The Works: Anatomy Of A City

November 27, 2007|
The Works: Anatomy Of A City by Kate Ascher
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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.
Title:The Works: Anatomy Of A CityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 10.81 X 8.47 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 10.81 X 8.47 X 0.65 inPublished:November 27, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143112708

ISBN - 13:9780143112709

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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