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A Field Guide to Roadside Technology - Ed Sobey

A Field Guide to Roadside Technology

By: Ed Sobey


Published: 1st June 2006
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This fascinating handbook answers the questions of anyone who has ever wondered about the many strange devices found along the roadside, from utility poles to satellite dishes. Devices are grouped according to their habitats—along highways and roads, atop buildings, near airports, and on utility towers. More than 150 different roadside technologies are covered, and each detailed entry describes what the device does, how it works, and also includes a photograph for easy identification. With helpful sidebars describing related technical issues such as why stoplights are constructed with the red light on top, this handbook for curious readers provides carefully detailed descriptions and the history behind many of the devices that roadside travelers take for granted.

Introduction -- 1. Highways and roadways -- 2. Bridges -- 3. Fields and streams -- 4. On the ground -- 5. Industrial sites, buildings, and things attached to buildings -- 6. Antennas -- 7. In the air and near airports -- 8. Near navigable waters -- 9. On utility poles and towers.

ISBN: 9781613741795
ISBN-10: 1613741790
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st June 2006
Publisher: Chicago Review Press