UNDERNEATH NEW YORK by Harry Granick

UNDERNEATH NEW YORK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A very different type of book from the author's previous story, Run, Run (Simon & Schuster-1941) -- this is a tour of the city beneath a city -- (specifically in this case New York) -- of the vast underground machinery which helps make the heart of a city tick. All that science has contributed to the operation of life in a modern city is here traced:- plumbing, from watershed to faucet and down the drain; sewage and its disposal; heat, steam, electricity, gas; communications-from mail chutes to telegraph and telephone; fire alarm; burglary networks; transportation and traffic control; the subway systems,- all these and more explained for the scientifically minded youngster; from invention through function and maintenance.

ISBN: 0823213129
Publisher: Rinehart