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    Survival City (Hardback) By (author) Tom Vanderbilt

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    DescriptionThe Cold War was the war that never happened.Nonetheless, it spurred the most significant buildup of military contingency this country has ever known: from the bunkers of Greenbrier, West Virginia, to the "proving grounds" of Nevada, where entire cities were built only to be vaporized. The Cold War was waged on a territory that knew no boundaries but left few traces.In this fascinating--and at turns frightening and comical--travelogue to the hidden battlefields of the Cold War, Tom Vanderbilt travels the Interstate (itself a product of the Cold War) to uncover the sites of Cold War architecture and reflect on their lasting heritage.In the process, Vanderbilt shows us what the Cold War landscape looked like, how architecture tried to adapt to the threat of mass destruction, how cities coped with the knowledge that they were nuclear targets, and finally what remains of the Cold War theater today, both its visible and invisible legacies. Ultimately, Vanderbilt gives us a deep look into our cultural soul, the dreams and fears that drove us for the last half of the 20th century.


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    Title
    Survival City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Vanderbilt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 650 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568983059
    ISBN 10: 1568983050
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
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    BIC subject category V2: AM
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000, ARC005000, HIS027030
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    DC22: 355.02170973
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    DC22: 355.02/17/097309045
    DC21: 355.0217097809045
    Thema V1.0: AM
    LC classification: F595.3 .V36 2002
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    Imprint name
    PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    Publication date
    28 June 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York