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            Seek & Find Around the World
             

            Seek & Find Around the World (Hardback)

            Created by Peter Pauper Press, Inc; Other Plateau, Aemilie

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            Search for a winged lion in Venice, a surfer in Sydney, a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, a historic emperor in Beijing, a famous park in Nairobi, and so much more! Learn how a king of Jaipur built giant tools to study the stars, and whats buried beneath the streets of Paris. Che...ck out ballet in Moscow and sports in Dubai. Each page is a window into the amazing history and vibrant cultures of the world we share. Can you find whats hidden? Kids explore new places and eras as they search for people, animals, and objects in each illustrated scene. Every page is packed with things to discover and colorful characters to spot, making the books fun to revisit again and again. Facts and history bring the colorful images to life. Things to find are presented visually on each spread, so kids not yet reading can search too. Great for parents and young children to read together, and for older kids to try on their own. Hardcover. Full color throughout. 32 pages. 9-3/4 wide x 12 high (24.5 cm wide x 30.5 cm high). Ages 3 to 9. Rights: World (English).
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            ISBN 9781441324757
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2017
            Publisher Peter Pauper Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society
             

            Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society (Paperback)

            By Klinenberg, Eric

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            • Pub Date
              19 Mar 20

            Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, ...and peace, tolerance and stability take root.
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            ISBN 9781784707514
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night
             

            Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night (Paperback)

            By Sandhu, Sukhdev

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            An intimate portrait of the city after dark.

            ISBN 9781786633316
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Welcome to the Urban Revolution. How Cities Are Changing the World
              

            Welcome to the Urban Revolution. How Cities Are Changing the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brugmann, Jeb

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            Essential reading for the 21st century Are we transforming the planet into one massive global city? Urban migration and the rapid growth of cities are creating global change at a revolutionary scale. From Mumbai to Melbourne, we are facing global crises like climate change, epide...mics, widening poverty and terrorism.
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            ISBN 9780702236969
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2009
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Filtered: Coffee, the Cafe and the 21st-Century City

            Filtered: Coffee, the Cafe and the 21st-Century City (Paperback)

            By Felton, Emma

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            Cafe culture is flourishing in cities across the world. From London to Seoul, Melbourne to Shanghai and many cities in between, people are flocking to cafes. A recent phenomenon, cafe culture has made its reappearance only since the end of the twentieth century. What is the appea...l of the cafe for urban dwellers? And why now? `Having a coffee' might be a daily ritual, yet it is more than coffee that draws us to the cafe. Cafes are vital social spaces, technically connected workspaces, and businesses that are forging design and food trends. The cafe is the lens through which this book explores major changes occurring in everyday life in cities across the world. Urban regeneration has fuelled the growth of urban amenity and social consumer spaces. The impact of technology, social and workplace transformation, and the ascendency of the design and food industries all find expression in the spaces of the cafe. The specialty coffee movement is a thriving, global presence, uniting cafe staff and customers across geographical borders, with a shared commitment to the connoisseurship of coffee. In the book's global sweep, it examines the development of cafe culture in China, Japan and Australia, as significant and interesting departures from traditional European cafe culture. Australia is a world leader and successful exporter of its unique style of coffee and food. Interviews with cafe patrons and staff illuminate why the cafe has become a meaningful place for many people in the 21st century city.
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            ISBN 9781138367920
            Released NZ 10 Jan 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Gangs
             

            Gangs (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

            By Swift, Richard

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            Street gangs have exploded in popularity worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style clothes -- this unspoken threat is always just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. In search of a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them, ...young people are pushed into gangs by a witch's brew of violence, guns, drugs, racism, poverty, families under pressure, and ever-widening slums. Gangs exposes the roots of the problem, from the bidonvilles of France to the favelas of Brazil. It offers a startling analysis of the complicity of the adult world, as well as hard-hitting reforms that might just undermine the appeal of gang life. Most of all, it shows that we fail to understand gangs at our peril.
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            ISBN 9780888999788
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2012
            Publisher Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Groundwork Guides
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            Theft
             

