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ITEM#: 11720943

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

www.howwedrive.com
A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year
The Washington Post • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer • Rocky Mountain News

In this brilliant, lively, and eye-opening investigation, Tom 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 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.Traffic is about more than driving: it's about human nature. It will change the way we see ourselves and the world around us, and it may even make us better drivers.

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ISBN 9780307277190
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Format Paperback
Pages 402
Publisher Date 2009-08-11 00:00:00.0
Publisher Vintage Books
Copyright Year 2008
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.68 lb
Height 8.0 in
Language English
Subtitle Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us
Edition Number 1
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Vanderbilt, Tom
Country of Origin United States

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