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    The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today (CD-Audio) By (author) Ted Conover, Performed by Dick Hill

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    DescriptionRoads bind our world?metaphorically and literally?transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and sunder them, and reveal the hopes and fears of those who travel them. With his marvelous eye for detail and his contagious enthusiasm, Ted Conover explores six of these key byways worldwide. In Peru, he traces the journey of a load of rare mahogany over the Andes to its origin, an untracked part of the Amazon basin soon to be traversed by a new east-west route across South America. In East Africa, he visits truckers whose travels have been linked to the worldwide spread of AIDS. In the West Bank, he monitors highway checkpoints with Israeli soldiers and then passes through them with Palestinians, witnessing the injustices and danger borne by both sides. He shuffles down a frozen riverbed with teenagers escaping their Himalayan valley to see how a new road will affect the now-isolated Indian region of Ladakh. From the passenger seat of a new Hyundai piling up the miles, he describes the exuberant upsurge in car culture as highways proliferate across China. And from inside an ambulance, he offers an apocalyptic but precise vision of Lagos, Nigeria, where congestion and chaos on freeways signal the rise of the global megacity. A spirited, urgent book that reveals the costs and benefits of being connected?how, from ancient Rome to the present, roads have played a crucial role in human life, advancing civilization even as they set it back.


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    Title
    The Routes of Man
    Subtitle
    How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ted Conover, Performed by Dick Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 1
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441859297
    ISBN 10: 1441859292
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WTD
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    DC22: 388.1
    BISAC V2.8: TRV031000
    DC21: 388.1
    Ingram Subject Code: JT
    Libri: I-JT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 53690
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HE341 .C66 2010B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Brilliance Corporation
    Imprint name
    Brilliance Corporation
    Publication date
    09 February 2010