“Original, highly readable. . . . An extraordinary book.” Anne Eisenberg, Scientific AmericanReplete with the author's striking photographs, the revised and expanded edition of Infrastructure is a unique and spectacular guide to all the major "ecosystems" of our modern industrial world. In exploring railroad tracks, antenna towers, highway overpasses, power lines, coal mines, nuclear power plants, grain elevators, oil refineries, steel mills, and more, Brian Hayes reveals how our familiar and often-overlooked industrial environment can be as dazzling as nature.With a new chapter reflecting on recent natural and technological disastersfrom Hurricane Katrina to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi reactorsInfrastructure is a compelling and clear guide for those who want to explore and understand this mysterious world we've made for ourselves.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Revised and Updated|
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(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.