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Great cities of the world

  • Archaeological Dimension of World Heritageby

    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...

  • The Management Of Cultural World Heritage Sites and Development In Africaby

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 54.99

    Ever since the signing of the World Heritage Convention 40 years ago and ratified by 33 African countries, to date, only 43 cultural heritage sites have been successfully proclaimed as World Heritage Sites in Africa. These include archaeological and historical sites, religious monuments and cultural landscapes. This book is a re-evaluation of the nomination... more...

  • Theory and Practice in Heritage and Sustainabilityby Elizabeth Auclair; Graham Fairclough

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book explores cultural sustainability and its relationships to heritage from a wide interdisciplinary perspective. By examining the interactions between people and communities in the places where they live it exemplifies the diverse ways in which a people-centred heritage builds identities and supports individual and collective memories. It encourages... more...

  • Greater Londonby Nick Barratt

    Random House 2012; US$ 22.38

    London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. In Greater London , historian Nick Barratt places them firmly centre stage, tracing their journey from hamlets and villages far out in the open countryside to fully fledged urban enclaves, simultaneously... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World Historyby Peter Clark

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 174.99

    In 2008 for the first time the majority of the planet's inhabitants lived in cities and towns. Becoming globally urban has been one of mankind's greatest collective achievements over time and raises many questions. How did global city systems evolve and interact in the past? How have historic urban patterns impacted on those of the contemporary... more...

  • Venice, the Tourist Mazeby Robert C. Davis; Garry R. Marvin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    "The tourist Venice is Venice," Mary McCarthy once observed?a sentiment very much in line with what most of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city each year experience, but at the same time a painful reality for the 65,000 Venetians who actually live there. Venice is viewed from a new perspective in this engaging book, which offers a heady,... more...

  • Paris, Parisby David Downie; Diane Johnson; Alison Harris

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    An American journalist based in Paris since 1986, David Downie has written about European culture, food and travel for magazines and newspapers worldwide. He was a Paris correspondent for Salon.com, Departures, Appellation, and Art & Antiques, and has contributed to epicurious.com, concierge.com and many other websites. Currently he is a European correspondent... more...

  • Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacleby Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai?s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city?s urban development. With the help of case studies and surveys this book explores... more...

  • Strolling Through Romeby Mario Erasmo

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern... more...

  • Havanaby A. Estrada

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 14.95

    Looking beyond Cold War politics and the nostalgia of Cuban exiles, Estrada uncovers the real Havana and its fascinating history. Portraying the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, this book is a deeply personal account of a love affair with a city, as well as an entertaining portrait of a place not easily forgotten. more...