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Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis
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Publisher Bloomsbury Sigma
Publication date October 25, 2016
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781472913210
ISBN-10 1472913213
Dimensions 0 by 5.31 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $27.00
Other format details sci/tech
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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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