Hidden Cities

Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urb an Exploration
Author: Moses Gates
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101602767
Category: Travel
Page: 352
View: 6592
In this fascinating glimpse into the world of urban exploration, Moses Gates describes his trespasses in some of the most illustrious cities in the world from Paris to Cairo to Moscow. Also, exclusive to this e-book, are firsthand accounts from the author's fellow travelers and family. Gates is a new breed of adventurer for the 21st century. He thrives on the thrill of seeing what others do not see, let alone even know exists. It all began quite innocuously. After moving to New York City and pursuing graduate studies in Urban Planning, he began unearthing hidden facets of the city—abandoned structures, disused subway stops, incredible rooftop views that belonged to cordoned-off buildings. At first it was about satiating a nagging curiosity; yet the more he experienced and saw, the more his thirst for adventure grew, eventually leading him abroad. In this memoir of his experiences, Gates details his travels through underground canals, sewers, subways, and crypts, in metropolises spanning four continents. In this finely-written book, Gates describes his immersion in the worldwide subculture of urban exploration; how he joined a world of people who create secret art galleries in subway tunnels, break into national monuments for fun, and travel the globe sleeping in centuries-old catacombs and abandoned Soviet relics rather than hotels or bed-and-breakfasts. They push each other further and further—visiting the hidden side of a dozen countries, discovering ancient underground Roman ruins, scaling the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges, partying in tunnels, sneaking into Stonehenge, and even finding themselves under arrest on top of Notre Dame Cathedral. Ultimately, Gates contemplates why he and other urban explorers are so instinctively drawn to these unknown and sometimes forbidden places—even (and for some, especially) when the stakes are high. Hidden Cities will inspire readers to think about the potential for urban exploration available for anyone, anywhere—if they have only the curiosity (and nerve!) to dig below the surface to discover the hidden corners of this world.

Hidden Cities

Unmasking and Overcoming Health Inequities in Urban Settings
Author: N.A
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
ISBN: 9211322715
Category: City planning
Page: 126
View: 3716
"The joint WHO and UN-HABITAT report, Hidden cities: unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings, is being released at a turning point in human history. For the first time ever, the majority of the world's population is living in cities, and this proportion continues to grow. Putting this into numbers, in 1990 fewer than 4 in 10 people lived in urban areas. In 2010, more than half live in cities, and by 2050 this proportion will grow to 7 out of every 10 people. The number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year. This demographic transition from rural to urban, or urbanization, has far-reaching consequences. Urbanization has been associated with overall shifts in the economy, away from agriculture-based activities and towards mass industry, technology and service. High urban densities have reduced transaction costs, made public spending on infrastructure and services more economically viable, and facilitated generation and diffusion of knowledge, all of which have fuelled economic growth." - p. ix.

Hidden Cities

Author: Daniel Fox
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345524330
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 2114
The mythic beasts and glorious legends of feudal China illuminate a world at war in this, the conclusion to Daniel Fox’s critically acclaimed series. Whatever they thought, this was always where they were going: to the belly of the dragon, or the belly of the sea. More by chance than good judgment, the young emperor has won his first battle. The rebels have retreated from the coastal city of Santung—but they’ll be back. Distracted by his pregnant concubine, the emperor sends a distrusted aide, Ping Wen, to govern Santung in his place. There, the treacherous general will discover the healer Tien, who is obsessed with a library of sacred mage texts and the secrets concealed within—secrets upon which, Ping Wen quickly realizes, the fate of the whole war may turn. As all sides of this seething conflict prepare for more butchery, a miner of magical jade, himself invulnerable, desperately tries to save his beautiful and yet brutally scarred clan cousin; a priestess loses her children, who are taken as pawns in a contest beyond her comprehension; and a fierce and powerful woman commits an act of violence that will entwine her, body and soul, with the spirit of jade itself. Amid a horde of soldiers, torturers, and runaways, these people will test both their human and mystical powers against a violent world. But one force trumps all: the huge, hungry, wrathful dragon. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hidden Cities

The Discovery and Loss of Ancient North American Civilization
Author: Roger G. Kennedy
Publisher: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 372
View: 3441
Recounts reactions to the Indian ruins in the Mississippi Valley

Field Notes From a Hidden City

An Urban Nature Diary
Author: Esther Woolfson
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847087574
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 831
Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year. She considers the geographic, atmospheric and environmental elements which bring diverse life forms together in close proximity, and in absorbing prose writes of the animals among us: the birds, the rats and squirrels, the spiders and the insects. Her close examination of the natural world leads her to question our prevailing attitudes to urban and non-urban wildlife, and to look again at the values we place on the lives of individual species.

