eBook The Reference Shelf: US Infrastructure, 1st Edition

  • Editor: H. W. Wilson
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  • ISBN-10: 0824212622
  • ISBN-13: 9780824212629
  • DDC: 363.60973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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This anthology explores the state of American infrastructure, from roads, bridges, and mass transit systems to water, electricity, and communication grids. Among the issues examined are the roles of private industry and federal, state, and local governments in building and maintaining these systems. Consideration is also given to how these systems impact the environment, the economy, and society at large.



  • H. W. Wilson

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Breached Levees, Fallen Bridges: Is American Infrastructure in Crisis?.
2: Highways, Byways, and Railways: Transportation Infrastructure.
3: The Train Debate: Can Rail Revolutionize American Transport?.
4: The Grid: Power and Communications Networks.
5: From Taps to Toilets: Waterworks.
About the Editor.