The City Beneath Us

Author: New York Transit Museum
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393057976
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Drawn from a newly discovered cache of historical photos from the New York Transit Museum, a collection of 175 duotone images showcases the construction techniques and architectural details that were involved in the creation of the New York City subway system, in a centennial anniversary tribute complemented by an illustrated history.

The New York City Subway System

Author: Ronald A. Reis
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781604130461
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Traces the history of the development of the New York City subway system at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Technical Innovation in American History An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 3 volumes

Author: Rosanne Welch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610690942
Release Date: 2019-02-28
Genre: History

From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

The Very Hungry City

Author: Austin Troy
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300162318
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Architecture

As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city's energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City. Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains for general readers how a city with a high "urban energy metabolism"—that is, a city that needs large amounts of energy in order to function—will be at a competitive disadvantage in the future. He explores why cities have different energy metabolisms and discusses an array of innovative approaches to the problems of expensive energy consumption. Troy looks at dozens of cities and suburbs in Europe and the United States—from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, Denver to the Swedish urban redevelopment project Hammarby Sjöstad—to understand the diverse factors that affect their energy use: behavior, climate, water supply, building quality, transportation, and others. He then assesses some of the most imaginative solutions that cities have proposed, among them green building, energy-efficient neighborhoods, symbiotic infrastructure, congestion pricing, transit-oriented development, and water conservation. To conclude, the author addresses planning and policy approaches that can bring about change and transform the best ideas into real solutions.

The Race Underground

Author: Doug Most
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466842007
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Genre: Transportation

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found. Two brothers from one of the nation's great families-Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York-pursued the dream of his city digging America's first subway, and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, life-changing innovations, class warfare, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.The Race Underground is peopled with the famous, like Boss Tweed, Grover Cleveland and Thomas Edison, and the not-so-famous, from brilliant engineers to the countless "sandhogs" who shoveled, hoisted and blasted their way into the earth's crust, sometimes losing their lives in the construction of the tunnels. Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at the centuries of fears people overcame about traveling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, their rich, powerful and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of millions.

Along the Way

Author: Sandra Bloodworth
Publisher:
ISBN: 1580931731
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

The authors conduct a tour through New York's underground museum of contemporary art, works commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for the subway system. 200 full-color illustrations.

Dwell

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015064354296
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Architecture, Domestic


The Economist

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Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X006197643
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Economic history


Transit Talk

Author: Robert W. Snyder
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813525772
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

New York City transit workers share their stories and adventures of working in the subways and the buses

America History and Life

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131533734
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Canada

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.