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The Resource A walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about), Spike Carlsen

A walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about), Spike Carlsen

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A walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about)
Title
A walk around the block
Title remainder
stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about)
Statement of responsibility
Spike Carlsen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On his regular walk one morning, Spike Carlsen realized there was an entire world outside his front door that he knew nothing about. How does that fire hydrant work, he wondered? Why are street lights shining more brightly than ever before? And, on a more personal level, why does an easy stroll around the neighborhood always leave him feeling more creative and spry, better able to take on the day? A simple walk around the block set Carlsen off on an investigative journey to discover everything he could about every thing we take for granted in our everyday life, from manhole covers and recycling bins to pedestrian crossings and bike lanes. Leading readers on a spirited adventure through his hometown, and other environs, Carlsen explains with wit and erudition the engineering marvels, unheralded utilities, and secret economic and health benefits hiding in plain sight. Like how the addition of a front porch reduces crime and increases property value. And how planting a $10 boulevard tree cuts air-conditioning costs by 20 percent, while generating approximately $30,000 worth of oxygen and $31,000 worth of erosion control. Or how a simple walk, in addition to reduce your chances of a stroke (20 percent), cardiovascular disease (30 percent), and broken bones (40 percent), can increase creativity by 60 percent. Engaging, entertaining, and informative, A Walk Around the Block is a narrative celebration of all the seemingly random stuff we encounter at any given moment"--
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1952-
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Carlsen, Spike
Dewey number
031/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
AG243
LC item number
.C358 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Material culture
  • Recreation
  • Inventions
  • Questions and answers
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Inventions
  • Questions and answers
Label
A walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about), Spike Carlsen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-328)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Incoming -- Part 2. Outgoing -- Part 3. Surfaces -- Part 4. Nature -- Part 5. Sign, lines & lights
Control code
on1158503902
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780062954756
Lccn
2020025829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about), Spike Carlsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-328)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Incoming -- Part 2. Outgoing -- Part 3. Surfaces -- Part 4. Nature -- Part 5. Sign, lines & lights
Control code
on1158503902
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780062954756
Lccn
2020025829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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