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Tom Vanderbilt


TOM VANDERBILT has written for many publications and is a contributing editor of Wired (U.K.), Outside, and Artforum. He is the author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) and Survival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America. He has been a visiting scholar at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, a research fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space, and a winner of the Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, among other honors. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. 


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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
$26.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95824-2 (0-307-95824-8)

From the best-selling author of Traffic, an enlightening and illuminating look at why we like the things we like, why we hate the things we hate, and what our preferences reveal about us

Why is showing up to work wearing the same outfit as a coworker so embarrassing? Why do we venerate... Read more





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