Unseen City widens the pinhole of our perspective by allowing us to view the world from the high-altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low-altitude eyes of a snail.
Author: Nathanael Johnson
Publisher: Rodale Books
It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia: Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighbors. Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real—all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world. No matter where we live—city, country, oceanside, or mountains—there are wonders that we walk past every day. Unseen City widens the pinhole of our perspective by allowing us to view the world from the high-altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low-altitude eyes of a snail. The narrative allows us to eavesdrop on the comically frenetic life of a squirrel and peer deep into the past with a ginkgo biloba tree. Each of these organisms has something unique to tell us about our neighborhoods and, chapter by chapter, Unseen City takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world’s urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park.
Unseen City is a multi-generational portrait of New York and the unexpected connections between a lonely Brooklyn librarian, a widower returning to his roots, and a ghost still lingering in a home that was once part of an activist-founded ...
Author: Amy Shearn
Unseen City is a multi-generational portrait of New York and the unexpected connections between a lonely Brooklyn librarian, a widower returning to his roots, and a ghost still lingering in a home that was once part of an activist-founded farming settlement.
94 THE UNSEEN CITY . “ ' Tis mine to work , and not to win ; The soul must wait
to have her wings ; Even time is but a landmark in The great eternity of things . “ Is
it so much that thou below , O heart ! shouldst fail of thy desire , When death , as ...
And so it was that Sojar Gru was missed, and keenly so, when his visits ceased
so suddenly. But for now there was little we could do to track the man down. We
could only assume that he was sequestered in the Unseen City high above D'ar.
Michael Stone traces 'The Heavenly Jerusalem: “the unseen city” from its origins
in Isaiah, Ezekiel and Zechariah, through its articulation in Apocryphal,
Pseudepigraphical and New Testament literature, to its exploration in rabbinic
and later ...
Author: Edith M. Humphrey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Transcendence in general and transformation in particular have long been established as key motifs in apocalypses. The transformation of a seer during a heavenly journey is found commonly in such esoteric apocalypses as I Enoch. No heavenly journey occurs in the apocalypses treated here. Rather, symbolic women figures--"ladies" in the classical sense--who are associated with God's city or Tower, undergo transformation at key points in the action. The surface structures of Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and The Shepherd of Hermas are traced, and the crucial transformation episodes are located within each structure. Transformation of figures which represent God's people points to the significance of identitiy within the apocalyptic perspective. Earlier analyses have demonstrated that the apocalyptic perspective urges the reader to consider life from a different stance in time and in space ("temporal" and "spatial" axes). The present analysis suggests that the apocalypse also charts its revelations along an "axis of identity" so that the reader is invited to become, as it were, someone more in tune with the mysteries he or she is viewing. Of special interest is the treatment of the increasingly well-known romance Joseph and Aseneth alongside apocalypses, a parallel which is fruitful because of the curious visionary sequence, closely related to apocalypse in content and form, which is found in the inner centre of that work.
Architecture and the Unseen City. Assignment due: second reflection paper on
the Urban Plunge. POVERTY AND THE UNSEEN CITY (Economics). Poverty
and the Unseen City (Government). TS Assignment due: 1-page memo
For the past forty years, the number of residents in the unseen city has risen
astronomically, to 2.3 million, financed by a public that remains woefully
uninformed about and uninterested in its existence. We have created
incarceration policies ...
Author: Hadar Aviram
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Social Science
After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime, Hadar Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and builds on social history and economics literature to show the powerful impact of recession-era discourse on the death penalty, the war on drugs, incarceration practices, prison health care, and other aspects of the American correctional landscape.
THE UNSEEN CITY . OT far away does that bright city stand , ' Tis but the mist o '
er its dividing stream That wraps the glory of its glittering strand , Its radiant skies ,
and mountains ' silvery gleam ; Oh , often in the blindness of our fate We ...