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Tom Vanderbilt writes about design, technology, science and culture for Wired, Slate, The New York Times and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn and drives a 2001 Volvo V40.

www.howwedrive.com

Tom Vanderbilt is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com)

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Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Written by Tom Vanderbilt


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $16.95

A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year
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In this brilliant, lively, and eye-opening investigation, Tom Vanderbilt examines the perceptual limits and cognitive underpinnings that make us worse drivers than we think we are. He demonstrates why... Read more >

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Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Written by Tom Vanderbilt


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 29, 2008
Price: $24.95

Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society? Or that most crashes happen on sunny, dry days? That our minds can trick us into thinking the next lane is moving faster? Or that you can gauge a nation’s driving behavior by its levels of corruption? These are... Read more >

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Written by Tom Vanderbilt


Format: eBook, 275 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 29, 2008
Price: $14.99

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