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The Resource Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us), Tom Vanderbilt

Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us), Tom Vanderbilt

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Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)
Title
Traffic
Title remainder
why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)
Statement of responsibility
Tom Vanderbilt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Traffic gets under the hood of the everyday activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological, and technical factors that explain how traffic works, why we drive the way we do, and what our driving says about us. Vanderbilt examines the perceptual limits and cognitive underpinnings that make us worse drivers than we think we are. He demonstrates why plans to protect pedestrians from cars often lead to more accidents. He shows how roundabouts, which can feel dangerous and chaotic, actually make roads safer--and reduce traffic in the bargain. He uncovers who is more likely to honk at whom, and why. He explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our quest for safety, and even identifies the most common mistake drivers make in parking lots.--From publisher description
Summary
Analyzes the complex social, physical, psychological, and technical factors that dictate how traffic works, why we drive the way we do, and what our driving reveals about us, discussing the unintended consequences of attempts to engineer safety
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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289930
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
629.28/3
Index
index present
LC call number
TL152.5
LC item number
.V36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)
Label
Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us), Tom Vanderbilt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20693581
Dimensions
25cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780307264787
Isbn Type
(hb.)
Lccn
2008011507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC) 2008011507
Label
Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us), Tom Vanderbilt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20693581
Dimensions
25cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780307264787
Isbn Type
(hb.)
Lccn
2008011507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC) 2008011507

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