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The Resource Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation, Edward Humes

Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation, Edward Humes

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Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation
Title
Door to door
Title remainder
the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation
Statement of responsibility
Edward Humes
Title variation
Magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Transportation dominates our daily existence. Thousands, even millions, of miles are embedded in everything we do and touch. We live in a door-to-door universe that works so well most Americans are scarcely aware of it. The grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is equivalent to building the Great Pyramid, the Hoover Dam, and the Empire State Building all in a day. Every day. And yet, in the one highly visible part of the transportation world -- the part we drive -- we suffer grinding commutes, a violent death every fifteen minutes, a dire injury every twelve seconds, and crumbling infrastructure. Now, the way we move ourselves and our stuff is on the brink of great change, as a new mobility revolution upends the car culture that, for better and worse, built modern America. This unfolding revolution will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. We are, quite literally, at a fork in the road, though whether it will lead us to Carmageddon or Carmaheaven has yet to be determined. Using interviews, data and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case. Tracking one day in the life of his family in Southern California, Humes uses their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions as a springboard to explore the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system. He ultimately makes clear that transportation is one of the few big things we can change -- our personal choices do have a profound impact, and that fork in the road is coming up fast. Door to Door is a fascinating detective story, investigating the worldwide cast of supporting characters and technologies that have enabled us to move from here to there -- past, present, and future." -- Amazon.com
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses the truths and challenges behind our modern world of transportation, describes the car culture that built modern America and predicts a coming revolution that stands to change every aspect of our lives
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10485846
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DLC
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Humes, Edward
Dewey number
388.09
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Transportation
  • Transportation
  • Transportation
  • Transportation
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adult
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the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation
Label
Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation, Edward Humes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-357) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The three-million-mile commute -- Morning alarm -- The ghost in the can -- Morning brew -- Four airliners a week -- Friday the Thirteenth -- Pizza, ports, and Valentines -- The ladies of logistics -- Angels Gate -- The ballet in motion -- The last mile -- Peak travel -- Robots in paradise -- The next door
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ocn924683316
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780062372079
Lccn
2015037315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)924683316
Label
Door to door : the magnificent, maddening, mysterious world of transportation, Edward Humes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The three-million-mile commute -- Morning alarm -- The ghost in the can -- Morning brew -- Four airliners a week -- Friday the Thirteenth -- Pizza, ports, and Valentines -- The ladies of logistics -- Angels Gate -- The ballet in motion -- The last mile -- Peak travel -- Robots in paradise -- The next door
Control code
ocn924683316
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780062372079
Lccn
2015037315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)924683316

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