"This book will transport you to the greatest metropolises and the most beautiful cities around the globe--from Africa to Asia and "Down Under," and from Europe to North and South America. Experience fascinating insights into the canyon-like streets of modern super-cities, or take a stroll through picturesque lanes all across the continents. These cities have so much to tell--about the greatest events in world history, and also the local stories that constitute the life of a city, every single day."--Back cover.
Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India
Category: Cities and towns
Author: Brian Rajewski
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
From the Capitol dome of Washington, D.C., to the canals of Venice, this brilliantly photographed guide travels to 100 of the world's most fascinating cities. Journey around the globe, from Abu Dhabi to Zurich, in a matter of pages and enjoy the sights. This glorious guide is packed with: • Dazzling full-color photographs • Spot locator maps for each city • Fact boxes of statistics for each city • Historical dates and special events • Interesting facts and trivia
Author: Jack Barker,Gramercy Books
Publisher: Gramercy Books
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. Contributions by: Amal K. Ali, Lisa Benton-Short, Alana Boland, Tim Brothers, Stanley D. Brunn, Kam Wing Chan, Ipsita Chatterjee, Megan Dixon, Robyn Dowling, Ashok K. Dutt, Irma Escamilla, Rina Ghose, Brian J. Godfrey, Mark Graham, Angela Gray-Subulwa, Jessica K. Graybill, Maureen Hays-Mitchell, Corey Johnson, Nathaniel M. Lewis, Linda McCarthy, Pauline McGuirk, Garth A. Myers, Arnisson Andre Ortega, Francis Owusu, George M. Pomeroy, Joseph L. Scarpaci, Dona J. Stewart, James A. Tyner, and Donald J. Zeigler.
World Regional Urban Development
Author: Stanley D. Brunn,Maureen Hays-Mitchell,Donald J. Zeigler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Traces the historic form and special character of the world's greatest cities through a collection of maps and panoramic views, from Athens to Brasilia, Washington to Moscow, San Francisco to Saigon, and Venice to Lhasa.
A History in Maps
Author: Peter Whitfield
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Cities represent civilisation and human achievement: they are bubbling microcosms of virtues and vices, vanguards of technology and creative pursuits, incubators of traditions and melting-pots of diversity. More than half the world's population now lives in cities, and for travellers they hold an-endless fascination. Here we present the 200 most vibrant, diverse, hypnotic and chaotic cities in the world, ranked in order as voted for by people who know - Lonely Planet's staff, authors, and readers. The list is as diverse as the people that created it. Of course, there are the usual suspects: Paris, London, New York - but also the unfamiliar, the exotic, and the tiny: Abuja (Nigeria), Nuuk (Greenland), Saint-Denis (Réunion) and Ulaanbataar (Mongolia). Every city has its own personality, in the form of its streets and buildings and in its human architecture. Taking our cue from the buzz on the street, we have captured the flavour of each city through the eyes of the typical citizen: hot conversation topics, urban myths, the best places to eat and drink and to seek out after dark. It's a tempting cocktail for the urban adventurer.
A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World
Author: Lonely Planet Publications (Firm),Trent Holden,Anna Metcalfe
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Featuring everything from sports stadiums to shopping malls, hundreds of new cities in China stand empty, with hundreds more set to be built by 2030. Between now and then, the country's urban population will leap to over one billion, as the central government kicks its urbanization initiative into overdrive. In the process, traditional social structures are being torn apart, and a rootless, semi-displaced, consumption orientated culture rapidly taking their place. Ghost Cities of China is an enthralling dialogue driven, on-location search for an understanding of China's new cities and the reasons why many currently stand empty.
The Story of Cities without People in the World's Most Populated Country
Author: Wade Shepard
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
Category: Political Science
Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India
This fully updated and revised sixth edition 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, noted experts explore the eleven major global regions. Each regional chapter considers urban history, economy, culture, and environment, as well as urban spatial models and problems and prospects. This edition focuses specifically on urban environmental issues, social and economic injustice, security and conflict, the history of urban settlement, urban models, and daily life. Building on 2015 as the Year of Water, the book introduces urban water concerns as a common undercurrent running through all chapters. The contributors explore how water affects cities and how cities affect water—from glacier loss to growing aridity, sea-level rise, increased flooding, potable water scarcity, and beyond. Vignettes of key cities give the reader a vivid understanding of daily life and the “spirit of place.” Liberally illustrated in full color with a new selection of photographs, maps, and diagrams, the text also includes distinctive textboxes to highlight key topics such as gender and the city, Islamic fashion, and global warming. Clearly written and timely, Cities of the World will be invaluable for introductory or advanced classes on global cities, regional geography, the developing world, and urban studies.
Regional Patterns and Urban Environments
Author: Stanley D. Brunn,Maureen Hays-Mitchell,Donald J. Zeigler,Jessica K. Graybill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
A magnificent reprint of maps that create a vivid sense of the life and character of cities in Renaissance Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America - Gives unusual details and selected extracts from the original text and an in-depth commentary - First published approx. 1572-1617.
