Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping Our World (Paperback)Doug Saunders (author)
- In stock
* A third of the world's people are in the midst of the largest population move in human history, as the last of the word's rural populations abandons agriculture and moves to the urban areas of the developing world and of the wealthy West.
*Both a groundbreaking work of reportage and an exciting, vivid travelogue, Arrival City sees award-winning journalist Doug Saunders offering a detailed tour of the key points in the Great Migration, and considers the actions that have turned this enormous population shift into either a success or a violent failure.
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
Provocative, disturbing, and exhilarating book ... a delight for thoughtful readers. Indeed, it is essential. Migration is reshaping the world and, as Saunders demonstrates, the choices we make today will determine whether it brings prosperity or catastrophe tomorrow -- Dan Gardner, author of Risk: the Science and Politics of Fear
An important new book [that] engages while remaining serious. His evocative descriptions transform a complex, serious subject into a page-turning read * Literary Review *
Saunders's approach is through anecdotes and vignettes, but he has done his legwork so they cumulate into a persuasive whole ... [a] highly readable book * FT *
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Please note that owing to current COVID-19 restrictions, many of our shops are closed. Find out more by clicking here.