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City unseen : new visions of an urban planet /

Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba.

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Author: Seto, Karen Ching-Yee
Other Names: Reba, Meredith,
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Topics: Urban ecology (Biology) - Pictorial works. | Urban geography - Pictorial works. | Climatic changes - Pictorial works.
Genres: Illustrated works. | Remote-sensing images.
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Physical Description: xvi, 250 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (page 245) and index.
ISBN: 9780300221695 hardcover
030022169X hardcover
Summary: "Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth. Seeing cities around the globe in their larger environmental contexts, we begin to understand how the world shapes urban landscapes and how urban landscapes shape the world. Authors Karen Seto and Meredith Reba provide these revealing views to enhance readers' understanding of the shape, growth, and life of urban settlements of all sizes--from the remote town of Namche Bazaar in Nepal to the vast metropolitan prefecture of Tokyo, Japan. Using satellite data, the authors show urban landscapes in new perspectives. The book's beautiful and surprising images pull back the veil on familiar scenes to highlight the growth of cities over time, the symbiosis between urban form and natural landscapes, and the vulnerabilities of cities to the effects of climate change. We see the growth of Las Vegas and Lagos, the importance of rivers to both connecting and dividing cities like Seoul and London, and the vulnerability of Fukushima and San Juan to floods from tsunami or hurricanes. The result is a compelling book that shows cities' relationships with geography, food, and society."--Dust jacket.
Notes: "Published with assistance from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation."--Title page verso.
Fully illustrated.
Other Names: Reba, Meredith, author.
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