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Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)
Tom Vanderbilt
Adult Nonfiction TL152.5 .V36 2008

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Vanderbilt looks at the psychology of driving and the many false impressions drivers use to operate their vehicles. He also looks at other subjects potentially unconsidered by the average driver, such as traffic control centers and smart technology that improves driving decisions. David Slavin's diverse application of tone and personality make him a great choice for this production. Vanderbilt's writing is accessible, but it changes in tone depending on the context (ranging from life-and-death issues of accidents to reflecting about traffic controllers protesting during the Academy Awards). Slavin balances these shifting thoughts and maintains an overall energetic personality throughout the production. The big challenge of this audiobook is how much drivers who listen to audiobooks will adjust their habits while listening to it. A Knopf hardcover. (Reviews, May 19). (Aug.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

If only all traffic proceeded with the ease and flow it does here with Vanderbilt in the driver's seat. Under his guidance, you'll go on excursions to those intersections where the highway and human behavior meet. Just be prepared to stop in amazement at the false assumptions we share about our skills on the road. (LJ 6/15/08) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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