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Two billion cars : driving toward sustainability

Author: Daniel Sperling; Deborah Gordon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In Two Billion Cars, transportation experts Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon provide a concise history of America's love affair with cars and an overview of the global oil and auto industries. America is still the leading emissions culprit, and what is especially worrying is that developing nations are becoming car-centric cultures as well. The authors explain how we arrived in this dangerous state, and also what  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Sperling; Deborah Gordon
ISBN: 9780199737239 0199737231
OCLC Number: 768579899
Description: xiii, 322 s. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Surviving two billion cars --
Beyond the gas-guzzler monoculture --
Toward a greener Detroit --
In search of low-carbon fuels --
Aligning Big Oil with the public interest --
The motivated consumer --
California's pioneering role --
Stimulating Chinese innovation --
Driving toward sustainability --
Transforming transportation --
after the fall.
Responsibility: Daniel Sperling, Deborah Gordon ; [foreword by Arnold Schwarzenegger].
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In Two Billion Cars, transportation experts Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon provide a concise history of America's love affair with cars and an overview of the global oil and auto industries. America is still the leading emissions culprit, and what is especially worrying is that developing nations are becoming car-centric cultures as well. The authors explain how we arrived in this dangerous state, and also what we can do about it. Sperling and Gordon expose the roots of the problem-- the resistant auto-industry, dysfunctional oil markets, short-sighted government policies, and unmotivated consumers. They zero in on reforming our gas-guzzling culture, expanding the search for low-carbon fuels, environment-friendly innovations in transportation planning, and more. --from publisher description

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