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The Resource Metropolis : a history of the city, humankind's greatest invention, Ben Wilson

Metropolis : a history of the city, humankind's greatest invention, Ben Wilson

Label
Metropolis : a history of the city, humankind's greatest invention
Title
Metropolis
Title remainder
a history of the city, humankind's greatest invention
Statement of responsibility
Ben Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a dazzling, globe-spanning history of humankind's greatest invention: the city. From its earliest incarnations 7000 years ago to the megalopolises of today, the story of the city is the story of civilisation. Although cities have only ever been inhabited by a tiny minority of humanity, the heat they generate has sparked most of our political, social, commercial, scientific, and artistic revolutions. It is these world-changing, epoch-defining moments that are the focus of Ben Wilson's book, as he takes us on a thrilling global tour of the key metropolises of history, from Urk, Athens, Alexandria and Rome, to Baghdad, Lübeck and Venice, to Lisbon, Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, LA, Shanghai and Lagos
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Ben
Dewey number
  • 307.7'6'09
  • 307.7'6'09
  • 307.7'6'09
  • 307.7609
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Society
Label
Metropolis : a history of the city, humankind's greatest invention, Ben Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784707521
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 433, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784707521
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
Label
Metropolis : a history of the city, humankind's greatest invention, Ben Wilson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784707521
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 433, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784707521
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)

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