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The Works: Anatomy of a City
 
 
Author
Kate Ascher.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780143112709
Pages/Publication Date 228/2007
Daedalus Item Code 39049
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Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What recycling really involves, or what the pipes under city streets do? 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, with color drawings, diagrams, maps, or photos on every page. Kate Ascher, formerly the assistant director of the Port at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, explores the systems that manage water, traffic, sewage and garbage, subways, electricity, mail, and much more, providing plenty of fascinating facts and anecdotes.

"The Works is both a reference guide and a geeky pleasure."Time Out New York

"It's a rare person who won't find something of interest in The Works, whether it's an explanation of how a street-sweeper works or the view of what's down a manhole."NYPost

 
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