|Book with no index - a workaround||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:02:25 -0700 (PDT)|
We just got the book from the library: _Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design_ By Charles Montgomery, 2013 After browsing the book Becca says it says it discusses ways to change American cities to recover from the criticisms that Jane Jacobs made in her classic book that she also read recently: >From Wikipedia: Her influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) argued that urban renewal did not respect the needs of most city-dwellers. In the book she introduced sociological concepts such as "eyes on the street" and "social capital. While Becca is initially impressed by _Happy City_ it has one shortcoming -- no index. We wanted to see (before reading the whole book) whether he mentioned cohousing. We found there is an alternative way to find topics in a book: Google's "books" facility has an unlabeled search box THAT SEARCHED THE CONTENT OF THE BOOK (cohousing is mentioned on page 143-144 with a description of N Street Cohousing - retrofit cohousing that converted a suburban block into cohousing.) How I got there: search for "Happy Books" on Google, click on "books" at the top and pick the (first in this case) link to link at https://books.google.com ) Full URL: https://books.google.com/books?id=lWcTAAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq =happy+city&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi2vcmvkPXVAhVr4IMKHQStAgoQ6AEIKTAA#v =onepage&q=happy%20city&f=false Note that in the process I got to another Google page about the book that DID NOT have a search box and I did not see a way to get to the other page that does have search box: https://books.google.com/books/about/Happy_City.html?id=hXoBAAAAQBAJ Fred -- Bassett Creek Cohousing, Minneapolis http://mn.cohousing.org/bcrk/ Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org
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