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Car wars : How the car won our hearts and conquered our cities - Graeme Davison

Car wars

How the car won our hearts and conquered our cities

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9781741142075
Number Of Pages: 328

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This is the story of how the car changed a society.

Graeme Davison, Australia s leading urban historian, explores the Melbourne he knows so well to show us how the car entered our consciousness - as an object of desire, a symbol of status, a creator of freedoms, a shaper of sexual mores. His is a fascinating journey through landscapes changed and cities redesigned by the car, of mayhem on the road and influence in the world of politics, of communities challenged and the environment threatened, and of an ongoing love affair with a machine.

Car Wars is a history of people, politics, landscapes, conflict, engineering, social movements and the environment. It is a story that is erudite, illuminating and elegantly told.

Introductionp. ix
Dream Machinesp. 1
Women Take the Wheelp. 28
Sex, Speed and Powerp. 48
The New Landscapep. 74
The Freedom of the Roadp. 111
Blood on the Bitumenp. 143
Dream Highwaysp. 168
The Walls of Jerichop. 187
The Serpent in the Gardenp. 219
On the Move?p. 239
Abbreviationsp. 262
Notesp. 264
Select Bibliographyp. 296
Indexp. 302
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ISBN: 9781741142075
ISBN-10: 1741142075
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1