The Book of Cities PDF ePub eBook

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The Book of Cities free pdf 'The Book of Cities' is an inspirational gazetteer of 250 cities of all shapes, sizes and moods. Each city is presented in longitudinal order, so, like a contemporary Phileas Fogg, this round-the-world trip sets out from and returns to the Greenwich Meridian. Heading due west from London it visits the Americas and beyond. The book not only contains all the great metropolises, Paris, Rome, New York, Tokyo, but also those lesser known: Nuuk in Greenland, the smallest city in the world- Cordoba, an ancient city of trade and learning. There are cities at the end of the world, such as Anchorage in Alaska, and sites of pilgrimage, whether for sacred or sentimental reasons: Jerusalem or Memphis, Tennessee. Thought-provoking photographs portray the essence of every city. These are accompanied by lively, funky text that captures the vibe and soul of the place. Additional insights are provided by wise and wry quotes from residents and visitors. Useful data accompanies each entry, such as the longitude and latitude, altitude and population. Reduced to a user-friendly and manageable size ideal for travelling, this book may well inspire a first visit, refresh the memories of the well travelled, or simply fire the armchair imagination. It will act as a bible to global urbanites and travellers of all kinds, be they city breakers preferring long weekends to long holidays, or business travellers, who regularly find themselves en route to destinations known and unknown.

About Philip Dodd

Philip Dodd is a writer and publisher specialising in international culture. Books he has contributed to include 'Images of France,' 'Images of Spain' and the 'Virgin City Guides'. He was the editor of 'Jobs And Careers Abroad' and is the author of 'The Book of Rock' (Pavilion, 2001). He lives in Queens Park, London, UK. Ben Donald is a freelance travel writer whose journalism has appeared in 'The Times', other UK broadsheets and consumer travel magazines. He is also on the pool of 'Lonely Planet' guidebook authors. He is an ardent traveller and a linguist graduate of Cambridge University. He currently works at the BBC and lives in Kensal Green, London, UK.

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Author : Philip Dodd
Publisher : Pavilion Books
Data Published : 16 September 2006
ISBN : 1862057109
EAN : 9781862057104
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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