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The Geography of Nowhere

(1993)
Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
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The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots.

In elegant and often hilarious prose, Kunstler depicts our nation's evolution from the Pilgrim settlements to the modern auto suburb in all its ghastliness. The Geography of Nowhere tallies up the huge economic, social, and spiritual costs that America is paying for its car-crazed lifestyle. It is also a wake-up call for citizens to reinvent the places where we live and work, to build communities that are once again worthy of our affection. Kunstler proposes that by reviving civic art and civic life, we will rediscover public virtue and a new vision of the common good. "The future will require us to build better places," Kunstler says, "or the future will belong to other people in other societies."



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June 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 0-671-70774-4 / 978-0-671-70774-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

July 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 0-671-88825-0 / 978-0-671-88825-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Free Press
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
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October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
Author(s): James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: kunstler.com
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