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Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

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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 . . . or 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.

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Edward Glaeser, one of the country's leading urban economists, is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He lives in Weston, Massachusetts.

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madison.daisy, August 18, 2012 (view all comments by madison.daisy)
Excited to read this book for my first PSU HONORS course in the fall :)
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ISBN:
9780143120544
Subtitle:
How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
Author:
Glaeser, Edward
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp. b/w photos (on insert stock?)
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.43 x 5.55 x 0.78 in 0.7 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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