Places of Power, John Sexton's third book, transports the viewer to places few have experienced firsthand. This beautifully produced book explores ... Show synopsis Places of Power, John Sexton's third book, transports the viewer to places few have experienced firsthand. This beautifully produced book explores the haunting mystery of ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings, the monumental scale of Hoover Dam, the massive energy of steam turbine power plants, and the intricacies of the Space Shuttle. The eighty-three striking photographs in Places of Power bring the viewer into intimate contact with these amazing technological achievements. Seen through Sexton's eyes, these structures and machines built for utilitarian purposes are transformed into miraculous sculptures. In addition to the vibrant reproductions, the book includes an insightful foreword by legendary journalist Walter Cronkite, as well as an intriguing essay by noted computer scientist, Rob Pike. John Sexton shares his experiences and challenges in the making of these photographs in his own essays.