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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 10 February 2011
  • ISBN : 9781101475676
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 20 voters

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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Best Book of the Year Award in 2011 “A masterpiece.” —Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics “Bursting with insights.” —The New York Times Book Review A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future.

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Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City
  • Author : Edward Glaeser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-02-10
  • ISBN : 9781101475676
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Best Book of the Year Award in 2011 “A masterpiece.” —Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics “Bursting with insights.” —The New York Times Book Review A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are

Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City
  • Author : Edward Glaeser
  • Publisher : Pan
  • Release Date : 2011-03-21
  • ISBN : 9781743348956
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In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lived in cities. In a time when family, friends and co-workers are a call, text, or email away, 3.3 billion people on this planet still choose to crowd together in skyscrapers, high-rises, subways and buses. Not too long ago, it looked like our cities were dying, but in fact they boldly threw themselves into the information age, adapting and evolving to become the gateways to a globalized and

Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City
  • Author : Edward Glaeser
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-03-18
  • ISBN : 9780230758926
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Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life’s work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world’s most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive and deeply significant. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? Why can’t my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Is

The City Game

The City Game
  • Author : Matthew Goodman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781101882832
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The powerful story of a college basketball team who carried an era's brightest hopes--racial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog--but whose success was soon followed by a shocking downfall The unlikeliest of champions, the 1949-50 City College Beavers were extraordinary by every measure. City College was a tuition-free, merit-based college in Harlem known far more for its intellectual achievements and political radicalism than its athletic prowess. Only two years after Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball

Survival of the City

Survival of the City
  • Author : Edward Glaeser,David Cutler
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-09-02
  • ISBN : 9781529364354
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From New York to New Delhi, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our urban world, turning the physical proximity which is central to the creative energy of the city into a potentially deadly threat to our health and well being. Yet most of us live or work in cities. They are a vital part of both local and global economies and shape the lives we lead and our interactions with others. How can we adjust to this new reality

The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama

The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama
  • Author : Margaret Anne Barnes
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 0865546134
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Writer Barnes tells the story of a corrupt, crime-ridden city, examining events that unfolded during 1916-1955. Phenix City had been a 19th-century refuge from law enforcement for 120 years until three men in succession challenged the status quo. To reconstruct the story the author draws on notes and private papers of the principals and investigators; depositions, trial transcripts, and court records; daily newspaper coverage; and transcripts of wire-tapped recordings of the city's gamblers and politicians. No index or bibliography. Annotation copyrighted

Makeshift Metropolis

Makeshift Metropolis
  • Author : Witold Rybczynski
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-11-09
  • ISBN : 1416561293
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In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers Home and A Clearing in the Distance. In Makeshift Metropolis, Rybczynski has drawn upon a lifetime of observing cities to craft a concise and insightful book that is at once an intellectual history and a masterful critique. Makeshift Metropolis describes how current ideas about urban planning

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

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  • Author : Carl R. Trueman
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2020-10-26
  • ISBN : 9781433556364
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Modern culture is obsessed with identity. Since the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, sexual identity has dominated both public discourse and cultural trends—and yet, no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have contributed to the modern understanding of self. In The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Carl Trueman carefully analyzes the roots and development of the sexual revolution as a symptom, rather than the cause, of

Cities, Agglomeration, and Spatial Equilibrium

Cities, Agglomeration, and Spatial Equilibrium
  • Author : Edward L. Glaeser
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-07-03
  • ISBN : 9780191558597
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220 million Americans crowd together in the 3% of the country that is urban. 35 million people live in the vast metropolis of Tokyo, the most productive urban area in the world. The central city of Mumbai alone has 12 million people, and Shanghai almost as many. We choose to live cheek by jowl, in a planet with vast amounts of space. Yet despite all of the land available to us, we choose to live in proximity to cities. Using economics to understand this

Walt Disney

Walt Disney
  • Author : Neal Gabler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780679757474
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A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.

City of Champions

City of Champions
  • Author : Stefan Szymanski,Silke-Maria Weineck
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781620974438
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The changing fortunes of Detroit, told through the lens of the city's major sporting events, by the bestselling author of Soccernomics, and a prizewinning cultural critic From Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg to the Bad Boys, from Joe Louis and Gordie Howe to the Malice at the Palace, City of Champions explores the history of Detroit through the stories of its most gifted athletes and most celebrated teams, linking iconic events in the history of Motown sports to the city's

The Triumph of Caesar

The Triumph of Caesar
  • Author : Steven Saylor
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2008-05-13
  • ISBN : 1429937823
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The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion – Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra (with the help of Rome's legions), and for the first time in many years Julius Caesar has returned to Rome itself. Appointed by the Senate as Dictator, the city abounds with rumors asserting that Caesar wishes to be made King – the first such that Rome has had in centuries. And that not all of his opposition has been crushed. Gordianus,

The Well-Tempered City

The Well-Tempered City
  • Author : Jonathan F. P. Rose
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • ISBN : 9780062234742
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2017 PROSE Award Winner: Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher In the vein of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—a visionary in urban development and renewal—champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first century. Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity—and the home of eighty

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  • Author : Carl Zimmer
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-12-31
  • ISBN : 9781448107995
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Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea.

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  • Author : Enrico Moretti
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780547750118
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A rising young economist at Berkeley makes correlations between success and geography, explaining how such rising centers of innovation as San Francisco, Boston and Austin are likely to offer influential opportunities and shape the national and global economies in positive or detrimental ways.