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3%OFFWinkless, Laurie - Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis - 9781472913234 - V9781472913234
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Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

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Description for Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis Paperback. Num Pages: 304 pages, black and white illustrations throughout. BIC Classification: JFSG; PDR; PDZ; TB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
Cities are a big deal. More people now live in them than don't, and with a growing world population, the urban jungle is only going to get busier in the coming decades. But how often do we stop to think about what makes our cities work? Cities are built using some of the most creative and revolutionary science and engineering ideas - from steel structures that scrape the sky to glass cables that help us communicate at the speed of light - but most of us are too busy to notice. Science and the City ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Sigma
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781472913234
SKU
V9781472913234
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About Winkless, Laurie
Laurie Winkless is a physicist and writer, currently based in London. Following a degree at Trinity College Dublin, a placement at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre, and a masters in Space Science at UCL, Laurie worked at the National Physical Laboratory, specialising in materials. Thermoelectric energy harvesting - where heat is captured and converted into electricity - was her bag, and ... Read more

Reviews for Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis
In one relatively short book, Winkless manages to seamlessly cover everything from the definition of a kilowatt-hour to an explanation of how machine learning could have a lasting impact on traffic-signal timing.
Science
Offers a unique insight into the revolutionary thinking that is shaping big cities around the world.
Sunday Times
Provides a fun and engaging ... Read more

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