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Metropolis

A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention

EAN:  9781784707521
Publicatiedatum:   01-07-2021
Formaat:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal bladzijden:  448

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A dazzling, globe-spanning history of humankind’s greatest invention: the city. From its earliest incarnations 7,000 years ago to the megalopolises of today, the story of the city is the story of civilisation. Although cities have only ever been inhabited by a tiny minority of humanity, the heat they generate has sparked most of our political, social, commercial, scientific and artistic revolutions. It is these world-changing, epoch-defining moments that are the focus of Ben Wilson’s book, as he takes us on a thrilling global tour of the key metropolises of history, from Urk, Athens, Alexandria and Rome, to Baghdad, Lübeck and Venice, to Lisbon, Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, LA, Shanghai and Lagos. Managing and re-imagining the city is already one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. With over half the world’s population now living in cities, and with the cosmopolitanism of the major world metropolises under attack from revived nationalism and hostility to globalisation, it has never been more important to understand cities and the role they have played in making us who we are. Rich with individual characters, scenes and snapshots of daily life, Metropolis combines scholarship and storytelling in a terrifically engaging, stylishly written history of the world through an urban lens.

    EAN: 9781784707521
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    Uitgever: Veltman Distributie Import Books
    Publicatiedatum:   01-07-2021
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 130 mm
    Breedte: 200 mm
    Dikte: 31 mm
    Gewicht: 383 gr
    Voorraad:  Bestelbaar
    Aantal bladzijden: 448