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Great cities of the world

  • Amsterdamby Geert Mak; Philip Blom

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    A magnet for trade and travellers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city of dreams and nightmares, of grand civic architecture and legendary beauty, but also of civil wars, bloody religious purges, and the tragedy of Anne Frank. In this fascinating examination of the city's soul, part history, part travel guide, Geert... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Byzantium and Veniceby Donald M. Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 64.00

    This book traces the diplomatic, cultural and commercial links between Constantinople and Venice. more...

  • Cairoby Maria Golia

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 27.00

    Maria Golia focuses on the present moment of Cairo, one of the world's most illustrious and irreducible cities. more...

  • Cities Of Spainby David Gilmour

    Random House 2012; US$ 20.78

    Unlike France and England, Spain has not been dominated by its capital, and the focus of its history shifts from city to city over the centuries, illuminating different features of the country's past. Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Madrid have at various times managed to establish a political and cultural supremacy, Cadiz and Barcelona dominated the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dubai, the City as Corporationby Ahmed Kanna

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Somewhere in the course of the late twentieth century, Dubai became more than itself. The city was, suddenly, a postmodern urban spectacle rising from the desert--precisely the glittering global consumer utopia imagined by Dubai's rulers and merchant elite. In "Dubai, the City as Corporation," Ahmed Kanna looks behind this seductive vision... more...