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The Resource City : a guidebook for the urban age, P.D. Smith

City : a guidebook for the urban age, P.D. Smith

Label
City : a guidebook for the urban age
Title
City
Title remainder
a guidebook for the urban age
Statement of responsibility
P.D. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Acclaimed author and independent scholar P. D. Smith explores what it was like to live in the first cities, how they have evolved, and why in the future, cities will play an even greater role in human life
  • "For the first time in the history of our planet, more than half the population-3.3 billion people-is now living in cities. City is the ultimate guidebook to our urban centers-the signature unit of human civilization. With erudite prose and carefully chosen illustrations, this unique work of metatourism explores what cities are and how they work. It covers history, customs and language, districts, transport, money, work, shops and markets, and tourist sites, creating a fantastically detailed portrait of the city through history and into the future. The urban explorer will revel in essays on downtowns, suburbs, shantytowns and favelas, graffiti, skylines, crime, the theater, street food, sport, eco-cities, and sacred sites, as well as mini essays on the Tower of Babel, flash mobs, ghettos, skateboarding, and SimCity, among many others." -- Publishers description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Peter D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • Sociology, Urban
Label
City : a guidebook for the urban age, P.D. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn707329326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 383 p.
Isbn
9781608196760
Lccn
2011051430
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
Label
City : a guidebook for the urban age, P.D. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn707329326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 383 p.
Isbn
9781608196760
Lccn
2011051430
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)

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