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The Way to Go: Moving by Sea, Land, and Air

Kate Ascher


ISBN: 9780143127949
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Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Kate Ascher formerly held positions at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is currently executive vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Review

Slate.com "Is it possible to write a stunning book about infrastructure? Kate Ascher's books are bliss for engineering-minded adults and children. Using gorgeous graphics and clear, simple, language, Ascher explains the infrastructure and engineering marvels around us. As David Macaulay won over a generation to architecture in the '70s and '80s with books like Castle and Underground, Ascher is enticing children to engineering, urban planning, and infrastructure."

Praise for THE HEIGHTS:

"In this lushly illustrated book, Ms. Ascher meticulously and lucidly deconstructs the design of manmade towers from the foundation on up to the imperatives of physical and psychological security in a terror-conscious society." -NEW YORK TIMES

"Kate Ascher's 2005 book, THE WORKS: ANATOMY OF A CITY, was essentially a wiring diagram of the city of New York--every city, really--intricately detailing the mechanics of urban infrastructure... Now Ascher's back with another eye-widening piece of illustrated deconstruction, this one on the most enduring symbol of city life... THE HEIGHTS features more than 200 pages of explanations, diagrams, and remarkable stories." - WIRED Magazine

"The book contains graphics that tell you everything about how buildings are designed, constructed, even lit." -NEW YORK POST


Praise for THE WORKS:

"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

Review Quote

Slate.com "Is it possibly to write a stunning book about infrastructure? Kate Ascher's books are bliss for engineering-minded adults and children. Using gorgeous graphics and clear, simple, language , Ascher explains the infrastructure and engineering marvels around us. As David Macaulay won over a generation to architecture in the '70s and '80s with books like Castle and Underground , Ascher is enticing children to engineering, urban planning, and infrastructure."

Promotional "Headline"

With stunning visuals and encyclopedic insight, the author of The Heights and The Works reveals how humans move across the globe by land, sea, and air

Product Details

Author
Kate Ascher
Short Title
WAY TO GO
Pages
208
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0143127942
ISBN-13
9780143127949
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2015
Publication Date
2015-11-26
Subtitle
Moving by Sea, Land, and Air
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 Illustrations, unspecified
Audience
General/Trade