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Great cities of the world

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jerichoby Robert Ruby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Robert Ruby has worked as the Baltimore Sun's bureau chief in Paris and in the Middle East. He now lives in Baltimore as an editor at the newspaper. more...

  • Shanghai Future: Modernity Remadeby Anna Greenspan

    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...

  • Archaeological Dimension of World Heritageby Alicia Castillo

    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...

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

    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...

  • Veniceby Milton Grundy

    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...

  • The Seven Hills of Romeby Grant Heiken; Renato Funiciello; Donatella de Rita; Walter Veltroni

    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...

  • 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...

  • Buenos Airesby Jason Wilson

    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...