The City in History: Its Origins, Its Tranformations, and Its Prospects

by Lewis Mumford


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Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Hardcover - 720 pages (August 1997);  Fine Communications; ISBN: 156731211X; Dimensions (in inches): 2.00 x 8.26 x 5.60; Sales Rank: 16,829; Avg. Customer Review: *****; Number of Reviews: 2

Review from Citrus Heights, California, USA , January 24, 1998 
      A wonderful look at the history of cities. This is the classic look at the history of world cities. Beginning with prehistoric man, Lewis Mumford weaves the tale of the beginnings of cities as places of protection and commerce. The book, published decades ago, remains today the best written and most comprehensive on the subject. For another look at cities, may I suggest Jane Jacobs' _The Death and Life of Great American Cities_ as well. Buy them and read them as a pair; you will be almost an expert on the subject. James D. Umbach Student, CSU Sacramento


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