Author: Georg Braun,Stephan Fussel,Franz Hogenberg
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
A visually stunning guidebook to more than 225 cities around the world showcases such great destinations as Paris, Rome, London, Tokyo, Oslo, Denver and Abu Dhabi, providing a wealth of travel information, fun facts, personal narratives, local secrets, cultural atmosphere and much more.
Celebrating 220 Great Destinations
Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
This informative resource is a fascinating compilation of the history, politics, and culture of every capital city from around the world, making this the only singular reference on the subject of its kind.
An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture
Author: Roman Adrian Cybriwsky
The giant city of today is a unique phenomenon. Never before have such acute problems of government, the provision of essential services, planning, social life, and civilized living arisen from uncontrolled urbanization. In the West and in the East, in the more developed and in the less developed countries, in capitalist and communist states, the great metropolis represents a problem of the first importance which challenges the statesman, the official, the town planner, the political scientist, the sociologist and, above all, the intelligent citizen. The editor has here assembled an authoritative series of studies describing the growth, significance, government, politics adn planning of twenty-four great cities of the world. They show how these widely scattered cities faced essentially similar problems. Each study deals with the actual working of one city in the 1950s, how its elective adn executive bodies are organized, the kind of political forces which motivate their activities, the scope and character of the municipal services, how they are finiance. The cities dealt with include Bombay, Amsterdam, Moscow, Montreal, Stockholm, Rome, New York, London, Sydney and Tokyo. This book was first published in 1954.
Their government, Politics and Planning
Author: W.A. Robson
Category: Social Science
In 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world’s population lived in urban settlements. By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants. Understanding the key trends in urbanization likely to unfold over the coming years is crucial to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and for efforts to forge a new framework of urban development during the Habitat III conference scheduled to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. This data booklet highlights current and future trajectories of populations in cities around the globe, drawing on population estimates and projections published in World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.
Author: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publisher: United Nations
Category: Political Science
Cities of the World
Author: Melinda Silverman,Stephen Hobbs,Wytze Patijn
Publisher: 010 Publishers
Category: Aerial views
Perched at the tip of Europe, gazing across to the shores of Asia, Istanbul remains as much a city of crossroads as it has been for the past two millennia. The history of this fabled metropolis--known at first as Byzantion, then Constantinople, and now Istanbul--is glorious, grandiose, and astounding. No other city has stood at the center of world events for so long, a home to great empires and diverse cultures from the Greeks to the Romans, the Italians to the Armenians, the Ottomans to the modern Turks. Prizewinning historian Thomas F. Madden's tremendous new biography of this mysterious city captures centuries of triumph and defeat, riches and poverty, seen through the lives of those who inhabited it: the emperors and empresses, craftsmen and architects, sailors and fishermen, street vendors and harem concubines. This book propels the reader on a journey of Mediterranean commerce, thought, religion, and power, running through ancient roads, wharfs, forums, and palaces. Excavating centuries of firsthand accounts, Madden sets this history against the background of men and women who forever changed their worlds, including Alexander the Great, Constantine, Empress Theodora, Mehmed the Conqueror, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Witness the construction of the massive Theodosian Walls, the embellishment of rich Hagia Sophia, and the transformation and revitalization of the Golden Horn district. From 667 BC to President Erdoğan's tumultuous twenty-first century presidency, Madden's account not only questions how we think of Istanbul's past, but also examines what we can learn from a people who have withstood invasion and threat time and time again. Through the long gaze of Madden's stirring narrative, we experience the strength of a people who endure at the intersection of faith, geography, and ideology.--Adapted from dust jacket.
City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World
Author: Thomas F. Madden
Excerpt from Cities of the World: Their Origin, Progress, and Present Aspect For nearly sixty years Mission Dolores enjoyed the blessings of peace, ignorance, and faith. Two or three miles distant, near a little cove, the Indian converts used to gather large quantities of mint, a natural growth which they esteemed so highly that they named the locality Yerla Buena (good Herb). But there were deep waters off shore, withal, and good anchorage; and the reverend monks would have been wiser if they had led their ﬂocks beyond the Cordilleras, rather than to have remained near this dangerous harbour. In 1835, therefore, the inevitable Englishman appeared upon the scene, pitching his tent at Yerba Buena; raising two Russian vessels which had sunk in the Bay, and in their holds thereafter bringing the products of the towns on the inland waters to this point, where they were loaded on the ships of New York, Boston, and Russian America. A year later, this enterprising Anglican, Richardson, was joined by an American, Leese, who opened a small trading - house here, and the settlement soon reached the dignity of fourteen inhabitants. A road was opened to the Mission Dolores, and the dark-faced Spaniards used to ride down in their broad-wheeled earrefas, occasionally, to see what these busy aliens were doing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Their Origin, Progress, and Present Aspect (Classic Reprint)
Author: Edwin Hodder
Publisher: Forgotten Books