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  • Rio de Janeiroby Luiz Eduardo Soares

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27

    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...

  • World Heritage, Tourism and Identityby Professor Laurent Bourdeau; Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas; Professor Mike Robinson; Professor Brian Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The remarkable success of the 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage is borne out by the fact that nearly 1,000 properties have now been designated as possessing Outstanding Universal Value and recognition given to the imperative for their protection. However, the remarkable success of the Convention... more...

  • The Cityby Andrew Lees

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The City: A World History depicts the rise of urban centers from the middle of the fourth century BCE to the early twenty-first century. It begins in the ancient Near East, and traces urban growth and its effects throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. more...

  • Athensby Christian Meier; Robert Kimber

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99

    A lively and accessible history of Athens's rise to greatness, from one of the foremost classical historians. The definitive account of Athens in the age of Pericles, Christian Meier's gripping study begins with the Greek triumph over Persia at the Battle of Salamis, one of the most significant military victories in history. Meier shows how that... more...

  • Rome Measured and Imaginedby Jessica Maier

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 50.00

    At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a ?crumbling city? populated by ?broken ruins? into a prosperous Christian capital. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers fascinated by Rome were spurred to develop new graphic modes for depicting... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Shanghai Futureby Anna Greesnpan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    Charts the changing landscape of Shanghai as it embraces modernity 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...