Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age

Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Author: Angus M. Gunn
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136530

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Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age discusses the man-made environment and its physical setting, focusing on the urban slums of the world and rural hinterlands that caused the slums. Each chapter of this book deals with a specific issue, and the study of each issue is concluded with three questions—one answerable from the text, a second raising value questions for discussion, and a third extending the study beyond the documentation available in this text. Numerous maps, statistical charts, photographs, and end table of facts and figures are also provided to further assist in the investigation process. Topics elaborated in this text include the rural-urban system; urban frontier; rural stagnation; population; poor and rich; hazards of the environment; energy crisis; shelter for the urban millions; and planning for tomorrow. This publication is intended for secondary and tertiary students, but is also a good reference for individuals researching on the issues of habitat or human settlement.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    The Issues of Habitat

    Chapter One: Rural-Urban System

    Chapter Two: Urban Frontier

    Chapter Three: Rural Stagnation

    Chapter Four: Bangladesh

    Chapter Five: Population

    Chapter Six: Poor and Rich

    Chapter Seven: Life Support

    Chapter Eight: Hazards of the Environment

    Chapter Nine: Energy Crisis

    Chapter Ten: Shelter for the Urban Millions

    Chapter Eleven: Planning for Tomorrow

    Chapter Twelve: The First Step

    Some Facts and Figures

    Introductory Bibliography


Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136530

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Angus M. Gunn

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