Infrastructure: A Field Guide To The Industrial Landscape _BEST_
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The first edition of Infrastructure came out in 2005. The industrial landscape has seen changes since then. The revised and updated edition of the book, published in October 2014, covers new developments and offers reassessments of some older technologies.
My fascination with the industrial landscape goes back to childhood. I began thinking about a book on the subject in the 1980s, and I began work in earnest in 1992, aided by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The next 15 years featured a series of long road trips with a car full of camera gear, making frequent stops for power plants, bridges, antenna towers, farm machinery, and other technological bric-a-brac. The book is my attempt to bring you along on those adventures.
New York / London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. Hardcover. Blue buckram, white & pictorial dust jacket, 536 pp., many color illus.; weighs 4.5 lbs. VG-/Good+ (Binding has slight wear along bottom edge, otherwise clean; dj wearing at corners/spine. Item #147084 ISBN: 0393059979 "Replete with the author's striking photographs, [this] is a unique and spectacular guide, exploring all the major 'ecosystems' of our modern industrial world, revealing what the structures are and why they're there, and uncovering beauty in unexpected places. Covering agriculture, resources, the water supply, energy, communication, transportation, and waste, this is the 'Book of Everything' for the industrial landscape." (dj).
Replete with the author's striking photographs, the revised and expanded edition of Infrastructure is a unique and spectacular guide to all the major "ecosystems" of our modern industrial world. In exploring railroad tracks, antenna towers, highway overpasses, power lines, coal mines, nuclear power plants, grain elevators, oil refineries, steel mills, and more, Brian Hayes reveals how our familiar and often-overlooked industrial environment can be as dazzling as nature.
Ironically, despite its iconic status, comparatively little recent archaeological fieldwork has taken place in Glendalough: this has led to key deficits in terms of basic information about the evolution of the landscape, with subsequent effects in terms of decisions about how best to manage its cultural heritage. Since 2009 a UCD School of Archaeology teaching and research project has made significant contributions to our knowledge of the valley, and this work forms an important basis for the review offered here.
Few people realise that the most numerous single type of archaeological site in Glendalough is not related to religious activity at all, but is the much more mundane evidence of an industrial history which transformed the Glendalough landscape. Over 100 charcoal production platforms are recorded around the Upper Lake (Fig. 14), mainly now located in woodland. These sites are platforms cut into the hill slopes, providing a flat surface on which wood could be stacked, covered and then fired.
A secondary piece of the course included creation of a field guide mapping the ecology of Silo City, including mammals, soil, water, ectotherms and invertebrates. Each student chose an ecological area to research and report on.
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The PhD study will: explore the various ways that heritage values can be applied to the nuclear industry; and translate this knowledge into NDA policy. The project will involve: developing and promoting key skills required to help NDA carry out its mission over the coming decades; and encouraging knowledge transfer between academic and industrial communities working on nuclear decommissioning; while: exploring the opportunity for including citizen engagement in decision making. Outputs from the project will include accessible and practical heritage guidelines for NDA staff alongside academic and publicly accessible outputs. 2b1af7f3a8