The Works: Anatomy of a City (Paperback)

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Kate Ascher received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in government from the London School of Economics and her B.A. in political science from Brown University. She formerly served as assistant director of the Port at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and worked overseas in corporate finance, before her previous position as executive vice president of the Economic Development Corporation for City of New York. She is currently the director of development at Vornado.

Read Kate Ascher's posts on the Penguin Blog.

A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work in a modern city

Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas from Ecuador get to your local market? Why radiators in apartment buildings clang? Using New York City as its point of reference, The Works takes readers down manholes and behind the scenes to explain exactly how an urban infrastructure operates. Deftly weaving text and graphics, author Kate Ascher explores the systems that manage water, traffic, sewage and garbage, subways, electricity, mail, and much more. Full of fascinating facts and anecdotes, The Works gives readers a unique glimpse at what lies behind and beneath urban life in the twenty-first century.

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ISBN 9780143112709
Genre ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
Format Paperback
Pages 228
Publisher Date 2007-11-27 00:00:00.0
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Copyright Year 2007
Height 10.75 in
Wdth 8.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.95 lb
Language English
Subtitle Anatomy of a City
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Ascher, Kate
Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States

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