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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us)
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Hardcover
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1 edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (July 30, 2008)
9780307264787 | details & prices | 402 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society?
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (July 29, 2008)
9780307397720 | details & prices | 416 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.58 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Driving is a fact of life.
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1 reprint edition from Vintage Books (August 11, 2009)
9780307277190 | details & prices | 402 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Washington Post • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer • Rocky Mountain NewsIn 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.
from Random House of Canada Ltd (August 11, 2009)
9780307397737 | details & prices | 402 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $21.00
About: Driving is a fact of life.
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With David Slavin (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (July 29, 2008); titled "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do, (and What It Says About Us)"
9780739370322 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Driving is a fact of life.
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Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date July 29, 2008
Pages 416
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307397720
ISBN-10 0307397726
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.58 lbs.
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This book will make you think about it in a whole new light.

We have always had a passion for cars and driving. Now Traffic offers us an exceptionally rich understanding of that passion. Vanderbilt explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our attempts to engineer safety and even identifies the most common mistakes drivers make in parking lots. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Traffic gets under the hood of the quotidian activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological and technical factors that explain how traffic works.

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