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The Resource A burglar's guide to the city, Geoff Manaugh

A burglar's guide to the city, Geoff Manaugh

Label
A burglar's guide to the city
Title
A burglar's guide to the city
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Manaugh
Title variation
burglars guide to the city
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again. At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, up to the buried vaults of banks, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city. With the help of FBI Special Agents, reformed bank robbers, private security consultants, the L.A.P.D. Air Support Division, and architects past and present, the book dissects the built environment from both sides of the law. Whether picking padlocks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum's surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, A Burglar's Guide to the City has the tools, the tales, and the x-ray vision you need to see architecture as nothing more than an obstacle that can be outwitted and undercut. Full of real-life heists--both spectacular and absurd--A Burglar's Guide to the City ensures readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway
Summary
Examines architecture through the eyes of a burglar, drawing on two thousand years of heists and break-ins to describe such aspects of burglary as picking locks, finding gaps in surveillance routines, and planning a getaway
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10483974
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manaugh, Geoff
Dewey number
364.16/22
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burglary
  • Burglary
  • Burglars
  • Crime prevention
Target audience
adult
Label
A burglar's guide to the city, Geoff Manaugh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Space invaders -- Crime is a way to use the city -- Your building is a target -- Tools of the trade -- Deep inside -- A crime is nothing if you can't get away -- Burglary requires architecture
Control code
ocn922799499
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780374117269
Lccn
2015034638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922799499
Label
A burglar's guide to the city, Geoff Manaugh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Space invaders -- Crime is a way to use the city -- Your building is a target -- Tools of the trade -- Deep inside -- A crime is nothing if you can't get away -- Burglary requires architecture
Control code
ocn922799499
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780374117269
Lccn
2015034638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922799499

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