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

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

Label
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
by Tom Vanderbilt
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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
Label
Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us), by Tom Vanderbilt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [293]-383) and index
Control code
ocn213495274
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii., 402 p. :
Isbn
9780307264787
Lccn
2008011507
System control number
(OCoLC)213495274
Label
Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us), by Tom Vanderbilt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [293]-383) and index
Control code
ocn213495274
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii., 402 p. :
Isbn
9780307264787
Lccn
2008011507
System control number
(OCoLC)213495274

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