The Works

Author: Kate Ascher
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780143112709
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A behind-the-scenes account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with accessible explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

New York Underground

Author: Julia Solis
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415950138
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A lavishly illustrated historical odyssey through New York's remarkable underground systems celebrates the centennial of the New York subways as it examines fascinating facts, myths, and lore about this colorful underground world.

The Heights

Author: Kate Ascher
Publisher: Penguin Press HC
ISBN: 9781594203039
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A graphic tour through the inner workings of modern skyscrapers explains how they operate and how sophisticated networks of technologies and utilities are possible within their complex structures, providing coverage of such topics as anti-terrorism designs and the superior safety measures of Asian models.

Kraken

Author: China Miéville
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333989517
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This is a dark urban fantasy thriller form one of the all-time masters of the genre. The Natural History Museum's prize exhibit - a giant squid - suddenly disappears. This audacious theft leads Clem, the research scientist who has recently finished preserving the exhibit, into a dark urban underworld of warring cults and surreal magic. It seems that for some, the squid represents a god and should be worshipped as such. Clem gradually comes to realise that someone may be attempting to use the squid to trigger an apocalypse. And so it is now up to him and a renegade squid-worshipper named Dean to find a way of stopping the destruction of the world as they know it whilst themselves surviving the all out-gang warfare that they have unwittingly been drawn into...

The Anatomy Of Turkish Cities

Author: Gerald Walter Schultz
Publisher: National Academies
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This study examines the broad urban setting of Turkey. On the basis of representativeness in regional location, age population changes, and functional characteristics, six medium-sized cities--Antalya, Adapazari, Aydin, Diyarbakir, Elazig, and Kayseri--are selected for detailed study. A short summary of their history, site, and situation is given. After a standardized method of delimitation was applied to each city to obtain comparability, systematic comparisons are made on three aggregate features of size, shape, and land use composition. (Author).

The Way To Go

Author: Kate Ascher
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0143127942
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In our digital age, it's easy to forget that almost everything we enjoy about modern life depends on movement. We ride cars, buses and trains to work and play; enjoy food and clothes shipped over oceans; fly high in the sky to any point on the planet. So what does it really take to keep our world constantly moving? Exploring our incredible interconnected world is the task of Kate Ascher's The Way To Go. Lusciously illustrated and meticulously researched, The Way To Go reveals the highly complex and largely invisible network of global transportation.

Bulletin Of The Public Library Of The City Of Boston

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Quarterly accession lists; beginning with Apr. 1893, the bulletin is limited to "subject lists, special bibliographies, and reprints or facsimiles of original documents, prints and manuscripts in the Library," the accessions being recorded in a separate classified list, Jan.-Apr. 1893, a weekly bulletin Apr. 1893-Apr. 1894, as well as a classified list of later accessions in the last number published of the bulletin itself (Jan. 1896)