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  • Cities Of Spainby David Gilmour

    Random House 2012; US$ 20.78

    Unlike France and England, Spain has not been dominated by its capital, and the focus of its history shifts from city to city over the centuries, illuminating different features of the country's past. Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Madrid have at various times managed to establish a political and cultural supremacy, Cadiz and Barcelona dominated the... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World Historyby Peter Clark

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 174.99

    In 2008 for the first time the majority of the planet's inhabitants lived in cities and towns. Becoming globally urban has been one of mankind's greatest collective achievements over time and raises many questions. How did global city systems evolve and interact in the past? How have historic urban patterns impacted on those of the contemporary... more...

  • Cities of Empireby Tristram Hunt

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 35.99

    An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities which now stand as the economic and cultural powerhouses of the twenty-first... more...

  • Greater Londonby Nick Barratt

    Random House 2012; US$ 22.38

    London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. In Greater London , historian Nick Barratt places them firmly centre stage, tracing their journey from hamlets and villages far out in the open countryside to fully fledged urban enclaves, simultaneously... more...

  • Havanaby A. Estrada

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 14.95

    Looking beyond Cold War politics and the nostalgia of Cuban exiles, Estrada uncovers the real Havana and its fascinating history. Portraying the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, this book is a deeply personal account of a love affair with a city, as well as an entertaining portrait of a place not easily forgotten. more...

  • Strolling Through Istanbulby Hilary Sumner-Boyd; John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 18.00

    This classic guide to Istanbul by Hilary Sumner-Boyd and John Freely - the ?best travel guide to Istanbul? (The Times), ?a guide book that reads like a novel? (New York Times) - is here, for the first time since its original publication thirty-seven years ago, published in a completely revised and updated new edition. Taking the reader on foot through... more...

  • Inventing New Orleansby S. Frederick Starr

    University Press of Mississippi 2001; US$ 22.00

    Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) prowled the streets of New Orleans from 1877 to 1888 before moving on to a new life and global fame as a chronicler of Japan. Hearn's influence on our perceptions of New Orleans, however, has unjustly remained unknown. In ten years of serving as a correspondent and selling his writing in such periodicals as the New Orleans... more...

  • Veniceby Joanne M. Ferraro

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Recounting Venice's unique history from its foundation, this book analyses the city's social, cultural, religious and environmental history, and its politics and economy. more...

  • Serrahn- Weltnaturerbe im Müritz-Nationalparkby Peter Wernicke; Hans-Jürgen Spieß

    Natur + Text 2013; US$ 18.14

    Im Jahre 2011 verlieh die UNESCO den Wäldern um Serrahn im Ostteil des Müritz- Nationalparks das Prädikat Weltnaturerbe. Der Titel stellt diese wertvollen Relikte großer naturbelassener Buchenwälder auf eine Stufe mit so bedeutenden Landschaften wie den Galapagosinseln, dem Yellowstone oder Grand Canon Nationalpark. Die Biologen Dr. habil. Hans-Jürgen... more...

  • System Cityby Michael Weinstock

    Wiley 2013; US$ 45.00

    A radical shift is taking place in the way that society is thinking about cities, a change from the machine metaphors of the 20th century to mathematical models of the processes of biological and natural systems. From this new perspective, cities are regarded not simply as spatially extended material artefacts, but as complex systems that are analogous... more...