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The Resource Of towns and countries, Dirk Bolt, (electronic resource)

Of towns and countries, Dirk Bolt, (electronic resource)

Label
Of towns and countries
Title
Of towns and countries
Statement of responsibility
Dirk Bolt
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
OF TOWNS AND COUNTRIES presents a rare insight into seven decades of global change. The book is a mini-history of the period from post-World War II recovery to the recent warning by the United Nations of an existential threat from climate change. ADVENTURES AND DANGERS This change is told through the eyes of an architect and his family. Born in Holland, he travels to Australia, where he wins many design awards. In 1970, he joins the UN. The family moves often, encounter adventures and face life-threatening dangers. He battles with problems that seem endemic to international development. RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE When he finds links between development and what makes the clock of climate change tick, he focuses on the role of urbanisation. The book follows his increasing sense of alarm and the evolution of his response. Teaching at universities, he develops a new approach to the creation of 'future-proof' cities. Readers wishing to follow up on this can find more detail in the two appendices. REALITY AND FICTION The chapters of the book are memory-based and supplemented by illustrations. They tell a fascinating tale of life on three continents and the Pacific Ocean. By contrast, the prologue and epilogue embellish reality with elements of fiction. The prologue starts the book in the past, and in Iceland the epilogue takes it to a surprising end
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Bolt, Dirk
Dewey number
720.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Bolt, Dirk
  • Architects
  • Architects
  • Urbanization
  • Urbanization
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Of towns and countries, Dirk Bolt, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT13730283
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781528984607
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13730283
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13730283
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Of towns and countries, Dirk Bolt, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT13730283
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781528984607
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13730283
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13730283
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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