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Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080214863, 9781483136530

Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age

1st Edition

Author: Angus M. Gunn
eBook ISBN: 9781483136530
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 280
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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


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



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