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Engineering the City How Infrastructure Works - Projects and Principles for Beginners

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ISBN-10: 1556524196

ISBN-13: 9781556524196

Edition: 2000

Authors: Matthys Levy, Richard Panchyk

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How does a city obtain water, gas, and electricity? Where do these services come from? How are they transported? The answer is infrastructure, or the inner, and sometimes invisible, workings of the city. Roads, railroads, bridges, telephone wires, and power lines are visible elements of the infrastructure; sewers, plumbing pipes, wires, tunnels, cables, and sometimes rails are usually buried underground or hidden behind walls.Engineering the Citytells the fascinating story of infrastructure as it developed through history along with the growth of cities. Experiments, games, and construction diagrams show how these structures are built, how they work, and how they affect the environment of…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English