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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date July 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671888251
ISBN-10 0671888250
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots.
In elegant and often hilarious prose, Kunstler depicts our nation's evolution from the Pilgrim settlements to the modern auto suburb in all its ghastliness. The Geography of Nowhere tallies up the huge economic, social, and spiritual costs that America is paying for its car-crazed lifestyle. It is also a wake-up call for citizens to reinvent the places where we live and work, to build communities that are once again worthy of our affection. Kunstler proposes that by reviving civic art and civic life, we will rediscover public virtue and a new vision of the common good. "The future will require us to build better places," Kunstler says, "or the future will belong to other people in other societies."

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (June 1, 1993)
9780671707743 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Argues that much of what surrounds Americans is depressing, ugly, and unhealthy and traces America's evolution from a land of village commons to a man-made landscape that ignores nature and human needs
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Free Pr (July 1, 1994)
9780671888251 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.99
About: The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots.

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