Thursday, November 02, 2006

Pittsburgh and the Appalachians

So this is not a book review as much as a pre-review before I get to reading it. I didn't catch this book published earlier in the year by the Univ. of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh and the Appalachians. An interesting perspective for a region that tends to define itself narrowly. It really is true that Pittsburgh can be considered the largest city in Appalachia. Worth a look. Chapters include:

Introduction. Pittsburgh and the Appalachians in the New Millennium by Joseph L. Scarpaci
Downtown Pittsburgh: Renaissance and Renewal by Edward K. Muller
Pittsburgh as a Concentric Triangle by Kevin J. Patrick
The Steel Valley by Edward K. Muller
Joe Magarac and the Spirit of Pittsburgh Kevin J. Patrick
Pittsburgh’s Strip District: From Industry and Warehousing to Ethnic Chic Joseph L. Scarpaci
Pittsburgh, City of Bridges by Kevin J. Patrick
Chatham Village: The Enduring Legacy of Collaborative Genius by Christopher Cusack and George Pomeroy
A Community’s Struggle: Little Allegheny West Takes on the Pros by John Canning
Pittsburgh’s Suburbs: Hollowing Out the Core by Joseph L. Scarpaci
Factory Outlet Malls: Prime Outlets at Grove City by James T. Hathaway and James C. Hughes
The Decline of Space and the Ascent of Place: Internet Technology in Appalachia by James Bohland, Anita Puckett, and Jean Plymale
Appalachia: Rich in Natural Resources, Poor in Human Opportunity by sa Whitson, Lawrence E. Wood, Kurt Fuellhart, and Amy K. Glasmeier
Living on the Fringe: A Geographic Profile of Appalachian Ohio by Geoffrey L. Buckley, Timothy G. Anderson, and Nancy R. Bain
Central Appalachia’s Whitewater Recreation Industry by Lizbeth A. Pyle
Going to the Mountains: Deer Hunters in the Allegheny National Forest Region Deborah Che
American Heritage Rivers: A New Model for Watershed Planning
in Appalachia by Richard A. Roth
Seventeen. Pittsburgh and the Creative Age by Richard Florida
What Will the New Millennium Bring? by Joseph L. Scarpaci


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