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The Way to Go by Kate Ascher
Paperback $25.00
Nov 24, 2015 | ISBN 9780143127949

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“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

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