Brian Hayes is a senior writer for American Scientist and a recipient of a National Magazine Award. He lives in the Boston area.
"Why do you want to know about standpipes and manholes? Take a look, and you will." -- Erica Wagner - The Times "One of the most magical books I've chanced upon..." -- Alain de Botton - The Observer "When seen through the discriminating lens of author and photographer Brian Hayes, man-made objects appear as exquisite and natural as organic ones." -- Wired "Beautifully illustrated, continually informative, it richly deserves to become this season's unlikely bestseller." -- Alain de Botton - The Independent