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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 68.00
The purpose of this volume is to treat the progress of history, civilization and urban development of China together in order to demonstrate the unique qualities of Chinese civilization. The author uses historical dynasties as the vertical dimension, starting from the pre-urban origin of round-moat village settlements of the Yangzhou Period, until... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
"Mobile Urbanism" provides a unique set of perspectives on the current global-urban condition. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work, leading geographers reveal that cities are not isolated objects of study; rather, they are dynamic, global-local assemblages of policies, practices, and ideas. The essays in this volume argue for a theorizing... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 16.12
Hauptbeschreibung Rund 85 Prozent der Deutschen leben in städtischen oder halbstädtischen Gebieten. Entsprechend wichtig ist die Stadtgeographie als ein Teil der Humangeographie. Seit Beginn dieses Jahrhunderts wandeln sich überdies die Bedingungen für die Städte in Mitteleuropa: Die Bevölkerung schrumpft, das gewohnheitsmäßige Wachstum an den Rändern... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 39.95
Lösemittel, Geruch, Schimmel, Formaldehyd und Elektrosmog das Leben in geschlossenen Räumen wird gesundheitlich immer bedenklicher. Durch steigende Dämmstandards werden Gebäude dichter ausgeführt und es kommt häufig zu problematischen Schadstoffkonzentrationen. Aufgrund steigender Bewusstseinsbildung durch die Medien... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 67.95
For the first time in history, half of the worlds population is living in mega-cities. Never before have we confronted such a geography of the worlds people. Analysing cities through spatial understanding, City Worlds explores how different worlds within the city are brought into close proximity. The authors outline new ways to address the ambiguities... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95
Today cities of the Arab world are subject to many of the same problems as other world cities, yet too often they are ignored in studies of urbanisation. This collection reveals the contrasts and similarities between older, traditional Arab cities and the newer oil-stimulated cities of the Gulf in their search for development and a place in the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
The smell of sweet cinnamon on your morning oatmeal, the gentle heat of gingerbread, the sharp piquant bite from your everyday peppermill. The tales these spices could tell: of lavish Renaissance banquets perfumed with cloves, and flimsy sailing ships sent around the world to secure a scented prize; of cinnamon-dusted custard tarts and nutmeg-induced... more...
- Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 39.00
The city has had a rich and tumultuous history, evolving from a powerful political entity in ancient times to its modern role as a local hub of tourism and commerce. Sovereign City examines the nature of the city's ever-changing status, as Geoffrey Parker investigates the city-state as a geopolitical form and explores its distinctive niche within different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
First published in 1985, this book reconsiders the whole question of urbanisation and planning in the Third World. It argues that public involvement, which is now an accepted part of Western planning, should be used more in Third World cities. It shows that many inhabitants of Third World cities are migrants from rural areas and have very definite... more...