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Plan! Build! - Principles of Town Planning and Economic Layout Design for low income Housing Developments in Zimbabwe By Graham Atkins
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An urban design manual for Africa. Town planning and design principles relevant to town planners, engineers and architects working in Africa today. 30 years ago, Zimbabwe's engineers and... More > town planners revealed how the use of improved design techniques in low income housing estates could result in dramatic land and engineering cost savings, without loss of social amenity. Better neighbourhoods + more houses for more people at less cost! A far-sighted solution to Africa's endemic housing problems. This is a faithful reprint of the original 1981 Zimbabwe planning manual. (Available on a Not-for-profit basis: - FREE DOWNLOAD; print version is sold at cost) Note: download may take several minutes, be patient!< Less
Plan! Build! - Principles of Town Planning and Economic Layout Design for low income Housing Developments in Zimbabwe By Graham Atkins
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An urban design manual for Africa. Town planning and design principles relevant to town planners, engineers and architects working in Africa today. 30 years ago, Zimbabwe's engineers and... More > town planners revealed how the use of improved design techniques in low income housing estates could result in dramatic land and engineering cost savings, without loss of social amenity. Better neighbourhoods + more houses for more people at less cost! A far-sighted solution to Africa's endemic housing problems. This is a faithful reprint of the original 1981 Zimbabwe planning manual. (Available on a Not-for-profit basis: - FREE DOWNLOAD; print version is sold at cost) Note: download may take several minutes, be patient!< Less
Peeking out from under the Lid. one more time! By John Schulz
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A life lived looking out at the rest of the world as they pass by. Lust, money, fast cars and poker play a big part in this fast moving tale! From shanty town and back again. A view of life few ever... More > see.< Less
Peeking out from under the Lid. one more time! By John Schulz
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A life lived looking out at the rest of the world as they pass by. Lust, money, fast cars and poker play a big part in this fast moving tale! From shanty town and back again. A view of life few ever... More > see.< Less
AFRICA beneath the Southern Cross By Edith Lagendijk
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‘Southern Africa’, consisting of the great southern nations of the African continent, is simply fascinating. Colourful people in shanty towns still brew their local beer, Kalahari... More > bushmen continue to forage for fruits and seeds, loud merchants sell their exotic spices at vibrant markets in Zanzibar, and fierce warriors still roam the Masai Mara homelands. Each nation is unique and, in this book, their song tells their unique story.< Less
From Mumbai Without Love By Vishnu Kataria
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This is a story set in Mumbai based around a white young idealistic graduate Guru who happens to move into a Meat market, much against the wishes of his Hindu disciples. His Himalayan godless... More > guru’s instructions for him were to forget the idea of saving souls but to concentrate on the education of the masses in the shanty towns. He acquires a young female disciple. He fails in his mission and returns to London. The sub-parallel plot paints a picture of an impoverished schizophrenic after the Partition of the country. Desperate for a job, he finds employment with a mafia don who gets killed by his own followers. An Anglo-Indian girl befriends him and brings him to London where as an illegal migrant finds a job in a shop. Frustrated and disillusioned with the western world, he carves his way through life.< Less
Fighting on the Beaches, A Year of Capoeira in Brazil By Neil Gleadall
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Many people have dreams but few have the guts to follow them. This is the story of a young Englishman whose passion for Capoeira took him on an incredible journey from the sedate surroundings of... More > the English Home Counties to the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s toughest shanty towns.   This book is a must for anyone who wants to study Capoeira in Brazil, and any martial arts student will admire Gleadall’s dedication to Capoeira – his enthusiasm fizzes off every paragraph. His tenacity in the face of a brutal training regime, injuries and the gun violence of the Favelas is a lesson in focus for any aspiring martial artist.     And the book has an appeal far beyond the world of Martial arts. It is also a wake up call to anyone who has a passion and is afraid to take the leap of faith to pursue it.   Above all this tale is a testament to the power of following your heart.< Less
Fighting on the Beaches, A Year of Capoeira in Brazil By Neil Gleadall
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Many people have dreams but few have the guts to follow them. This is the story of a young Englishman whose passion for Capoeira took him on an incredible journey from the sedate surroundings of... More > the English Home Counties to the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s toughest shanty towns.   This book is a must for anyone who wants to study Capoeira in Brazil, and any martial arts student will admire Gleadall’s dedication to Capoeira – his enthusiasm fizzes off every paragraph. His tenacity in the face of a brutal training regime, injuries and the gun violence of the Favelas is a lesson in focus for any aspiring martial artist.     And the book has an appeal far beyond the world of Martial arts. It is also a wake up call to anyone who has a passion and is afraid to take the leap of faith to pursue it.   Above all this tale is a testament to the power of following your heart.< Less
The Long Journey Home By Adelle Bradford
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Adelle Bradford was a child of the dustbowl. “I have seen, heard, and fully experienced so very many things that are now but yesterday's dreams, dry and musty historical facts lost in the pages... More > of dusty old books, or slowly fading away in musty old photo albums full of yesterday's forgotten people. “Although my first few years of life didn’t start out that way, I became a Great Depression child in the early thirties. I lived in tent cities and shanty towns erected by men too proud to 'go on the dole'. I was taught that even though your floor was dirt, you carefully brushed it clean each day, and even though you had no shoes, you washed your feet every night." Stories of dispair and triumph, poetry and a lifetime of writing because Adelle Bradford could not help it . . "as I attempt to paint my 'mind pictures' in words for others to see.”< Less
The Long Journey Home By Adelle Bradford
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Adelle Bradford was a child of the dustbowl. "I have seen, heard, and fully experienced so very many things that are now but yesterday's dreams, dry and musty historical facts lost in the pages... More > of dusty old books, or slowly fading away in musty old photo albums full of yesterday's forgotten people. "Although my first few years of life didn't start out that way, I became a Great Depression child in the early thirties. I lived in tent cities and shanty towns erected by men too proud to 'go on the dole'. I was taught that even though your floor was dirt, you carefully brushed it clean each day, and even though you had no shoes, you washed your feet every night." Stories of dispair and triumph, poetry and a lifetime of writing because Adelle Bradford could not help it . . "as I attempt to paint my 'mind pictures' in words for others to see."< Less