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Author : Maria Golia
ISBN : 1861891873
Genre : History
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Maria Golia focuses on the present moment of Cairo, one of the world's most illustrious and irreducible cities.

Tel Aviv

Author : Joachim Schlör
ISBN : 1861890338
Genre : Travel
File Size : 22. 99 MB
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In Tel Aviv – From Dream to City Joachim Schlör brings the reader closer to this "most talked about city." The author interviewed numerous inhabitants and gathered information from books, travel accounts, newspaper articles and memoirs. He looks at the city from its origins right up to the present: Tel Aviv as a centre of immigration that contains reminders of each immigrant's mother country; as a catalyst between East and West; and – not least – as a place of transformation for Jews who fled the Nazi terror.

Nights In The Big City

Author : Joachim Schlör
ISBN : 9781780236193
Genre : History
File Size : 59. 69 MB
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This elegantly written book describes the evolving perception and experience of the night in three great European cities: Paris, Berlin, and London. As Joachim Schlör shows, the lighting up of the European city by gas and electricity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries brought about a new relationship with the night for both those who toiled at work and those who caroused in restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Nights in the Big City explores this change and offers a stirring portrait of the secrets and mysteries a city can hold when the sun goes down. Sifting through countless police and church archives alongside first-hand accounts, Schlör sets out on his own explorations with a head full of histories, exploring the boulevards and side-streets of these three great capitals. Illustrated with haunting and evocative photographs by, among others, Bill Brandt and André Kertész, and filled with contemporary literary references, Nights in the Big City is a milestone in the cultural history of the city.

The Idea Of North

Author : Peter Davidson
ISBN : 9781861895639
Genre : Literary Criticism
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North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.


Author : Bruce Bégout
ISBN : 1861891768
Genre : History
File Size : 55. 73 MB
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Part of the "Topographics" series, Bruce Begout's study presents a detailed and philosophical portrait of Las Vegas.

Liquid City

Author : Marc Atkins
ISBN : 9781780236179
Genre : Photography
File Size : 79. 98 MB
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The eccentric, manic, and often moving collaborative explorations of London’s hidden streets, cemeteries, parks, canals, pubs, and personalities by photographer Marc Atkins and writer Iain Sinclair were first recorded in Sinclair’s highly acclaimed 1997 book Lights Out for the Territory, praised in the Guardian as “one of the most remarkable books ever written on London.” Liquid City is a splendid follow-up—presented here in an updated format and with a new introduction and additional images—documenting Atkins and Sinclair’s further peregrinations through the city’s eastern and south-eastern quadrants, famous as London’s grittier but culturally rich quarters. An array of famous and lesser-known writers, booksellers, and film-makers slip in and out of Sinclair’s annotations, as do memories and remnants of the East End’s criminal mobs and physical landmarks as diverse as the Thames barrier and Karl Marx’s grave in Archway cemetery. All of it is documented in Atkins’s striking, atmospheric photographs and Sinclair’s impressionistic prose that marries psychology with geography. Cued by the title, readers will follow the Thames as it flows silently through the photographic and textual narrative, traversing a city that is always fluid, full at once of continuities and surprises.

Sand Transport And Desertification In Arid Lands

Author : F El-Baz
ISBN : 9789814656795
Genre : Desertification
File Size : 25. 96 MB
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This volume serves as a source of information on arid lands that is not otherwise available. Contents:Geomorphological Aspects of Sand Movement (K Badr El Din, H M Hassan, M Mainguet, P A Jacobberger, N S Embabi)Groundwater Exploration and Mapping (F El-Baz, R B Hoag & J C Ingari, R Majali)Field Studies (H E Dregne, H A Al-Sanad, E H M Awouda, B C E Egboka & N S Nwogute, W Iskander, M A Kishk, D Anton, J Rutllant, S-Q Zhao)Laboratory and Theoretical Studies (I A Eltayeb et al., D A Gillette, A L Elattar, M M S Ghoniem et al., J D Iversen, J T Møller, Y A Owusu et al)Sand Transport Control (B Cevik & A Berkman, K K Bofah & W Ahmad, R D Sarre, E Jabbour, R Azzam et al., J Ossowski, Z-D Zhu & Y L Yang) Readership: Geologists.

Extreme Europe

Author : Stephen Barber
ISBN : 1861890915
Genre : History
File Size : 71. 16 MB
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Extreme Europe explores the urban extremes of Europe in their cultural, physical, geographical and mythical dimensions, considering the history and visual culture of Europe in the decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Barber's purpose is to examine Europe's cities and their surrounding areas as sites of a conflict between the mesmerizing, all-engulfing power of visual media and the barely surviving traces of tenacious historical culture; his premise is that the "breakdown zones" at Europe's urban edges are the sites where its oppositional and most vital images and languages are being created today. Barber sets out to explore and define Europe's political and conceptual edges, first making a circuit eastwards through Albania to Turkey, then south- and westwards along the Mediterranean coast, with stops in Crete and Marseille. The book's two other sections move, first, through several decades of history as they can be read in both the surviving and the transformed fabrics of Berlin, and, finally, through the frayed, disaffected multicultural landscapes of Paris's outer suburbs.


Author : Stefan Hertmans
ISBN : UOM:39015053156835
Genre : Political Science
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"Forgetting is a strange power, because it makes memory possible. That is why all architecture from the past is something like the music of space, which surrounds us and sends us images that we have constantly to interpret."In Intercities, Stefan Hertmans thinks about what constitutes identity in present-day Europe. Looking at people and cities from the periphery, he tries to discover an "archaeology of streets and faces" which could bring him closer to himself. Set in peripheral cities such as Trieste, Marseille, Dresden and Bratislava, and in major ones like Vienna and Amsterdam, Intercities is about the feeling of being abroad, of losing part of one's self in order to gain a richer life.Mingling travel stories with philosophical reflections, Hertmans's poetic text proves the sixteenth-century observation that every journey is a "voyage around your own chamber". His book is a personal statement about living in Europe today which looks beyond the surface to the heart of contemporary urban existence.

The Consumption Of Kuala Lumpur

Author : Ziauddin Sardar
ISBN : 1861890575
Genre : History
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