Guide to Urban Engineering
Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape
How does drinking water get to your tap, clean and under pressure? How does a pumpjack get oil out of the ground? What lies beneath a manhole cover? In sections on the six main areas of infrastructure – raw materials, water, power, transport (by road, rail, canal and air), communication and waste – this very accessible, illustrated guide provides an introduction to the technology that underpins modern life.