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City : A Guidebook for the Urban Age -- Hardback
City : A Guidebook for the Urban Age -- Hardback
Published Date : 2012/05
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781408801918

BookWeb Price : MYR 148.14
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Review:
Times Literary Supplement June 15, 2012 No.5698
Table of Contents
 
Introduction                                       xi
    1 Arrival
        The City in the Lake                       1  (7)
        The Golden Door                            8  (5)
        Skyline                                    13 (5)
      The Central Station                          18 (11)
    2 History
        Origins                                    29 (8)
        The Ideal City                             37 (7)
        New Town                                   44 (6)
        Necropolis                                 50 (10)
      The City Wall                                60 (13)
    3 Customs
        Writing                                    73 (5)
        Street Language                            78 (4)
        `Kilroy was here'                          82 (4)
        The Voice of the Street                    86 (7)
        Carnival!                                  93 (9)
      The House of God                             102(13)
    4 Where to Stay
        Downtown                                   115(9)
        Chinatown, Little Italy and the Ghetto     124(8)
        Slum City                                  132(9)
        From Garden Suburbs to Boomburbs           141(11)
      The Hotel                                    152(11)
    5 Getting Around
        Walking                                    163(8)
        Traffic                                    171(10)
        Going Underground                          181(11)
      The Skyscraper                               192(15)
    6 Money
        Markets                                    207(9)
        The Jewel Box of the World                 216(7)
        Got to Pick a Pocket or Two                223(11)
      The Department Store                         234(13)
    7 Time Out
        The City and the Stage                     247(8)
        City of the Mind                           255(6)
        Street Food                                261(8)
        Gladiators and Marathon Runners            269(11)
      The Park                                     280(13)
    8 Beyond the City
        The Wired City                             293(9)
        Eco-Cities                                 302(10)
        Futuropolis                                312(12)
      The Ruins                                    324(13)
Afterword                                          337(3)
Notes                                              340(28)
Further Reading                                    368(6)
Picture Credits                                    374(1)
Acknowledgements                                   375(1)
Index                                              376
 

For the first time in the history of the planet, more than half the population - 3.3 billion people - are now living in cities. Two hundred years ago only 3 per cent of the world's population were urbanites, a figure that had remained fairly stable (give or take the occasional plague) for about 1000 years. By 2030, 60 per cent of us will be urban dwellers. City is the ultimate handbook for the archetypal city and contains main sections on 'History', 'Customs and Language', 'Districts', 'Transport', 'Money', 'Work', 'Tourist Sites', 'Shops and markets', 'Nightlife', etc., and mini-essays on anything and everything from Babel, Tenochtitlan and Ellis Island to Beijing, Mumbai and New York, and from boulevards, suburbs, shanty towns and favelas, to skylines, urban legends and the sacred. Drawing on a wide range of examples from cities across the world and throughout history, it explores the reasons why people first built cities and why urban populations are growing larger every year. City is illustrated throughout with a range of photographs, maps and other illustrations.