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Hot Off Penn Press: What’s new in 2016

 

It's been a while since our last announcement, but we're back on track with a range of exciting new books. Below, peruse over thirty new releases released so far in 2016, including titles in American History, Human Rights, Political Science, and more.

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FEATURED TITLES


Becoming Jane JacobsBecoming Jane Jacobs
Peter L. Laurence

In Becoming Jane Jacobs, an intellectual biography of the great urbanist, Peter L. Laurence asserts that The Death and Life of Great American Cities was not the spontaneous epiphany of an amateur activist but the product of a professional writer with deep knowledge about the renewal and dynamics of American cities.

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376 pages | 6 x 9 | 49 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4788-6 | $34.95s | £23.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9246-6 | $34.95s | £23.00
A volume in the Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America series

 

God Almighty HisselfGod Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen
Mitchell Nathanson

Dick Allen is considered by some to be the best baseball player not in the Hall of Fame and by others to be the game's most destructive and divisive force–ever. God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen unveils the strange and maddening career of a man who fulfilled and frustrated expectations all at once.

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408 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4801-2 | $34.95t | £23.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9255-8 | $34.95t | £23.00

 

Queer CloutQueer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics
Timothy Stewart-Winter

Queer Clout weaves together activism and electoral politics to trace the gay movement's path since the 1950s in Chicago. Stewart-Winter stresses gay people's and African Americans' shared focus on police harassment, highlighting how black political leaders enabled white gays and lesbians to join an emerging liberal coalition in city hall.

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320 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4791-6 | $45.00s | £29.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9245-9 | $45.00s | £29.50
A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

 

Thinking in PublicThinking in Public: Strauss, Levinas, Arendt
Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft

Thinking in Public examines the ambivalence that public political life and the figure of the intellectual provoked in the generation of European Jewish thinkers born around 1900. By comparing Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas, and Leo Strauss, Wurgaft offers a new perspective on the relationship between philosophers and politics.

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312 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4784-8 | $59.95s | £39.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9241-1 | $59.95s | £39.00
A volume in the Intellectual History of the Modern Age series

 


AMERICAN HISTORY


Roaring MetropolisRoaring Metropolis: Businessmen's Campaign for a Civic Welfare State
Daniel Amsterdam

Roaring Metropolis reconstructs the ideas and activism of urban capitalists in the early twentieth century as they advocated extensive government spending on an array of social programs. Focusing on Detroit, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, the book traces businessmen's quest to build cities and nurture an urban citizenry friendly to capitalism.

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240 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4810-4 | $45.00s | £29.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9273-2 | $45.00s | £29.50
A volume in the American Business, Politics, and Society series

 

The Temptations of TradeThe Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire
Adrian Finucane

The Temptations of Trade reveals the opportunities and tensions of doing business in regions far from strict imperial control, where the actions of individuals could both connect empires and drive them to war.

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224 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4812-8 | $45.00s | £29.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9275-6 | $45.00s | £29.50
A volume in the Early Modern Americas series

 

The Ragged Road to AbolitionNOW IN PAPERBACK
The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865
James J. Gigantino II

James J. Gigantino II shatters the easy dichotomy between free and slave states in early America. The Ragged Road to Abolition illustrates how slavery in New Jersey persisted until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and reveals the myriad ways this marginalized the state's free blacks.

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368 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4649-0 | $39.95s | £26.00
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2358-3 | $24.95t | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9022-6 | $24.95s | £16.50

 

The Right and Labor in AmericaNOW IN PAPERBACK
The Right and Labor in America: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination
Nelson Lichtenstein and Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Editors

This collection of essays by leading American historians explains how and why the fight against unionism has long been central to the meaning of contemporary conservatism.

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440 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4414-4 | $49.95s | £32.50
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2360-6 | $26.50t | £17.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0791-0 | $26.50s | £17.50
A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

 

A New World of LaborNOW IN PAPERBACK
A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic
Simon P. Newman

A New World of Labor connects developments in seventeenth-century Britain with the British experience of slavery on the West African coast and with the initial development of African chattel slavery in Barbados, whose labor system played a foundational role in defining how plantation slavery developed throughout British America.

