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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99
China is in the midst of the fastest and most intense process of urbanization the world has ever known, and Shanghai -- its biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan city -- is positioned for acceleration into the twenty-first century. Yet, in its embrace of a hopeful -- even exultant -- futurism, Shanghai recalls the older and much criticized project... more...
- Springer 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...
- Springer 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...
- Giles de la Mare Publishers Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57
This is the ebook version, specially revised and completely updated in 2013, of Venice: The Anthology Guide, Milton Grundy?s perennially fresh classic travel guide to the city. It is based on the sixth edition, which had itself been updated, revised and reset in 2007. It is unlike any other guide, since it conducts visitors round Venice using the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95
From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum , without... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
Cities around the world are striving to be global. This book tellsthe story of one of them, and in so doing raises questions whichare essential for all cities. These questions concern identity,place, and political responsibility in the changing geographies ofour times. The book also tells the story of the rise of a newclass, of deepening inequality,... more...