Infrastructure A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape
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Description: "Original, highly readable.An extraordinary book."Anne Eisenberg, Scientific American A companion to the man-made landscape that reveals how our industrial environment can be as dazzling as the natural world. Replete with the author's striking photographs, Infrastructure is a unique and spectacular guide, exploring all the major "ecosystems" of our modern industrial world, revealing what the structures are and why they're there, and uncovering beauty in unexpected placesawakening and fulfilling a curiosity you didn't know you had. Covering agriculture, resources, energy, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and waste, this is the "Book of Everything" for the industrial landscape. The objects that fill our everyday environment are streetlights, railroad tracks, antenna towers, highway overpasses, power lines, satellite dishes, and thousands of other manufactured items, many of them so familiar we hardly notice them. Larger and more exotic facilities have transformed vast tracts of the landscape: coal mines, nuclear power plants, grain elevators, oil refineries, and steel mills, to name a few. Infrastructure is a compelling and clear guide for those who want to explore and understand this mysterious world we've made for ourselves. A Science magazine Best Science Book of the Year. 500 color illustrations.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2006
Size: 9.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Brian Hayes is a senior writer for American Scientistand a recipient of a National Magazine Award. Helives in the Boston area.