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City unseen : new visions of an urban planet

Author: Karen Ching-Yee Seto; Meredith Reba
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth. Seeing cities around the globe in their larger environmental contexts, we begin to understand how the world shapes urban landscapes and how urban landscapes shape the world. Authors Karen Seto and Meredith Reba provide these revealing views to enhance readers'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Remote-sensing images
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ching-Yee Seto; Meredith Reba
ISBN: 9780300221695 030022169X
OCLC Number: 1030591877
Notes: "Published with assistance from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation."--Title page verso.
Fully illustrated.
Description: xvi, 250 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Maps of Cities' Locations --
Key --
Introduction --
Views from space --
Earth's terrains. Alpine --
Riverine --
Agrarian --
Urban imprints. Borders --
Routes --
Plans --
Transforming the planet. Resources --
Expansion --
Vulnerability --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba.

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"[A] beautiful new book [. . .] City Unseen, is based on the striking geometries and bold colors of satellite images and tells about our urban world as it is seen from space"- Roman Cybriwsky, Read more...

 
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