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  • Lisbon: City of the Seaby Jack Malcolm

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 42.00

    Lisbon: City of the Sea is a beautifully written portrait of a much loved city, from its origins in Greek legend to the present day. Malcolm Jack vividly captures the rich and unique history of this haunting and attractive port whose prominent position on the Tagus estuary has inextricably bound its character with the sea. Lisbon is a city of steep... 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...

  • Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989by Edward Seidensticker; Donald Richie; Paul Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 28.95

    Edward Seidensticker's Tokyo: From Edo to Showa , available here for the first time in a single volume, tells the story of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an isolated Japan to one of the most renowned modern cities in the world. With the same scholarship and style that won him admiration as one of the premier translators of Japanese... 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...

  • System Cityby

    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...

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

    Natur + Text 2013; US$ 18.67

    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...

  • Jerichoby Robert Ruby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.99

    It is a place both mythic and all too real, a place thought to be the site of one of our oldest human settlements and known to be a center of ancient cultures and annihilating conflicts. It sits at the bottom of a malarial valley, the lowest place on the surfact of the earth--"the overheated, earthen basement of the world," as Robert Ruby describes... more...

  • Amsterdamby Geert Mak; Philip Blom

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    A magnet for trade and travellers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city of dreams and nightmares, of grand civic architecture and legendary beauty, but also of civil wars, bloody religious purges, and the tragedy of Anne Frank. In this fascinating examination of the city's soul, part history, part travel guide,... more...

  • Stockholmby Tony Griffiths

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    Situated on one of the world's most beautiful harbors, Stockholm has set the benchmark for civilized urban living since the time of the Vikings. Tony Griffiths reveals a city of power, intrigue, and murder; of scientists and investors; and a sensual city, home of Greta Garbo and the smorgasbord. Its medieval period saw the Vasa dynasty turn a small... more...