January 30, 2015
SImple question; difficult answer
Why We Live Where We Live
by Kira Vermond
Why do people live in cities? In the country? On volcanoes or in other dangerous places? Why do we move? Kira Vermond tackles these questions and more in a thought-provoking book that is sure to spark many discussions. Chapters cover the history of cities and the many factors that determine where people settle: close to water or fertile land, in comfortable climates, livable cities, or simply to be close to families. Political or economic reasons are also mentioned, as are human influences that help shape the environment, whether for good or bad.
It just goes to show that a simple question - why do we live where we live - is not so simple after all.