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The road taken : the history and future of America's infrastructure, Henry Petroski

Label
The road taken : the history and future of America's infrastructure
Title
The road taken
Title remainder
the history and future of America's infrastructure
Statement of responsibility
Henry Petroski
Title variation
Road taken
Title variation remainder
America's imperiled infrastructure
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly sixty-five thousand bridges in the United States as 'structurally deficient.' This crisis--and one need look no further than the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota to see that it is indeed a crisis--shows little sign of abating short of a massive change in attitude amongst politicians and the American public. In [this book], ... historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from historical and contemporary perspectives and explains how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Petroski, Henry
Dewey number
388.10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE355.3.E3
LC item number
P48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roads
  • Roads
  • Roads
  • Roads
  • Interstate Highway System
  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • United States
Label
The road taken : the history and future of America's infrastructure, Henry Petroski
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/607/9781632863607/image/lgcover.9781632863607.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road taken : givens, choices, forks, sighs -- The road not taken : words, reports, and grades -- Roads : dirt, stone, wood, concrete, asphalt -- Diverged : transcontinental journeys and interstate dreams -- Yellow : center lines, stop signs, traffic lights -- Could not travel : earthquakes, envy, and embarrassments -- In the undergrowth : elevateds, subways, and engineers -- Just as fair : location, location, location--and financing -- Perhaps the better claim : iconic, signature, and stunning spans -- Because it was : guardrails, medians, and Jersey barriers -- Grassy and wanted wear : streets, lawns, speed bumps, potholes -- The passing there : sidewalks, curbs, gutters, horses, pavements -- Had worn them really : quality, shoddiness, and survivor bias -- About the same : good enough bridges and bad enough tools -- Lay in leaves : triage, budgets, and choice, again -- Trodden black : corruption, graft, waste, fraud, abuse -- For another day : trust funds, fuel taxes, and politics -- How way leads on to way : economics, wrong turns, and political choices -- Ever come back : pedestrians, preservationists, parks -- Telling this with a sigh : public-private partnerships : pluses and minuses -- Ages and ages hence : smart cars and pothole-free roads
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9781632863607
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015018674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2015018674
Label
The road taken : the history and future of America's infrastructure, Henry Petroski
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/607/9781632863607/image/lgcover.9781632863607.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road taken : givens, choices, forks, sighs -- The road not taken : words, reports, and grades -- Roads : dirt, stone, wood, concrete, asphalt -- Diverged : transcontinental journeys and interstate dreams -- Yellow : center lines, stop signs, traffic lights -- Could not travel : earthquakes, envy, and embarrassments -- In the undergrowth : elevateds, subways, and engineers -- Just as fair : location, location, location--and financing -- Perhaps the better claim : iconic, signature, and stunning spans -- Because it was : guardrails, medians, and Jersey barriers -- Grassy and wanted wear : streets, lawns, speed bumps, potholes -- The passing there : sidewalks, curbs, gutters, horses, pavements -- Had worn them really : quality, shoddiness, and survivor bias -- About the same : good enough bridges and bad enough tools -- Lay in leaves : triage, budgets, and choice, again -- Trodden black : corruption, graft, waste, fraud, abuse -- For another day : trust funds, fuel taxes, and politics -- How way leads on to way : economics, wrong turns, and political choices -- Ever come back : pedestrians, preservationists, parks -- Telling this with a sigh : public-private partnerships : pluses and minuses -- Ages and ages hence : smart cars and pothole-free roads
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9781632863607
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015018674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2015018674

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