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Product Description: The City: A World History tells the story of the rise and development of urban centers from ancient times to the twenty-first century. It begins with the establishment of the first cities in the Near East in the fourth millennium BCE, and goes on to examine urban growth in the Indus River Valley in India, as well as Egypt and areas that bordered the Mediterranean Sea...read more

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9780199859528 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, October 7, 2015, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: The City: A World History tells the story of the rise and development of urban centers from ancient times to the twenty-first century.

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9780199859542 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 7, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The City: A World History tells the story of the rise and development of urban centers from ancient times to the twenty-first century.

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Product Description: The purpose of this volume is to treat the progress of history, civilization and urban development of China together in order to demonstrate the unique qualities of Chinese civilization. The author uses historical dynasties as the vertical dimension, starting from the pre-urban origin of round-moat village settlements of the Yangshao Period, until the most recent transitional city under the present socialist market system ...read more

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9789814293723 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, March 30, 2010, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: The purpose of this volume is to treat the progress of history, civilization and urban development of China together in order to demonstrate the unique qualities of Chinese civilization.

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Product Description: The product of over a decade's research and writing, Peter Hall's magnum opus explores the history of cities and their role in the development of civilisation from the cultural crucibles of Athens in the sixth century BC to the city as freeway, Los Angeles...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780394587325 | Pantheon Books, December 1, 1998, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Captures the distinctive qualities of twenty-one cities at their peak, from Renaissance Florence to turn-of-the-century Paris to 1950s Memphis

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9780880642507 | Fromm Intl, February 1, 2001, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The product of over a decade's research and writing, Peter Hall's magnum opus explores the history of cities and their role in the development of civilisation from the cultural crucibles of Athens in the sixth century BC to the city as freeway, Los Angeles.

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When and how were cities born? Does urbanization foster innovation and economic development? What was the level of urbanization in traditional societies? Did the Industrial Revolution facilitate urbanization? Has the growth of cities in the Third World been a handicap or an asset to economic development?In this revised translation of De Jéricho à Mexico, Paul Bairoch seeks the answers to these questions and provides a comprehensive study of the evolution of the city and its relation to economic life. Bairoch examines the development of cities from the dawn of urbanization (Jericho) to the explosive growth of the contemporary Third World city. In particular, he defines the roles of agriculture and industrialization in the rise of cities."A hefty history, from the Neolithic onward. It's ambitious in scope and rich in subject, detailing urbanization and, of course, the links between cities and economies. Scholarly, accessible, and significant."—Newsday"This book offers a path-breaking synthesis of the vast literature on the history of urbanization."—John C. Brown, Journal of Economic Literature"One leaves this volume with the feeling of positions intelligently argued and related to the existing state of theory and knowledge. One also has the pleasure of reading a book unusually well-written. It will long both be a standard and stimulate new thought on the central issue of urban and economic growth."—Thomas A. Reiner, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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9780226034652 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1988, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: When and how were cities born?

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9780226034669 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, June 18, 1991), cover price $46.00

Exploring the "morphogenesis" of the city in Western civilization, this new edition contains updated material, a new introduction, and additional illustrations.

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9780801838019 | Rev sub edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, June 1, 1990), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Exploring the "morphogenesis" of the city in Western civilization, this new edition contains updated material, a new introduction, and additional illustrations.

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9780801838026 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, August 1, 1990, cover price $36.00

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Product Description: The Urban Millennium focuses upon the spatial adaptation of cities as a factor in urbanization. Konvitz explores how the evolution of city building strategies has accompanied and facilitated other aspects of urban development. By taking a long historical perspective, he shows that cities were more easily adapted to changing circumstances before and dur­ing the industrialization...read more

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9780809312016 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, March 1, 1985, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Urban Millennium focuses upon the spatial adaptation of cities as a factor in urbanization.

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