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Atlas of Cities

Atlas of Cities

  • Author: Paul Knox
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691157812
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Examines different cities from all over the world and looks at their physical, economic, social, and political structure, as well as their relationships to each other and where future urbanization might be headed.

The Gaia Atlas of Cities

The Gaia Atlas of Cities

New Directions for Sustainable Urban Living

  • Author: Herbert Girardet
  • Publisher: UN-HABITAT
  • ISBN: 9781856750974
  • Category: Cities and towns
  • Page: 191
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Extensively revised and updated for the Habitat II Conference, this work addresses key issues, analyzing the problems of expanding city populations and exploring the possibility of healing cities, making them self-sustaining, and responsible for themselves and their immediate surrounding

Living Maps

Living Maps

An Atlas of Cities Personified

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452149739
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 128
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This curious collection of maps explores the unique personalities of 28 cities around the world, shedding light on the strange and marvelous ways in which humans interact with the places they call home. Artist and creative cartographer Adam Dant dissects Manhattan in an anatomical diagram, traces the form of a Picasso nude in the streets of Monaco, and transforms the crisscrossing paths of boats on the Bosporus into the nerves of Istanbul. Dant draws on the history, culture, and geography of each city and on the beguiling aesthetic of antique maps to create gorgeous works of cartographic art. Witty, insightful, and adorned with a gold foil–stamped cover, this book will capture the imaginations of travelers, map enthusiasts, history buffs, and dreamers.

Putnam's Handy Volume Atlas of the World

Putnam's Handy Volume Atlas of the World

With an Index of Cities and Towns Giving the Complete 1920 Census of the United States, and Lists of the Countries and Cities of the World, with Latest Population Figures and Useful Statistical Information

  • Author: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atlases
  • Page: 384
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In the Nature of Cities

In the Nature of Cities

Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism

  • Author: Nik Heynen,Maria Kaika,Erik Swyngedouw
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415368285
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 271
  • View: 2006
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The social and material production of urban nature has recently emerged as an important area in urban studies, human/environmental interactions and social studies. This has been prompted by the recognition that the material conditions that comprise urban environments are not independent from social, political, and economic processes, or from the cultural construction of what constitutes the 'urban' or the 'natural'. Through both theoretical and empirical analysis, this groundbreaking collection offers an integrated and relational approach to untangling the interconnected processes involved in forming urban landscapes. The essays in this book attest that the re-entry of the ecological agenda into urban theory is vital both in terms of understanding contemporary urbanization processes, and of engaging in a meaningful environmental politics. They debate the central themes of whose nature is, or becomes, urbanized, and the uneven power relations through which this socio-metabolic transformation takes place. Including urban case studies, international research and contributions from prominent urban scholars, this volume will enable students, scholars and researchers of geographical, environmental and urban studies to better understand how interrelated, everyday economic, political and cultural processes form and transform urban environments.

Cities of the Classical World

Cities of the Classical World

An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization

  • Author: Colin McEvedy
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141967633
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.

Statistical Atlas of the United States

Statistical Atlas of the United States

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atlases
  • Page: 503
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Atlas of Lost Cities

Atlas of Lost Cities

Legendary Cities Rediscovered

  • Author: Brenda Rosen
  • Publisher: Godsfield
  • ISBN: 9781841813271
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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Some of the most extraordinary ancient cities that have been abandoned, forgotten, or hidden by time are now revealed in their full splendor. Examining the role of natural and man-made disasters, rulers and their hostile neighbors, and the fate of cities built to celebrate religious beliefs, this fascinating volume features stunning photography of major archaeological sites and recently discovered cities. Detailed reconstructions and maps trace the lost beauty and ancient wisdom embodied in the Borobodur in Java, Aphrodisias in Turkey, and Niya in Central Asia. An illuminating and thought-provoking work that builds on the recent success of numerous bestsellers about how and why ancient civilizations fail, it will prove an invaluable reference.