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Car country : an environmental history

Author: Christopher W Wells
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2013.
Series: Weyerhaeuser environmental books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment, charting a history essential for understanding American transportation and land-use issues today

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher W Wells
ISBN: 9780295992150 0295992158
OCLC Number: 810947168
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Foreword by William Cronon Acknowledgments Prologue: A Car of One's Own Part One | Before the Automobile, 1880-19051. Roads and Reformers Part Two | Dawn of the Motor Age, 1895-19192. Automotive Pioneers 3. Building for Traffic Photo Gallery One Part Three | Creating Car Country, 1919-19414. Motor-Age Geography 5. Fueling the Boom 6. The Paths Out of Town Photo Gallery Two Part Four | New Patterns, New Standards, New Landscapes, 1940-19607. Suburban Nation Epilogue | Reaching for the Car Keys Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Series Title: Weyerhaeuser environmental books
Responsibility: Christopher W. Wells ; foreword by William Cronon.

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[I]maginative and accessible. . . . General US historians should pay attention to Car Country. It joins a growing body of environmental history that is revising the traditional narrative of US Read more...

 
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