Triumph of the City

How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
Product Number: EB00398470
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101475676
Publisher: Penguin Books
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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly...?r are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece." -Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights." -The New York Times Book Review

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Author(s): Edward Glaeser
Original Publish Date: Feb 10, 2011

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Author(s): Edward Glaeser
Narrator(s): Lloyd James
Product Number DD0263
Released: Mar 20, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452601694
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Author(s): Edward Glaeser
Narrator(s): Lloyd James
Product Number Z100088391
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452621692

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