Engineering the City

Engineering the City : How Infrastructure Works

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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 City" tells 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 the city and the land outside it.

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Chicago Review Press
  • ChicagoUnited States
  • English
  • Projects and Principles for Be ed.
  • b/w illus
  • 1556524196
  • 9781556524196
  • 252,203

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"""A terrific book to help you answer those tough questions about everyday structures in an urban environment...filled with useful drawings and pictures...loaded with experiments, design projects and construction diagrams." "--Demolition"

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About Matthys Levy

Matthys Levy, an architectural engineer, is a principal of Weidlinger Associates, a structural engineering firm. He has won numerous awards, including the AIA Institute Honor Award. Richard Panchyk is the author of "Archaeology for Kids," "Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids," "Galileo for Kids," "Keys to American History, Our Supreme Court," and" World War II for Kids."

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