100 Cities of the World

100 Cities of the World

Looks at the history, culture, economy, and government of 100 cities around the world.

Author: Falko Brenner

Publisher:

ISBN: 140549476X

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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Looks at the history, culture, economy, and government of 100 cities around the world.
Categories: Travel

Cities of the World

Cities of the World

This fully updated and revised sixth edition of the classic text, now in full color, offers readers a comprehensive set of tools for understanding the urban landscape, and, by extension, the world's politics, cultures, and economies.

Author: Stanley D. Brunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442249161

Category: Science

Page: 632

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Revised edition of Cities of the world, 2012.
Categories: Science

Great Cities of the World

Great Cities of the World

THE GROWTH OF BOMBAY AND CALCUTTA BOTH Bombay and Calcutta
occupy a high place among the great cities of the world by virtue of their size, the
numbers and density of their populations and their importance as political
capitals ...

Author: W.A. Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135672409

Category: Science

Page: 814

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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.
Categories: Science

The Ancient Cities of the New World

The Ancient Cities of the New World

Born in France, Charnay (1828-1915) travelled extensively through commissions from the French government and with private patronage.

Author: Désiré Charnay

Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers

ISBN: HARVARD:HWWJLC

Category: Guatemala

Page: 514

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Born in France, Charnay (1828-1915) travelled extensively through commissions from the French government and with private patronage. He made several visits to the region between 1857 and 1886, producing in his work both a journal of his adventures and an archaeological examination of past civilizations. Beginning in Mexico, Charnay notably examines the ancient city of Tula and also the history of Yucatán, discussing aspects of Toltec and Mayan culture. He explores the ruins of Chichen Itza, Kabah and Yaxchilan (which Charnay dubbed 'Lorillard Town' after a benefactor), among many other settlements. Surveying art, pyramid architecture, ancient customs and history based on extant sources, this account was a major contribution in its field and remains of interest to scholars of Latin American archaeology.
Categories: Guatemala

Historic Cities of the Islamic World

Historic Cities of the Islamic World

in Arabic Æalab, a city of northern Syria, in Ottoman Turkish times the greatest
trade emporium of the Levant, now the ... cities of the world and that no other
place which is still inhabited and Áourishing can boast of a comparable history.

Author: Clifford Edmund Bosworth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004153882

Category: History

Page: 615

View: 440

This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been taken from the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, completed in 2004, but in many cases expanded and rewritten. All have been updated to include fresh historical information, with note of contemporary social developments and population statistics. The book thus delineates the urban background of Islam has it has evolved up to the present day, highlighting the role of such great cities as Cairo, Istanbul, Baghdad and Delhi in Islamic history, and also brings them together in a rich panorama illustrating one of mankind's greatest achievements, the living organism of the city.
Categories: History

Cities of the World

Cities of the World

Peter Whitfield focuses on 60 cities all over the world, some of which are huge metropolises today and some of which have completely disappeared.

Author: Peter Whitfield

Publisher:

ISBN: 0712348689

Category: Atlases

Page: 208

View: 286

Peter Whitfield focuses on 60 cities all over the world, some of which are huge metropolises today and some of which have completely disappeared. He has reproduced a wide range of maps, from different periods, supported by historic prints and photographs, providing a cartographic urban history.
Categories: Atlases

Cities of the World

Cities of the World

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.

Author: Stanley D. Brunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442212848

Category: Science

Page: 632

View: 862

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.
Categories: Science

The World Its Cities and Peoples

The World  Its Cities and Peoples

There stood the city of David , and the royal tombs that received , one by one , the
long line of David's descendants . ... throughout the world , clings as its own ; the
one point where the jealousies of Eastern and Western Christendom still rage ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000019101644

Category: Cities and towns

Page:

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Categories: Cities and towns

100 Cities of the World

100 Cities of the World

Author: Parragon Book Service Limited

Publisher: Parragon Books

ISBN: 1445490218

Category:

Page: 220

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World Heritage City of Kandy Sri Lanka

World Heritage City of Kandy  Sri Lanka

We trust that this body of the World Mayors or Culture will, sooner than later meet
in this tropical city of Kandy and see the world of culture through the eyes of the
Kandyan People. It is here, that we wish to thumb back the pages of time to the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061745710

Category: Architecture

Page: 372

View: 363

Categories: Architecture

Great Cities of the World

Great Cities of the World

Author: Hammond (C.S.) and company

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:854796914

Category:

Page: 384

View: 566

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The State of the World s Cities 2004 2005

The State of the World s Cities 2004 2005

As towns and cities expand at unprecedented rates, sustainable urban development is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community in the 21st century.

