Science and the city

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Science and the city


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    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' is your guidebook to that hidden world, helping you to uncover some of the remarkable technologies that keep the world's great metropolises moving.

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    ISBN
    9781472913210
    Format
    Hardback
    Publisher
    BLOOMSBURY SIGMA
    Published
    8/11/2016
      
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    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' is your guidebook to that hidden world, helping you to uncover some of the remarkable technologies that keep the world's great metropolises moving.

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    ISBN
    9781472913210
    Format
    Hardback
    Publisher
    BLOOMSBURY SIGMA
    Published
    11/8/2016
      
    Categories

    Deliveries

    Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations.


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      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 insight into how cutting-edge technology is shaping our cities. Winkless's love of science and curiosity shines through. Irish Independent If you are looking for a guide to the city, look no further than this book. Its got attitude and humour delightfully balanced by Winkless' insight and clarity. Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials at UCL, UK, and author of Stuff Matters This book is an engaging read, opening our eyes to the extraordinary science underpinning the urban world that is all too easy to take for granted. Looking both back, to how the cities have developed, and forward with a bit of informed crystal-ball gazing, the author conveys the challenges we face and the technology we have and need to develop to continue to thrive. Dame Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College, University of Cambridge This book is a wonderful source of fascinating information. It is future-looking also, describing the technology that will change the world we live in. A very readable book, for all inquisitive folk! Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Visiting Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford Fascinating, lucid and entertaining; her infectious enthusiasm for the subject lights up every page. John O'Farrell, comedy scriptwriter and author of The Man Who Forgot His Wife