The Home of Man / Edition 1

The Home of Man / Edition 1

by Barbara Ward Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393064204

ISBN-13: 9780393064209

Pub. Date: 04/17/1976

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The largest “wandering of the people” in human history is taking place at a moment when mankind has both a more demanding vision of equality and dignity for all and new awareness of the physical limits of the environment. How will the 1.5 billion people pouring into the world’s cities between now and the year 2000 be provided with housing, food,

Overview

The largest “wandering of the people” in human history is taking place at a moment when mankind has both a more demanding vision of equality and dignity for all and new awareness of the physical limits of the environment. How will the 1.5 billion people pouring into the world’s cities between now and the year 2000 be provided with housing, food, jobs, and essential services? How will the destitute villages be given new purpose, vitality, and expanded livelihood?
With her customary gift for imagery and unifying perception, the author moves deftly through the now familiar and frightening statistics of urban population flows, poverty lines, housing shortages, and resource limitations to offer an urgent but hopeful assessment of the possibilities for human settlement planned and designed for people. The Home of Man is at once philosophical and practical, making suggestions on such essential aspects of human settlements and land-use planning, shelter, transport, sanitation, and health. But above all, The Home of Man provides a means of grasping a subject that "includes everything" and gives coherence to a topic with boundless problems, necessities, and constraints.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393064209
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/1976
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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