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Two billion cars : driving toward sustainability

Author: Daniel Sperling; Deborah Gordon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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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. Promising advances in both transportation technology and fuel efficiency together with shifts in travel behavior, they suggest, offer us a realistic way out of our predicament."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Sperling; Deborah Gordon
ISBN: 9780195376647 0195376641
OCLC Number: 775992396
Description: xiii, 304 pages : illustrations
Contents: Ch. 1. Surviving two billion cars --
Ch. 2. Beyond the gas-guzzler monoculture --
Ch. 3. Breaking Detroit's hold on energy and climate policy --
Ch. 4. In search of low-carbon fuels --
Ch. 5. Aligning Big Oil with the public interest --
Ch. 6. The motivated consumer --
Ch. 7. California's pioneering role --
Ch. 8. Stimulating Chinese innovation --
Ch. 9. Driving toward sustainability.
Responsibility: Daniel Sperling, Deborah Gordon.

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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. Promising advances in both transportation technology and fuel efficiency together with shifts in travel behavior, they suggest, offer us a realistic way out of our predicament."--Jacket.

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