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Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities

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ISBN13: 9780786718641
ISBN10: 0786718641
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Sandy Sage, June 19, 2007 (view all comments by Sandy Sage)
I often wonder what is below the streets, including driving by a manhole with workers below the ground. This book sounds interesting as to what goes on below us. I would be interested to read the book based upon the review.
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peter in port, June 12, 2007 (view all comments by peter in port)
If, like me, you are a resident of a city, you have probably wondered just what lies under our feet in major cities. Alex Marshall's Beneath the Metropolis The Secret Lives of Cities, looks at eight major cities, and examines the infrastructure below street level. Breezily written, yet full of information, you will learn about Moscow's astounding secret subway, Paris' underground library, how Chicago reversed the flow of a river, Mexico City's extremely modern and clean subway, and Sydney's bunkers. Enjoyable reading for those who like popularized science and history.
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ISBN:
9780786718641
Subtitle:
The Secret Lives of Cities
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf Publishers
Editor:
Emblidge, David
Author:
Marshall, Alex
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Underground construction
Subject:
Historical geography
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
257
Dimensions:
10.30x7.34x.81 in. 1.91 lbs.

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Product details 257 pages Carroll & Graf Publishers - English 9780786718641 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he author details the meandering underground networks that have evolved to convey people, water, electricity, effluvia, and telecommunications....Lavishly illustrated."
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