Author(s): Brian Hayes
The objects that fill our everyday environment such as streetlights and railway tracks are so familiar we hardly notice them. Larger, more exotic facilities like nuclear power plants have transformed vast tracts of the landscape. With a new chapter reflecting on recent disasters, Infrastructure is a compelling explorer's guide to the world we've made for ourselves.
Brian Hayes is a senior writer for American Scientist and a recipient of a National Magazine Award. He lives in the Boston area.