Author:

Publisher: UN-HABITAT

ISBN: 9789211317053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 550

As towns and cities expand at unprecedented rates, sustainable urban development is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community in the 21st century. This publication examines the realities faced by urban populations around the world, focusing on the impact of globalisation and the way cities are governed and planned, on the make-up and density of their population, and on their cultures and economies. Issues considered include: the impact of globalisation on urban culture; urban renewal and cultural strategies; the concept of metropolitanization; socio-economic and cultural impacts of international migration; urban poverty and homelessness, social inequality and exclusion; urban governance, safety and crime trends; contemporary planning strategies and the role of civil society; progress towards attainment of the Millennium Development Goals targets for sanitation and housing. The report highlights the need for a new culture of planning to establish multicultural and inclusive cities, involving civil society as well as public authorities.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cities of the Biblical World

Cities of the Biblical World

This text is designed to introduce students of the Bible to the archaeology, geography, and history of many of the important sites of the Old and New Testament worlds.

Author: LaMoine F. DeVries

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015040045000

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

View: 158

This text is designed to introduce students of the Bible to the archaeology, geography, and history of many of the important sites of the Old and New Testament worlds. Many of these sites were centers for trade, religion, defense, culture, industry, and government. DeVries details the development of significant sites from villages and towns to cities, based on how the site could meet the essential needs of the people. The availability of water or arable land, proximity to trade routes, and easily defensible terrain were prime factors in determining a city's prominence. This study concentrates on the cities in Mesopotamia, Aram/Syria and Phoenicia, Anatolia, Egypt, and Palestine during the Old Testament period, and Palestine and the provinces of the Roman world during the New Testament period. Special attention is given to the geographical setting of the city, the history of its development, its relevance to the Bible, its distinguishing features, and any significant archaeological discoveries made at the site.
Categories: Social Science

The World s Best Cities

The World s Best Cities

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, ...

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426213786

Category: Travel

Page: 335

View: 589

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.
Categories: Travel

The World Almanac and Encyclopedia

The World Almanac and Encyclopedia

The Bureau of the Census reported in July , 1910 , the following statistics of city
governments in the United States , the figures ... Of the 151 cities for which
complete returns were available for 1905 , 1907 , and 1908 , there were 10 " no
license ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119862253

Category: Almanacs, American

Page:

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Categories: Almanacs, American

Cities of the World

Cities of the World

Author: Clifford King

Publisher:

ISBN: 0460079093

Category: Barcelona (Spain)

Page: 78

View: 839

Categories: Barcelona (Spain)

Cities of the World

Cities of the World

This is history's most opulent collection of town maps and illustrations.

Author: Georg Braun

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 3822852724

Category: Art

Page: 501

View: 655

This is history's most opulent collection of town maps and illustrations. It is the complete reprint of all 531 color plates from Braun and Hogenberg's survey of town maps, city views, and plans of Europe, Africa, Asia and Central America, with dozens of unusual details as well as selected extracts from the original text and an in-depth commentary. It is first published in Cologne 1572-1617.Five centuries after it was originally published in Cologne, Braun and Hogenberg's magnificent collection of town map engravings, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, has been brought back to life with this reprint taken from a rare and superbly preserved original set of six volumes. Produced between 1572 and 1618 - just before the extensive devastation wreaked by the Thirty Tears' War - the work contains 531 plans, bird's-eye views, and map views of all major cities in Europe, plus important cities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.Edited and annotated by theologian and publisher Georg Braun and largely engraved by cartographer Franz Hogenberg, the Civitates was intended as a companion volume for Abraham Ortelius' 1570 world atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Over a hundred different artists and cartographers contributed to the sumptuous artwork, which not only shows the towns but also features additional elements, such as figures in local dress, ships, ox-drawn carts, courtroom scenes, and topographical details, that help convey the situation, commercial power, and political importance of the towns they accompany.The Civitates was, and remains, a unique undertaking which gives us a comprehensive view of urban life at the turn of the 17th century. Taschen's reprint includes all of the city plates, accompanied by selected extracts from Braun's texts on the history and contemporary significance of each urban center as well as translations of the Latin cartouches within each plate.
Categories: Art

Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics

Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics

Indeed , while in 1970 developing countries had only one of three megacities (
those with a population of 10 million ) in the world , by 1990 nine of twelve such
cities were in developing countries ; by 2000 eighteen of twenty - one megacities
in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822015980840

Category: Developing countries

Page:

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Categories: Developing countries