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Urbanization and the Growth of Cities (American Cities, Vol 1)

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Urbanization,
  • Sociology,
  • Sociology - Urban,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Cities and towns,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages518
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8047675M
ISBN 100815321864
ISBN 109780815321866

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