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A walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff ... Read More

Book Book ([2020])
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, [2020]
4 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
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  • ISBN: 9780062954756
  • ISBN: 9780062954763
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Introduction -- Part 1. Incoming -- Part 2. Outgoing -- Part 3. Surfaces -- Part 4. Nature -- Part ... Read More
Summary:
"On his regular walk one morning, Spike Carlsen realized there was an entire world outside his front ... Read More
Citation: Carlsen, Spike. "A walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about)." New York : HarperOne, 2020.
 
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24512. ‡aA walk around the block : ‡bstoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about) / ‡cSpike Carlsen.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bHarperOne, ‡c[2020]
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5052 . ‡aIntroduction -- Part 1. Incoming -- Part 2. Outgoing -- Part 3. Surfaces -- Part 4. Nature -- Part 5. Sign, lines & lights.
520 . ‡a"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"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
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