The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About The Future Of Urban Life by Jonathan F. P. Rose is not a book for easy reading and skimming. I found it very thought-provoking and interesting, but definitely not something I could quickly read.
Rose's book is full of research and plenty of ideas that were new to me. This book discusses topics like population growth, income inequality, and the depletion of natural resources.
As I looked over the list of blogs also reviewing The Well-Tempered City I noted that many of the reviewers are people interested in cities and urban planning. Although I lack that background knowledge, I still found this book very interesting (I also enjoyed the book Walkable City by Jeff Speck).
So, this book might not be for everyone, but if you are someone interested in cities, how they develop and change and their history and future, this book is for you.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for a copy of this book. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.