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The works anatomy of a city kate ascher on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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 marketthe works anatomy of a city by kate ascher is a simple book detailing the inner workings of new york transportation logistic and engineered infrastructure the composition of new yorks roads sewers traffic control methods subways and trains communication hubs and so on are all detailed with good chunks of information and rich the works anatomy of a city 36 out of 5 based on 0 ratings 7 reviews annbury on librarything more than 1 year ago interesting guid to the physical structures that keep a great city in this case new york moving and talking and consuming and clean fed and watered the author uses very clear diagrams to explain the citys but the works anatomy of a city by kate ascher discusses these topics and remains a fun informative book ascher vice president of the new york city economic development corporation details all of the inner workings of this beautiful embattled city from subways to stoplights to sewagethe works anatomy of a city offers a cross section of this hidden infrastructure using beautiful innovative graphic images combined with short clear text explanations to answer all the questions about the way things work in a modern city it describes the technologies that keep the city functioning as well as the people who support them

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