Metropolis

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  • Ben Wilson
  • Author:  Ben Wilson
  • Year: 07-03-2022
  • Translator from English: Svetlozara Leseva
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  • Product Code:  2956-01
  • SKU: 13.0168
  • ISBN: 978-619-01-0988-4
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During the two hundred millennia of humanity’s existence, nothing has shaped us more profoundly than the city. From their very beginnings, cities created such a flourishing of human endeavor—new professions, new forms of art, worship and trade—that they kick-started civilization. Guiding us through the centuries, Wilson reveals the innovations nurtured by the inimitable energy of human beings together: civics in the agora of Athens, global trade in ninth-century Baghdad, finance in the coffeehouses of London, domestic comforts in the heart of Amsterdam, peacocking in Belle Époque Paris. In the modern age, the skyscrapers of New York City inspired utopian visions of community design, while the trees of twenty-first-century Seattle and Shanghai point to a sustainable future in the age of climate change. Page-turning, irresistible, and rich with engrossing detail, Metropolis is a brilliant demonstration that the story of human civilization is the story of cities.

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Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

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Tags: Anthropology & Archeology, Researches, Culturology

Specification
Year 07-03-2022
Translator from English: Svetlozara Leseva
Pages 480
Size 168/240 мм
Weight 0.500 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Anthropology & Archeology, Researches, Culturology

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