Books A History of Future Cities by Daniel Brook Hardcover, 457 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA History of Future CitiesAuthorDaniel Brook Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary An exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai while discussing their conflicted embrace of modernity. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about A History of Future Cities Critics' Lists: Summer 2013 City Slickers: 5 Books About The Urban Experience July 30, 2013 Millions of people worldwide are leaving rural areas for urban ones. NPR Cities Project editor Franklyn Cater highlights five books that examine and celebrate 21st century life in the metropolis.