The Resource Cities

Cities

Label
Cities
Title
Cities
Statement of responsibility
Monica L. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A FASCINATING INVESTIGATION INTO THE HISTORY OF CITIES: WHY DID THEY OCCUR, HOW HAVE THEY EVOLVED, WHY DO SO MANY OF US CHOOSE TO LIVE IN THEM AND HOW DO THEY AFFECT US?‘Monica Smith is the person best qualified to write a book about the big problems raised by the increasing concentration of the human population into cities. She also has a gift for vivid writing that will make the science of cities come to life for the broad public. I expect that CITIES will be a great read and will sell well.’ Jared Diamond, author of Collapse Cities investigates the following intriguing questions: why did cities start to occur around 6,000 years ago, how have they evolved, why do so many of us choose to live in them, how do they affect us, and what does the future hold at a time when we’re increasingly connected by technology?In Cities, Monica L. Smith points out that, even if you don’t live in a city, your life is inevitably affected by one, whether you commute into one for work, sell coffee beans to a company that supplies urban coffee shops, or host city-dwelling tourists seeking adventure and respite from the city in your remote village.Using fascinating anecdotes and research findings from her work as an archaeologist, Smith also reveals that many of the problems that we associate with modern cities (violence, hyperconsumption, etc.) have, in fact, always existed. And, more positively, how many of the things that draw us to cities in modern times (educational and economic opportunities, social mobility, culture) are the things that have drawn us to them since they first appeared.She also makes the controversial argument that it’s down to cities that the middle class exists and she examines why social movements flourish in cities in a way they rarely do in rural settings
Summary
A sweeping history of cities through the millennia, from Mesopotamia to Manhattan, draws on observations in myriad disciplines to illuminate the unique properties that made cities responsible for propelling humans to dominance
Tone
Writing style
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10774344
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smith, Monica L
Dewey number
307.76
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Social Science
Target audience
adult
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the first 6,000 years
Label
Cities
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_606883
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471163678
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Cities
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_606883
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471163678
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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