Engineering the City: How Infrastructure Works, Projects and Principles for Beginners

Engineering the City: How Infrastructure Works, Projects and Principles for Beginners

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.

  • Brand: Chicago Review Press
  • ASIN: 1556524196

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/24/1983Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 10 and Up

  • Brand: Graphia
  • ASIN: 0395349222
  • UPC: 046442349222

City

This award-winning science fiction classic explores a far-future world inhabited by intelligent canines who pass down the tales of their human forefathers. Thousands of years have passed since humankind abandoned the city—first for the countryside, then for the stars, and ultimately for oblivion—leaving their most loyal animal companions alone on Earth. Granted the power of speech centuries earlier by the revered Bruce Webster, the intelligent, pacifist dogs are the last keepers of human history, raising their pups with bedtime stories, passed down through generations, of the lost “websters” who gave them so much but will never return. With the aid of Jenkins, an ageless service robot, the dogs live in a world of harmony and peace. But they now face serious threats from their own and other dimensions, perhaps the most dangerous of all being the reawakened remnants of a warlike race called “Man.”   In the Golden Age of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak’s writing blazed as brightly as anyone’s in the science fiction firmament. Winner of the International Fantasy Award, City is a magnificent literary metropolis filled with an astonishing array of interlinked stories and structures—at once dystopian, transcendent, compassionate, and visionary.

  • Brand: Clifford D Simak
  • ASIN: 1504013034

Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities - Engineering Geology Special Publication 22 (Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication)

Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities - Engineering Geology Special Publication 22 (Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication)

This book and the accompanying DVD provide a statement of our knowledge and understanding of engineering geology as applied to the urban environment at the start of the 21st century. In particular, this volume demonstrates that: -working standards originally developed nationally are becoming internationalized -risk assessment, rather than just assessment of hazards, is driving decision-making -geo-environmental change, whether climatically or anthropogenically driven, is becoming better understood -greater use of underground space is being made -the relentless advance of information technology is providing new opportunities for engineering geologists to interpret and visualize the subsurface This book shows that in developed and developing countries alike, engineering geologists are increasingly exchanging ideas and learning from each other in a genuine two-way process. These ideas will contribute significantly to the sustainable development of both new and long-established urban environments worldwide. The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society in the world, and one of the largest publishers in the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a wide range of high-quality peer-reviewed titles for academics and profes...

  • Brand: Brand: Geological Society of London
  • ASIN: 1862392900

City on Fire: Technology, Social Change, and the Hazards of Progress in Mexico City, 1860-1910 (Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ)

City on Fire: Technology, Social Change, and the Hazards of Progress in Mexico City, 1860-1910 (Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ)

By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem. Advances in engineering and medicine soon fostered the rise of distinct fields of fire-related expertise while conversely, the rise of fire-profiteering industries allowed entrepreneurs to capitalize on crisis.  City on Fire demonstrates that both public and private engagements with fire risk highlight the inequalities that characterized Mexican society at the turn of the twentieth century.

  • ASIN: 082296418X

The Creative Destruction of New York City: Engineering the City for the Elite

The Creative Destruction of New York City: Engineering the City for the Elite

The Creative Destruction of New York City tells the story of fifteen years of shocking urban changes under the administrations of Bloomberg and de Blasio, and identifies the urban regime of city producers who are rebuilding cities like New York for a brand new global class of super-wealthy city consumers. Bill de Blasio's campaign rhetoric focused on a tale of two cities: rich and poor New York. He promised to value the needs of poor and working-class New Yorkers, making city government work better for everyone-not just those who thrived during Bloomberg's tenure as mayor. But well into de Blasio's administration, many critics think that little has changed in the lives of struggling New Yorkers, and that the gentrification of New York City is only expanding at record pace across the Five Boroughs. Despite the mayor's goal of creating more affordable housing, Brooklyn and Manhattan sit atop the list of the most unaffordable housing markets in the country. It seems that the old adage is becoming truer: New York is a place for only the very rich and the very poor. In The Creative Destruction of New York City, critical urban scholar Alessandro Busà travels to neighborhoods across the city, from Harlem to Coney Island, from Manhattan's Far West Side to East New York, to tell the stor...

  • Brand: Busa Alessandro
  • ASIN: 0190610093

How Cities Work (Lonely Planet Kids)

How Cities Work (Lonely Planet Kids)

Get ready to explore the city in a whole new way. This innovative book for younger readers is packed with city facts, loads of flaps to lift, and unfolding pages to see inside buildings and under the streets. Children aged 5+ can learn about skyscrapers, subway systems and stinky sewers. Discover where people live and peek behind closed doors to see what's going on in houses and apartments, or why not find out about what goes on underneath the streets you walk on every day? Each page is stylishly illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock, creator of the All The Buildings That I've Drawn So Far series (Universe Publishing) and there are loads of quirky details to spot. How many giant cowboy hats can you find through the book? Created in consultation with Jill Sterrett, lecturer with the department of Urban Planning at the University of Washington. Contents : The birth of a city In and out of the city City living Build, build, build! High-rise life Green spaces Going underground City hall Emergency services Recreation and culture Night and day Cities of the future About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children ag...

  • Brand: Hancock James Gulliver
  • ASIN: 178657022X

The Bridges of New York (New York City)

The Bridges of New York (New York City)

New York City boasts more spectacular bridges than any other city in the world. From the Gothic stone arches and gossamer steel webbing of the Brooklyn Bridge (perhaps the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century), to the Verrazano-Narrows — the world's longest suspension bridge when completed in 1964 — more than 75 bridges span the city's waterways. This book is a stirring text-and-picture tribute to these awe-inspiring structures.Beginning with Dutch New Amsterdam and continuing to the modern era and the achievements of legendary bridge builder Robert Moses, The Bridges of New York covers nearly 300 years of New York history and a century of accomplishments in modern engineering. At the time of construction, many of the bridges were considered breakthroughs in bridge-building technology.Grouped according to geography and economics — two prime considerations facing bridge engineers — the spans are described in a highly readable text that explains the design principles of cantilever, swing, bascule, and many other bridge types. Over 150 archival engravings and contemporary photographs document the splendor of such remarkable bridges as the Brooklyn, George Washington, Bronx-Whitestone, Manhattan, Queensboro, Triborough, and dozens of smaller spans.A section on...

  • Brand: Sharon Reier
  • ASIN: 048641230X
  • UPC: 800759412303

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

  • Brand: Erik Larson
  • ASIN: 0375725601
  • UPC: 884510967318

Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America (Technology and Urban Growth Series) (English and French Edition)

Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America (Technology and Urban Growth Series) (English and French Edition)

A collection of essays on the development of transporation, water systems, waste disposal energy, and communication systems between 1850 and 1920. Notes, but no cohesive bibliography. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

  • Brand: Brand: Temple Univ Pr
  • ASIN: 0877225400
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