Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

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Knopf Canada, Aug 11, 2009 - Social Science - 416 pages
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Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This book will make you think about it in a whole new light.

We have always had a passion for cars and driving. Now Traffic offers us an exceptionally rich understanding of that passion. Vanderbilt explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our attempts to engineer safety and even identifies the most common mistakes drivers make in parking lots. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Traffic gets under the hood of the quotidian activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological and technical factors that explain how traffic works.
 

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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

UPDATE 2/8/09 I ended up returning this one to the library after reading just two chapters or so. I agree w/my son, nothing too surprising or enlightening in this one. It could have made an ... Read full review

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It's too long but this book have some very good thoughts about out lives in general. I was inspired. Read full review

Contents

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III
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IV
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Tom Vanderbilt writes about design, technology, science and culture for Wired, Slate, The New York Times and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn and drives a 2001 Volvo V40.

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