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Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape

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A companion to the man-made landscape that reveals how our industrial environment can be as dazzling as the natural world. Replete with the author's striking photographs, Infrastructure is a unique and spectacular guide, exploring all the major ecosystems of our modern industrial world, revealing what the structures are and why they're there, and uncovering beauty in unexpected places...awakening and fulfilling a curiosity you didn't know you had. Covering agriculture, resources, energy, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and waste, this is the "Book of Everything" for the industrial landscape.

The objects that fill our everyday environment are streetlights, railroad tracks, antenna towers, highway overpasses, power lines, satellite dishes, and thousands of other manufactured items, many of them so familiar we hardly notice them. Larger and more exotic facilities have transformed vast tracts of the landscape: coal mines, nuclear power plants, grain elevators, oil refineries, and steel mills, to name a few. Infrastructure is a compelling and clear guide for those who want to explore and understand this mysterious world we've made for ourselves.

Synopsis:

"Original, highly readable. . . . An extraordinary book."--Anne Eisenberg,

About the Author

is a senior writer for and the recipient of a National Magazine Award. He spent more than fifteen years working on this book. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393329599
Subtitle:
A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape
Author:
Hayes, Brian
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Landscape architecture
Subject:
Industrial buildings
Subject:
Industrial buildings -- Landscape architecture.
Subject:
Infrastructure (economics)
Subject:
Aspects
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in

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