City of Light
Score: 3.5
From 35 Ratings

City of Light


  • Author: Lauren Belfer
  • Release Date : 1999-05-11
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 9340254 Bytes


A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK It is 1901 and Buffalo, New York, stands at the center of the nation's attention as a place of immense wealth and sophistication. The massive hydroelectric power development at nearby Niagara Falls and the grand Pan-American Exposition promise to bring the Great Lakes “city of light” even more repute.Against this rich historical backdrop lives Louisa Barrett, the attractive, articulate headmistress of the Macaulay School for Girls. Protected by its powerful all-male board, “Miss Barrett” is treated as an equal by the men who control the life of the city. Lulled by her unique relationship with these titans of business, Louisa feels secure in her position, until a mysterious death at the power plant triggers a sequ...

City of Light
Score: 4.5
From 31 Ratings

City of Light


  • Author: Keri Arthur
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • File Size: 1316676 Bytes


The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels.   When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay....   As a déchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding. But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the child is one of many abducted in broad...

City of Light
Score: 3
From 59 Ratings

City of Light


  • Author : Lauren Belfer
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307764028


City of Light Book Description :

It is 1901 and Buffalo, New York, stands at the center of the nation's attention as a place of immense wealth and sophistication. The massive hydroelectric power development at nearby Niagara Falls and the grand Pan-American Exposition promise to bring the Great Lakes "city of light" even more repute. Against this rich historical backdrop lives Louisa Barrett, the attractive, articulate headmistress of the Macaulay School for Girls. Protected by its powerful all-male board, "Miss Barrett" is treated as an equal by the men who control the life of the city. Lulled by her unique relationship with these titans of business, Louisa feels secure in her position, until a mysterious death at the power plant triggers a sequence of events that forces her to ret...

City of Light
Score: 3
From 58 Ratings

City of Light


  • Author : Lauren Belfer
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385337649


City of Light Book Description :

In 1901 Buffalo, New York, Louisa Barrett, the progressive headmistress of the exclusive Macaulay School for Girls, stumbles upon a secret involving the powerful members of her school board that could destroy everything for which she has worked as well as her relationship with her goddaughter and the child's widowed father. A first novel. Reprint....

City of Light
Score: 3
From 58 Ratings

City of Light


  • Author : Lauren Belfer
  • Publisher : Random House of Canada
  • Release Date : 2003-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0385337647


City of Light Book Description :

In 1901 Buffalo, New York, Louisa Barrett, the progressive headmistress of the exclusive Macaulay School for Girls, stumbles upon a secret involving the powerful members of her school board that could destroy everything for which she has worked as well as her relationship with her goddaughter and the child's widowed father. A first novel. Reprint....

Death in the City of Light
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Death in the City of Light


  • Author : David King
  • Publisher : Crown Pub
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307452894


Death in the City of Light Book Description :

Documents the World War II effort to catch a physician serial killer in Paris, describing the covert information network that the chief French detective built with such groups as mobsters, nightclub owners, and Resistance fighters....

Banaras

Banaras


  • Author : Diana L. Eck
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2013-06-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307832955


Banaras Book Description :

The sacred city of Banāras on the River Ganges is one of the oldest living cities in the world—as old as Jerusalem, Athens, and Peking. It is the place where Shiva, the Lord of All, is said to have made his permanent home since the dawn of creation. There are few cities in India as traditionally Hindu and as symbolic of the whole of Hindu culture as Banāras. In this eloquent, finely observed study, Diana Eck shows how the city over the centuries has become a lens through which the Hindu vision of the world is precisely focused. She reveals the spiritual and historical resonance of this holy place where great sages such as the Buddha and Shankara were taught, where ashrams, palaces, and universities were built, where God has been imagined and imag...

City of Light

City of Light


  • Author : Rupert Christiansen
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541673434


City of Light Book Description :

A sparkling account of the nineteenth-century reinvention of Paris as the most beautiful, exciting city in the world In 1853, French emperor Louis Napoleon inaugurated a vast and ambitious program of public works in Paris, directed by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, the prefect of the Seine. Haussmann transformed the old medieval city of squalid slums and disease-ridden alleyways into a "City of Light" characterized by wide boulevards, apartment blocks, parks, squares and public monuments, new rail stations and department stores, and a new system of public sanitation. City of Light charts this fifteen-year project of urban renewal which--despite the interruptions of war, revolution, corruption, and bankruptcy--set a template for nineteenth and early twent...

City of Light

City of Light


  • Author : Jenny Gregory
  • Publisher : UWA Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0959463240


City of Light Book Description :

In 1962 a lone astronaut orbiting the Earth sighted a small cluster of lights on the dark silhouette of Australia's western coastline - a token of friendship from the people of Perth that prompted the world's media to dub this isolated provincial outpost the "City of Light". City of Light expands this metaphor by shedding new light on the social history of Perth since the 1950s. Its focus is the city center and the events that unfolded there. After a lively sketch of prewar Perth, Jenny Gregory ventures into the historically uncharted territory of the postwar era. The result is a frank, incisive and richly detailed investigation of the city's growth and transformation over a fifty-year period, from the modernist era of postwar reconstruction to the m...

City of Darkness  City of Light

City of Darkness City of Light


  • Author : Alastair Phillips
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9053566341


City of Darkness City of Light Book Description :

The volume is the first-ever book-length study of the cinematic representation of Paris in the films of German èmigrè filmmakers, many of whom fled there as a refuge from Hitler. In coming to Paris--a privileged site in terms of production, exhibition, and film culture--these experienced professionals also encountered resistance: hostility toward Germans, anti-Semitism, and boycotts from a French industry afraid of losing jobs to foreigners. Phillips juxtaposes the cinematic portrayal of Paris in the films of Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Max Ophüls, Anatol Litvak, and others with the wider social and cultural debates about the city in cinema....

City of Light
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

City of Light


  • Author : Jeff Hecht
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195162552


City of Light Book Description :

This book is likely to become the definitive history of the development of fiber optics. It covers the scientific challenges that needed to be overcome and describes both current and future applications....

Cities of Light

Cities of Light


  • Author : Sandy Isenstadt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317602538


Cities of Light Book Description :

Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities. Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting technology, and increased focus on sustainability and human-scaled environments. Cities of Light is expansive in coverage, spanning two centuries and touching on developments on six continents, without diluting its central focus on architectural and urban lighting. Covering history, geography, theory, and speculation in urban lighting, readers will have numerous points of entry into the book, finding it easy to navigate for a quick reference and or a coherent n...