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Extreme cities : the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change

Author: Ashley Dawson
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2017.
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How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that the world's cities are ground zero for climate change. They make the largest contribution of carbon to the atmosphere while being extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels. Most megacities are in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately  Read more...
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Dawson, Ashley.
Extreme cities.
London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2017
(DLC) 2017054314
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Dawson
ISBN: 9781784780364 1784780367 1784780375 9781784780371 1784780383 9781784780388 9781784780395 1784780391
OCLC Number: 938384241
Description: v, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: extreme city --
Capital sinks --
Environmental blowback --
Sea change --
The jargon of resilience --
Climate apartheid --
Disaster communism --
Conclusion: urban futures.
Responsibility: Ashley Dawson.

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Named one of the top 10 books of the year by Publishers Weekly"Extreme Cities is a ground-breaking investigation of the vulnerability of our cities in an age of climate chaos. We feel safe and Read more...

 
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