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By Witold Rybczynski

In urban existence, Witold Rybczynski seems at what we need from towns, how they've got advanced, and what money owed for his or her precise identities. during this bright description of every little thing from the early colonial settlements to the arrival of the skyscraper to the adjustments wrought via the car, the phone, the plane, and telecommuting, Rybczynski unearths how our city areas were formed via the landscapes and life of the hot international.

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