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Asphalt Nation : How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take It Back - 97 edition

Asphalt Nation : How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take It Back (ISBN10: 0520216202; ISBN13: 9780520216204)
ISBN13: 978-0520216204
ISBN10: 0520216202

Summary: Asphalt Nation is a powerful examination of how the automobile has ravaged America's cities and landscape over the past 100 years together with a compelling strategy for reversing our automobile dependency. Jane Holtz Kay provides a history of the rapid spread of the automobile and documents the huge subsidies commanded by the highway lobby, to the detriment of once-efficient forms of mass transportation. Demonstrating that there are economic, political ...show more, architectural, and personal solutions to the problem, she shows that radical change is entirely possible. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in the history of our relationship with the car, and in the prospect of returning to a world of human mobility. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 10/01/1998
International: No

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