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336 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4519-6 | $55.00s | £36.00
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2362-0 | $24.95t | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0831-3 | $24.95s | £16.50
A volume in the Early Modern Americas series

 

Blue-Collar BroadwayNOW IN PAPERBACK
Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater
Timothy R. White

A rich history of American theater, Timothy White's Blue-Collar Broadway tells the story of the people who created costumes, shoes, scenery, lights, and props. From the 1880s to the 1990s, White explores the shifting centers of theatrical craft and their impact on the nation and the iconic New York City district of Times Square.

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288 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4662-9 | $45.00s | £29.50
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2364-4 | $24.95t | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9041-7 | $24.95s | £16.50

 


ANCIENT STUDIES


Constantine and the CitiesConstantine and the Cities: Imperial Authority and Civic Politics
Noel Lenski

Roman Emperor Constantine raised Christianity from a minority religion to imperial status, but his religious orientation was by no means unambiguous. In Constantine and the Cities, Noel Lenski demonstrates how the emperor and his subjects used the instruments of government in a struggle for authority over the religion of the empire.

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416 pages | 7 x 10 | 56 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4777-0 | $79.95s | £52.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9223-7 | $79.95s | £52.00
A volume in the Empire and After series

 

Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual AuthoritySpiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the Third Century C.E.
Heidi Marx-Wolf

Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority recounts how philosophers of the late third century C.E. organized the spirit world into hierarchies, positioning themselves as high priests in the process. By establishing themselves as experts on sacred matters, they fortified their authority, prestige, and reputation.

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216 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4789-3 | $55.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9244-2 | $55.00s | £36.00
A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series

 

The Corporeal ImaginationNOW IN PAPERBACK
The Corporeal Imagination: Signifying the Holy in Late Ancient Christianity
Patricia Cox Miller

Focusing on saintly human bodies as relics, animated icons, and performers of the holy in hagiography, this book analyzes how Christians in late antiquity saw the material world with new eyes as a medium for the disclosure of the divine in the earthly realm.

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272 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4142-6 | $49.95s | £32.50
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2355-2 | $24.95t | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0468-1 | $24.95s | £16.50
A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series

 


ANTHROPOLOGY


Remediation in RwandaRemediation in Rwanda: Grassroots Legal Forums
Kristin Conner Doughty

Kristin Conner Doughty examines how Rwandans navigated the combination of harmony and punishment in grassroots courts purportedly designed to rebuild the social fabric in the wake of the 1994 genocide.

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296 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4783-1 | $65.00s | £42.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9239-8 | $65.00s | £42.50
A volume in the Ethnography of Political Violence series

 


BUSINESS


Globalized Fruit, Local EntrepreneursGlobalized Fruit, Local Entrepreneurs: How One Banana-Exporting Country Achieved Worldwide Reach
Douglas Southgate and Lois Roberts

Globalized Fruit, Local Entrepreneurs focuses on the role played by local growers and exporters in Ecuador, which has been the world's leading banana exporter for more than sixty years without ever being dominated by foreign corporations.

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232 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4807-4 | $59.95s | £39.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9270-1 | $59.95s | £39.00

 


CAREER GUIDES


The Academic Job Search HandbookThe Academic Job Search Handbook
Julia Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong, and Rosanne Lurie

For more than twenty years, job seekers have relied on The Academic Job Search Handbook for help in their search for faculty positions. The new fifth edition provides updated advice and addresses current topics in today's competitive market.

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Fifth Edition
392 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2340-8 | $19.95s | £13.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9206-0 | $19.95s | £13.00

 


HUMAN RIGHTS


Truth CommissionsTruth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy
Onur Bakiner

Onur Bakiner evaluates the success of truth commissions in promoting political, judicial, and social change. He argues that even when commissions produce modest change as a result of political constraints, they open new avenues for human rights activism and transform public discourses on memory, truth, justice, and reconciliation.

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328 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4762-6 | $65.00s | £42.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9192-6 | $65.00s | £42.50
A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

 

The Human Rights StateThe Human Rights State: Justice Within and Beyond Sovereign Nations
Benjamin Gregg

The nation state operates on a logic of exclusion: no state can offer citizenship and rights to all people in the world. In The Human Rights State, Benjamin Gregg proposes ways to decouple rights from citizenship, preserving the nation state, in modified form, and allowing human rights to become part of its domestic constitution.

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296 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4805-0 | $59.95s | £39.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9267-1 | $59.95s | £39.00
A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

 

Human Rights in the World CommunityHuman Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action
Burns H. Weston and Anna Grear, Editors

Designed for educational use in international relations, law, political science, economics, and philosophy classes, Human Rights in the World Community treats the full range of human rights issues, including implementation problems and processes involving international, national, and nongovernmental action. Now with online appendices.

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Fourth Edition
496 pages | 7 x 10
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-4738-1 | $37.50s | £24.50
A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

 


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


Of GardensNOW IN PAPERBACK
Of Gardens: Selected Essays
Paula Deitz

Of Gardens records a great adventure of continual discovery not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens and landscapes but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns of civilization. Deitz's vivid descriptions and recollections allow readers to share in the experience of her extensive travels.

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384 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 10 illus.
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2354-5 | $19.95t | £13.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0696-8 | $19.95s | £13.00
A volume in the Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture series

 

Site, Sight, InsightSite, Sight, Insight: Essays on Landscape Architecture
John Dixon Hunt. Foreword by Peter Walker and Jane Brown Gillette

Site, Sight, Insight presents twelve essays by John Dixon Hunt, the leading theorist and historian of landscape architecture. The collection's common theme is a focus on sites, how we see them, and what we derive from that looking.

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208 pages | 6 x 9 | 49 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4800-5 | $55.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9274-9 | $55.00s | £36.00
A volume in the Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture series

 

Topographical StoriesNOW IN PAPERBACK
Topographical Stories: Studies in Landscape and Architecture
David Leatherbarrow

"David Leatherbarrow's skills in interpreting texts, built works, and images are deployed toward new ends—examining the similarities and differences between the two related, but distinct, topographic arts: architecture and landscape architecture."—Elizabeth K. Meyer, University of Virginia School of Architecture

 

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296 pages | 7 x 7 | 95 illus.
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2350-7 | $29.95t | £19.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9260-2 | $29.95t | £19.50
A volume in the Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture series

 


LITERATURE


Turns of EventTurns of Event: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies in Motion
Hester Blum

American literary studies has undergone a series of field redefinitions that have been described as turns, whether transnational, aesthetic, or affective. Turns of Event: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies in Motion argues that the propensity of the field to reinvent itself without dissolution is one of its greatest strengths.

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224 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 illus.
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-4798-5 | $24.95s | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9265-7 | $24.95s | £16.50

 

NOW IN PAPERBACK
"Hamlet" After Q1: An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text
Zachary Lesser

In 1823 Sir Henry Bunbury discovered an early edition of Hamlet that radically differs from the known and celebrated version of the play. Zachary Lesser examines how this improbable discovery forced readers to reexamine accepted truths about Shakespeare as an author and the nature of Shakespeare's texts.

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304 pages | 6 x 9 | 27 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4661-2 | $59.95s | £39.00
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2356-9 | $24.95t | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9039-4 | $24.95s | £16.50
A volume in the Material Texts series

 

Cast DownCast Down: Abjection in America, 1700-1850
Mark J. Miller

In Cast Down: Abjection in America, 1700-1850, Mark J. Miller argues that transatlantic Protestant discourses of abjection engaged with, and furthered the development of, concepts of race and sexuality in the creation of public subjects and public spheres.

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240 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4802-9 | $49.95s | £32.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9264-0 | $49.95s | £32.50
A volume in the Early American Studies series

 

Literature After EuclidLiterature After Euclid: The Geometric Imagination in the Long Scottish Enlightenment
Matthew Wickman

Literature After Euclid tells the story of the creative adaptation of geometry in Scotland during and after the long eighteenth century. Analyzing the work of Scottish literati, Matthew Wickman challenges how we perceive the Scottish Enlightenment and the modernist ethos that relegated "classical" Enlightenment to the dustbin of history.

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304 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4795-4 | $69.95s | £45.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9253-4 | $69.95s | £45.50
A volume in the Haney Foundation Series

 


MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES


Henry the LiberalHenry the Liberal: Count of Champagne, 1127-1181
Theodore Evergates

Henry the Liberal was celebrated for balancing the arts of governance with learning and for his generosity and inquisitive mind, but his enduring achievement, Evergates makes clear, was to transform the county of Champagne into a dynamic principality within the emerging French state.

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320 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4790-9 | $75.00s | £49.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9252-7 | $75.00s | £49.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

 

Indecent ExposureIndecent Exposure: Gender, Politics, and Obscene Comedy in Middle English Literature
Nicole Nolan Sidhu

In Indecent Exposure, Nicole Nolan Sidhu explores obscene comedy in the literary and visual culture of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She proposes that Middle English writers used obscene comedy to grapple with the disturbances their society experienced in the century and a half following the Black Death.

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320 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4804-3 | $69.95s | £45.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9268-8 | $69.95s | £45.50
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

 

Sociable KnowledgeSociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain
Elizabeth Yale

Sociable Knowledge reconstructs the collaborations of seventeenth-century naturalists who, dispersed across city and country, worked through writing, conversation, and print to convert fragmented knowledge of the hyper-local and curious into an understanding and representation of Britain as a unified historical and geographical space.

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360 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4781-7 | $69.95s | £45.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9225-1 | $69.95s | £45.50
A volume in the Material Texts series

 


POLITICAL SCIENCE


The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing ChinaThe Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China
Edited by Jacques deLisle, Avery Goldstein, and Guobin Yang

The Internet and social media are pervasive and transformative forces in contemporary China. The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China explores the changing relationship between China's Internet and social media and its society, politics, legal system, and foreign relations.

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296 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 illus.
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2351-4 | $49.95s | £32.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9266-4 | $49.95s | £32.50

 


URBAN STUDIES


SlumsSlums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work
Edited by Eugenie L. Birch, Shahana Chattaraj, and Susan M. Wachter

Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work shows that unauthorized settlements in rapidly growing cities are not divorced from market forces; rather, they must be understood as complex environments where state policies and market actors play a role.

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256 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4794-7 | $55.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9257-2 | $55.00s | £36.00
A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series

 

Ed BaconNOW IN PAPERBACK
Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia
Gregory L. Heller. Foreword by Alexander Garvin

Ed Bacon is the first biography of the innovative and controversial urban planner who transformed Philadelphia in the mid-twentieth century.

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320 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4490-8 | $39.95s | £26.00
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2359-0 | $24.95t | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0784-2 | $24.95s | £16.50
A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series

 

Public Pensions and City SolvencyPublic Pensions and City Solvency
Susan M. Wachter, Editor

Underfunded pension liabilities are severely threatening many cities, and policymakers are increasingly turning their attention to the legacy issues surrounding the funding of pensions. Public Pensions and City Solvency addresses this complex fiscal issue and presents strategies to achieve financial sustainability.

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120 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | 6 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4826-5 | $24.95s | £16.50
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9287-9 | $19.95s | £13.00
A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series

 

Shared Prosperity in America's CommunitiesShared Prosperity in America's Communities
Susan M. Wachter and Lei Ding, Editors

Shared Prosperity in America's Communities examines the degree to which place matters in the geography of economic opportunity; offers strategies to address the challenges of place-based inequality; and shows how communities across the nation are implementing change and building a future of shared prosperity.

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280 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4785-5 | $59.95s | £39.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9240-4 | $59.95s | £39.00
A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series

 


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