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The Resource Car country : an environmental history, Christopher W. Wells ; foreword by William Cronon

Car country : an environmental history, Christopher W. Wells ; foreword by William Cronon

Label
Car country : an environmental history
Title
Car country
Title remainder
an environmental history
Statement of responsibility
Christopher W. Wells ; foreword by William Cronon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For most people in the United States, going almost anywhere begins with reaching for the car keys. This is true, Christopher Wells argues, because the United States is Car Country-a nation dominated by landscapes that are difficult, inconvenient, and often even unsafe to navigate by those who are not sitting behind the wheel of a car. The prevalence of car-dependent landscapes seems perfectly natural to us today, but it is, in fact, a relatively new historical development. In Car Country, Wells rejects the idea that the nation's automotive status quo can be explained as a simple byproduct of an ardent love affair with the automobile. Instead, he takes readers on a lively tour of the evolving American landscape, charting the ways that new transportation policies and land-use practices have combined to reshape nearly every element of the built environment around the easy movement of automobiles. From the dawn of the motor age to the establishment of the Interstate Highway System and the rise of the suburbs, Wells untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment, allowing readers to see the everyday world in a completely new way. The result is a history that is essential for understanding American transportation and land-use issues today. -- Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Christopher W
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Transportation, Automotive
  • Urban transportation
  • City planning
  • Land use
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • City planning
  • Land use
  • Transportation, Automotive
  • Urban transportation
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Label
Car country : an environmental history, Christopher W. Wells ; foreword by William Cronon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roads and reformers -- Automotive pioneers -- Building for traffic -- Motor-age geography -- Fueling the boom -- The paths out of town -- Suburban nation
Control code
ocn837527757
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 427 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804477
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct426k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837527757
Label
Car country : an environmental history, Christopher W. Wells ; foreword by William Cronon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roads and reformers -- Automotive pioneers -- Building for traffic -- Motor-age geography -- Fueling the boom -- The paths out of town -- Suburban nation
Control code
ocn837527757
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 427 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804477
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct426k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837527757

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