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    DescriptionA magisterial study of the city from its beginnings to the mega-conurbations of today. Cities is a fascinating exploration of the nature of the city and city life, of its structures, development and inhabitants. From the ruins of the earliest cities to the present, John Reader explores how cities coalesce, develop and thrive, how they can decline and die, how they remake themselves. He investigates their parasitic relationship with the countryside around them, the webs of trade and immigration they rely upon to survive, how they feed and water themselves and dispose of their wastes. The book is a sweeping exploration of what the city is and has been, fit to stand alongside Lewis Mumford's 1962 classic The City in History.


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    Title
    Cities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Reader
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 358
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802142733
    ISBN 10: 0802142737
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 307.76
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX, HBLA1
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, DEMO/URBAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037080, SOC026030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 307.76
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A14620000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: HT111 .R42 2006
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    28 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A superb historical account of the places in which most of us either live or will live." -"Conde Nast Traveller "Vastly entertaining." -"Time
    Flap copy
    A magisterial exploration of the nature of the city from its beginnings to contemporary Cairo, the largest city the world has known. In his new book, an exploration of the city's functions and forms, John Reader grounds his work in broad-based research into the city's achievements and problems and makes extraordinary and thought-provoking connections as to the nature of cities, old and new. From the ruins of the earliest cities to the present, Reader explores how they develop and thrive, how they can remake themselves, and how they can decline and die. He investigates their parasitic relationship with the countryside around them, the webs of trade and immigration they inhabit, how they feed and water themselves and dispose of their wastes. He focuses as much on Baron Haussman's creation of the Paris sewers as of his plans for the grand boulevards, on prostitution as on government, on human lives as on architecture, on markets as on cathedrals. In this sweeping exploration of what the city is and has been, The Anatomy of the City is fit to stand alongside Lewis Mumford's 1962 classic The City in History. "From the Hardcover edition.