Hidden City

Adventures and Explorations in Dublin
Author: Karl Whitney
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1844883132
Category: Travel
Page: 272
View: 6681
Dublin is a city much visited and deeply mythologized. In Hidden City, Karl Whitney - who has been described by Gorse as 'Dublin's best psychogeographer since James Joyce' - explores the places the city's denizens and tourists easily overlook. Whitney finds hidden places and untold stories in underground rivers of the Liberties, on the derelict sites once earmarked for skyscrapers in Ballsbridge, in the twenty Dublin homes once inhabited by Joyce, and on the beach at Loughshinny, where he watches raw sewage being pumped into the shallows of the Irish Sea. Hidden City shows us a Dublin - or a collection of Dublins - that we've never seen before, a city hiding in plain sight.

Secret Cities

Author: Mike Corbishley
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237602772
Category: Architecture
Page: 47
View: 424
Describes cities, covering a time span of 8000 years, which have been excavated or restored, and speculates on the civilization of each as evidenced by what remains.

Secret Cities of Old South America

Author: Harold T. Wilkins
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605203211
Category: Travel
Page: 488
View: 2733
Monstrous beasts, lost worlds, vanished civilizations, Amazon warriors, even Atlantis and Noahs ark figure in this wondrous and rare book. Hard to find in print before now, this obscure 1952 work is an artifact itself, of the postwar fascination with all things mysterious, from flying saucers to ancient astronauts to the third eye. In this wildly entertainingand more than a little bit preposterousdocument, Wilkins takes us from mountain jungles to unexplored swamps on a search for the hidden secrets of old South America. Seekers after the arcane and fans of the paranormal will delight in this odd and extraordinary volume. British journalist and historian HAROLD T. WILKINS (18911960) is also the author of Mysteries of Ancient South America (1945) and Mysteries of Time and Space (1958).

The Map of Moments

A Novel of the Hidden Cities
Author: Christopher Golden,Tim Lebbon
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553906070
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 7003
What if you were given a map to a magic that could change the worst moment of your life...for a price? From two all-stars of dark fantasy, Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, coauthors of Mind the Gap, comes this terrifying new thriller of magic and dangerous passions, where an ordinary man searches the magical landscape of an extraordinary city for the chance of a lifetime. Barely six months after leaving New Orleans, history professor Max Corbett is returning to a place he hardly recognizes. The girl he’d loved—and lost—is dead, and the once-enchanted city has been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Max has not thought much beyond Gabrielle’s funeral—until a strange old man offers him a map, and an insane proposition . . . “Forget all the stories about magic you think you know. . . .” It looks like an ordinary tourist map, but the old man claims that it is marked with a trail of magical moments from New Orleans’s history that just might open a door to the past. But it is a journey fraught with peril as Max begins to uncover dark secrets about both his dead love and the city he never really got to know. How is Gabrielle linked to an evil group from the city’s past? And can Max evade them long enough to turn back the clock and give Gabrielle one last chance at life? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Secret Cities

The Haunted Beauty
Author: P. T. Forrester
Publisher: Browntrout Publishers
ISBN: 9781786647962
Page: 192
View: 2929
The US military built a secret city under the ice sheet of Iceland, during the Cold War; in the Scotland of the 1800s Burke and Hare lurked in the Edinburgh Vaults; in Turkey the subterranean tunnels of Cappadocia housed up to 20,000 people; the salt mine town of Wieliczka in Poland was built in the 13th century; and the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, was lost for centuries from the late 8th century. Packed with intriguing and haunting photographs this new book charts the many hidden sites of our world, from China, Russia and Poland to the mysterious underground dwellings in the cities of Canada and the USA.

