Item Details

The Nature of Cities

edited by Andrew C. Isenberg
Format
Book
Published
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, [2005]
Language
English
Series
Studies in Comparative History
ISBN
1580462200, 9781580462204
Contents
  • Introduction: new directions in urban environmental history / Andrew C. Isenberg
  • Urban spaces, death, and the body
  • New Orleans's phantom xlave insurrection of 1853: racial anxiety, urban ecology, and human bodies as public spaces / Ari Kelman
  • Green space and class in imperial London / Peter Thorsheim
  • The war on rats verses the right to keep chickens: plague and the paving of San Francisco, 1907-1908 / Joanna L. Dyl
  • Dead bodies in Harlem: environmental history and the geography of death / Ellen Stroud
  • The geography of power and consumption
  • Friend or flood? the dilemmas of water management in early modern Venice / Karl Appuhn
  • Banking on Sacramento: urban development, flood control, and political legitimization, 1848-1862 / Andrew C. Isenberg
  • Fair play: outdoor recreation and environmental inequality in twentieth-century Seattle / Matthew Klingle
  • Cities deconstructed
  • The palenque paradox: bush cities, bushmen, and the bus.
Description
xix, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Studies in comparative history ; v. 8, 1539-4905
Studies in comparative history ; v. 8. 1539-4905
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