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The 99% Invisible City

The 99% Invisible City
A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

by Roman Mars,Kurt Kohlstedt

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0358125022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER “[A] diverse and enlightening book . . . The 99% Invisible City is altogether fresh and imaginative when it comes to thinking about urban spaces.” —The New York Times Book Review “Here is a field guide, a boon, a bible, for the urban curious. Your city’s secret anatomy laid bare—a hundred things you look at but don’t see, see but don’t know. Each entry is a compact, surprising story, a thought piece, an invitation to marvel. Together, they are almost transformative. To know why things are as they are adds a satisfying richness to daily existence. This book is terrific, just terrific.” —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff, Grunt, and Gulp “The 99% Invisible City brings into view the fascinating but often unnoticed worlds we walk and drive through every day, and to read it is to feel newly alive and aware of your place in the world. This book made me laugh, and it made me cry, and it reminded me to always read the plaque.” —John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All The Way Down A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships? 99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs. Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.

The 99% Invisible City Signed Edition

The 99% Invisible City Signed Edition
A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

by Roman Mars

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780358540175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agriculture in Third World Cities

Agriculture in Third World Cities
The Invisible Food Supply

by Mary Jane Cockram

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Engineer

The Engineer
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1863
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings

Proceedings
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Food Engineering

Food Engineering
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Annalist

The Annalist
A Magazine of Finance, Commerce and Economics

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1926
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harper's Weekly

Harper's Weekly
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by John Bonner,George William Curtis,Henry Mills Alden,Samuel Stillman Conant,Montgomery Schuyler,John Foord,Richard Harding Davis,Carl Schurz,Henry Loomis Nelson,John Kendrick Bangs,George Brinton McClellan Harvey,Norman Hapgood

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Trade, Exchange, and Institutions

International Trade, Exchange, and Institutions
An Encyclopaedic Dictionary

by M. R. Das

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005-03
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Norris McWhirter's Book of Millennium Records

Norris McWhirter's Book of Millennium Records
The Story of Human Achievment in the Last 2,000 Years

by Norris McWhirter

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781856136860
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Economist

The Economist
A Weekly Financial, Commercial, and Real-estate Newspaper

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1915
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Commercial and Financial Chronicle

The Commercial and Financial Chronicle
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1909-10
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Britannica Book of the Year

Britannica Book of the Year
Events of 1972

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 9780852292822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bible Review

Bible Review
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by Anonim

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  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 329
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The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1941
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collection on Simplified Spelling

Collection on Simplified Spelling
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by Clarence Linton Meader

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1901
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NACLA Report on the Americas

NACLA Report on the Americas
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Palaces for the People

Palaces for the People
How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

by Eric Klinenberg

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2018-09-11
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1524761184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A comprehensive, entertaining, and compelling argument for how rebuilding social infrastructure can help heal divisions in our society and move us forward.”—Jon Stewart NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • “Engaging.”—Mayor Pete Buttigieg, The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn’t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together and find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Interweaving his own research with examples from around the globe, Klinenberg shows how “social infrastructure” is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges. Richly reported and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People offers a blueprint for bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides. LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION “Just brilliant!”—Roman Mars, 99% Invisible “The aim of this sweeping work is to popularize the notion of ‘social infrastructure'—the ‘physical places and organizations that shape the way people interact'. . . . Here, drawing on research in urban planning, behavioral economics, and environmental psychology, as well as on his own fieldwork from around the world, [Eric Klinenberg] posits that a community’s resilience correlates strongly with the robustness of its social infrastructure. The numerous case studies add up to a plea for more investment in the spaces and institutions (parks, libraries, childcare centers) that foster mutual support in civic life.”—The New Yorker “Palaces for the People—the title is taken from the Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s description of the hundreds of libraries he funded—is essentially a calm, lucid exposition of a centuries-old idea, which is really a furious call to action.”—New Statesman “Clear-eyed . . . fascinating.”—Psychology Today