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straphanger: saving our cities and ourselves from the automobile by taras grescoe

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  • Straphanger

    Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

    by Taras Grescoe ...
    Taras Grescoe rides the rails all over the world and makes an elegant and impassioned case for the imminent end of car culture and the coming transportation revolution"I am proud to call myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The perception of public transportation in America is often unflattering—a squalid last resort for those with one too many drunk-driving charges, too poor to afford ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

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    Lost Supper

    Why the Future of Our Food Lies in the Past

    by Taras Grescoe ...


    11 hours 45 min

    We live in a time when we are more worried than ever about the impact globalization, pollution, and biotechnology are having on the safety, healthfulness, and sustainability of our diets. From wheat-belly to hormone-fed beef, from genetically-modified crops, through obesogenic snack foods, to coronary-inducing trans fats and ""grain-brain"": many of us now fear that the food industrial agriculture ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial


  • Possess the Air

    Love, Heroism, and the Battle for the Soul of Mussolini's Rome

    by Taras Grescoe ...
    A Globe and Mail Fall 2019 Book to WatchWhoever you are, you are sure to be a severe critic of Fascism, and you must feel the servile shame. But even you are responsible for your inaction. Do not seek to justify yourself with the illusion that there is nothing to be done. That is not true. Every person of courage and honour is quietly working for a free Italy. Even if you do not want to join us, ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • The Devil's Picnic

    Travels Through the Underworld of Food and Drink

    by Taras Grescoe ...
    An investigation into what thrills us, what terrifies us, and what would make us travel ten thousand miles and evade the local authorities, The Devil's Picnic is a delicious and compelling expedition into the heart of vice and desire.Taras Grescoe is the author of two books, one of which, Sacre Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec, was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust Award and was a ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • Shanghai Grand

    Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World

    by Taras Grescoe ...
    On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. ??Emily Hahn was a legendary New Yorker writer who would cover China for nearly fifty years, and play an integral part in opening Asia up to the West. But at the height of the Depression, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Bottomfeeder

    How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood

    by Taras Grescoe ...
    Dividing his sensibilities between Epicureanism and ethics, Taras Grescoe set out on a nine-month, world-wide search for a delicious-and humane-plate of seafood. Along the way, he explains the cultural and commercial implications of fish production on our environment, our health, and our seas. At once entertaining and illuminating, Bottomfeeder is a thoroughly enjoyable narrative about the world's ... Read more

    $11.29 USD

  • The Gift of Caring

    Saving Our Parents—and Ourselves—from the Perils of Modern Healthcare

    In a powerful blending of memoir and practical strategies from a medical doctor’s perspective, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents – and ourselves - from the Perils of Modern Healthcare reveals the hidden side of modern healthcare practices for aging Americans. This ground-breaking book, co-written by award-winning author Marcy Houle and nationally-recognized geriatrician and public health ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • Saving Our Cities

    A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

    In Saving Our Cities, William W. Goldsmith shows how cities can be places of opportunity rather than places with problems. With strongly revived cities and suburbs, working as places that serve all their residents, metropolitan areas will thrive, thus making the national economy more productive, the environment better protected, the citizenry better educated, and the society more reflective, ... Read more

    $14.29 USD

  • You-Turn

    Saving Our Nation and Ourselves

    by Lynne Avery ...
    The United States, as well as most of the world, is sitting upon a precipice of economic collapse, which will likely lead not only to the loss of our affluence but of our freedoms.When I was a child in the fifties, despite the problems that existed, our nation was more honest, unified and free. Although we were far less affluent back then, most people felt connected and life had meaning. This book ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Supertall: How the World's Tallest Buildings Are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives

    by Stefan Al ...
    The global boom in skyscrapers—why it’s happening now, how they’re made, and what they do to cities and people.We are living in a new urban age, and its most tangible expression is the “supertall”: megastructures that are dramatically bigger, higher, and more ambitious than any in history.Cities around the world are racing to build the first mile-high building, stretching the limits of engineering ... Read more

    $19.89 USD

  • Foreclosing the Dream

    How America's Housing Crisis is Reshaping our Cities and Suburbs

    by William Lucy ...
    That America entered a profound housing crisis in 2008 is well known. The wave of foreclosures that began to sweep the nation has had radical economic effects. But the force, ramifications, and implications for communities across America have never been spelled out as clearly and thoroughly as they are in this volume. As he did in Tomorrow's Cities, Tomorrow's Suburbs, the author has taken a clear ... Read more

    $64.95 USD

  • Audiobook


    How the World's Tallest Buildings Are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives

    by Stefan Al ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...


    8 hours 40 min

    The global boom in skyscrapers-why it's happening now, how they're made, and what they do to cities and people. We are living in a new urban age and its most tangible expression is the "supertall": megastructures that are dramatically bigger, higher, and more ambitious than any in history. In Supertall, TED Resident Stefan Al-himself an experienced architect who has worked on some of the largest ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial