Human Settlement

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John R. Short
Oxford University Press, 1992 - Human settlements. - 256 pages
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Since the very early times people have congregated in groups of increasing size and complexity, brought together as a result of agricultural surplus, the establishment of power and the development of trade, among other reasons. This volume aims to offer both a description and an analysis of urban and rural life. It explores the development of settlements--from rural hamlet to modern megalopolis--throughout the world. Its innovative structure reviews the development of human settlement throughout the world and looks in detail at specific local examples. This volume seeks to provide a clear understanding of the of the relationships between villages, towns, and cities, and looks at the needs of the inhabitants. Contributors include Janet Abu-Lughod, Colin Clarke, Ezekiel Kalipeni, John Mercer, and Marvin Samuels. The colorful and informative mixture of photographs, maps, and diagrams demonstrates the wide range of human habitations and explores their characters, making it an essential reference for professional, academic, and personal libraries.

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Contents

THE SETTLEMENT PATTERN CITY LANDSCAPES
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Megacity and Beyond
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REGIONS OF THE WORLD 4243
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John Rennie Short, Professor of Geography, Syracuse University.

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