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Autophobia : love and hate in the automotive age

Author: Brian Ladd
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the Model T to the SUV, Autophobia reveals that our vexed relationship with the automobile is nothing new - in fact, debates over whether cars are forces of good or evil in our world have raged for over a century now, ever since the automobile was invented."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Ladd
ISBN: 9780226467412 0226467414 9780226467290 0226467295
OCLC Number: 223105775
Description: 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Dream machines --
Roadkill : the new machine flattens its critics --
Buyer's remorse : the tarnished golden age --
Cities in motion : the car in the city --
Freeway revolts : the curse of mobility --
The end of the Automotive Age-or not --
Conclusion : road rage.
Responsibility: Brian Ladd.
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