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Science and the City (The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis)

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9781472913210
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Science is secretly at work behind the scenes of major cities of the world and will continue to be so. Technological advances in fields as diverse as quantum mechanics, electronics, and nanotechnology are proving increasingly important to city life, and the urban world will turn to science to deliver solutions to the problems of the future; more than 50 percent of the world's population now lives in cities, and that proportion is growing fast. Can engineering provide the answer to a viable megacity future?

Science and the City starts at your front door and guides you through the technology of everyday city life: how new approaches to building materials help to construct the tallest skyscrapers in Dubai, how New Yorkers use light to treat their drinking water, how Tokyo commuters' footsteps power gates in train stations. Uncovering the science and engineering that shapes our cities, Laurie Winkless reveals how technology will help us meet the challenges of a soaring world population--from an ever-increasing demand for power, water, and internet access, to simply how to get about in a megacity of tens of millions of people.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Laurie Winkless
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    304
    Publisher:
    Bloomsbury USA (October 25, 2016)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781472913210
    ISBN-10:
    1472913213
    Weight:
    15.04oz
    Dimensions:
    5.49" x 8.8" x 1.12"
    Case Pack:
    18
    File:
    Macmillan Trade-Macmillan_Print_US_Trade_20191006220643-20191006.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
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    $19.98
    List Price:
    $27.00
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-STM
    Discount Code:
    A
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