State of the World's Cities 2008-2009

Harmonious Cities

State of the World's Cities 2008-2009

Cities are facing enormous challenges, with rapidly growing urban populations, often worsening environmental conditions and deteriorating infrastructure, inequalities and housing shortages, unemployment, crime and violence. This title explains how planning and municipal government can address these challenges.

Collier's Encyclopedia

With Bibliography and Index

Collier's Encyclopedia


Triangular Landscapes

Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta Under Roman Rule

Triangular Landscapes

The Mendesian Nome is one of the very few Deltaic zones documented by a significant number of papyri. To date, this documentation has never been subject to a comprehensive study. Yet it provides us with a wealth of information on the region's landscape, administrative geography, and agrarian economy. Starting from these papyri and from all available evidence, this volume investigates the complex networks of relationships between Mendesian environments,socio-economic dynamics, and agro-fiscal policies.

The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia

An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

From Slave to Pharaoh

The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt

From Slave to Pharaoh

Moving beyond recent debates between Afrocentrists and their critics over the racial characteristics of Egyptian civilization, From Slave to Pharaoh reveals the true complexity of race, identity, and power in Egypt as documented through surviving texts and artifacts, while at the same time providing a compelling account of war, conquest, and culture in the ancient world.

Egypt Almanac

Egypt Almanac

Looking for a resource to provide facts and figures about life in contemporary Egypt? The Egypt Almanac 2002-3 is an excellent place to start. The book is organized into six topical chapters, covering the land, culture, society, politics, economy, and industry. Each chapter is then divided into further detailed articles written by some of the top journalists and researchers in Egypt.The 2002-3 edition of the Egypt Almanac includes 125 articles, 244 color photographs, and 113 graphs, tables, and maps, as well as handy contact and reference sections. Whether your interest is finding out who's who in Egyptian business or music or gaining further understanding of the local perspective on important news events of the year, this volume covers it all.More than forty noted experts and artists contributed to the book, including Salima Ikram, Max Rodenbeck, Norbert Schiller, Sherif Sonbol, and Nicholas Warner. This book is an essential reference that should be a part of every home and office library.