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Rise of the World"s Cities

Colin McEvedy

Rise of the World"s Cities

by Colin McEvedy

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Published by Facts on File .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Urban History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11110798M
    ISBN 100871967731
    ISBN 109780871967732
    OCLC/WorldCa123046281

      In some cities in the developing world slum residents make up more than half of the population and often do not have adequate shelter, clean water and sanitation, education, or healthcare. A lack of legal rights to land only makes the daily struggle worse, threatening people’s homes and efforts to invest in essential services.   A book, written by an unknown author, illustrated with pictures that are as bizarre as they are puzzling -- and written in a language that even the best cryptographers have been unable to decode.

      Remarkably, more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and the numbers grow daily as people abandon rural areas. This fully updated and revised fifth edition of the classic text offers readers a comprehensive set of tools for understanding the urban landscape, and, by extension, the world's politics, cultures, and economies. Rise of Towns Serfs Buy Their Way to Freedom: When faced with the need for quick cash, and to avoid losing their land, nobles once again offered their serfs a chance to buy their freedom, just as their fathers and uncles and grandfathers had done before them, when money was needed by the nobles to buy armor and weapons for the crusades.

      Lose Yourself in this Atlas of the World's Lost Cities they rise up and they undergo various cycles before dying and being resurrected again. Author: Urvija Banerji.   Here are 50 cities which we think are among the world's most beautiful. tiled roofs and low-rise stone buildings showing a singular mix of Portuguese and Spanish styles. Be sure to book.


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