Floating City

Floating City
Author: Kerri Sakamoto
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-08-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345809902

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From the prize-winning author of The Electrical Field comes Citizen Kane reimagined: a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong. Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards. Frankie Hanesaka isn't afraid of a little hard work. An industrious boy, if haunted by the mysterious figures of his mother's past in Japan, he grows up in a floating house in the harbour of Port Alberni, BC. With all the Japanese bachelors passing through town to work in the logging camps and lumber mills, maybe he could build a hotel on the water, too. Make a few dollars. But then the war comes, and Frankie finds himself in a mountai n internment camp, his small dreams of success dashed by the great tides of history. After the war, Frankie tries his luck in Toronto, where possibility awaits in the form of a patron who teaches him how to turn effort into money, and a starry-eyed architect who teaches Frankie something harder to come by: the ability to dream big. Buckminster Fuller's role as Frankie's outsized spiritual mentor is one of just many real-life touchstones and extraordinary points of colour in this fairytale-like story about family, ambition and the costs of turning our backs on history and home.

Floating City

Floating City
Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-08-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780143125792

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New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites share the streets with desperate immigrants and destitute locals. Bridging this economic divide is New York’s underground economy, the invisible network of illicit transactions between rich and poor that secretly weaves together the whole city. Sudhir Venkatesh, acclaimed sociologist at Columbia University and author of Gang Leader for a Day, returns to the streets to connect the dots of New York’s divergent economic worlds and crack the code of the city’s underground economy. Based on Venkatesh’s interviews with prostitutes and socialites, immigrants and academics, high end drug bosses and street-level dealers, Floating City exposes the underground as the city’s true engine of social transformation and economic prosperity—revealing a wholly unprecedented vision of New York. A memoir of sociological investigation, Floating City draws from Venkatesh’s decade of research within the affluent communities of Upper East Side socialites and Midtown businessmen, the drug gangs of Harlem and the sex workers of Brooklyn, the artists of Tribeca and the escort services of Hell’s Kitchen. Venkatesh arrived in the city after his groundbreaking research in Chicago, where crime remained stubbornly local: gangs stuck to their housing projects and criminals stayed on their corners. But in Floating City, Venkatesh discovers that New York’s underground economy unites instead of divides inhabitants: a vast network of “off the books” transactions linking the high and low worlds of the city. Venkatesh shows how dealing in drugs and sex and undocumented labor bridges the conventional divides between rich and poor, unmasking a city knit together by the invisible threads of the underground economy. Venkatesh closely follows a dozen New Yorkers locked in the underground economy. His greatest guide is Shine, an African American drug boss based in Harlem who hopes to break into the elusive, upscale cocaine market. Without connections among wealthy whites, Shine undertakes an audacious campaign of self-reinvention, leaving behind the certainties of race and class with all the drive of the greatest entrepreneurs. As Shine explains to Venkatesh, “This is New York! We’re like hummingbirds, man. We go flower to flower. . . . Here, you need to float.” Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy chronicles Venkatesh’s decade of discovery and loss in the shifting terrain of New York, where research subjects might disappear suddenly and new allies emerge by chance, where close friends might reveal themselves to be criminals of the lowest order. Propelled by Venkatesh’s numerous interviews and firsthand research, Floating City at its heart is a story of one man struggling to understand a complex global city constantly in the throes of becoming.

A Floating City

A Floating City
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Jazzybee Verlag
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2014-09-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9783849645694

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Verne's story describes a trip on the "Great Eastern," from Liverpool to New York, and a journey afterwards up the Hudson and to the Falls of Niagara. The descriptive parts of the story are free from Verne's well-known peculiarities, and therefore seem tame coming from his pen ; but in making " the floating city" the scene of a dramatic love story, he is all himself again—particularly at the end, where the hero engages in a duel on deck in the night during a frightful storm, and his antagonist catches the lightning on his uplifted sword and is killed, thus saving the hero from the unpleasantness of killing tbe husband of the woman he loves.

Floating City

Floating City
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781501106125

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Eric Lustbader, who delivers electrifying suspense in the #1 bestsellers featuring Robert Ludlum’s™ Jason Bourne, sends an honor-bound Ninja on a death-defying mission deep in the Vietnamese jungle. A ruthless American killing machine named Rock rules over a secret, blood-soaked empire of riches and murder: Floating City. At his command is the Torch—the tool of ultimate evil that one man can destroy: Nicholas Linnear. But only when he faces the harrowing truth about the Yakuza—the Japanese criminal underworld he despises—and about Koei, the woman he loved as no other, will he find the inner strength to annihilate Floating City and honor his family’s debt to the dead of the Yakuza, the Kaisho. While half a world away, his longtime friend and ex-NYPD detective Lew Croaker hunts the Kaisho’s would-be assassins, Linnear infiltrates a vast web of terror, crossing the line that divides good from evil, sensuality from death, and love from betrayal.

