Systems of Survival

Systems of Survival


By (author) Jane Jacobs


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  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Format: Paperback | 236 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1994
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679748164
  • ISBN 13: 9780679748168
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 207,711

Product description

The author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities looks at business fraud and criminal enterprise, overextended government farm subsidies and zealous transit police, to show what happens when the moral systems of commerce collide with those of politics.

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Author information

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.

Review quote

"Altogether magnificent... Probably no single thinker has done more in the last fifty years to transform our ideas about the nature of urban life."--Chicago Tribune