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From Sun Cities To The Villages

RRP $255.99

"A highly significant work that deserves the attention of urbanists, planners, sociologists of aging, and historians of post-1945 America."--Jon C. Teaford, author ofThe American Suburb

"A clear, concise historical perspective of the development of age-restricted, active adult communities and the developers who led the way. It provides the missing piece to the puzzle in housing studies for older adults."--Helen C. Dillon, University of Indianapolis

Youngtown, Arizona, opened in 1954 and was the first development community to have a minimum age requirement (then 65) and to ban underage children as permanent residents. Developer Del Webb unveiled Sun City six years later. Adjacent to Youngtown, it offered modest homes abutting a golf course. In the ensuing decades, active adult communities have proliferated, including Harold Schwartz's "The Villages" in central Florida, today the nation's single largest retirement community.

For nearly sixty years, the success of these and similar communities have changed the image of retirees from frail, impoverished old people to energetic, well-off adults enjoying a resort-like lifestyle. While some experts predicted these communities would fail or undermine the obligations between generations, they are now firmly embedded as one possible extension of the American dream.

Judith Ann Trolander has written the first book-length history of the "active adult" lifestyle. Examining the origins, development, failures, and challenges facing these communities as the baby boomer population continues to age, she offers a truly original defense of a sometimes controversial aspect of American life.


A Palace In The Old Village

RRP $26.99

Mohammed has spent the past forty years working in France.

As he approaches retirement, he takes stock of his life - his devotion to Islam and to his assimilated children - and decides to return to Morocco, where he spends his life savings building the biggest house in the village and waiting for his children and grandchildren to come live with him.

A heartbreaking novel about parents and children, A Palace in the Old Village captures the sometimes stark contrast between old- and new-world values, and an immigrant's abiding pursuit of home.

About the Author

Tahar Ben Jelloun won the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Born in Morocco, he now lives in Paris, France.


A Straightforward Guide To Planning For Retirement

RRP $26.99

Demonstrates clearly how those of retirement age and beyond can maximise their income and so enjoy their retirement. While it has always been important to plan for retirement, it is now more crucial than ever to ensure that people understand the opportunities available to them. This book demonstrates clearly the growth areas and the areas to avoid.


The Tutu Archaeological Village Site

RRP $818.99

Excavations at the Tutu site represent a dramatic chapter in the annals of Caribbean archaeological excavation. The site was discovered in 1990 during the initial site clearing for a shopping mall in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The site was excavated with the assistance of a team of professional archaeologists and volunteers. Utilizing resources and funds donated by the local scientific communities, the project employed a multidisciplinary sampling strategy designed to recover material for analysis by experts in fields such as anthropology, archaeology, palaeobotany, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, palaeopathology and photo imaging. This volume reports the results of these various applied analytical techniques laying a solid foundation for future comparative studies of prehistoric Caribbean human populations and cultures.



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