Cars and Culture: The Life Story of a Technology / Edition 1

Cars and Culture: The Life Story of a Technology / Edition 1

by Rudi Volti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801883997

ISBN-13: 9780801883996

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

One of the leading artifacts of modern technology, the automobile has shaped our physical, economic, social, and cultural environment. The history of the automobile demonstrates how the decisions of governments, entrepreneurs, and the general public influence technological evolution. A succinct yet comprehensive history, Cars and Culture highlights the

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One of the leading artifacts of modern technology, the automobile has shaped our physical, economic, social, and cultural environment. The history of the automobile demonstrates how the decisions of governments, entrepreneurs, and the general public influence technological evolution. A succinct yet comprehensive history, Cars and Culture highlights the technical changes that altered the appearance and performance of automobiles, along with the myriad forces that have shaped the car's development.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883996
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1The dawn of the motor age, 1886-19051
2The automobile's adolescence, 1905-191421
3From battlefield to boulevard, 1914-192943
4Hard years and heroic days, 1929-194565
5In high gear, 1945-196587
6Second thoughts, 1965-1990115
7At the turn of a new century, 1990-137

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