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A scientist in the city

Author: James Trefil
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A scientist examines the man-made environment of the city and its effects on nature.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trefil, James S., 1938-
Scientist in the city.
New York : Doubleday, 1994
(OCoLC)621533216
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Trefil
ISBN: 0385247974 9780385247979
OCLC Number: 28212378
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 266 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The birth of cities --
You can't throw anything away: limits on the urban ecosystem --
The fabric of cities --
Letting the light in --
What goes up must come down-eventually: how a building works --
Of snails and subways: the urban infrastructure --
Moving energy: getting things donen--
Transportation: how energy shapes a city --
Moving information: bits and pixels --
Predicting the future --
The high-rise future --
The edge city future --
The new suburban future --
The virtual future --
The future in space --
The death of cities.
Responsibility: James Trefil ; illustrations by Judith Peatross.
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A scientist examines the man-made environment of the city and its effects on nature.

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