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city in history its origin, its transformations, and its prospects. by Lewis Mumford

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Published by Penguin in association with Secker and Warburg in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


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Originally published, Harcourt, Brace & World; (B61-17107), Secker & WArburg, 1961.

SeriesPelican books
The Physical Object
Pagination749p.,20cm
Number of Pages749
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18394231M

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