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The Resource City unseen : new visions of an urban planet, Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba

City unseen : new visions of an urban planet, Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba

Label
City unseen : new visions of an urban planet
Title
City unseen
Title remainder
new visions of an urban planet
Statement of responsibility
Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth. Seeing cities around the globe in their larger environmental contexts, we begin to understand how the world shapes urban landscapes and how urban landscapes shape the world. Authors Karen Seto and Meredith Reba provide these revealing views to enhance readers' understanding of the shape, growth, and life of urban settlements of all sizes--from the remote town of Namche Bazaar in Nepal to the vast metropolitan prefecture of Tokyo, Japan. Using satellite data, the authors show urban landscapes in new perspectives. The book's beautiful and surprising images pull back the veil on familiar scenes to highlight the growth of cities over time, the symbiosis between urban form and natural landscapes, and the vulnerabilities of cities to the effects of climate change. We see the growth of Las Vegas and Lagos, the importance of rivers to both connecting and dividing cities like Seoul and London, and the vulnerability of Fukushima and San Juan to floods from tsunami or hurricanes. The result is a compelling book that shows cities' relationships with geography, food, and society."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seto, Karen C
Dewey number
577.5/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.C6
LC item number
S45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reba, Meredith
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban geography
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
  • Climatic changes
Label
City unseen : new visions of an urban planet, Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Published with assistance from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation."--Title page verso
  • Fully illustrated
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Maps of Cities' Locations -- Key -- Introduction -- Views from space -- Earth's terrains. Alpine -- Riverine -- Agrarian -- Urban imprints. Borders -- Routes -- Plans -- Transforming the planet. Resources -- Expansion -- Vulnerability -- Epilogue
Control code
on1030591877
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780300221695
Lccn
2017953535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030591877
Label
City unseen : new visions of an urban planet, Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Published with assistance from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation."--Title page verso
  • Fully illustrated
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Maps of Cities' Locations -- Key -- Introduction -- Views from space -- Earth's terrains. Alpine -- Riverine -- Agrarian -- Urban imprints. Borders -- Routes -- Plans -- Transforming the planet. Resources -- Expansion -- Vulnerability -- Epilogue
Control code
on1030591877
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780300221695
Lccn
2017953535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030591877

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