A Walk Around the Block

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A simple walk around the block set journalist Spike Carlsen, bestselling author of 'A Splintered History of Wood,' off to investigate everything he could about everything we take for granted in our normal life - from manhole covers and recycling bins to bike lanes and stoplights. In this celebration of the seemingly mundane, Carlsen opens our eyes to the engineering marvels, human stories, and natural wonders right outside our front door. He guides us through the surprising allure of sewers, the intricacies of power plants, the extraordinary path of an everyday letter, and the genius of recycling centres - all the while revealing that this awesome world isn't just a spectator sport.