9780307277190

Traffic

  • ISBN 13:

    9780307277190

  • ISBN 10:

    0307277194

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 08/11/2009
  • Publisher: Vintage

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

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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