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

 
 
 
 
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Author: Tom Vanderbilt
ISBN 13: 9780307277190
ISBN 10: 307277194
Edition: 1 Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2009-08-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $16.95
 
 

"Fresh and timely . . . Vanderbilt investigates how human nature has shaped traffic, and vice versa, finally answering drivers' most familiar and frustrating questions." --Publishers Weekly

"Fluently written and oddly entertaining, full of points to ponder while stuck at the on-ramp meter or an endless red light."--Kirkus Reviews

"This may be the most insightful and comprehensive study ever done of driving behavior and how it reveals truths about the types of people we are." --Booklist

"Fascinating . . . Could not come at a better time." --Library Journal

The Barnes & Noble Review

From the moment I heard about it, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Tom Vanderbilt's new book about traffic. I'm sure I wasn't the only one. Haven't we all pondered the mysteries of traffic endlessly (at least, it feels endless when you're stuck in it)? After all, traffic is as pervasive as the common cold, except bigger, more relevant. Even the sickliest among us comes down with colds only intermittently.