• Traffic

  • By: Tom Vanderbilt
  • Narrated by: David Slavin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-09-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (24 ratings)

Summary

Why does the other lane always seem to be moving faster? What does the way you drive say about you? Is the road a microcosm of society or an autonomous republic that functions according to its own set of rules? Does traffic work the same all over the world Traffic answers these and many other questions, plunging head-on into traffic, viewing it not simply as a social ill or as a design problem, but as a leading cultural indicator and a living, organic model of what physicists call "emergent collective behavior", of things which often happen for no discernible reason...
©2008 Tom Vanderbilt (P)2008 Penguin Books Ltd
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