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- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 6.79
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09
A book as rich and sprawling as the seductive metropolis it evokes, Rio de Janeiro builds a kaleidoscopic portrait of this city of extremes, and its history of conflict and corruption. Award-winning novelist, ex-government minister and sociologist, Luiz Eduardo Soares tells the story of Rio through the everyday lives of its people: gangsters and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 12.99
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...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 16.99
Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australias 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00
Jerusalem is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, fanaticism, bloodshed, and coexistence, from King David to the 21st century, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the ?center of the world? and now the key to peace in the Middle... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95
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...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95
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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 28.99
"These two volumes by Edward Seidensticker may well be the envy of every university pressdesirable reading for amateur historians and tourists alike." Thomas Stanley, Director of Walk Japan Limited There can be few cities in the world that live, pulsate, and breathe through their geography as Tokyo does, few cities with a history that shifts... more...