Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

by Catherine Lutz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230618138

ISBN-13: 2900230618137

Pub. Date: 01/05/2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our cars are much more widespread and yet much less known -- from the surprising $14,000 that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it

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Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our cars are much more widespread and yet much less known -- from the surprising $14,000 that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it owns, to the increase in rates of obesity and asthma to which cars contribute, to the 40,000 deaths and 2.5 million crash injuries each and every year.

Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900230618137
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
272

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Dream Car: Myth-making, Western Values, and the Automobile 23
The Pitch: How They Sell
The Pitch: How We Buy
The Catch: What We Really Pay Chapter 6. The Catch: The Rich Get Richer
Why We Drive
Drive Time Remakes Us
Getting Carsick
Full Metal Jacket: The Body Count
Conclusion: A Call to Action

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