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The Cities Book

Author : Lonely Planet Kids
ISBN : 9781786576781
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Take a trip through 86 of the world's greatest cities. A mix of photography, beautiful illustrations and hand drawn maps take readers on an incredible world tour. Each page is packed with facts on city living - from food and festivals to architecture and history. This stunning compendium of cities is the perfect gift for curious kids everywhere.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Cities Book

Author : Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
ISBN : 1741798876
Genre : Travel
File Size : 81.62 MB
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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.
Category: Travel


Author : Nikolaus Pevsner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211483511
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Cities Of The World

Author : Peter Whitfield
ISBN : 0520247256
Genre : Science
File Size : 57.20 MB
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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.
Category: Science

The Cities Book

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781787011663
Genre : Travel
File Size : 50.19 MB
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Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next. - Highlights and itineraries help travellers plan their perfect trip - Urban tales reveal unexpected bites of history and local culture - Discover each city's strengths, best experiences and most famous exports - Includes the top ten cities for beaches, nightlife, food and more - Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler shares his all-time favourite cities - Fully revised and updated with the best cities to visit right now About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Category: Travel

Global Age Friendly Cities

Author : World Health Organization
ISBN : 9789241547307
Genre : Medical
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The guide is aimed primarily at urban planners, but older citizens can use it to monitor progress towards more age-friendly cities. At its heart is a checklist of age-friendly features. For example, an age-friendly city has sufficient public benches that are well-situated, well-maintained and safe, as well as sufficient public toilets that are clean, secure, accessible by people with disabilities and well-indicated. Other key features of an age-friendly city include: well-maintained and well-lit sidewalks; public buildings that are fully accessible to people with disabilities; city bus drivers who wait until older people are seated before starting off and priority seating on buses; enough reserved parking spots for people with disabilities; housing integrated in the community that accommodates changing needs and abilities as people grow older; friendly, personalized service and information instead of automated answering services; easy-to-read written information in plain language; public and commercial services and stores in neighbourhoods close to where people live, rather than concentrated outside the city; and a civic culture that respects and includes older persons.
Category: Medical

Who Ran The Cities

Author : Robert Beachy
ISBN : 0754651533
Genre : History
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This volume furthers our understanding of who actually ran cities in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and develops greater understanding of the relationship between elite and power in cities. To develop answers, two fields of research, which have often remained separate, have been brought together: the economic, social and cultural history of elite and the political history of power resources and decision-making. By looking at specific case studies through the lens of these issues, the volume will encourage the reader to challenge common perceptions of a monolithic elite and to replace them with a more sophisticated view of urban power as an interplay between various economic, social, political and cultural elite groups.
Category: History

Cities And Climate Change

Author : Daniel Hoornweg
ISBN : 9780821384930
Genre : Political Science
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Cities concentrate wealth, people and productivity while consuming much of the world's energy and producing much of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. This concentration makes cities and their populations more at risk to natural disasters and to long-term changes in climate, yet cities also offer vast opportunities to respond to these challenges. Changes in migration, land use, and spatial development will increase vulnerability, especially in developing countries, and rising sea levels will affect millions of people living in coastal cities. Adaptation, mitigation, and increased resilience to climate change are therefore imperative for cities. The links between cities and climate change were the subject of the 5th Urban Research Symposium held in Marseille, France, in June 2009. The eight papers selected and updated for Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda reflect the core of the analytical discussion and policy implications discussed at the symposium, combining comprehensive analysis and theoretical insights with examples of best practices from around the world. These include a framework to include aspects of poverty in the discussion of cities and climate change; new perspectives on the knowledge and measurement of climate change, urban infrastructure, institutions and governance, and economic and social issues; and specific case studies comparing experiences of cities in both industrialized and developing countries. This book also includes a summary discussion of the main research themes and abstracts of additional selected papers from the symposium.
Category: Political Science

Children Of The Cities

Author : Jo Boyden
ISBN : UOM:39015022038130
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

World Cities In A World System

Author : Paul Leslie Knox
ISBN : 0521484707
Genre : Political Science
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Seventeen essays by leading researchers in the area of world cities and the economic factors.
Category: Political Science