Death in the Floating City

Death in the Floating City
Author: Tasha Alexander
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-10-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781250011039

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The Huffington Post calls Tears of Pearl author Tasha Alexander "one to watch—and read" and her new Lady Emily mystery set in Venice proves it! Years ago, Emily's childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, scandalized polite society when she eloped to Venice with an Italian count. But now her father-in-law lies murdered, and her husband has vanished. There's no one Emma can turn to for help but Emily, who leaves at once with her husband, the dashing Colin Hargreaves, for Venice. There, her investigations take her from opulent palazzi to slums, libraries, and bordellos. Emily soon realizes that to solve the present day crime, she must first unravel a centuries old puzzle. But the past does not give up its secrets easily, especially when these revelations might threaten the interests of some very powerful people.

Floating City

Floating City
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-03-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781476778693

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Seeking to destroy the Torch, an evil tool used for wanton destruction by the bloodthirsty leader of Vietnam's Floating City, Nicholas Linnear must confront his own personal demons in order to reach his target.

A Floating City and the Blockade Runners

A Floating City  and  the Blockade Runners
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1874
Genre: Jealousy
ISBN: HARVARD:32044021000559

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The floating city: While on a trip on board the Great Eastern, bound for New York, a woman goes mad when the man she really loves is on board as well as her husband whom she detests.

Life in the Floating City

Life in the Floating City
Author: AR Neal
Publsiher: Black Bed Sheet Books
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-09-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780997927627

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A Floating City The Blockade Runners

A Floating City   The Blockade Runners
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1986
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781304784056

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A Floating City on the Water

A Floating City on the Water
Author: Chang-sun Son
Publsiher: Homa & Sekey Books
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2005
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781931907187

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Tells how ideological division between South and North Koreas wreaks tragic consequences upon a family for three generations.

The Nexus Floating City Community

The  Nexus  Floating City Community
Author: Eugene Tsui
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1986
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UCAL:C3489168

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The Floating City

The Floating City
Author: Craig Cormick
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-07-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780857664259

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In a land riven with plague, inside the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control: the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation. And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status quo, a third, shadowy power – one that forever seems a step ahead of all of the familial warring – plots and schemes, and bides its time, ready for the moment to attack... Assassination; ancient, impossible machines; torture and infamy – just another typical day in paradise. File Under: Fantasy From the Paperback edition.

Floating City

Floating City
Author: Anne Pierson Wiese
Publsiher: LSU Press
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2007-03-01
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780807132357

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Anne Pierson Wiese's first collection of poems illuminates the everyday and the lessons to be learned amid life's routines. The poems in Floating City might be called poetry of place. Many are set in New York City, but they simultaneously inhabit a realm in which a mundane physical location or daily exchange can be seen to have human significance beyond the immediate. When one dismisses from one's mind the idea that going to the park, doing the laundry, buying a sandwich, and riding the subway are familiar experiences, one makes room for the actual to ally with the hypothetical by means of the emotions. The result, Wiese eloquently shows, is a form of truth that is silently generated whenever human beings earnestly endeavor to absorb the world.

Venice

Venice
Author: Joanne M. Ferraro
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-07-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781139536189

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This book is a sweeping historical portrait of the floating city of Venice from its foundations to the present day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's unique construction within an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European and North African exchange networks that made it a vibrant and ethnically diverse Mediterranean cultural centre. Incorporating recent scholarly insights, the author discusses key themes related to the city's social, cultural, religious and environmental history, as well as its politics and economy. A refuge and a pilgrim stop; an international emporium and centre of manufacture; a mecca of spectacle, theatre, music, gambling and sexual experimentation; and an artistic and architectural marvel, Venice's allure springs eternal in every phase of the city's fascinating history.

Seasteading

Seasteading
Author: Joe Quirk
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-03-21
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781451699289

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In these “thought-provoking visions of the future” (The Wall Street Journal), Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman of the Seasteading Institute explain how ocean cities can solve many of our environmental, technological, and civic problems, and introduce the visionaries and pioneers who are now making seasteading a reality. Our planet has been suffering from serious environmental problems and their social and political consequences. But imagine a vast new source of sustainable and renewable energy that would also bring more equitable economies. A previously untapped source of farming that could produce significant new sources of nutrition. Future societies where people could choose the communities they want to live in, free from the restrictions of conventional citizenship. This extraordinary vision of our near future as imagined in Seasteading attracted the powerful support of Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel—and it may be drawing close to reality. Facing growing environmental threats, French Polynesia has already signed on to build some of the world’s first seasteads. Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman show us how cities built on floating platforms in the ocean will work, and they profile some of the visionaries who are implementing basic concepts of seasteading today. An entrepreneur’s dream, these floating cities will become laboratories for innovation and creativity. Seasteading “offers hope for a future when life on land has grown grim” (Kirkus Reviews), proving the adage that yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s science fact.