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Arrival City

Doug Saunders
Arrival City: The Final Migration and our Next World  Published by Knopf Canada 

Doug Saunders

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About the Book

The twenty-first century is going to be remembered for the great, and final, shift of human populations out of rural, agricultural life into cities. Arrival City offers a detailed tour of the key places of the "final migration" and explores the possibilities and pitfalls inherent in the developing new world order. From villages in China, India, Bangladesh and Poland to the international cities of the world, Doug Saunders portrays a diverse group of people as they struggle to make the transition, and in telling the story of their journeys — and the history of their often multi-generational families enmeshed in the struggle of transition — gives an often surprising sense of what factors aid in the creation of a stable, productive community.

About the Author

Doug Saunders is the European Bureau Chief of the Globe and Mail and the author of a popular and award-winning column devoted to intellectual ideas and social developments behind the news. He has won four National Newspaper Awards. He is based in London, England.




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