Great cities represent the crossroads of a country's politics, culture, history, and social community. Cities of the World gives students the opportunity to explore the world's urban centers without ever leaving the classroom. Readers will also investigate cities' attempts to solve the universal urban problems of unemployment, pollution, and crime. Each book presents a broad but detailed picture of societies and their people. Each book includes maps, a list of famous landmarks, a "Fast Facts" section, suggestions for further reading and online sites, a glossary, and an index.