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Cities : an environmental history

Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Environmental history and global change series, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is increasing concern over the unchecked growth of the worlds cities and the detrimental effect this is having on the worlds ecosystems. This unfettered growth is affecting every ecosystem on Earth, from the deepest oceans to the highest mountains, through both climate change and the lack of food and other resources.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Douglas
ISBN: 9781845117955 1845117956 9781845117962 1845117964
OCLC Number: 851633744
Description: xiii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Trading village to global megalopolis : the origins and expansion of cities --
Communities responding to disasters and threats : vulnerable and resilient cities --
Foods, goods, materials and ornaments : the metabolism of cities --
Smoke, fumes, dust and smog : changing the atmosphere of cities --
Water from the hills, the ground, the sea, and the roof : towards integrated water resource management in cities --
Sanitation, sewage and mountains of trash : wastewater and garbage in cities --
Urban sounds and smells : the noisy, aromatic city --
Cities and a dynamic earth : urban changes to the land surface and responses to geophysical hazards --
Urban greenspaces : the tamed and wild nature in cities --
Urban sustainability : cities for future generations.
Series Title: Environmental history and global change series, 5.
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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