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

    Natur + Text 2013; US$ 18.92

    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...

  • 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...

  • Archaeological Dimension of World Heritageby Alicia Castillo

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 54.99

    This volume presents case studies from around the world aiming to serve as a hands-on book for management and treatment of archaeological World Heritage properties. It comprises not only sites inscribed as World Heritage due to their archaeological character but also World Heritage properties where the analysis of their archaeological dimension provides... more...

  • Buenos Airesby Jason Wilson

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 22.00

    Sometimes dangerous and chaotic but always lively and cosmopolitan, Buenos Aires attracts tourists from all over the world. The largest city in Argentina, this South American capital crackles with passion for tango, soccer, art, and food. In this handy travel guide, Buenos Aires local Jason Wilson provides a window into the city?s history while also... more...

  • Cities of Lightby Sandy Isenstadt; Margaret Maile Petty; Dietrich Neumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities.? Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting technology, and increased focus on sustainability and... more...

  • The Cityby Andrew Lees

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The City: A World History tells the story of the rise and development of urban centers from ancient times to the twenty-first century. It begins with the establishment of the first cities in the Near East in the fourth millennium BCE, and goes on to examine urban growth in the Indus River Valley in India, as well as Egypt and areas that bordered the... more...

  • Dubai, the City as Corporationby Ahmed Kanna

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Somewhere in the course of the late twentieth century, Dubai became more than itself. The city was, suddenly, a postmodern urban spectacle rising from the desert--precisely the glittering global consumer utopia imagined by Dubai's rulers and merchant elite. In "Dubai, the City as Corporation," Ahmed Kanna looks behind this seductive vision... 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...

  • 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...