Historic Cities of the Americas [2 volumes]: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardback)
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Historic Cities of the Americas [2 volumes]: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 1010 Pages / Published: 12/09/2005
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With rare maps, prints, and photographs, this unique volume explores the dramatic history of the Americas through the birth and development of the hemisphere's great cities.


* Over 70 richly detailed entries on the most colorful, important cities of the New World, from Quebec City, Boston, and San Francisco in the Northern Hemisphere, to Buenos Aires, Cuzco, and Bahia in the Southern

* Four geographical sections (the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, North America, and South America), enabling the reader to easily locate information

* Hundreds of rare, historically significant antique maps, prints, and photographs, enhancing both the value and appearance of the book

* A very extensive bibliography, providing users with easy access to many hard-to-find materials

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576070277
Number of pages: 1010
Weight: 2835 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 64 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is an important addition to the field of urban history of the Western Hemisphere and would find appreciative readers and researchers in larger public academic library collections." - Booklist
"Aimed at a population of readers ranging from high school students to urban study specialists, the reference contains studies of 70 cities in the New World, covering their earliest years and subsequent struggles to survive. The text is supplemented with over 600 maps, illustrations, and photographs." - Reference & Research Book News
"This reference source would be a very useful addition to any Latin American studies library or historical urbanism collection, as well as a good investment for specialist scholars in these fields. Summing up: Recommended. All academic libraries." - Choice

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