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- 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...
- 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...
- DETAIL 2013; US$ 83.94
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 33.95
In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel... more...
- 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...
- Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 7.99
Following on in the same vain of The Joy of Sheds, The Joy of Pubs is an intoxicating publication detailing everything and anything you want to know about pubs. It celebrates the many facets of the traditional British pub over the years, with chapters on: Pub Characters, Pub Games, Pub Fiddles (how the licensee has shafted his customers over the years),... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
Futures for a Declining City: Simulations for the Cleveland Area discusses the processes associated with decrease in urban population or ?urban decline and other measures of urban size or function. This book describes the case study that analyzes what will happen to a declining metropolitan area and its central city if current trends on urban decline... more...