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Engineering the City : How Infrastructure Works - Matthys Levy

Engineering the City

How Infrastructure Works

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Published: 1st October 2000
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
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How does a city obtain water, gas, and electricity? Where do these services come from? How are they transported? The answer is infrastructure, or the inner, and sometimes invisible, workings of the city. Roads, railroads, bridges, telephone wires, and power lines are visible elements of the infrastructure; sewers, plumbing pipes, wires, tunnels, cables, and sometimes rails are usually buried underground or hidden behind walls. Engineering the City tells the fascinating story of infrastructure as it developed through history along with the growth of cities. Experiments, games, and construction diagrams show how these structures are built, how they work, and how they affect the environment of the city and the land outside it.

Water, water everywhere -- Water transportation -- Irrigation -- Red, blue, and black highways -- The iron horse -- Why do bridges come in so many shapes? -- Wires, wires, everywhere -- What happens when I flush the toilet? -- Where does all the garbage go? -- Pollution.

ISBN: 9781613741658
ISBN-10: 1613741650
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: Chicago Review Press