Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape
“Original, highly readable. . . . An extraordinary book.”Anne Eisenberg, Scientific American
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Brian Hayes is a senior writer for American Scientist and a recipient of a National Magazine Award. He lives in the Boston area.
Table of ContentsPreface
Chapter 1: Out of the Earth
Chapter 2: Waterworks
Chapter 3: Food and Farming
Chapter 4: Oil and Gas
Chapter 5: Power Plants
Chapter 6: The Power Grid
Chapter 7: Communications
Chapter 8: On the Road
Chapter 9: The Railroad
Chapter 10: Bridges and Tunnels
Chapter 11: Aviation
Chapter 12: Shipping
Chapter 13: Wastes and Recycling
Afterword: The Postindustrial Landscape
A Note on the Photographs
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I first heard about this book from CLUI ¿the Center for Land Use Interpretation. It¿s exactly the kind of book I¿d expect them to be into, and their positive spin led me to buy it immediately.The book is huge¿coffee-table sized¿and full of amazing photographs ranging from distant shots of vast strip mines to detailed images of telecommunications equipment.If you¿ve ever wondered what some of those objects hanging off a telephone pole were for, where your water comes from, how power is generated, or any of a large range of other elements of our society¿s industrial underpinnings, you must have this book.While the book doesn¿t cover everything, it does cover a lot, and it includes references (helpfully further labelled as appropriate for kids or geeks) so you can learn more.A must have for engineers, science types, or anyone who¿s ever wondered how things work.
This is a very interesting and remarkable book! I recommomend this book for anyone, regardless of your interests.
This book is very remarkable. I am waiting for the PBS documentary series based on this work. Shares with everyone the makings of what is the fabric of the modern man made environment. It is an important work I believe because in order to understand where we are going as a global society with environmental renewal, future innovation, etc; We have to know where we have been, and where we are. This book helps you do that....