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Tom Vanderbilt

TOM VANDERBILT has written for many publications, including The New York Times MagazineThe Wall Street Journal MagazinePopular ScienceThe Financial TimesSmithsonian and The London Review of Books, among many others. He is a contributing editor of Wired UKOutside, andArtforum. He is author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) andSurvival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America. He has appeared on a wide range of television and radio programs, from the Today show to the BBC's World Service to NPR's Fresh Air. He has been a visiting scholar at NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation, a research fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a fellow at...

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Traffic
Written by Tom Vanderbilt
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27719-0 (0-307-27719-4)

A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year
The Washington PostThe Cleveland Plain-DealerRocky Mountain News

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






Traffic
Written by Tom Vanderbilt
Knopf | Hardcover | July 2008
$24.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26478-7 (0-307-26478-5)

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
Knopf | Hardcover | May 10, 2016
$27.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95824-2 (0-307-95824-8)

From the best-selling author of Traffic, a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes--why we like the things we like, and what it says about us.

Everyone knows his or her favorite color, the foods we most enjoy, and which season of House of Cards deserves the most stars on... Read more





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