Underneath New York

Underneath New York

by Harry Granick
     
 

Everyone wonders what goes on down a manhole. This book explores the mysteries beneath New York City's streets, telling the story of hidden pipes and cables and how they are kept in order. It might be called a Sidewalk Superintendent's Guide, but it is much more than that. It is a vivid account of a city in action. The author received the generous cooperation of

Overview

Everyone wonders what goes on down a manhole. This book explores the mysteries beneath New York City's streets, telling the story of hidden pipes and cables and how they are kept in order. It might be called a Sidewalk Superintendent's Guide, but it is much more than that. It is a vivid account of a city in action. The author received the generous cooperation of the engineering personnel of the public utilities and the municipal departments of the city. The text is enhanced by numerous photographs, maps, and diagrams. Harry Granick's Underneath New York was the first book to describe the anatomy of a modern city.

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Booknews
Reprint of the Henry Holt edition (1947). It explores the infrastructure beneath New York City's streets, telling the story of hidden pipes and cables and how they are kept in order. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823213122
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Edition description:
1
Pages:
211
Sales rank:
1,205,624
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Harry Granick conceived this book while working for the WPA.

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