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The Resource Four lost cities : a secret history of the urban age, Annalee Newitz

Four lost cities : a secret history of the urban age, Annalee Newitz

Label
Four lost cities : a secret history of the urban age
Title
Four lost cities
Title remainder
a secret history of the urban age
Statement of responsibility
Annalee Newitz
Title variation
  • Secret history of the urban age
  • 4 lost cities
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history--and figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy's southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today. Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers--slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers--who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia. Four Lost Cities is a journey into the forgotten past, but, foreseeing a future in which the majority of people on Earth will be living in cities, it may also reveal something of our own fate"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newitz, Annalee
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CC176
LC item number
.N49 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extinct cities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Çatal Mound (Turkey)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
  • Angkor (Extinct city)
  • Cahokia (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Four lost cities : a secret history of the urban age, Annalee Newitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm02050815
Edition
First edition.
Extent
297 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780393652666
Lccn
2020012246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
3820896
Label
Four lost cities : a secret history of the urban age, Annalee Newitz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm02050815
Edition
First edition.
Extent
297 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780393652666
Lccn
2020012246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
3820896

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