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Kate Ascher ï 2 Characters Read ¼ The Works Anatomy of a City Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free How much do you really know about the systems that keep a city alive The Works Anatomy of a City contains everything you ever wanted to know about what makes New York City run When you flick on your light switch the light goes on how When you put out your garbage where does it go When you flush your toilet what happens to the waste How does water get from a reservoir in the mountains to your city faucet How do flowers get to your corner store from Holland or bananas get there from Ecuador Who is operating the traffic lights all over the city And what in the world is that steam coming out from underneath the potholes on the street Across the city lies a series of extraordinarily complex and interconnected systems Often invisible and wholly taken for granted these are the systems that ma. This book is brain candy for nerds who love to see how things work and the best book of its sort that I can think of since David Macauley s bookAm only halfway through this but love love love this Exactly the sort of thing the young geek I was would pore over for days and weeks Great details and illustrations of subway systems water mains parking meters and all the crap that we use everyday without remarking it And full of such groovy little bits of information The different kinds of subway cars in NYC what the light combinations on the tracks

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Kate Ascher ï 2 Characters Read ¼ The Works Anatomy of a City Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free E the curvature of the earth's surface into account when designing it Did you know that the George Washington Bridge takes in approximately 1 million per day in tolls Did you know that retired subway cars travel by barge to the mid Atlantic where they are dumped overboard to form natural reefs for fish Or that if the telecom cables under New York were strung end to end they would reach from the earth to the sun While the book uses New York as its example it has relevance well beyond that city's boundaries as the systems that make New York a functioning metropolis are similar to those that keep the bright lights burning in big cities everywhere The Works is for anyone who has ever stopped midcrosswalk looked at the rapidly moving metropolis around them and wondered how does this all wor. A broad overview of urban infrastructure that suffers from a lack of detail eg a description of various bridge types does not explain reasons for using one type over another While New Yorks serves as a good archetype of the modern city some general exposition in the book such as discussion of radio wavelengths and power voltage seems too generalized and unconvincing Suited for a high school age audience I found myself wanting detail You will find yourself closely examining manhole covers and other features of the urban environment after readin The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence - Kindle edition by Josh Waitzkin. Humor & Entertainment Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. various bridge types does not explain reasons for using one type over another While New Yorks serves as a good archetype of the modern city some general exposition in the book such as discussion of radio wavelengths and power The Art of Learning A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence voltage seems too generalized and unconvincing Suited for a high school age audience I found myself wanting detail You will find yourself closely examining manhole covers and other features of the urban environment after readin

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Kate Ascher ï 2 Characters Read ¼ The Works Anatomy of a City Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ke urban life possible The Works Anatomy of a City offers a cross section of this hidden infrastructure using beautiful innovative graphic images combined with short clear text explanations to answer all the uestions about the way things work in a modern city It describes the technologies that keep the city functioning as well as the people who support them the pilots that bring the ships in over the Narrows sandbar the sandhogs who are currently digging the third water tunnel under Manhattan the television engineer who scales the Empire State Building's antenna for routine maintenance the electrical wizards who maintain the century old system that delivers power to subways Did you know that the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is so long and its towers are so high that the builders had to tak. Amazing read With as many pictures as words this book provides an incredibly detailed look into the systems of the city that go unnoticed Ever wonder what those big steel canisters are on NYC sidewalks Or how about why your radiator is knocking This book has all that and much much


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    (PDF READ) [The Works Anatomy of a City] ê Kate Ascher Free read è PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ï Kate Ascher Kate Ascher ï 2 Characters Cities are for my money mankind's most astonishing invention Their complexity is stupefying system within system handling tons of material at any given time whether the subject is cars across a bridge or the contents of a thousand home's flushing toilets And the stakes are always high with the health and happiness of mill

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    (PDF READ) [The Works Anatomy of a City] ê Kate Ascher Kate Ascher ï 2 Characters A broad overview of urban infrastructure that suffers from a lack of detail eg a description of various bridge types does not explain reasons for using one type over another While New Yorks serves as a good archetype of the modern city some general exposition in the book such as discussion of radio wavelengths a

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  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • The Works Anatomy of a City
  • Kate Ascher
  • English
  • 27 October 2020
  • 9781594200717