The Second Edition has been rewritten to provide additional coverage of topics such as urban development and third world cities as well as social issues including homelessness, jobs/housing mismatch and transportation disadvantages. It has also been updated with 1990 Census data.
The first edition of this introductory textbook was published in 1980. The second edition is revised and updated, and adds new chapters dealing with third world urbanization, ethnicity, planning, and economic development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)