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Traffic

Author : Tom Vanderbilt
ISBN : 9780141923703
Genre : Social Science
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Get stuck in ... Why do some people become demons when they get behind a wheel? Why does the other lane always move faster? Why do New Yorkers jaywalk (and nobody does in Cophenhagen)? And why should you never drive with any beer-drinking, divorced doctors named Fred? Driving is about far more than getting from A to B. As Tom Vanderbilt's brilliant, curiosity-filled book shows, it's actually the key to deciphering human nature and ... well, pretty much everything. From the etiquette of horn-honking to bumper stickers you should avoid, from gridlock in ancient Rome to why getting rid of road signs actually reduces accidents, Traffic will change the way you see yourself, and other people (and not just through your windscreen).

Traffic

Author : Kenneth Goldsmith
ISBN : 0974355488
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 82. 21 MB
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An uneasy combination of farcical comedy and hopeless tragedy, Traffic is a drama of Aristotelian proportions. Goldsmith's book unfolds like all classic narratives, tracing the beginning, middle and end of the action on a single day. In this case, the worst driving day of the year - replete with wanderings and errors, chance encounters, subplot snarls, and very real life-and-death results. But in the end, for all the horrific implications of this cultural catastrophe, Traffic has a happy ending: the midnight dream of the open road.

Traffic Accidents

Author : Graham P. Bartley
ISBN : 1604564261
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines a wide range of issues related to traffic accidents including prevention, safety, prediction, precipitation, mitigation, and related law enforcement issues.

Fighting Traffic

Author : Peter D. Norton
ISBN : 9780262293884
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 60. 94 MB
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Before the advent of the automobile, users of city streets were diverse and included children at play and pedestrians at large. By 1930, most streets were primarily a motor thoroughfares where children did not belong and where pedestrians were condemned as "jaywalkers." In Fighting Traffic, Peter Norton argues that to accommodate automobiles, the American city required not only a physical change but also a social one: before the city could be reconstructed for the sake of motorists, its streets had to be socially reconstructed as places where motorists belonged. It was not an evolution, he writes, but a bloody and sometimes violent revolution. Norton describes how street users struggled to define and redefine what streets were for. He examines developments in the crucial transitional years from the 1910s to the 1930s, uncovering a broad anti-automobile campaign that reviled motorists as "road hogs" or "speed demons" and cars as "juggernauts" or "death cars." He considers the perspectives of all users--pedestrians, police (who had to become "traffic cops"), street railways, downtown businesses, traffic engineers (who often saw cars as the problem, not the solution), and automobile promoters. He finds that pedestrians and parents campaigned in moral terms, fighting for "justice." Cities and downtown businesses tried to regulate traffic in the name of "efficiency." Automotive interest groups, meanwhile, legitimized their claim to the streets by invoking "freedom" -- a rhetorical stance of particular power in the United States. Fighting Traffic offers a new look at both the origins of the automotive city in America and how social groups shape technological change.

The Web Traffic Book

Author : Ross Michael Goldberg
ISBN : 1453742433
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is NOT your typical book. Whether you're already an online entrepreneur or are hoping to become one, you will find ideas and strategies that you've never considered are covered in full detail, so you can apply them and reach new people who otherwise never would have known you exist. Covering search engine marketing, easy research strategies, social marketing, video marketing, paid traffic, and much more, expect to know exactly what you are going to do to market your business on the web by the time you finish reading this book. Get this book right now, read it, and apply what's inside to finally get the customers you know you deserve.

Playing In Traffic

Author : Gail Giles
ISBN : 9781416909262
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Shy and unremarkable, seventeen-year-old Matt Lathrop is surprised and flattered to find himself singled out for the sexual attentions of the alluring Skye Colby, until he discovers the evil purpose behind her actions. Reprint.

Traffic And Turning

Author : Jonathan Burton
ISBN : 0874139139
Genre : Literary Criticism
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It will be of interest to all those interested in questions of early modern contact history, English relations with Islam and the East, English theater history, and cultural politics."--BOOK JACKET.

Traffic Signal Operations Near Highway Rail Grade Crossings

Author : Hans W. Korve
ISBN : 030906824X
Genre : Electronic traffic controls
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The Traffic In Culture

Author : George E. Marcus
ISBN : 0520088476
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30. 70 MB
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"The Traffic in Culture takes us along exciting new avenues in the investigation of art and society, global encounter, and the marketing of culture. These essays will become required reading to scholars in fields as diverse as art history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies."--Suzanne Preston Blier, Harvard University "These essays break new ground in charting out a critical ethnography of art. They address the complexities of cultural difference while ceasing to respect the boundary between 'Western' and 'non-Western' art which has defined the scope of the anthropology of art for too long. This is contemporary critical anthropology at its best."--Nicholas Thomas, Australian National University

Led Traffic Signal Monitoring Maintenance And Replacement Issues

Author : Thomas Urbanik
ISBN : 9780309098236
Genre : Electronic traffic controls
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