The Works: Anatomy of a City

The Works: Anatomy of a City Author Kate Ascher
ISBN-10 0143112708
ISBN-13 9780143112709
Year 2007-11-27
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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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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