Chapter three talks about the development of architecture in Western Asia and how its cities were developed. Early cities relied on three active properties, people productive resources and ambition. The people that occupied these cities believed that it had to be more than just a place to raise cows. They felt that it was important to develop interaction among its people as well as a place for shopping and all sorts of ways for people to buy and sell things. They were also broken up into specialized groups, some were trained to fight and others were trained to build. There was also a group of individuals that were in charge of the decision making for the rest of the city.
These citizens came across this power due to the advantage of having wealth. Jericho was considered the first city to be developed in Western Asia at around 7500 B.C. There was a reliable source of water that was located from a place called Elishas’s fountain. The first settlement was based around agriculture which led to solid domed houses of mud-brick, with an entrance porch and curved walls. The settlement covered about eight acres of land. In 1972, the historian Alfred W. Crosby, Jr., proposed that Christopher Columbus's voyages to the New World produced even greater consequences biologically than they did culturally. The Columbian Exchange is the term Crosby coined to describe the worldwide redistribution of plants, animals, and diseases that resulted from the initial contacts between Europeans and American Indians. This process had a profound impact on both societies. Columbus brought the first horses and pigs to the Americas; both animals became integrated into many Indian societies. Likewise, the new plant and animal species that Columbus and other explorers encountered in North America such as tobacco, corn, and turkeys presented a challenge to traditional Christian conceptions of the world and opened new opportunities for European farmers and businesspeople.