Cómo un hijo con síndrome Down mejora la vida
Author: Claudia Aldana Salinas
Publisher: AGUILAR
ISBN: 9563475399
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
View: 8395
Cómo pasó de ser una alocada soltera a una madre de dos pequeñas niñas que corre por la vida para cumplir con todos sus roles, es lo que narra en este libro Claudia Aldana con la ironía y el humor que la caracterizan.


Author: David Castillo
Publisher: Icaria Editorial
ISBN: 9788474268195
Page: 80
View: 4355


Author: Dan Russo
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462034683
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
View: 1134
Dan Russo had nothing in common with his first cousin except their lineage and the fact that they were both young. But one evening when his cousin told him about the scene in downtown Newark, New Jersey, a door to a secret world opened for Dan—a world that revolved around homosexuality, new experiences, and sexual freedom. Russo begins his memoir in the early sixties, in a time when the Waldorf Hotel was a bohemian hangout for such artsy characters as Mad Alice who was always semi-drugged, Miss Coppertone who dyed his hair red and spoke with a lisp, and Mafia Bob who was gifted with a raspy voice and wore a tiny hat. As Russo continues with a revealing look into his childhood when his bi-curiosity began, he introspectively shares what it is like to be sexually confused, hide the secret of your true identity from everyone, and then suspect that some might know anyway. Downtown offers a profoundly honest, chronological portrayal of one man’s coming-of-age journey through both the bright and dark sides of life as he eventually discovers his own way to bring good to a troubled world.


Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950
Author: Robert M. Fogelson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300133405
Category: Social Science
Page: 492
View: 629
Written by one of this country’s foremost urban historians, Downtown is the first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. It tells the fascinating story of how downtown—and the way Americans thought about downtown—changed over time. By showing how businessmen and property owners worked to promote the well-being of downtown, even at the expense of other parts of the city, it also gives a riveting account of spatial politics in urban America. Drawing on a wide array of contemporary sources, Robert M. Fogelson brings downtown to life, first as the business district, then as the central business district, and finally as just another business district. His book vividly recreates the long-forgotten battles over subways and skyscrapers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. And it provides a fresh, often startling perspective on elevated highways, parking bans, urban redevelopment, and other controversial issues. This groundbreaking book will be a revelation to scholars, city planners, policymakers, and general readers interested in American cities and American history.

Music Downtown

Writings from the Village Voice
Author: Kyle Gann
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520935938
Category: Music
Page: 333
View: 5780
This collection represents the cream of the more than five hundred articles written for the Village Voice by Kyle Gann, a leading authority on experimental American music of the late twentieth century. Charged with exploring every facet of cutting-edge music coming out of New York City in the 1980s and '90s, Gann writes about a wide array of timely issues that few critics have addressed, including computer music, multiculturalism and its thorny relation to music, music for the AIDS crisis, the brand-new art of electronic sampling and its legal implications, symphonies for electric guitars, operas based on talk shows, the death of twelve-tone music, and the various streams of music that flowed forth from minimalism. In these articles—including interviews with Yoko Ono, Philip Glass, Glenn Branca, and other leading musical figures—Gann paints a portrait of a bristling era in music history and defines the scruffy, vernacular field of Downtown music from which so much of the most fertile recent American music has come.

Reggie Miller

From Downtown
Author: Joe Frisaro
Publisher: Sagamore Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781582611808
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 92
View: 7342
Examines the personal life and basketball career of the Indiana Pacers star who is noted for his dramatic style of play.

New Urbanism

Life, Work, and Space in the New Downtown
Author: Ilse Helbrecht,Peter Dirksmeier
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409431350
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
View: 6564
Examines innovative urban redevelopment projects around Europe and North America which are at the forefront of this new urbanism and which are here termed New Downtowns. This title addresses major questions such as: What does a sustained urbanity for the 21st century look like? And, more

Downtown Naperville

Author: Joni Hirsch Blackman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738560625
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 3449
Downtown Naperville is a place unlike many others because of its long, wonderful history and contemporary success. More than just a central business district, downtown Naperville is a beloved asset to many residents and gives Illinois' fourth-largest city a small-town feel. What began in the mid-1800s as a service center for an agrarian community 30 miles from Chicago has become a shopping and social hot spot of Chicago's western suburbs and a potent draw for new residents. Many of the same buildings settlers built remain, but downtown Naperville has changed in many ways-local businesses have come and gone, and the area was once threatened by indoor mall development. The community's dedication to building the Riverwalk in 1981 sparked a resurgence of Naperville's quaint and celebrated downtown. On the eve of the new millennium, Naperville threw a huge celebration on the streets of downtown to welcome the 21st century, but the party could have been a farewell to the downtown of old as well. A new era began at about that time, as many longtime local service businesses began leaving downtown while national retail chains and restaurants moved in. Through photographs of each stage of downtown Naperville's vibrant history, see the area change from 1831 through the 20th century to today.

