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Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date January 31, 2012
Pages 338
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143120544
ISBN-10 0143120549
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities

America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future.

"A masterpiece."—Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics

"Bursting with insights."—The New York Times Book Review

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780230709386
 
from Pan Macmillan (March 18, 2011); titled "Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier"
9780230709386 | details & prices | 338 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $40.95
About: In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lived in cities.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (January 31, 2012)
9780143120544 | details & prices | 338 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.00
About: A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of citiesAmerica is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly .

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