Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping Our World

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Random House, Sep 2, 2010 - Social Science - 384 pages

* A third of the world's people are in the midst of the largest population move in human history, as the last of the word's rural populations abandons agriculture and moves to the urban areas of the developing world and of the wealthy West.

*Both a groundbreaking work of reportage and an exciting, vivid travelogue, Arrival City sees award-winning journalist Doug Saunders offering a detailed tour of the key points in the Great Migration, and considers the actions that have turned this enormous population shift into either a success or a violent failure.

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Thought provoking nonfiction about the value and need for what first appear to be slums surrounding the huge urban centers of the third world. This is one that's stuck with me. Read full review

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This book is so well written I couldn't put it down. Everyone should read this book. No one can stop the flow of immigration. All you can do is insure that the immigrants have the best possible social ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Doug Saunders is the European Bureau Chief of the Globe and Mail, Canada's largest and most respected national daily newspaper, and the author of a popular and award-winning weekly column devoted to the intellectual ideas and social developments behind the news. An experienced foreign-affairs writer, he has won the Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize on four occasions.

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