Fly Cheap

Author: Kelly Monaghan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781887140164
Category: Travel
Page: 253
View: 6153
Tells how to fly free or at greatly reduced rates by taking advantage of airline policies, acquiring more frequent flyer miles, and making use of the Internet.

The Hidden City

Author: Walter Hugh McDougall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fantasy fiction, American
Page: 321
View: 7560

The Hidden City

A House War Novel
Author: Michelle West
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
Category: Fiction
Page: 615
View: 8765
A young orphan left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel "Jay" Markess is rescued by Rath, a mysterious man who comes to the aid of other street children, but when the demons that had once nearly destroyed the Essalieyan Empire begin to stir once again, Rath and Jay find themselves the target of these all-powerful beings.

Unruly Places

Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Author: Alastair Bonnett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054410160X
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 8426
A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite’s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it’s hard to imagine there’s any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination. Bonnett’s remarkable tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no man’s lands, and floating islands. He explores places as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island included on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed. Or Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and crowning his wife as a princess. Or Baarle, a patchwork of Dutch and Flemish enclaves where walking from the grocery store’s produce section to the meat counter can involve crossing national borders. An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight, just around the corner from your apartment or underfoot on a wooded path. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.

Istanbul City Guide

Best Places Of Istanbul
Author: Halis Kutlu
Publisher: Halis Kutlu
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 55
View: 2223
To this time lots of books have been written about Istanbul , this book is different because one of the best Tourist Guide Halis Kutlu wrote this book.You will find best places of Istanbul,best cafes of Istanbul,best Restaurants of Istanbul.

Aviation competition : restricting airline ticketing rules unlikely to help consumers : report to congressional committees

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428946403
Page: N.A
View: 3806

Healthy City Planning

From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity
Author: Jason Corburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135038430
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 7114
Healthy city planning means seeking ways to eliminate the deep and persistent inequities that plague cities. Yet, as Jason Corburn argues in this book, neither city planning nor public health is currently organized to ensure that today’s cities will be equitable and healthy. Having made the case for what he calls ‘adaptive urban health justice’ in the opening chapter, Corburn briefly reviews the key events, actors, ideologies, institutions and policies that shaped and reshaped the urban public health and planning from the nineteenth century to the present day. He uses two frames to organize this historical review: the view of the city as a field site and as a laboratory. In the second part of the book Corburn uses in-depth case studies of health and planning activities in Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, and Richmond, California to explore the institutions, policies and practices that constitute healthy city planning. These case studies personify some of the characteristics of his ideal of adaptive urban health justice. Each begins with an historical review of the place, its policies and social movements around urban development and public health, and each is an example of the urban poor participating in, shaping, and being impacted by healthy city planning.

Italo Calvino

Comprehensive Research and Study Guide
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791068242
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 100
View: 1945
Provides biographical information along with plot summaries, lists of characters, and critical views of the author's most famous short stories.

Japan--100 Hidden Towns

Author: Anthony Gardner
Publisher: Nellie's Publishing
ISBN: 9784905527497
Page: 416
View: 7382
Ideal travel guidebook for returning visitors to Japan searching for a deeper cultural experience. Away from the bustling cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, there is a hidden Japan--where quiet, bucolic ways of life, and proudly maintained local history and traditions can be found. Japan--100 Hidden Towns is a guide to this other, off-the-beaten-track, Japan. 100 towns from all of the country's 47 prefectures--including some places which may be unfamiliar even to natives of Japan--were carefully selected and reviewed by researchers from over 150 candidate areas, with a focus on nature, culture, food, access, and key dates to visit. Interesting tidbits of local history are also included in each review's "Did you know?" section, while a taste of subjectivity and a few anecdotes are provided in the "We say" segments. This book is supported by a website (www.100hiddentowns.jp) that includes detailed maps to the attractions, and updates to help readers while on their travels. As well as providing a wealth of travel information in one attractive, easily navigable volume, the book is ideal for casual reading--deepening your understanding of Japan as you pour over the pages.