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Cities and nature

Author: Lisa Benton-Short; John R Short
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Routledge critical introductions to urbanism and the city.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introducing the reader to the city as part of the environment, and subject to environmental constraints and opportunities, this title reintroduces a social science perspective in examining the city and its physical environment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Benton-Short; John R Short
ISBN: 9780415355889 0415355885 9780415355896 0415355893 9780203002322 0203002326
OCLC Number: 126548940
Description: ix, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The city and nature --
Environmental issues in cities--a brief history --
The industrial city --
Contemporary urbanization and environmental dynamics --
Urban sites --
Cities, environmental hazards and disasters --
Urban ecology --
Water pollution and the city --
Air pollution and the city --
Garbage and the city --
Race, class and environmental justice --
Sustainable urban development.
Series Title: Routledge critical introductions to urbanism and the city.
Responsibility: by Lisa Benton-Short and John Rennie Short.
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