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Winchester, Simon

Summary: Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing, and have done, with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 333.3 WIN

Redniss, Lauren

Summary: Oak Flat tells the story of a race-against-time struggle for a swath of American land, which pits one of the poorest communities in the United States against the federal government and two of the world's largest mining conglomerates. The book follows the fortunes of two families with profound connections to the contested site: the Nosies, an Apache family whose teenage daughter is an activist...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 970.5 RED

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.5 RED

Ashwood, Loka L.

Summary: "The right to farm, by name, is essential to the survival of us all as growers and eaters. Since the late 1970s, states across the nation have adopted so-titled right-to-farm laws to limit nuisance suits loosely related to agriculture. But since their adoption, there has yet to be a comprehensive analysis of what these laws do and who they benefit, not just what their title suggests. In the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.7304 ASH

Sudyka, Diana

Summary: "An environmental tale of land evolving over the millennia up to present day environmental changes, as well as the role one can take in caring for it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SUD

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SUD

Landscape Architecture Program

Summary: Land use plan for Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, Michigan complied by more than a committe of 90. The data gathered presents the larger pricture of land use patterns, development trends, and planning applications.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University 0000

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1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: R NEL 977.464 Landscape

Summary: For decades, local food producers in the West have faced a shrinking market share. But if well-intentioned Americans and Europeans stop eating vegetables from Africa, will Africans have more to eat? Or will we simply deprive African farmers of a living? This program delves into that issue and other food-related problems, some of which have solutions while others urgently await answers. Viewers...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: "The New Farmer's Almanac Volume VI: Adjustments and Accommodations seeks to recognize our own collective agency in the face of sizable uncertainties. The morphing climate, ongoing culture of land dispossession, continuing global pandemic, shifting and intensifying weather patterns, and migrations of all species--spurned by political and environmental upheaval--are considered within. There is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhorns 2023

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Summary: Follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate. For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain these processes. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities across the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INH

Knutson, Julie

Summary: "Learn more about how New York City's High Line park went from abandoned elevated railway to vibrant urban park and art space. Explore the logistics of repurposing the land and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st centuryskills - from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation"-and shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.7 KNU

Tillyard, S. K.

Summary: In 1649, Jan Brunt arrives in Great Britain from the Netherlands to work on draining and developing an expanse of marshy wetlands known as the Great Level. It is here in this wild country that he meets Eliza, a local woman whose love overturns his ordered vision. Determined to help her strive beyond her situation, Jan is heedless of her devotion to her home and way of life. When she uses the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TIL

Tillyard, S. K.

Summary: "In 1649, Jan Brunt arrives in Great Britain from the Netherlands to work on draining and developing an expanse of wetlands known as the Great Level. Here he meets Eliza, a local woman whose love overturns his ordered vision. Determined to help her thrive beyond her situation, Jan is heedless of her devotion to her home and way of life. When she uses the education Jan has given her to sabotage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC TIL

Gornick, Vivian.

Summary: "A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GORNICK, VIVIAN GOR

Summary: Among the largest, most pristine areas of tropical woodland on the planet, the Congo Basin forests could easily fall prey to shortsighted and exploitative commercial interests. This program looks at sustainable lumber production initiatives taking root in the region, with a focus on cutting-edge forestry management as well as economic growth through increased cooperation between local...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Satisfying one's hunger is a primal act which most Westerners never connect to global issues. But the diets and farming systems of wealthy countries can be directly linked to starvation in the underdeveloped world. This program sheds light on the international tragedy of hunger and malnutrition, emphasizing that the problem is one of distribution, not production. Filmed in Asia, South America,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GAR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GAR

Contents: Overview of zoning and planning / Gerald A. Fisher -- Preparing and presenting a land use case to a municipality / Joseph F. Galvin, Alan M. Greene, Stephen R. Estey -- Customary land use approvals : rezonings, special land use approval, and site plan approval / Gregory K. Need -- Flexible land use approvals / Gerald A. Fisher -- Dividing the land / Alan M. Greene, Stephen R. Estey -- ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Institute of Continuing Legal Education 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.044 FIS

Summary: What do we mean when we talk about sustainable communities? How can they be created? This program joins architects, urban planners, civic leaders, business owners, and community residents in three separate localities as they respond to the challenge of building a sustainable community. A number of environmental and urban-planning questions are addressed, including: Is the architecture sound,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This program takes a hard look at the mounting challenge of providing millions of people in urban areas with potable water and adequate disposal of waste water. To highlight the difficulties, segments focus on the water problems of the megalopolis, cities with populations of over ten million people, such as Lagos, Jakarta, and Mexico City. The massive logistics that enable Las Vegas to prosper...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Throughout her career, Denise Chamberlain has advised business, government, and community representatives on site remediation and redevelopment. In this program, Ms. Chamberlain focuses on brownfields liability reform and the Phoenix Awards. Charles Bartsch, Ira Whitman, and Cherokee Investments' Thomas Darden offer insights into liability issues as well. Additional interviews with EPA, HUD,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this program, Katherine Heller, of RTI International; Jane Mergler, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Norman Camp III, co-chairman of Partners for Environmental Justice; and other experts drive home the importance of community involvement in brownfields reclamation. Renewal projects in Baltimore, Trenton, Phoenix, Denver, and elsewhere illustrate how sustainable redevelopment depends...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: As current sources of fresh water become increasingly inadequate to support the needs of North America below the Canadian border, the U.S. and Mexico are looking toward their northern neighbor for relief. This program examines the political and commercial ramifications of NAFTA on the bulk export of water, as well as initiatives to conserve and recycle fresh water in the Sun Belt and in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Thirst, starvation, claustrophobia-all three await the whole of humanity, if global population and consumption rates continue unchanged. This program explores the looming crisis in practical terms, measuring as accurately as possible our planet's capacity for human habitation. Host Sir David Attenborough guides viewers through the core problems of water scarcity, shortsighted agricultural...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Radical changes in building design are needed to protect our fragile planet. This program studies the work of leading architects around the globe, all of whom employ green concepts and eco-friendly materials. Through extensive interviews and detailed visuals, the film provides insight into a wide range of residential and office design innovations-such as green roof technology, geothermal and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Water shortages contribute to many regional conflicts worldwide. Only two-and-a-half percent is fresh, and it is therefore a precious commodity. This documentary illustrates how the worsening problem of global water shortage leads to regional political and social conflicts, destruction of economies, and famine. Beginning in the Middle East, we see how diversion of water to Israel at the expense...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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