The Works: Anatomy of a City


Blowout Sale! Save 59% on the The Works: Anatomy of a City by Penguin Books at SADC Network. MPN: 9780143112709. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work in a modern city Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas from Ecuador get to your local market? Why radiators in apartment buildings clang? Using New York City as its point of reference, The Works takes readers down manholes and behind the scenes to explain exactly how an urban infrastructure operates. Deftly weaving text and graphics, author Kate


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A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work in a modern city Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas from Ecuador get to your local market? Why radiators in apartment buildings clang? Using New York City as its point of reference, The Works takes readers down manholes and behind the scenes to explain exactly how an urban infrastructure operates. Deftly weaving text and graphics, author Kate Ascher explores the systems that manage water, traffic, sewage and garbage, subways, electricity, mail, and much more. Full of fascinating facts and anecdotes, The Works gives readers a unique glimpse at what lies behind and beneath urban life in the twenty-first century.

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Brand:
Penguin Books
Manufacturer:
Penguin Books
Category:
Trivia & Fun Facts
MPN:
9780143112709
Release Date:
2007-11-27
EAN:
9780143112709
ISBN:
0143112708
Edition:
Reprint
Author:
Kate Ascher
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Publication Date:
2007-11-27
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
1.92 pounds
Item Size:
8.46 x 0.6 x 10.78 inches
Package Weight:
1.98 pounds
Package Size:
8.54 x 0.59 x 10.83 inches

 


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