty-six essays on travel in Spain, life in London, and sojourns among islands and sea-coasts of France, England, and Ireland first appeared in the United States in 1919. His verbal portraits of the places he visited, whether bold and colorful or sensitive and merely suggestive, are as intriguing and interesting today as when he first wrote them.