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Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping Our World Paperback – 1 Sep 2011

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Windmill Books (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009952239X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099522393
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One of the year's most engaging and important works of non-fiction" (The Independent)

"Provocative, disturbing, and exhilarating book ... a delight for thoughtful readers. Indeed, it is essential. Migration is reshaping the world and, as Saunders demonstrates, the choices we make today will determine whether it brings prosperity or catastrophe tomorrow" (Dan Gardner, author of Risk: the Science and Politics of Fear)

"An important new book [that] engages while remaining serious. His evocative descriptions transform a complex, serious subject into a page-turning read" (Literary Review)

"Saunders's approach is through anecdotes and vignettes, but he has done his legwork so they cumulate into a persuasive whole ... [a] highly readable book" (FT)

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A groundbreaking current affairs book documenting the largest population move in human history, as a third of the world's people migrate into cities, rupturing societies across the globe.

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A fascinating book on a hugely important and unreported subject. The process that Saunders describes is going to determine the history of the 21st century to a far greater extent than most of what politicians do and the media reports on.

It's also an exceptionally well crafted non-fiction book: a highly readable mix of compelling case histories and big ideas. I'm not a specialist; this is the kind of subject that normally engages me for the length of a feature article at most, but the information and insights are paid out expertly for a thoroughly satisfying read.
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As somebody who has lived in many cities (Ankara, Zurich, Glasgow, London, Freiburg, LA, Dubai) it is good to read a positive take on immigration and the benefits immigration can bring. It is certainly true that many mobile people are driven and often more ambitious that the local communities, after all immigrants really have to work for their livelihoods and are looking for a better lot out of life. Certainly existing communities have choices in how they attract immigration and then support them. The principle that communities should look to manage and actively help immigrants to make economic and social success out of immigration is a powerful argument. History is also full of examples of bad laws and attempts to shut down, knock down and impoverish others, often because of ones own failings and insecurities. So, if migration is not understood and dealt with out of fear the communities will be worse off, that is all will be worse off. This book makes the point well.

However the book could do more to explore how communities facing migration need to watch out for those immigrants who are part of the immigration loop who thrive on taking advantage of good people and then move to the next boom town. The book lacks the human storey side of Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. Point is that migration can be great but migrant communities also discriminate and can be cruel within them selves and to new waves of migrants from other places that is no longer their own home village. So part of assimilating migrants needs to involve the principle of accepting other migrants and local customs. This principle of accepting diversity of customs and the wealth it brings needs to be accepted early on.
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The argument developed by Saunders is fascinating and it is refreshing to see such a positive focus on the development of megacities and their future. I was so engrossed in the book that I failed to get off the bus at my usual stop!
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My problem; it doesn't address the issue that I was expecting. No doubt a knowledgeable thesis, but not what I was looking for. That said I've learned something.
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