Metropolis: A History Of The City, Humankind's Greatest Invention
by Ben Wilson
- Global History, Society & Culture, General Interest
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Cities with no limits
In the two hundred millennia of our existence, nothing has shaped us more profoundly than the city. Historian Ben Wilson tells the grand, glorious story of how city living has allowed human culture to flourish. Beginning with Uruk, the world's first city, dating to 5000 BC, he shows us that once cities existed, their density created a blossoming of human endeavor. Producing new professions, forms of art, worship, and trade, these cities kick-started civilization.
Guiding readers through twenty-six famous cities over 7,000 years, Wilson reveals how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind's greatest innovations. Lively, erudite, page turning, and irresistible, Metropolis is a grand tour of human achievement.
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|Release Date:||November 10, 2020|