Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Penguin Press (March 20, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 11.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #585,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #135 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Civil & Environmental > Transportation #3801 in Books > Science & Math > Technology #5611 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Transportation
Absolutely beautiful artwork combined with concise descriptions makes this the modern "How things work". In The Way We Go, we ask how the world works, and get fantastic detail over not just the obvious, but the minute - how ship buoy's work, what are ship propellers, etc etc. Entertaining, and highly enjoyable!
I am a liberal arts person. I do not have what it takes to be a civil engineer. Nevertheless, I am fascinated by the built up environment that surrounds me. Infrastructure is so pervasive that most of us do not even notice it. Infrastructure makes our modern lives possible and yet we take it all for granted! Kate Ascher's gift is to take complicated infrastructure and explain for the common person. She did a beautiful job in her previous two books, "The Works" and "The Heights". "The Way to Go" takes her winning formula and extends it to transportation infrastructure. Like her two previous books, "The Way to Go" is beautifully written and illustrated. I hope she keeps on writing books. There is a lot of infrastructure that I still do not understand. In my mind, Kate Ascher is the David Macaulay for adults. High recommended!
I bought this book for my son, who's six and a very precocious reader. I sneak it away from him periodically to read it myself. It is by no means a children's book, but it's illustrations are clean and easy to follow, and it's a wonderful book for people (like my son) who are fascinated by how things work.
great book. highly recommend for those who enjoy learning about science and technology. many of the things i already knew but the diagrams are great and fun to look at.
Just a bunch of pretty pictures. The actual information and explanations leave MUCH to be desired and are downright wrong in some cases.
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