Traffic

Traffic

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society? That most crashes happen on sunny, dry days? Or that you can gauge a nation's driving behavior by its levels of corruption? These are only a few of the remarkable dynamics that Tom Vanderbilt explores in this fascinating tour through the mysteries of the road.

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.
 
As Vanderbilt shows, driving is a provocatively revealing prism for examining how our minds work and the ways in which we interact with one another. Ultimately, Traffic is about more than driving: it's about human nature. This audiobook will change the way we see ourselves and the world around us. And who knows? It may even make us better drivers.


From the Compact Disc edition.
Published: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2008.
ISBN: 9781415956106
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
audio file, rda

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

s
savinay
Nov 23, 2016

Interesting but very narrow on the topic. I was hoping that it will connect from research on movement of traffic to other aspects of life. I lost my interest midway and left reading.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DBRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top