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Cities : an environmental history

Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: London : IB Tauris, 2013.
Series: Environmental history and global change series, 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the ancient glories of Bam and Varanasi to the teeming conurbations of Tokyo and Sao Paulo, cities are amongst our greatest creations. Yet at the start of the twenty-first century, with cities now home to more than half the world's population, there is increasing concern over their unchecked expansion and the detrimental effect this is having on the planet. This unfettered growth is affecting every ecosystem on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Douglas, Ian,1936-. Cities .
An environmental history
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Douglas
ISBN: 1299664172 9781299664173 0857722174 9780857722171 9780857733504 0857733508
OCLC Number: 851161482
Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (1 volume)).
Contents: Introduction --
1. Trading Village to Global Megalopolis: The Origins and Expansion of Cities --
2. Communities Responding to Disasters and Threats: Vulnerable and Resilient Cities --
3. Foods, Goods, Materials and Ornaments: The Metabolism of Cities --
4. Smoke, Fumes, Dust and Smog: Changing the Atmosphere of Cities --
5. Water from the Hills, the Ground, the Sea, and the Roof: Towards Integrated Water Resource Management in Cities --
6. Sanitation, Sewage and Mountains of Trash: Wastewater and Garbage in Cities --
7. Urban Sounds and Smells: The Noisy, Aromatic City --
8. Cities and a Dynamic Earth: Urban Changes to the Land Surface and Responses to Geophysical Hazards --
9. Urban Greenspaces: The Tamed and Wild Nature in Cities --
10. Urban Sustainability: Cities for Future Generations --
Final Thoughts.
Series Title: Environmental history and global change series, 5.
Other Titles: Environmental history
Responsibility: Ian Douglas.

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This book explores why cities exist, how they have evolved and the problems they have encountered, revealing how from the very beginning environmental management played a key role in urban life.  Read more...

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