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Barcode50887000115808
StatusChecked Out
LocationHamlin
TitleA walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about) / Spike Carlsen.
AuthorCarlsen, Spike, 1952- aut
Call No031 CAR
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
Volume1
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Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
031 CAR50887000115808Due on 4/22/2021Hamlin

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780062954756
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 031/.02 23
Personal Name Carlsen, Spike, 1952- aut
Title Statement A walk around the block : stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries & other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about) / Spike Carlsen.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ?20
Imprint New York : HarperOne, [2020]
Physical Description 328 pages : illustrations ; 22
Content Type text txt rdaconte
Media Type unmediated n rdamed
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarri
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-328
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publishe
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Curiosities and wonder
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Inventions Miscellane
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Material culture Miscellane
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Questions and answer
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Recreation Miscellane
Index Term-Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea.
Additional Physical Form Entry Carlsen, Spike, First. San Francicso : HarperOne, 2020. A walk around the block (DLC) 20200258 9780062954770 Online version:
Location PALLL 031/.02 LEHIGH ALLENTOWN Publ
Location PBEAP ACQ43893479706 NORTHAMPTON CONOR Publ
Location PDCCL 031.02 CAR DAUPHIN CHAIN Publ
Location PRELC ACQ193556 YORK SPIES Publ

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