The routes of man : how roads are changing the world and the way we live today / Ted Conover.

By: Conover, Ted
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010Edition: 1st edDescription: 333 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cmISBN: 9781400042449 (alk. paper) :; 1400042445 (alk. paper) :Subject(s): Roads -- Social aspects | Conover, Ted -- TravelDDC classification: 388.1 LOC classification: HE341 | .C66 2010
Contents:
Forest primeval to Park Avenue -- Road, or not a road? -- Slipping from Shangri-La -- Road ecology -- The road is very unfair -- Double-edged roads -- A war you can commute to -- Speed up! -- Capitalist roaders -- Growing Broadway -- Drive soft : life no get duplicate.
Summary: A spirited, urgent book that reveals the costs and benefits of being connected--how, from ancient Rome to the present, roads have played a crucial role in human life, advancing civilization even as they set it back.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Forest primeval to Park Avenue -- Road, or not a road? -- Slipping from Shangri-La -- Road ecology -- The road is very unfair -- Double-edged roads -- A war you can commute to -- Speed up! -- Capitalist roaders -- Growing Broadway -- Drive soft : life no get duplicate.

A spirited, urgent book that reveals the costs and benefits of being connected--how, from ancient Rome to the present, roads have played a crucial role in human life, advancing civilization even as they set it back.

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