world of cities

places in comparative and historical perspective
  • 180 Pages
  • 2.27 MB
  • English
Blackwell Publishers , Malden, MA
Cities and towns, Sociology,
StatementAnthony M. Orum and Xiangming Chen
Series21st-century sociology -- 5
ContributionsChen, Xiangming, 1955-
LC ClassificationsHT119 .O78 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 180 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17074369M
ISBN 100631210253, 0631210261
LC Control Number2002006547

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