Car Mania

Car Mania : A Critical History of Transport

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Road passenger and freight transport in Europe and North America is increasing at an alarming rate, and it is the view of many people that we are reaching a point where the environment will be damaged beyond repair. This study of this impending crisis in the western world, takes a look at transport past and present by examining current European and American transport structures and policies in the light of sustainability and the environment and the social and economic consequences of the present trends. Covering 200 years from the canal age and the rail revolution to the rise of the car, this revised edition is expanded to provide an international dimension on the subject.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 18mm | 299.38g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • notes, index
  • 0745309712
  • 9780745309712

Table of contents

The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - railways and canals; the resistible rise of the car - the forced decline of the railways; the car society - myth, mania and machismo.show more

About Winfried Wolf

Winfried Wolf is leading authority on transport and is the author of several books on the subject, including Berlin: City for the People (1994). He is the PDS spokesperson on transport policy in the German Bundestag.show more