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Instant City Life and Death in Karachi

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ISBN-10: 0143122169

ISBN-13: 9780143122166

Edition: N/A

Authors: Steve Inskeep

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In recent decades, the world has seen an unprecedented change in human life: for the first time in history, more people now live in cities than in the countryside. As Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep so aptly puts it, we are living in the age of the “instant city”, where vast metropolitan areas emerge practically overnight. No rising metropolis has experienced this epic migration more dramatically than Karachi, Pakistan, which has grown from 400,000 people in the 1940s to more than 13 million today. Karachi is the largest city in a nation of vital strategic interest to the United States—yet is a place Americans frequently misunderstand.  In his first book, Inskeep explores how this one…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

A Note on Spelling
North of North Karachi
Jinnah Road
National Arms
Jinnah's Tomb
Shrine and Temple
Ground Breaking
Self-Service Levittown
New Karachi
Emergency Numbers
Airport Road
Parks and Recreation
Premier Lifestyles
Renew Karachi
A Note on Sources
Population of Selected Instant Cities
A Note on Population Figures