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Traffic

Author : Tom Vanderbilt
ISBN : 9780307270542
Genre : Social Science
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fighting Traffic

Author : Peter D. Norton
ISBN : 9780262293884
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Before the advent of the automobile, users of city streets were diverse and included children at play and pedestrians at large. By 1930, most streets were primarily a motor thoroughfares where children did not belong and where pedestrians were condemned as "jaywalkers." In Fighting Traffic, Peter Norton argues that to accommodate automobiles, the American city required not only a physical change but also a social one: before the city could be reconstructed for the sake of motorists, its streets had to be socially reconstructed as places where motorists belonged. It was not an evolution, he writes, but a bloody and sometimes violent revolution. Norton describes how street users struggled to define and redefine what streets were for. He examines developments in the crucial transitional years from the 1910s to the 1930s, uncovering a broad anti-automobile campaign that reviled motorists as "road hogs" or "speed demons" and cars as "juggernauts" or "death cars." He considers the perspectives of all users--pedestrians, police (who had to become "traffic cops"), street railways, downtown businesses, traffic engineers (who often saw cars as the problem, not the solution), and automobile promoters. He finds that pedestrians and parents campaigned in moral terms, fighting for "justice." Cities and downtown businesses tried to regulate traffic in the name of "efficiency." Automotive interest groups, meanwhile, legitimized their claim to the streets by invoking "freedom" -- a rhetorical stance of particular power in the United States. Fighting Traffic offers a new look at both the origins of the automotive city in America and how social groups shape technological change.

Cell Traffic

Author : Heid E. Erdrich
ISBN : 9780816530083
Genre : Poetry
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Cell Traffic presents new poems and uncollected prose poetry along with selected work from award-winning poet Heid Erdrich's three previous poetry collections. Erdrich's new work reflects her continuing concerns with the tensions between science and tradition, between spirit and body. She finds surprising common ground while exploring indigenous experience in multifaceted ways: personal, familial, biological, and cultural. The title, Cell Traffic, suggests motion and Erdrich considers multiple movements-cellular transfer, the traffic of DNA through body parts and bones, "migration" through procreation, and the larger "movements" of indigenousness and ancestral inheritance.ÊErdrich's wry sensibility, sly wit, and keenly insightful mind have earned her a loyal following. Her point of view is always slightly off center, and this lends a particular freshness to her poetry. The debunking and debating of the science of origins is one of Erdrich's focal subjects. In this collection, she turns her observational eye to the search for a genetic mother of humanity, forensic anthropology's quest for the oldest known bones, and online offers of genetic testing. But her interests are not limited to science. She freely admits popular culture into her purview as well, referencing sci-fi television series and Internet pop-up ads.

Traffic Laws Annotated 1979

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ISBN : UOM:39015052646604
Genre : Traffic regulations
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European Air Traffic Management

Author : Dr. Andrew Cook
ISBN : 0754672956
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 38. 42 MB
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European Air Traffic Management: Principles, Practice and Research is a single source of reference on the key subject areas of ATM within Europe. It brings together material that was previously unobtainable, hidden within impenetrable technical documents or dispersed across disparate sources.The book will appeal to both aviation academics and practitioners, equally for those whose area of expertise is outside of ATM but want well-written sources of reference for related ATM subjects, as for those wishing to broaden existing knowledge.

Crosstown Traffic

Author : Charles Shaar Murray
ISBN : 0571207499
Genre : Rock musicians
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On original publication in 1989, Crosstown Traffic was immediately hailed as the ultimate book on Hendrix and his extraordinary musical legacy. Fully updated with new material, Charles Shaar Murray's awesome examination of Hendrix's influence on the culture has, if anything, grown in stature with the intervening years. 'Mouthwatering stuff for any serious Jimi Hendrix fan . . . Murray is certainly the first writer to fully portray the ways in which Hendrix shaped the future in which we now live, from hard rock to funk to jazz. Crosstown Traffic also stands as the best layman's history of the electric guitar I've ever come across.' Dave Marsh

Traffic And Turning

Author : Jonathan Burton
ISBN : 0874139139
Genre : Literary Criticism
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It will be of interest to all those interested in questions of early modern contact history, English relations with Islam and the East, English theater history, and cultural politics."--BOOK JACKET.

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