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Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscapeby Brian Hayes
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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.
"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.
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