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Cities of the World

Cities of the World - 5th edition

Cities of the World - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9781442212848

ISBN10: 1442212845

Cities of the World by Stanley D. Brunn - ISBN 9781442212848
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 2012
International: No
Cities of the World by Stanley D. Brunn - ISBN 9781442212848

ISBN13: 9781442212848

ISBN10: 1442212845

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 12

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Summary

Remarkably, more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and the numbers grow daily as people abandon rural areas. This fully updated and revised fifth edition of the classic text offers readers a comprehensive set of tools for understanding the urban landscape, and, by extension, the world's politics, cultures, and economies. Providing a sweeping overview of world urban geography, a group of noted experts explores the eleven major global regions. Each author presents the region's urban history, economy, culture, and society, as well as urban spatial models and problems and prospects. Environmental, human security, globalization, and cyberspace topics are fully developed as well. Vignettes of seventy-eight key cities give the reader a vivid understanding of daily life and the ''spirit of place.'' An introductory chapter presents an overview of key terms and concepts, and a concluding chapter projects the world's urban future.Liberally illustrated with a new selection of photographs, maps, and diagrams, the text also includes a rich array of textboxes to highlight key topics ranging from gender and the city to Islamic fashion and global warming. Bibliographic sources, websites, and an appendix of UN data provide additional resources for helping students understand more about the urban world. Clearly written and timely, Cities of the World will be invaluable for those teaching introductory or advanced classes on global cities, regional geography, and urban studies.

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