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Author Hayes, Brian.

Title Infrastructure : a guide to the industrial landscape / Brian Hayes.

Edition Revised and updated.
Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  725.4 HAY    AVAILABLE
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Description vii, 559 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary Replete 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 disasters—from Hurricane Katrina to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors— Infrastructure is a compelling and clear guide for those who want to explore and understand this mysterious world we’ve made for ourselves.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Out of the earth -- Waterworks -- Food and farming -- Oil and gas -- Power plants -- Power grid -- Communications -- On the road -- Railroad -- Bridges and tunnels -- Aviation -- Shipping -- Wastes and recycling -- Afterword: World we've made -- Acknowledgments -- Further reading -- Index.
Subject Industrial buildings -- Landscape architecture.
Infrastructure (Economics)
Architecture, Industrial.
ISBN 9780393349832 (pbk.)
0393349837 (pbk.)
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