A Field Guide to Roadside Technology

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Chicago Review Press, Jun 1, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 208 pages
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This fascinating handbook answers the questions of anyone who has ever wondered about the many strange devices found along the roadside, from utility poles to satellite dishes. Devices are grouped according to their habitats--along highways and roads, atop buildings, near airports, and on utility towers. More than 150 different roadside technologies are covered, and each detailed entry describes what the device does, how it works, and also includes a photograph for easy identification. With helpful sidebars describing related technical issues such as why stoplights are constructed with the red light on top, this handbook for curious readers provides carefully detailed descriptions and the history behind many of the devices that roadside travelers take for granted.
 

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I don't think there is any other comparable book. The photographs are in black and white, which is a drawback. Read full review

Contents

1 HIGHWAYS AND ROADWAYS
15
2 BRIDGES
39
3 FIELDS AND STREAMS
53
4 ON THE GROUND
67
5 INDUSTRIAL SITES BUILDINGS AND THINGS ATTACHED TO BUILDINGS
87
6 ANTENNAS
119
7 IN THE AIR AND NEAR AIRPORTS
139
8 NEAR NAVIGABLE WATERS
145
9 ON UTILITY POLES AND TOWERS
163
Index
200
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
205
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Ed Sobey is the author of several hands-on science books, including Inventing Toys and Loco-Motion. He lives in Redmond, Washington.

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