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The Resource Are we there yet? : the American automobile, past, present, and driverless, Dan Albert

Are we there yet? : the American automobile, past, present, and driverless, Dan Albert

Label
Are we there yet? : the American automobile, past, present, and driverless
Title
Are we there yet?
Title remainder
the American automobile, past, present, and driverless
Statement of responsibility
Dan Albert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tech giants and automakers have been teaching robots to drive. In Are We There Yet?, Dan Albert combines historical scholarship with personal narrative to explore how car culture has suffused America's DNA. The plain, old-fashioned, human-driven car built our economy, won our wars, and shaped our democratic creed as it moved us about. Driver's ed made teenagers into citizens; auto repair made boys into men. Crusades against the automobile are nothing new. Its arrival sparked battles over street space, pitting the masses against the millionaires who terrorized pedestrians. When the masses got cars of their own, they learned to love driving too. During World War II, Washington nationalized Detroit and postwar Americans embraced car and country as if they were one. Then came 1960s environmentalism and the energy crises of the 1970s. Many predicted, even welcomed, the death of the automobile. But many more rose to its defense. They embraced trucker culture and took to Citizen Band radios, demanding enough gas to keep their big boats afloat. Since the 1980s, the car culture has triumphed and we now drive more miles than ever before. Have we reached the end of the road this time? Fewer young people are learning to drive. Ride hailing is replacing car buying, and with electrification a long and noble tradition of amateur car repair--to say nothing of the visceral sound of gasoline exploding inside a big V8--will come to an end. When a robot takes over the driver's seat, what's to become of us? Are We There Yet? carries us from muddy tracks to superhighways, from horseless buggies to driverless electric vehicles. Like any good road trip, it's an adventure so fun you don't even notice how much you've learned along the way."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Albert, Daniel M.
Dewey number
303.48/320973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HE5623
  • HE5623
LC item number
  • .A43 2019
  • .A527 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • United States
Label
Are we there yet? : the American automobile, past, present, and driverless, Dan Albert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first revolution: let's review -- The car for people who have none -- GM's sloan: we're not in Kansas anymore -- Automotive anxiety during the Great Depression -- The hidden history of the superhighways that transformed America -- Midcentury flying cars -- Foreign invaders from Sputnik to the Bug -- The automotive womb -- The energy crisis ends the Aquarian age -- Bands of citizens take on Dicky, Jerry, and Jimmy -- The un-cars that nobody loved -- Future visions of robot cars -- Think of the lives we'll save: the rhetorics of robot cars -- My car has left for college -- Kids today
Control code
on1053993541
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780393292749
Lccn
2019014088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053993541
Label
Are we there yet? : the American automobile, past, present, and driverless, Dan Albert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first revolution: let's review -- The car for people who have none -- GM's sloan: we're not in Kansas anymore -- Automotive anxiety during the Great Depression -- The hidden history of the superhighways that transformed America -- Midcentury flying cars -- Foreign invaders from Sputnik to the Bug -- The automotive womb -- The energy crisis ends the Aquarian age -- Bands of citizens take on Dicky, Jerry, and Jimmy -- The un-cars that nobody loved -- Future visions of robot cars -- Think of the lives we'll save: the rhetorics of robot cars -- My car has left for college -- Kids today
Control code
on1053993541
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780393292749
Lccn
2019014088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053993541

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