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              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road
               

              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Hardback)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.

              • RRP: $61.50
              • $52.20
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              From the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. --Provided by publisher.

              ISBN 9780062741967
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher William Morrow & Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction
               

              The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.

              • RRP: $189.99
              • $108.40
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              Simplified Chinese edition of The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

              ISBN 9787213094019
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher Zhe Jiang Ren Min Chu Ban She
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Chinese)
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              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road
                

              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.; Read by Butler, Ron

              • RRP: $127.50
              • $108.01
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              An instant classic from the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving, viewing the open road as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. As we become ever more pacified in so many d...omains of life, I want to explore this one domain of skill and freedom--driving--before it is too late, and make a case for defending it. Once we were drivers, the road alive with autonomy, possibility, danger, trust, and speed. Today we are as likely to be in the back seat of an Uber as behind the wheel ourselves. Tech giants are hurling us toward a shiny, happy self-driving future, selling utopia but equally keen to advertise to a captive audience entranced by another expensive device. Are we destined, then, to become passengers, not drivers? Considering congestion, traffic fatalities, and global warming, what is so great about driving anyway? Why We Drive reveals that much more may be at stake than we might think. Ten years ago, in the New York Times-bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft, philosopher-mechanic Matthew B. Crawford--a University of Chicago PhD who owned his own motorcycle shop--made a revolutionary case for manual labor, one that ran headlong against the pretentions of white-collar office work. Now, using driving as a window through which to critique the broader changes wrought by technology on all aspects of contemporary life, Crawford investigates the driver's seat as one of the few remaining domains of self-reliance, mastery, attention, exploration, play--and freedom. Blending philosophy and hands-on storytelling, Crawford grounds the narrative in his own experience in the garage and behind the wheel, recounting his experience restoring a vintage Volkswagen from the ground up, as well as his journeys to thriving automotive subcultures across the country.
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              ISBN 9781094160726
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road
                

              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.; Read by Butler, Ron

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $72.00
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              An instant classic from the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving, viewing the open road as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. As we become ever more pacified in so many d...omains of life, I want to explore this one domain of skill and freedom--driving--before it is too late, and make a case for defending it. Once we were drivers, the road alive with autonomy, possibility, danger, trust, and speed. Today we are as likely to be in the back seat of an Uber as behind the wheel ourselves. Tech giants are hurling us toward a shiny, happy self-driving future, selling utopia but equally keen to advertise to a captive audience entranced by another expensive device. Are we destined, then, to become passengers, not drivers? Considering congestion, traffic fatalities, and global warming, what is so great about driving anyway? Why We Drive reveals that much more may be at stake than we might think. Ten years ago, in the New York Times-bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft, philosopher-mechanic Matthew B. Crawford--a University of Chicago PhD who owned his own motorcycle shop--made a revolutionary case for manual labor, one that ran headlong against the pretentions of white-collar office work. Now, using driving as a window through which to critique the broader changes wrought by technology on all aspects of contemporary life, Crawford investigates the driver's seat as one of the few remaining domains of self-reliance, mastery, attention, exploration, play--and freedom. Blending philosophy and hands-on storytelling, Crawford grounds the narrative in his own experience in the garage and behind the wheel, recounting his experience restoring a vintage Volkswagen from the ground up, as well as his journeys to thriving automotive subcultures across the country.
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              ISBN 9781094160740
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
                

              Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $30.61
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              In this wise and often funny book, a philosopher/mechanic systematically destroys the pretensions of the high-prestige workplace and makes an irresistible case for working with one's hands.

              ISBN 9780143117469
              Released NZ 27 Apr 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Con las Manos O Con la Mente: Sobre el Valor de los Trabajos Manuales e Intelectuales
               

              Con las Manos O Con la Mente: Sobre el Valor de los Trabajos Manuales e Intelectuales (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.

              • RRP: $46.50
              • $46.50
              • In Stock US

              Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common, but now seems to be receding from society-the experience of making and fixing things with our hands. Those of us who sit in an office often feel a lack of connection to the material world, a sense of l...oss, and find it difficult to say exactly what we do all day. For anyone who felt hustled off to college, then to the cubicle, against their own inclinations and natural bents, Shop Class as Soulcraft seeks to restore the honor of the manual trades as a life worth choosing.
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              ISBN 9788492452545
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2010
              Publisher Empresa Activa
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Nuevos Paradigmas: Una Mirada Diferente a la Gestion Empresarial
              Language (Spanish)
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              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road
                

              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.

