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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 42.00
The purpose of this volume is to treat the progress of history, civilization and urban development of China together in order to demonstrate the unique qualities of Chinese civilization. The author uses historical dynasties as the vertical dimension, starting from the pre-urban origin of round-moat village settlements of the Yangzhou Period, until... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
"Mobile Urbanism" provides a unique set of perspectives on the current global-urban condition. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work, leading geographers reveal that cities are not isolated objects of study; rather, they are dynamic, global-local assemblages of policies, practices, and ideas. The essays in this volume argue for a theorizing... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2000; US$ 23.99
A prize-winning reporter, his wife, and their two kids describe life in Disney's vision of the future. In 1997, six months after the first residents had moved into Celebration, Florida-Disney's town of the future with its distinctly retro link to a longed-for past-Doug and Cathy and their two kids closed on their new home and settled down to participate... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 183.11
Rund 85 Prozent der Deutschen leben in städtischen oder halbstädtischen Gebieten. Entsprechend wichtig ist die Stadtgeographie als ein Teil der Humangeographie. Seit Beginn dieses Jahrhunderts wandeln sich überdies die Bedingungen für die Städte in Mitteleuropa: Die Bevölkerung schrumpft, das gewohnheitsmäßige Wachstum an den Rändern der Städte ist... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95
Who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities? This book powerfully shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments. With cities taking a growing share of the global population, urban forms and urban experience are crucial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 70.95
For the first time in history, half of the worlds population is living in mega-cities. Never before have we confronted such a geography of the worlds people. Analysing cities through spatial understanding, City Worlds explores how different worlds within the city are brought into close proximity. The authors outline new ways to address the ambiguities... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
The smell of sweet cinnamon on your morning oatmeal, the gentle heat of gingerbread, the sharp piquant bite from your everyday peppermill. The tales these spices could tell: of lavish Renaissance banquets perfumed with cloves, and flimsy sailing ships sent around the world to secure a scented prize; of cinnamon-dusted custard tarts and nutmeg-induced... more...
- Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 39.00
The city has had a rich and tumultuous history, evolving from a powerful political entity in ancient times to its modern role as a local hub of tourism and commerce. Sovereign City examines the nature of the city's ever-changing status, as Geoffrey Parker investigates the city-state as a geopolitical form and explores its distinctive niche within different... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 32.81
Hauptbeschreibung In vielen Metropolen weltweit agieren Menschen unter extremen Verhältnissen. Hierzu zählen stark eingeschränkte ökonomische Ressourcen, fehlende staatliche Absicherung sowie ein erschwerter Zugang zum Bildungs- und Gesundheitssystem. Dies ist auf Ereignisse der Makro- und Mikroebene zurückzuführen, welche unter anderem aus historischen... more...