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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
If humankind can be said to have a single greatest creation, it would be those places that represent the most eloquent expression of our species?s ingenuity, beliefs, and ideals: the city. In this authoritative and engagingly written account, the acclaimed urbanist and bestselling author examines the evolution of urban life over the millennia and,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1985; US$ 18.99
This first full-scale history of the development of the American suburb examines how "the good life" in America came to be equated with the a home of one's own surrounded by a grassy yard and located far from the urban workplace. Integrating social history with economic and architectural analysis, and taking into account such factors... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
This detailed study offers a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to China's crucial policy to coordinate urban and rural development. It describes the theoretical, political, and economic reasons why China allowed a large gap between urban and rural incomes, public services, and quality of life to emerge, and the recent national and local government... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 12.95
In the blink of an eye, vast economic forces have created new types of communities and reinvented old ones. In The New Geography , acclaimed forecaster Joel Kotkin decodes the changes, and provides the first clear road map for where Americans will live and work in the decades to come, and why. He examines the new role of cities in America and takes... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95
This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly evoking the details of city life from a child's point of view--the streets, buses, and playgrounds--Honky poignantly illuminates the usual... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99
Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 25.44
The inaugural winner of The Iremonger Award for Writing on Public Issues, this is a provocative exploration of urbanised Australia and a passionate plea for the suburbs to be given their rightful place in Australia's public consciousness. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99
Racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. This Very Short Introduction demystifies the subject and explores its history, science, and culture. Shedding light on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, and examining the notion of race from a modern genetic viewpoint, Ali Rattansi considers the numerous embodiments... more...
- NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00
Honorable Mention for the 2008 Robert Park Outstanding Book Award given by the ASAs Community and Urban Sociology Section. Mardi Gras, jazz, voodoo, gumbo, Bourbon Street, the French Quarter—all evoke that place that is unlike any other: New Orleans. In Authentic New Orleans , Kevin Fox Gotham explains how New Orleans became a tourist town,... more...