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Kate Ascher

Full Name: Kate Ascher
Number of Works: 5
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ISBN: 1594200718, 9781594200717
Keywords: city, anatomy, works
Pages: 240
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

How much do you really know about the systems that keep a city alive? The Works: Anatomy of a City contains everything you ever wanted to know about what makes New York City run. When you flick on your light switch the light goes on--how? When you put out your garbage, where does it go? When you flush your toilet, what happens to the waste? How does water get from a reservoir in the mountains to your city faucet? How do flowers get to your corner store from Holland, or bananas get there from Ecuador? Who is operating the traffic lights all over the city? And what in the world is that steam com
ISBN: 0641988095, 9780641988097
Keywords: works
Pages: 228
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1594203032, 9781594203039
Keywords: skyscraper, anatomy, heights
Pages: 208
Published: 2011

From the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City comes a gorgeous graphic tour through the inner workings of skyscrapers. The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognizable icon of the modern urban landscape. Providing offices, homes, restaurants, and shopping to thousands of inhabitants, modern skyscrapers function as small cities- with infrastructure not unlike that hidden beneath our streets. Clean water is provided to floors thousands of feet in the sky; elevators move people swiftly and safely throughout the building; and telecom networks allow virtual meetings with people on other contine