Every city has its own unique character that persists in spite of
the normalizing effects of globalization, an urban tenacity that
this inspirational gazetteer of 250 cities proudly displays.
Beginning at the Greenwich Meridian in London and heading west
around the globe, the entries introduce cities in longitudinal
order. In addition to the classic metropolitan destinations--New
York, Paris, Rio, Rome, Tokyo--lesser known treasures such as
Asmara, a 1950s time capsule in Eritrea; Irkutsk, a hidden jewel in
the heart of Siberia; Nuuk in Greenland; and Ushuaia, Argentina,
the southermost city of the world, are also explored. Each entry
consists of photographs and lively commentaries that capture the
particular blend of history, topography, climate, customs, and
cuisine that forms each city's individual personality.