A Scientist in the City
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By (author) James S. Trefil
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Scientist in the City by James S. Trefil
Book DescriptionIn his previous books, A Scientist AtThe Seashore and Meditations AtSunset , James Trefil used commonplacesettings in the natural world as a point of departurefor probing the mysteries of nature. In AScientist In The City , Trefil takes theopposite tack, looking at the quintessentialman-made environment of the city as a way of examiningthe forces that define our world. What does theheating system of a building or the construction ofa bridge tell us about the development of a city?What does the amplified environmental stress ofcity life on plants and animals suggest about thewild? How have scientific advances in buildingmaterials and an understanding of the structure of theatom helped to shape the cities of today? From anexplanation of the evolution and influence ofplate glass to reinforced steel to an analysis of thefuture of the skyscraper, A Scientist InThe City offers a fascinating study ofthe promise and the consequences of technology inour everyday urban lives. In addition, Trefil goeson to explore how the new technologies beingdeveloped today will help to determine the changingforms that cities will take in the future. AScientist In The City is the kind ofbook that will open our eyes to the man-made worldaround us, and show us some of the scientificreasons for why we live the way we do."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385261098
(203mm x 133mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1920
Country of Publication: United States
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