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Car Trouble: How New Technology, Clean Fuels, and Creative Thinking Can Revive the Auto Industry and Save Our Cities from Smog and Gridlock
     

Car Trouble: How New Technology, Clean Fuels, and Creative Thinking Can Revive the Auto Industry and Save Our Cities from Smog and Gridlock

by Steve Nadis, James J. MacKenzie, Laura Ost
 

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Mary Carroll
Long-range solutions to the pollution and gridlock emanating from humankind's "long love affair" with the auto are the focus of this volume in World Resource Institute's Guides to the Environment series. Science writer Nadis and James J. MacKenzie, a WRI senior associate formerly with the National Audubon Societies and the President's Council on Environmental Quality, open with a brief sketch of the social history of automobiles, then zero in on "the central issue: finding ways to entice people out of gasoline-powered cars." Separate chapters address three types of solutions--"cleaner alternative vehicles and attractive modes of public transportation, plus a new strategy for urban planning that makes most car trips unnecessary"--and spell out legislative actions and individual behavioral changes needed to produce positive results. "Car Trouble" presents useful facts and thoughtful analysis in highly readable form. It also includes "Car Facts" ({à}a la ""Harper's" Index"), appendixes on low-impact transport options, transportation laws of the past 20-plus years, and profiles of public and private groups involved with transportation issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807085226
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
Guide to the Environment Ser.
Pages:
224

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