FREE SHIPPING

on all orders of $79 or more

10% OFF your purchase of $125 or more!
Use coupon code WEDNESDAY in checkout.

The Road Taken The History and Future of America's Infrastructure

, by
The Road Taken The History and Future of America's Infrastructure by Petroski, Henry, 9781632863621
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9781632863621 | 1632863626
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/21/2017
  • Buy New Book

    Not Yet Printed. Place an order and we will ship it as soon as it arrives.

    $14.99

Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health. Petroski reveals the genesis of the many parts of America's highway system--our interstate numbering system, the centerline that divides roads, and such taken-for-granted objects as guardrails, stop signs, and traffic lights--all crucial to our national and local infrastructure.

A compelling work of history, The Road Taken is also an urgent clarion call aimed at American citizens, politicians, and anyone with a vested interest in our economic well-being. Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling, and Petroski reveals the complex and challenging interplay between government and industry inherent in major infrastructure improvement. The road we take in the next decade toward rebuilding our aging infrastructure will in large part determine our future national prosperity.

You might also enjoy...



Please wait while the item is added to your bag...