Downtown Newport News

Author: William A. Fox
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738585819
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 1752
Newport News has the oldest English place name of any city in the New World, and through vivid images, maps and reminiscences, an illustrated history tells the story of the city's once popular and thriving downtown commercial, social and entertainment area, which met its end from flight to the suburbs after World War II. Original.

The Politics of Downtown Development

Dynamic Political Cultures in San Francisco and Washington,
Author: Stephen J. McGovern
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813156823
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
View: 7692
American cities experienced an extraordinary surge in downtown development during the 1970s and 1980s. Pro-growth advocates in urban government and the business community believed that the construction of office buildings, hotels, convention centers, and sports complexes would generate jobs and tax revenue while revitalizing stagnant local economies. But neighborhood groups soon became disgruntled with the unanticipated costs and unfulfilled promises of rapid expansion, and grassroots opposition erupted in cities throughout the United States. Through an insightful comparison of effective protest in San Francisco and ineffective protest in Washington, D.C., Stephen McGovern examines how citizens -- even those lacking financial resources -- have sought to control their own urban environments. McGovern interviews nearly one hundred business activists, government officials, and business leaders, exploring the influence of political culture and individual citizens' perceptions of a particular development issue. McGovern offers a compelling explanation of why some battles against city hall succeed while so many others fail.


un cómic
Author: Noël Lang Agulló,Rodrigo García Llorca
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788492902859
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 136
View: 1035
"Me llamo Blo. Tengo Síndrome de Down, una novia. Muchos amigos y un disco favorito". La normalidad y la integración son las señas de identidad de las tiras cómicas y desenfadadas de este libro. En palabras de sus autores: "Quien tiene un familiar con Sindrome de Down tiene anécdotas súper divertidas. Nuestra intención es contarlas desde su pun-to de vista, con una manera muy simple de ver las cosas".

Downtown Boston

Author: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738511245
Category: History
Page: 96
View: 6688
Settled in 1630 by English Puritans seeking religious freedom, Boston has always been a city prone to significant and monumental change. Even before it was incorporated as Boston, named after the town of Boston in Lincolnshire, England, the town's name was changed from Shawmut. From that time, Boston has evolved from being the original center of town government at the Old State House to becoming the financial center of New England in the twentieth century. Downtown Boston captures many of Boston's intriguing changes with photographs of the past and present. Since the advent of photography one hundred and fifty years ago, Boston has seen many topographical changes, such as the infilling that created new land in the Dock Square and Long Wharf areas and the rebuilding of the Financial District with magnificent structures that have become a representation of Boston's banking and investment endeavors. At the height of commercial success, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 brought mass devastation-forty acres of the business area were destroyed and downtown Boston had to be rebuilt. Downtown Boston magnificently portrays Boston's rebuilding and rise as a historically beautiful city.

Chicago's Polish Downtown

Author: Victoria Granacki
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738532868
Category: History
Page: 126
View: 5043
Illustrated with photographs from the archives of the Polish Museum of America, looks at the first seventy-fives years of this historic Polish neighborhood.

Urban Design Downtown

Poetics and Politics of Form
Author: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris,Tridib Banerjee
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520919327
Category: Architecture
Page: 348
View: 2600
The corporate downtown, with its multitude of social dilemmas and contradictions, is the focus of this well-illustrated volume. How are downtown projects conceived, scripted, produced, packaged, and used, and how has all this changed during the twentieth century? The authors of Urban Design Downtown offer a critical appraisal of the emerging appearance of downtown urban form. They explore both the poetics of design and the politics and economics of development decisions. Following a historical review of the various phases of downtown transformation, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris and Tridib Banerjee turn to contemporary American downtowns. They examine the phenomenon of public-space privatization, arguing that corporate open spaces are the consumer-oriented result of policies that have promoted downtown renovation and restructuring but at the same time have neglected the cities' existing poverty-stricken cores. The book's case studies of individual West Coast downtown projects capture the essence of late twentieth-century urbanism. This analysis of downtown urban America, which offers extensive insight into the design and development process, will interest architects, city planners, developers, and urban designers everywhere.

