Istanbul: City of Two Continent by John CleaveIstanbul: City of Two Continent by John Cleave

Istanbul: City of Two Continent

byJohn Cleave

Hardcover | December 16, 2008

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Istanbul: City of Two Continents showcases both the historical as well as the modern aspects of Istanbul-a fascinating capital of two past empires and the largest city in modern Turkey. The illustrations, artistically rendered using digital techniques, feature famous landmarks together with the lesser known but equally evocative areas of modern Istanbul. The historic centre of Istanbul is an overwhelming record of Byzantine, Ottoman and republican history; of incomparable religious buildings, fine secular architecture, and bustling commerce. To the north, across the fabled Golden Horn, fashion centres, high-rise buildings, and the lastest in shopping malls cater to a thriving economy. To the east lies the Bosphorus. Lined with enchanting waterfront houses, palaces and castles, this bustling waterway joins the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and forms the boundary between Europe and Asia. On the Asian shore, which houses one-third of the city's population in ever-spreading suburbs, the historic co-mingles with fine stores, lively cafes, and tranquil marinas.

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John Freely was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 26, 1926. During World War II, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He studied physics at Iona College and New York University and did thermonuclear research at the Forrestal Research Center, Princeton University. In 1960, he took a post teaching theoretical physics at Robert College, Istanb...
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Title:Istanbul: City of Two ContinentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 10.64 × 8.7 × 0.74 inPublished:December 16, 2008Publisher:Didier Millet,CsiLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9814217522

ISBN - 13:9789814217521

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