World's Greatest Cities

A Journey Through the Most Dynamic and Fascinating Cities in the World

World's Greatest Cities
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Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780785837947
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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Description

World's Greatest Cities is an illuminating visual guide to 30 incredible cities around the globe—with annotated 3-D reconstructions and cutaway models that allow you to journey right to the soul of each of them.

For thousands of years, cities built by humans have reflected their beliefs, their power, their needs, and their desires. Palaces and prisons, churches and mosques, skyscrapers and suspension bridges are the tracks that history, sometimes glorious, often violent, imprints on these cities. But these cities are also the men and women who inhabit them and who stamp a unique character onto each of them. The spirit of each city is also etched in the daily coming and going of the streets, the hustle and bustle of the markets, and in the unhurried discussions of the cafés.

Explore the cities of the world today that leave a lasting impression on those who visit them. These cities offer rich architectural heritage and spectacular natural environments. But above all, they have a vitality that makes them unique. They are cities that know how to grow, transform, and reinvent themselves without losing their essence.

Feel the heartbeat of the most vibrant and exciting cities around the globe. Skyscrapers, alongside ancient marvels, are beautifully illustrated and perfectly complement the engaging text that describes the creation and history of these celebrated destinations.

The cities examined are: Paris, San Francisco, New York City, Toronto, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, London, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Prague, Athens, Moscow, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Dubai, Sydney, Auckland, Cairo, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, and all of their landmark sites.

The author

Publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 60 years. Chartwell Books publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, craft, home reference, puzzles and games, music and music instruction, art instruction, transportation, and more.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780785837947
Illustrations: 250 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm
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