Rochester's Downtown

Author: Donovan A. Shilling
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738509150
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 3355
Downtown Rochester is defined by Main Street, State Street, and the major crossroads of those streets. It is the core of one of New York State's most important cities. Rochester's Downtown recaptures the golden era when downtown bloomed as a mecca for daytime workers and shoppers and for an evening's entertainment at vibrant social centers. Rochester's Downtown celebrates the people of this great city as they progress from their early beginnings to create a dynamic business center. This excellent collection of images regenerates the excitement of riding the trolley, of watching a movie at the Palace or the Capitol, of window-shopping at the Duffy-Powers Store, and of tasting frosted malteds at Sibley's or warm doughnuts from the Mayflower Donut Shop or spoonfuls of roasted peanuts from Mr. Peanut Man. The narrative recalls Scrantom's as the place to buy books, Neisner's having the latest 78-rpm records, McCurdy's and Edward's with their special holiday displays, Eddie's Chop House for memorable dinners, and the Century Sweet Shop for after-theater sundaes.

Downtown Roanoke

Author: Nelson Harris
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738516271
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 6732
Downtown Roanoke celebrates the vibrant history of a community that lies at the heart of the scenic Roanoke Valley. From the saloons and livery stables of the late 19th century to the flagship department stores that attracted hundreds of shoppers in the late 1950s, Roanoke has experienced dramatic change. Over 200 archival images have been compiled to produce a stunning collage of the downtown area over the past century. Included are the American Theater, the Rialto, the Jefferson, and the time-altered streetscapes of Jefferson, Campbell, Kirk, and Church. This collection highlights the storied past of Roanoke through hotels, hospitals, churches, merchants, and special events, including the American Legion parades, the Diamond Jubilee, and the march of the VMI and VPI cadets at Thanksgiving en route to Victory Stadium. Downtown Roanoke is a tribute to the heritage of Southwestern Virginia's leading urban center. Today it remains a metropolitan district alive with culture and commerce, having re-emerged from the challenges of shopping malls and suburbia. The photographs in this collection, many published for the first time, provide a nostalgic look at the progress of Roanoke's historic downtown corridor.

Downtown Owl

A Novel
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416544186
Category: Fiction
Page: 275
View: 9362
A tale based on a deadly 1984 North Dakota blizzard follows the experiences of a small rural community devoted to its high-school athletics and its citizens' minor scandals, until a dangerous storm impacts the town in unsettling and powerful ways. 100,000 first printing.

Twentieth Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit

Author: Michael Hauser,Marianne Weldon
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738561905
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 2791
As Detroit developed northward from the riverfront, Woodward Avenue became a mecca for retail, restaurants, and services. The 1870s and 1880s saw many independent merchants open their doors. By 1890, a new type of one-stop shopping had developed: the department store. Detroit's venerable Newcomb Endicott and Company was closely followed by other trailblazers: J. L. Hudson Company, Crowley Milner and Company, and the Ernst Kern Company. At its peak in the 1950s, the Woodward Avenue area boasted over four million square feet of retail, making it one of America's preferred retail destinations. Other Detroit emporiums such as the homegrown S. S. Kresge Company set trends in consumer culture. Generations made the trek downtown for back-to-school events, Easter shows, holiday windows, and family luncheons. Then, with the advent of suburban shopping centers, downtown stores began competing with their own branch locations. By the 1970s and 1980s, the dominoes began to fall as both chain and independent stores abandoned the once prosperous Woodward Avenue.

Building Stones of Downtown Salt Lake City, a Walking Tour

Author: Christine M. Wilkerson
Publisher: Utah Geological Survey
ISBN: 1557916284
Page: 24
View: 5553
This twenty-two building walking tour begins at the Utah State Capitol and finishes at the Salt Lake City and County Building, seven blocks to the south. Descriptions include the geologic and/or trade name of the rocks used along with their geologic age and source location, and for older structures, some of the building's history. The building stone from at least two of the stops can no longer be seen (ZCMI Center Mall and Cabana Club).

Old Sacramento and Downtown

Author: N.A
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738531236
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 9736
The discovery of gold launched a rush of humanity to California's Sierra foothills and many of those miners and minerals flowed into a settlement that grew where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. Today downtown and Old Sacramento, a 28-acre state historic district, are thriving, graced by such treasures as the restored State Capitol Building, the art deco Tower Bridge, and scores of historic structures and attractions like the Leland Stanford Mansion and the California State Railroad Museum.