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The Wild City Book

Author : Jo Schofield
ISBN : 0711234884
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 23. 30 MB
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You don't need to live in the country to have fun outdoors! Wild Cities is all about finding wild places in the city and making the most of opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have to offer. You can have fun discovering city wildlife (e.g., do a bird survey from your window; build a squirrel obstacle course; make a bean home out of straws; track city nocturnal animals). Using natural resources to play and invent new games (e.g., play conkers; have a game of marbles using pebbles; make your own shuttlecock from pigeon feathers and a cork)

Pop Up City

Author : Bis Publishers
ISBN : 9063693540
Genre : Design
File Size : 83. 95 MB
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This book showcases eye-opening ideas, concepts and trends that make a difference in the city of today and tomorrow, ranging from urban hacks, modular hotels, and parasite cinemas to pop-up retail. The world is becoming more fluid and, as a result, citizens, enterprises, and civic governments are coming up with refreshing solutions in order to deal with a permanent state of change. Based on five years of blogging on popupcity.net for an international audience of millions, Pop-Up City shows the birth of a new dimension in city-making based on groundbreaking ideas that take pop-up as a starting point, varying from modular hotels and parasite cinemas to urban hacking, rooftop farms, and foldable houses. Pop-Up City is an eye-opening must have for both professionals and scholars working in urbanism, design, and marketing. Whether or not you are already a follower of the blog, the Pop-Up City book is meant for anyone who is interested in exploring what is happening with todays urbanized world and which great ideas emerge from it.

Happy City

Author : Charles Montgomery
ISBN : 0141047542
Genre : City planning
File Size : 84. 14 MB
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What really makes a good place to live? Journeying around the world from Copenhagen to Bogotá, Charles Montgomery shows that living in densely-populated cities can actually make us healthier, saner and happier people.Happy Citywill change the way you think about urban life. 'Eye-opening, pleasurable, utterly necessary.' Andrew Blum, author ofTubes 'Admirable, readable, stimulating. It raises issues most of us have avoided for too long.' Alan Ehrenhalt, The New York Times 'Excellent . . . a castigating argument for planning urban spaces around the thing they effect the most: people.' Will Dean,Independent 'Rare wit and erudition about the psychology of urban life. A wake-up call.' Nicholas Humphrey, author ofA History of the Mind

The Cities Book

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 178657019X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 41. 63 MB
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Do you know where in the world you can buy drinkable gold; why an 'elephant's foot' is one of the most dangerous objects in the world; or where you might have to swim to school? Discover the answers to these questions and loads more mindblowing facts in The Cities Book, where readers aged 8+ are taken on an incredible world tour through 86 of the world's greatest cities. Sister title to the bestselling The Travel Book, every page is packed with facts on city living, and gives kids a flavour of what it's like to grow up in each place featured. From food and festivals, to awesome architecture and amazing history - there's something for everyone. A mix of wow photography, beautiful illustrations and hand drawn maps bring each page to life. It's the perfect gift for curious kids everywhere. Contents: Toronto Montreal Vancouver San Francisco Los Angeles Las Vegas New Orleans Nashville Chicago New York Philadelphia Washington DC Miami Havana Kingston Mexico City Oaxaca City La Paz Cartagena Manaus Rio de Janiero Cuzco Buenos Aires Ushuaia Reykjavik Tromso Stockholm Copenhagen Edinburgh London Dublin Amsterdam Brussels Paris Berlin Munich Krakow Prague Vienna Moscow Pripyat Istanbul Athens Rome Vatican City Venice Madrid Barcelona Lisbon Marrakesh Cairo Timbuktu Dakar Addis Ababa Nairobi Zanzibar Town Cape Town Jerusalem Mecca Dubai Samarkand Mumbai Varanasi Thimphu Ulaanbaatar Beijing Chengdu Hong Kong Bangkok Singapore Hanoi Manila Tokyo Kyoto Pyongyang Seoul Darwin Perth Ballarat Melbourne Sydney Auckland Rotorua Queenstown Apia South Tarawa About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be. From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!

Dream City

Author : Harry Jaffe
ISBN : UVA:X002519668
Genre : History
File Size : 20. 80 MB
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Arguing that citizens of Washington, D.C., live without basic American rights, two respected Washington journalists show how the country's capital contains huge and often vicious contradictions and devastating race, class, and power problems.

The Lonely City

Author : Olivia Laing
ISBN : 9781782111245
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 59. 35 MB
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What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Fascinated by the experience, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between works and lives - from Edward Hopper's Nighthawks to Andy Warhol's Time Capsules, from Henry Darger's hoarding to David Wojnarowicz's AIDS activism - Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed. Humane, provocative and deeply moving, The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art. It's a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.

The Image Of The City

Author : Kevin Lynch
ISBN : 0262620014
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 76. 71 MB
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The classic work on the evaluation of city form.

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