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  • 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...

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

    Natur + Text 2013; US$ 18.96

    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$ 8.99

    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...

  • The Restless Cityby Joanne Reitano

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 29.95

    The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a short, lively history of the world?s most exciting and diverse metropolis. It shows how New York?s perpetual struggles for power, wealth, and status exemplify the vigor, creativity, resilience, and influence of the nation?s premier urban center. The updated... more...

  • Orienting Istanbulby Deniz Göktürk; Levent Soysal; Ipek Tureli

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 62.95

    Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural... 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...

  • In Search of Hobartby Peter Timms

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australia’s smallest, most southerly, least prosperous, but arguably most beautiful state capital. He reveals a city in transition, shaking off its dark and troubled past to claim its special place in the contemporary world: ‘going boutique, nice and slow’, as one... more...

  • Hong Kongby Jan Morris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all. World-renowned travel... more...