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            Welcome to the Urban Revolution. How Cities Are Changing the World
              

            Welcome to the Urban Revolution. How Cities Are Changing the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brugmann, Jeb

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            Essential reading for the 21st century Are we transforming the planet into one massive global city? Urban migration and the rapid growth of cities are creating global change at a revolutionary scale. From Mumbai to Melbourne, we are facing global crises like climate change, epide...mics, widening poverty and terrorism.
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            ISBN 9780702236969
            Published AU 3 Aug 2009
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Cat and The City: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick
             

            The Cat and The City: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick (Hardback, Main)

            By Bradley, Nick

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            A stray cat dances through Tokyo, connecting a group of apparent strangers, in this inventive literary debut.

            ISBN 9781786499882
            Released AU 7 May 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Bread, Cement, Cactus: A Memoir of Belonging and Dislocation
             

            Bread, Cement, Cactus: A Memoir of Belonging and Dislocation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zaidi, Annie

            • RRP: $18.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Jul 20

            In this prize-winning exploration of the meaning of home, Annie Zaidi reflects on the cultural conflicts in India that have shaped her identity. Zaidi provides a nuanced perspective on land and regional affinity, migration and otherisation, and the ways in which memory works to a...ttach us to a particular place.
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            ISBN 9781108814638
            Released AU 31 Jul 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits
             

            Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits (Paperback)

            By Davies, Richard

            • RRP: $19.99
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            • Pub Date
              16 Sep 20

            From death-row prisoners trading in institutions where money is banned to flourishing entrepreneurs in the world's largest refugee camp, from the unrealised potential of cities like Kinshasa to the hyper-modern economy of Estonia, every life in this book has been hit by a seismic... shock, violently broken or changed in some way.
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            ISBN 9781784163259
            Released AU 16 Sep 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Scale: The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies

            Scale: The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies (Paperback)

            By West, Geoffrey

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            A startlingly original 'theory of everything' that invites us to rethink our understanding of the connections between human civilization and the laws of nature.

            ISBN 9781780225593
            Released AU 8 May 2018
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns
             

            Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns (Paperback)

            By Hudson, Kerry

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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 20

            A powerful, personal agenda-changing exploration of poverty in today's Britain.

            ISBN 9781784708603
            Released AU 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night
             

            Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night (Paperback)

            By Sandhu, Sukhdev

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            An intimate portrait of the city after dark.

            ISBN 9781786633316
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work
             

            Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rosenblat, Alex

            • RRP: $44.99
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            Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and Internet platforms.... Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss. The neutral language of technology masks the powerful influence algorithms have across the New Economy. Uberland chronicles the stories of drivers in more than twenty-five cities in the United States and Canada over four years, shedding light on their working conditions and providing a window into how they feel behind the wheel. The book also explores Uber's outsized influence around the world: the billion-dollar company is now influencing everything from debates about sexual harassment and transportation regulations to racial equality campaigns and labor rights initiatives. Based on award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat's firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers.
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            ISBN 9780520324800
            Released AU 15 Sep 2019
            Publisher University of California Press
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            Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road
             

            Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schmitz, Rob

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            A narrative account profiling the ordinary men and women who live, work, and dream on the author's street in Shanghai, inspired by his ... Marketplace series of the same name --

            ISBN 9780553418101
            Released AU 16 May 2017
            Publisher Broadway Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Gangs
              

            Gangs (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

            By Swift, Richard

            • RRP: $19.53
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            Street gangs have exploded in popularity worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style clothes -- this unspoken threat is always just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. In search of a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them, ...young people are pushed into gangs by a witch's brew of violence, guns, drugs, racism, poverty, families under pressure, and ever-widening slums. Gangs exposes the roots of the problem, from the bidonvilles of France to the favelas of Brazil. It offers a startling analysis of the complicity of the adult world, as well as hard-hitting reforms that might just undermine the appeal of gang life. Most of all, it shows that we fail to understand gangs at our peril.
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            ISBN 9780888999788
            Released AU 15 Mar 2012
            Publisher Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Groundwork Guides
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