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Potugali, Juval
Cities are often seen as symbols of order: the existence of city walls, fortified gates, palaces, temples, roads, pavements, highways, public institutions, city centers and residential areas is interpreted as indicating the existence of a central authority that plans and controls the city. On the other hand, the very same cities are also seen as symbols of chaos, disorder and spontaneous growth. The little winding streets and alleys, the mixture of physical structures, styles and human activities have often given the impression that cities, like forests, and other natural entities are organic structures - strange 'natural artefacts'. Tokyo is a good example for this dual nature of cities. When you first encounter it, you get the impression of chaos: old buildings with one or two storeys next to 30-, 40- or 50-storey skyscrapers; pedestrians, cars, trains moving in all directions, each with its own trajectory and so on. But then you realise that this seemingly chaotic structure provides a context for perfectly ordered human activities: trains leave and arrive as timetabled, their doors open at the exact points that are marked with yellow lines on the platforms, every morning after midnight fishermen bring their catch to Tokyo's big fish market, auctions are held, and by six o'clock in the morning this huge amount of sea food has already been distributed among thousands of restaurants all over the city. And if you look deeper you learn that the chaotic face of Tokyo is the pre-condition for its ordered and organised life. Complexity theory or self-organisation theory are umbrella terms for a set of theories that study the interplay between chaos and order. Originating in the sciences, these theories have been applied to the study of cities in the last three decades. They show that as in natural systems, in the artificial systems that we call cities, chaos and order do not stand in opposition to each other. Rather, they coexist in an ongoing interplay of circular causality: chaos is the precondition for new urban orders to emerge and then to reproduce themselves, whereas order and organisation set the boundaries within which chaotic structures and behaviours can take place.60pp.
Axel Menges, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783936681277
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Inventory #20775
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Bateson, Malcolm C.; Bouchier, Ian A.
Slight fading to book covers.244pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0746201036
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Inventory #15247
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Turner, Francis Marion
This is a very thorough biography of John Sevier including ancestral genealogy. Having served as governor of the ill-fated state of Franklin, he was elected the first governor of Tennessee, serving a total of six terms. He then served in Congress until his death in 1815.128pp.N.B.Some rubbing to back edges of d/j.
Overmountain Press, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1570720584
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Inventory #15556
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Amos, Robert and Wong, Kileasa
Victoria's Chinatown is Canada's oldest Chinese neighbourhood and has a lineage unbroken since 1858. With large-format colour photos and photocollages, Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong take you behind the doors of the 29 private clubs that make up the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. You'll see the gilded altars, antique art and ornate furniture that grace these meeting halls. Through stunning pictures and text in both Chinese and English, you will meet the club members and take an inside look at the culture of this complex community. "Inside Chinatown" is sure to become a landmark publication chronicling the vibrant heritage of Chinese Canadians. 151pp.
TouchWood Editions, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781894898911
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Inventory #21852
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Stobbart, Lorainne G.
143pp.
Sutton Publishing, Limited, 1992, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0750900776
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Inventory #1719
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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