Underground

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David Macaulay takes us on a visual journey through a city's various support systems by exposing a typical section of the underground network and explaining how it works. We see a network of walls, columns, cables, pipes and tunnels required to satisfy the basic needs of a city's inhabitants.

Text and drawings describe the subways, sewers, building foundations, telephone and power systems, columns, cables, pipes, tunnels, and other...

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Overview

David Macaulay takes us on a visual journey through a city's various support systems by exposing a typical section of the underground network and explaining how it works. We see a network of walls, columns, cables, pipes and tunnels required to satisfy the basic needs of a city's inhabitants.

Text and drawings describe the subways, sewers, building foundations, telephone and power systems, columns, cables, pipes, tunnels, and other underground elements of a large modern city.

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"A straightforward yet fascinating description of the labyrinth beneath the feet of any city dweller. And what a complex covered world David Macaulay reveals! He invents an intersection of two streets and proceeds to show what we all might find if we dared to descend through that Alice-in-Wonderland manhole." The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395340653
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/28/1983
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 393,906
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given 'to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.' Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

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    John's not on yet. So please, save yourself now, and leave. Never look back or say where you're going. Leave!

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    Posted April 15, 2014

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    Can you rp a bidder cause qe need some.

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    Luna

    She grabbed her hands.

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    John

    Bind luna to a wall(gtgbht)

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