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  • The Growth of the Medieval Cityby David M Nicholas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    The first part of David Nicholas's massive two-volume study of the medieval city, this book is a major achievement in its own right. (It is also fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use it with its equally impressive sequel which is being published simultaneously.) In it, Professor Nicholas traces the slow regeneration of urban life... more...

  • The Later Medieval Cityby David Nicholas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    The Later Medieval City, 1300-1500, the second part of David Nicholas's ambitious two-volume study of cities and city life in the Middle Ages, fully lives up to its splendid precursor, The Growth of the Medieval City . (Like that volume it is fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use the two as a continuum.) This book covers a much... more...

  • Africans into Creolesby Russell Lohse

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...

  • Remaking China's Great Citiesby Samuel Y. Liang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    China?s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation?s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the... more...

  • Nachhaltige Stadtplanungby Helmut Bott; Gregor Grassi

    DETAIL 2013; US$ 86.01

    The issue of sustainability has long since arrived in the world of city and spatial planning. In this broad overview of the field of sustainable city planning, a focus is placed on mixed-use city neighborhoods that include residences, services, and commercial areas. A presentation of different strategies along with planning tools round... more...

  • Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the Cityby Susannah Hagan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City asks the questions that are important inside and outside the built environment professions: what are climate change, urbanisation and ecology doing to the theory and practice of urban design? How does Ecological Urbanism figure in this change? What is Ecological Urbanism? In answer, this book is neither... more...

  • Prozessästhetikby Johannes Lang

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 43.49

    Since the 1960s designers have progressively been taking note of the processes that link products to the environment. Issues such as how raw materials are procured and the conditions of production now influence the design process along with usage and recycling. The book traces the transformation of the notion of products, examines the... more...

  • Investigating Town Planningby Clara Greed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    Following on from Introducing Town Planning and Implementing Town Planning , this third volume in the series examines the scope and nature of modern town planning in greater depth. It investigates the theories and preoccupations which inform the current planning agenda, compares this with earlier objectives, and discusses likely future trends. ... more...

  • Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städteby Jane Jacobs; Gerd Albers

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 34.78

    In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort... more...

  • The Empire of Necessityby Greg Grandin

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.99

    Discover the story of a real-life Captain Ahab of the slave trade, in a landmark book by one of today?s most original and highly acclaimed historians One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, seal hunter and abolitionist Captain Amasa Delano climbed aboard the Tryal, a distressed Spanish slaver. He spent all day on the ship,... more...