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  • White Goldby Giles Milton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    The true story of white European slaves in eighteenth century Algiers, Tunis, and Morocco In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors--Ali Hakem and his network of Islamic slave traders--had declared war on the whole of Christendom. France,... more...

  • Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Developmentby Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development is a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the meaning, nature, and effects of 'urban governance' in theory and in practice, with a... more...

  • The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300?1589by Toby Green

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Toby Green describes the rise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the aftermath of the Spanish conquest. more...

  • Focusing Partnershipsby Janelle Plummer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    Despite the increasing occurrence of policies aimed at mobilising the financial and human resources of the private sector, most urban local governments responsible for urban basic services in the South do not have the capacity to initiate and sustain partnerships. Nor do they understand how they can create partnerships that target the poor. This sourcebook... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU?s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West ... more...

  • The Life and Death of the Australian Backyardby Tony Hall

    CSIRO Publishing 2010; US$ 59.95

    Examines the disappearance of the traditional, substantial Australian backyard. more...

  • Historic Cities of the Islamic Worldby Clifford Edmund Bosworth

    BRILL 2007; US$ 264.00

    This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been... more...

  • Stadtmarketing: die Zielgruppe der Ortsansässigen im Fokus von "be Berlin"by Jens Brodzinski

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.30

    Den wachsenden Wettbewerbsherausforderungen begegnen Städte zunehmend mit nachhaltigen Konzepten eines umfassenden, integrierten Stadtmarketing, um die Zukunftsfähigkeit des komplexen Produktes Stadt als Lebens-, Arbeits- und Wirtschaftraum zu sichern. Hierbei stellt die Heterogenität der Anspruchsgruppen sowie deren unterschiedliche kernnutzenbezogene... more...

  • Ökologische Stadtsanierungby Marcus Schowalter; Björn Bedey

    Diplomica Verlag 2004; US$ 31.17

    Hauptbeschreibung "Städte und Gemeinden sind die Träger der kulturellen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung Europas. Ihre Urbanität ist eine notwendige Voraussetzung für eine nachhaltige Lebensform: Zum einen, weil nur Urbanität höchste Erreichbarkeit bei geringstem Energieverbrauch ermöglicht. Zum anderen, weil die Urbanität das klassische... more...

  • Developing Living Citiesby World Scientific

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 101.00

    With more and more of the world's population projected to live in urban areas, the life and death of cities has become a key factor in urban development considerations. This book attempts to bring an original contribution on the analysis of creating living cities. It advances the concept and framework of a "living city" and also explicates... more...