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City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age
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P. D. Smith
 
This remarkable history of urban culture worldwide, from the first city builders 7000 years ago, to today's sprawling megacities, using the form of a popular guidebook to get to the...
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Night Walking: A Nocturnal History of...
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Matthew Beaumont; Self Will
 
A captivating literary portrait of the writers who explore the city at night, and the people they met
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Triumph of the City: How Urban Spaces...
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Edward Glaeser
 
A compellingly readable, critically acclaimed, agenda-setting account of how and why cities function as they do and why so many of us choose to live in them
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Cities Are Good for You: The Genius ...
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Leo Hollis
 
The 21st century will be the age of the city. Already over 50% of the world population live in urban centres and over the coming decades this percentage will increase....
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Nairn's Towns
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Ian Nairn; Owen Hatherley
 
Sixteen short essays on places as varied as Glasgow and Norwich, Llanidloes and Sheffield, by the finest English Architectural writer of the Twentieth Century.
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London: The Biography
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Peter Ackroyd
Describes London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs. This title includes chapters on the history of silence and...
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Cities That Shaped the Ancient World
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John Julius Norwich; Margarete Van Ess
 
From the worlds first true cities, in Mesopotamia, to the spectacular urban centres of the Maya in Central America, the places described here represent almost three millennia of human history...
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The View from the Train: Cities and...
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Patrick Keiller
 
Essays by the iconic British filmmaker on the relationship between film, cities and landscape.
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Drive: Journeys Through Film, Cities,...
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Iain Borden
 
Explores the experience of driving cars as a way of encountering landscapes and cities around the world, illustrating cultural history, urban history, art, literature and music. This book...
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Designing Ecological Habitats:...
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E. Christopher Mare; Max O. ...
 
Designing Ecological Habitats is the third volume in the Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series and is an important and eloquent exploration of humanity's limits...
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Grandscapes
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Claire Harlan
 
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The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and...
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Leo Braudy
 
Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block letters set into a steep hillside, is an emblem of the movie capital it looms over and an international symbol of glamour...
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Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the...
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Tom Scocca
 
Beijing is the ultimate representation of China's political and cultural capital, of its might - and threat. For so long, the city was closed off to the world, literally built...
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The Lawn: A Social History
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Peter MacInnis
 
Explores the strange coming-together of means, opportunity and motive in the middle of the nineteenth century, and the lasting social changes that followed when the lawn emerged as the dominant...
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Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next
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John Kasarda; Greg Lindsay
From Dubai to Amsterdam, Memphis to South Korea, a phenomenon is reshaping the way we live and transforming the way we do business: the aerotropolis. This title looks at how...
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life,...
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Katherine Boo
 
A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might write about India.
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