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Traffic

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

by Tom Vanderbilt Author · Marc Cashman Narrator

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Imprint:
Random House Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2008

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 372.3 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 372 MB

Tom Vanderbilt (Author)

Tom Vanderbilt has written for many publications and is a contributing editor of Wired (UK), Outside, and Artforum. He is the author of You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says Abo...

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