Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life

Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life

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By (author) Jane Jacobs

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 266 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 183mm x 18mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 7 October 1988
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0394729110
  • ISBN 13: 9780394729114
  • Edition statement: 1st Vintage Books ed
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 104,635

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"Learned, iconoclastic and exciting...Jacobs' diagnosis of the decay of cities in an increasingly integrated world economy is on the mark."--"New York Times Book Review" "Jacobs' book is inspired, idiosyncratic and personal...It is written with verve and humor; for a work of embattled theory, it is wonderfully concrete, and its leaps are breathtaking."--"Los Angeles Times" "Not only comprehensible but entertaining...Like Mrs. Jacobs' other books, it offers a concrete approach to an abstract and elusive subject. That, all by itself, makes for an intoxicating experience."--"New York Times"

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Jane Jacobs was the legendary author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a work that has never gone out of print and that has transformed the disciplines of urban planning and city architecture. Her other major works include The Economy of Cities, Systems of Survival, The Nature of Economies and Dark Age Ahead. She died in 2006.

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'Jacobs' book is inspired, idiosyncratic and personal... It is written with verve and humor; for a work of embattled theory, it is wonderfully concrete, and its leaps are breathtaking.' - Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times.