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The Resource New slow city : living simply in the world's fastest city, William Powers

New slow city : living simply in the world's fastest city, William Powers

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New slow city : living simply in the world's fastest city
Title
New slow city
Title remainder
living simply in the world's fastest city
Statement of responsibility
William Powers
Title variation
New slow city
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Burnt out after years of doing development and conservation work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot by 12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina. Could he live a similarly minimalist way in the belly of the go-go beast - New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their stuff, left their 2,000-square-foot Queens townhouse, and moved into a 350-square-foot micro apartment in Greenwich Village. Downshifting to a 20-hour work week, Powers explores the viability of Slow Food and Slow Money, technology fasts and urban sanctuaries, rooftop gardening and beekeeping, and Glassphemy! recycling. Discovering a colorful cast of New Yorkers attempting to resist the culture of Total Work, Powers offers practical inspiration to anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly"--
  • "Memoir of a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity in New York City, exploring micro-apartments, rooftop gardens, and the slow food movement, and seeking an alternative to overwork and consumerism, by an environmental writer, professor, and fellow of the World Policy Institute"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, William
Dewey number
304.2/09747
Index
no index present
LC call number
GF504.N7
LC item number
P68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Sustainable living
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Green movement
  • Environmentalism
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Environmentalism
  • Green movement
  • Human ecology
  • Sustainable living
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • New York (State)
Label
New slow city : living simply in the world's fastest city, William Powers
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781608682393
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014021839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn871211438
  • (OCoLC)871211438
Label
New slow city : living simply in the world's fastest city, William Powers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781608682393
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014021839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn871211438
  • (OCoLC)871211438

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