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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jerusalemby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    ?It's a wonderful book . . . [Montefiore] really tries to tell you what the life of the city has been like . . . why it means so much to everyone and why it?s so spectacular. You fall in love with the city and it breaks your heart that people can?t make peace over it, because it?s a treasure.?   ?President Bill Clinton, #1 holiday book pick on the... more...

  • Stockholmby Tony Griffiths

    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...

  • 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...

  • Strolling Through Istanbulby Hilary Sumner-Boyd; John Freely

    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...