            Theft (Paperback)

            By Brown, Luke

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            Love, envy and revenge in divided Britain

            ISBN 9781911508588
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns

            Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hudson, Kerry

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            `Kerry Hudson blew me away, opened my eyes...' Philippa Perry, bestselling author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read`Compelling, fascinating and well-written, undeniably grim but peppered with humour and tenderness' Kit de Waal

            ISBN 9781784742454
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization

            Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization (Hardback)

            By Marozzi, Justin

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            Islamic civilisation was once the envy of the world. From a succession of glittering, cosmopolitan capitals, Islamic Empires lorded it over the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and swathes of the Indian Subcontinent, while Europe cowered feebly at the margins. For centurie...s the caliphate was both ascendant on the battlefield and triumphant in the battle of ideas, its cities unrivalled powerhouses of artistic grandeur, commercial power, spiritual sanctity and forward-looking thinking in which nothing was off limits. Islamic Empires is a history of this rich and diverse civilisation told through its greatest cities over the fifteen centuries of Islam, from its earliest beginnings in Mecca in the seventh century to the astonishing rise of Doha in the twenty-first. It dwells on the most remarkable dynasties ever to lead the Muslim world - the Abbasids of Baghdad, the Umayyads of Damascus and Cordoba, the Merinids of Fez, the Ottomans of Istanbul, the Mughals of India and the Safavids of Isfahan - and some of the most charismatic leaders in Muslim history, from Saladin in Cairo and mighty Tamerlane of Samarkand to the poet-prince Babur in his mountain kingdom of Kabul and the irrepressible Maktoum dynasty of Dubai. It focuses on these fifteen cities at some of the defining moments in Islamic history: from the Prophet Mohammed receiving his divine revelations in Mecca and the First Crusade of 1099 to the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and the phenomenal creation of the merchant republic of Beirut in the nineteenth century. In this epic new history Justin Marozzi weaves a grand narrative of glory and destruction, providing a timely reminder of what made Islamic civilisation the greatest on earth.
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            ISBN 9780241199046
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Fall of a Great American City: New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence
              

            The Fall of a Great American City: New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence (EPUB ebook)

            By Baker, Kevin; Foreword by Kunstler, James Howard

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            The Fall of a Great American City is the story of what is happening today in New York City and in many other cities across America. It is about how the crisis of affluence is now driving out everything we love most about cities: small shops, decent restaurants, public space, stre...et life, affordable apartments, responsive government, beauty, idiosyncrasy, each other. This is the story of how we came to lose so much-how the places we love most were turned over to land bankers, billionaires, the worst people in the world, and criminal landlords-and how we can - and must - begin to take them back. Co-published with Harper's Magazine, where an earlier version of this essay was originally published in 2018. As New York City approaches the third decade of the twenty-first century, it is in imminent danger of becoming something it has never been before: unremarkable. By unremarkable I don't just mean periodic, slump-in-the-art-world, all-the-bands-suck, cinema-is-dead boring. I mean flatlining. No longer a significant cultural entity but a blank white screen of mere existence. I mean The-World's-Largest-Gated-Community-with-a-few-cupcake-shops. For the first-time in our history, creative-youngpeople- will-no-longer want-to-come-here boring. Even, New-York-is-over boring. Or worse, New York is like everywhere else. Unremarkable. This is not some new phenomenon, but a cancer that's been metastasizing on the city for decades now. Even worse, it's not something that anyone wants, except the landlords, and not even all of them. What's happening to New York now-what's already happened to most of Manhattan, its core, and what is happening in every American city of means, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, you name it-is something that almost nobody wants, but everybody gets. As such, the current urban crisisexemplifies our wider crisis: an America where we believe that we no longer have any ability to control the systems we live under.
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            ISBN 9781947951150
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            Language en
            Released NZ 8 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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