The Works: Anatomy of a City

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A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work in a modern city
Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas from Ecuador get to your local market? Why radiators in apartment buildings clang? 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. Deftly weaving text and graphics, author Kate Ascher explores the systems that manage water, traffic, sewage and garbage, subways, electricity, mail, and much more. Full of fascinating facts and anecdotes, The Works gives readers a unique glimpse at what lies behind and beneath urban life in the twenty-first century.

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Read Kate Ascher's posts on the Penguin Blog. A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work....

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"The Works" is both a reference guide and a geeky pleasure.
"Time Out New York"
Its a rare person who wont find something of interest in "The Works," whether its an explanation of how a street-sweeper works or the view of whats down a manhole.
"New York Post"

"The Works" is both a reference guide and a geeky pleasure.
"Time Out New York"
Its a rare person who wont find something of interest in "The Works", whether its an explanation of how a street-sweeper works or the view of whats down a manhole.
"New York Post"

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a"Time Out New York"
aItas a rare person who wonat find something of interest in "The Works," whether itas an explanation of how a street-sweeper works or the view of whatas down a manhole.a
a"New York Post"

""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."
-"New York Post"

"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."
-New York Post

-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.-
--New York Post

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