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A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next

A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Standage, Tom

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From the New York Times bestselling author and deputy editor of the Economist comes an illuminating, incisive, characteristically readable 5,500-year history of how transportation has shaped our civilisation. Tom Standage's surprising global histories have delighted readers and s...old over half a million copies worldwide. Now, he returns with a provocative account of an overlooked form of technology - personal transportation - and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BC with the wheel, Standage moves through the eras of horsepower, trains, bicycles and cars, revealing how each successive mode of transit embedded itself in the world we live in - from the geography of our cities, to our experience of time, to our notions of gender. Today, after the growth of ride-sharing and the rise of autonomous vehicles, the social transformations spurred by coronavirus and climate change create a unique opportunity to critically re-examine our relationship with how we travel. With A Brief History of Motion, Standage overturns everyday myths about one of our most fundamental forms of technology, and invites us to look at our past with fresh eyes.
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ISBN 9781526608314
Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781526608314
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 31 Aug 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Standage, Tom
Category Social Issues
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
History Of Engineering & Technology
Road & Motor Vehicles: General Interest
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 629.209
Weight 418g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Vehicles - History, Motion
NBS Text Transport: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade