City of Flows: Modernity, Nature, and the City, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

City of Flows

Modernity, Nature, and the City, 1st Edition

By Maria Kaika

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216 pages | 29 B/W Illus.

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Description

Typically, cities and nature are perceived as geographic opposites, cities being manufactured social creations, and nature being outside of human construction. Through a historical geography of water in the modern city, Kaika shows that this is not the case. Rather, nature and the modern city are fully intertwined, with cities integrating nature at every level of activity. While her empirical focus is on Athens, she discusses other major cities in the West, including London and New York.

About the Author

Maria Kaika is a tenured geography professor at Oxford University. She has written many articles and is very well regarded in the field.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban