Did you ever catch yourself looking out through the window of an airplane as it trundles around the runway, before take-off or after landing, and wondering what all those signs, lights and symbols dotting the runway mean?
The Way to Go: Moving By Sea, Land, and Air is a new book which uses gorgeous graphics and clear, simple, language to explain the infrastructure and engineering that lies behind everyday life.
Here are some excerpts from the chapter on air travel.
Air traffic control
The 'black box'
"Exploring our incredible interconnected world is the task of Kate Ascher’s The Way to Go: Moving By Sea, Land, and Air. Lusciously illustrated and meticulously researched, The Way to Go reveals the highly complex and largely invisible network of global transportation."
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