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    DescriptionRead Kate Ascher's posts on the Penguin Blog. 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.

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    The Works
    Anatomy of a City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Ascher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143112709
    ISBN 10: 0143112708

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    B&T Approval Code: A82010200
    DC21: 307.1216
    DC22: 307.1216, 307.1/216
    LC classification: HT166 .A786 2007
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    The Penguin Press
    Publication date
    13 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Kate Ascher received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in government from the London School of Economics and her B.A. in political science from Brown University. She formerly served as assistant director of the Port at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and worked overseas in corporate finance, before her previous position as executive vice president of the Economic Development Corporation for City of New York. She is currently the director of development at Vornado.
    Review quote
    ""The Works" is both a reference guide and a geeky pleasure." -"Time Out New York" "It's a rare person who won't find something of interest in "The Works", whether it's an explanation of how a street-sweeper works or the view of what's down a manhole." -"New York Post"