After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl? Award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the...
Inspired by the memoirs of his great-grandfather, a missionary bishop, the author journeys to the South Pacific islands of Melanesia to explore the islanders' unique blend of Christianity mixed with sorcery and the shark spirits of their ancestors.
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