              • RRP: $65.99
              • $55.80
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              Using driving as a window through which to view the broader changes wrought by technology on contemporary life, the author investigates the driver's seat as one of the few remaining domains skill, exploration, play -- and freedom.

              ISBN 9780062999900
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperLuxe
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road
                

              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.; Read by Butler, Ron

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $72.00
              • Save $12.99
              • In Stock US

              An instant classic from the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving, viewing the open road as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. As we become ever more pacified in so many d...omains of life, I want to explore this one domain of skill and freedom--driving--before it is too late, and make a case for defending it. Once we were drivers, the road alive with autonomy, possibility, danger, trust, and speed. Today we are as likely to be in the back seat of an Uber as behind the wheel ourselves. Tech giants are hurling us toward a shiny, happy self-driving future, selling utopia but equally keen to advertise to a captive audience entranced by another expensive device. Are we destined, then, to become passengers, not drivers? Considering congestion, traffic fatalities, and global warming, what is so great about driving anyway? Why We Drive reveals that much more may be at stake than we might think. Ten years ago, in the New York Times-bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft, philosopher-mechanic Matthew B. Crawford--a University of Chicago PhD who owned his own motorcycle shop--made a revolutionary case for manual labor, one that ran headlong against the pretentions of white-collar office work. Now, using driving as a window through which to critique the broader changes wrought by technology on all aspects of contemporary life, Crawford investigates the driver's seat as one of the few remaining domains of self-reliance, mastery, attention, exploration, play--and freedom. Blending philosophy and hands-on storytelling, Crawford grounds the narrative in his own experience in the garage and behind the wheel, recounting his experience restoring a vintage Volkswagen from the ground up, as well as his journeys to thriving automotive subcultures across the country.
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              ISBN 9781094160733
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
               

              Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work (Hardback)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.

              • RRP: $69.50
              • $56.39
              • Save $13.11
              • In Stock US

              In this wise and often funny book, a philosopher/mechanic systematically destroys the pretensions of the high-prestige workplace and makes an irresistible case for working with one's hands.

              ISBN 9781594202230
              Released NZ 28 May 2009
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 17+ years
              Availability
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              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road
                

              Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crawford, Matthew B.

              • RRP: $38.99
              • $32.39
              • Save $6.60
              • Pub Date
                8 Jun 21

              From the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. A thoughtful, entertaining, and substantive work about the joys of driving. --Wall Str...eet Journal Once we were drivers, the open road alive with autonomy, adventure, danger, trust, and speed. Today we are as likely to be in the back seat of an Uber as behind the wheel ourselves. Tech giants are hurling us toward a shiny, happy self-driving future, selling utopia but equally keen to advertise to a captive audience strapped into another expensive device. Are we destined, then, to become passengers, not drivers? Why We Drive reveals that much more may be at stake than we might think. Ten years ago, in the New York Times-bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft, philosopher-mechanic Matthew B. Crawford--a University of Chicago PhD who owned his own motorcycle shop--made a revolutionary case for manual labor, one that ran headlong against the pretentions of white-collar office work. Now, using driving as a window through which to view the broader changes wrought by technology on all aspects of contemporary life, Crawford investigates the driver's seat as one of the few remaining domains of skill, exploration, play--and freedom. Blending philosophy and hands-on storytelling, Crawford grounds the narrative in his own experience in the garage and behind the wheel, recounting his decade-long restoration of a vintage Volkswagen as well as his journeys to thriving automotive subcultures across the country. Crawford leads us on an irreverent but deeply considered inquiry into the power of faceless bureaucracies, the importance of questioning mindless rules, and the battle for democratic self-determination against the surveillance capitalists. A meditation on the competence of ordinary people, Why We Drive explores the genius of our everyday practices on the road, the rewards of folk engineeri
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              ISBN 9780062741974
              Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
              Publisher Custom House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 8 Jun 2021
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