Typically, cities and nature are perceived as geographic opposites, cities being manufactured social creations, and nature being outside of human construction. Through a historical geography of water in the modern city, Kaika shows that this is not the case. Rather, nature and the modern city are fully intertwined, with cities integrating nature at

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Part I

chapter 1|8 pages

Preface: Visions of Modernization

chapter 3|24 pages

The Phantasmagoria of the Modernist Dream

chapter 4|26 pages

Nature as the Urban Uncanny

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Part II