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How Infrastructure Works by Deb Chachra
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Oct 17, 2023 | ISBN 9780593086599

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Praise for How Infrastructure Works:

“Insightful. . . . Written in a distinctive style that is both conversational and erudite, this is an accessible and enjoyable account. Readers will be engrossed.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Superbly rendered. . . . A rare book on engineering and its economics that will satisfy general readers.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“The urgent problems of the modern era have instilled in so many of us a deep craving to more clearly see the systems that define our lives, to better understand when and why they fail, and to regain agency over a world that can seem too complex to understand much less affect. Fortunately, Deb Chachra has written exactly the book we needed. Revelatory, superbly written, and pulsing with wisdom and humanity, How Infrastructure Works is a masterpiece.” —Ed Yong, author of An Immense World and I Contain Multitudes

“A wonderful, wide-ranging narrative addressing the technical, social, personal, historical, and political aspects of the often-disregarded, invisible systems that support us. Forged of a huge heart and vast expertise, it shines with fierce humanity.” —Helen Macdonald, author of Vesper Flights and H Is for Hawk
How Infrastructure Works gives you x-ray vision into our built environment. It’s also a ton of fun to read; Chachra is a gifted stylist and a first-rate intellectual guide.” —Clive Thompson, author of Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

“Deb Chachra provides a helpful and hopeful guide to understanding the hidden systems that keep our everyday lives going. You won’t see the world the same after reading this book!” —Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist

“Deb Chachra is the perfect guide not just to how infrastructure works but also how it feels. This book is just like the power plants it describes: a precise machine, a fountain of energy.” —Robin Sloan, author of Sourdough and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

“A hopeful, lyrical—even beautiful—hymn to the systems of mutual aid we embed in our material world, from sewers to roads to the power grid.” —Cory Doctorow

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