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The Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser.. is an exploration of the environmental virtues of dense habitation, and indeed, it's also a celebration of their other social virtues. Cloud computing, after all, is really just a technological emulation of many minds connecting in the polis.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"… a vigorous charting out of the counter-intuitive territory that will turn many people’s idea of hell into an urban paradise.."

The Telegraph

"… you’ll still walk away dazzled by the greatness of cities and fascinated by this writer’s nimble mind.."

New York Times

Author bio: Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard. He is widely regarded as one of the most innovative thinkers around and when not teaching has spent his professional life walking around and thinking about cities. More information can be found here: http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/glaeser

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (338 pp. Illustrated: Kindle/Print editions)

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