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Car wars : how the car won our hearts and conquered our cities

Author: Graeme Davison; Sheryl Yelland
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Graeme Davison explores the Melbourne he knows so well to show us how the car entered our consciousness - as an object of desire, a symbol of status, a creator of freedoms, a shaper of sexual mores. His is a journey through landscapes changed and cities redesigned by the car, and a story of mayhem on the road and influence in the world of politics, of communities challenged and the environment threatened, and of an
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Davison; Sheryl Yelland
ISBN: 1741142075 9781741142075
OCLC Number: 56719942
Awards: Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2004 (Australia)
Short-listed for Nettie Palmer Prize 2004 (Australia)
Short-listed for NSW Premier's History Awards 2004 (Australia)
Short-listed for The Age Book of the Year 2004 (Australia)
Short-listed for Victorian Community History Awards 2004 (Australia)
Description: xix, 308 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Graeme Davison with Sheryl Yelland.

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