Science and the city : the mechanics behind the metropolis (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Science and the city : the mechanics behind the metropolis

Author: Laurie Winkless
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Sigma, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc, 2017. ©2016
Series: Bloomsbury sigma series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Winkless takes us around cities in six continents to find out how they're dealing with the challenges of feeding, housing, powering and connecting more people than ever before. In this book, you'll meet urban pioneers from history, along with today's experts in everything from roads to time, and you will uncover the vital role science has played in shaping the city around you. But more than that, by exploring  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Winkless
ISBN: 9781472913234 147291323X 9781472913227 1472913221
OCLC Number: 1010322493
Description: 298 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
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Series Title: Bloomsbury sigma series.
Other Titles: Mechanics behind the metropolis
Responsibility: Laurie Winkless.

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Winkless takes us around cities in six continents to find out how they're dealing with the challenges of feeding, housing, powering and connecting more people than ever before. In this book, you'll meet urban pioneers from history, along with today's experts in everything from roads to time, and you will uncover the vital role science has played in shaping the city around you. But more than that, by exploring cutting-edge research from labs across the world, you'll build your own vision of the megacity of tomorrow, based on science fact rather than science fiction. --From publisher description.

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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 Read more...

 
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