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  • Trafficby Tom Vanderbilt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Washington Post ? The Cleveland Plain-Dealer ? Rocky Mountain News In this brilliant, lively, and eye-opening investigation, Tom Vanderbilt examines the perceptual limits and cognitive underpinnings that make us worse drivers than we think we are. He demonstrates... more...

  • Trafficby Tom Vanderbilt

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 21.00

    Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This book will make you think about it in a whole new light. We have always had a passion for cars and driving. Now Traffic offers us an exceptionally rich understanding of that passion. Vanderbilt explains why traffic jams form,... more...

  • Survival Cityby Tom Vanderbilt

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    On the road to Survival City , Tom Vanderbilt maps the visible and invisible legacies of the cold war, exhuming the blueprints for the apocalypse we once envisioned and chronicling a time when we all lived at ground zero. In this road trip among ruined missile silos, atomic storage bunkers, and secret test sites, a lost battleground emerges amid... more...

  • Trafficby Tom Vanderbilt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 17.58

    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,... more...

  • You May Also Likeby Tom Vanderbilt

    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 13.99

    We all have tastes. For instance, Tom Vanderbilt doesn't particularly care for white cars or fennel - even if he doesn't quite know why. Taste is an incredible fuzzy construct: Everyone has likes and preferences, but what do actually know about them? How do we acquire tastes, and how do they change? Why does our taste in the moment not reflect our... more...

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    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; Not Available

    We all have tastes. For instance, Tom Vanderbilt doesn't particularly care for white cars or fennel - even if he doesn't quite know why. Taste is an incredible fuzzy construct: Everyone has likes and preferences, but what do actually know about them? How do we acquire tastes, and how do they change? Why does our taste in the moment not reflect our... more...

  • You May Also Likeby Tom Vanderbilt

    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; Not Available

    We all have tastes. For instance, Tom Vanderbilt doesn't particularly care for white cars or fennel - even if he doesn't quite know why. Taste is an incredible fuzzy construct: Everyone has likes and preferences, but what do actually know about them? How do we acquire tastes, and how do they change? Why does our taste in the moment not reflect our... more...

  • You May Also Likeby Tom Vanderbilt

    Knopf Canada 2016; US$ 32.95

    Everyone knows his or her favourite colour, the foods we most enjoy, and which season of The Sopranos deserves the most stars on Netflix. But what does it really mean when we like something? How do we decide what's good? Is it something biological? What is the role of our personal experiences in shaping our tastes? And how do businesses make use... more...

  • You May Also Likeby Tom Vanderbilt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.95

    From the best-selling author of Traffic, a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes--why we like the things we like, and what it says about us. Everyone knows his or her favorite color, the foods we most enjoy, and which season of House of Cards deserves the most stars on Netflix. But what does it really mean when we like... more...

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