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Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development / Edition 5
     

Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development / Edition 5

by Stanley D. Brunn, Maureen Hays-Mitchell, Donald J. Zeigler, Amal K. Ali, Lisa Benton-Short
 

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ISBN-10: 1442212845

ISBN-13: 9781442212848

Pub. Date: 01/16/2012

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442212848
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2012
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
451,819
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Contemporary World Urbanization
Donald J. Zeigler, Maureen Hays-Mitchell, and Stanley D. Brunn
Chapter 2: Cities of the United States and Canada
Lisa Benton-Short and Nathaniel Lewis
Chapter 3: Cities of Middle America and the Caribbean
Joseph L. Scarpaci, Irma Escamilla, and Tim Brothers
Chapter 4: Cities of South America
Maureen Hays-Mitchell and Brian J. Godfrey
Chapter 5: Cities of Europe
Linda McCarthy and Corey Johnson
Chapter 6: Cities of Russia
Jessica K. Graybill and Megan Dixon
Chapter 7: Cities of the Greater Middle East
Donald J. Zeigler, Dona J. Stewart, and Amal K. Ali
Chapter 8: Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa
Garth Myers, Francis Owusu, and Angela Gray Subulwa
Chapter 9: Cities of South Asia
Ipsita Chatterjee, George Pomeroy, and Ashok K. Dutt
Chapter 10: Cities of Southeast Asia
James Tyner and Arnisson Andre Ortega
Chapter 11: Cities of East Asia
Kam Wing Chan and Alana Boland
Chapter 12: Cities of Australia and the Pacific Islands
Robyn Dowling and Pauline McGuirk
Chapter 13: Cities of the Future
Stanley D. Brunn, Rina Ghose, and Mark Graham

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