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Door to Door

The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation

by Edward Humes

On Sale: 05/16/2017

Price: $16.99

Door to Door

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Door to Door

The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation

by Edward Humes

On Sale: 05/16/2017

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

Thousands of miles are embedded in almost everything we do and touch and purchase, but we're scarcely aware of it.  A cup of Starbucks coffee materializes in front of us without any signs of the 30,000 miles it has travelled. Behind the scenes, there are grinding commutes, a violent death every 15 minutes on an American highway, and a crushing impact on the environment.

By delving into one week in the life of his family in suburban California—their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions—the author of first-year favorite Garbology reveals the truths and mounting challenges behind every trip we take and every click we make.

Freshman Common Read: Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)

Critical Praise

“Like “Silent Spring” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” “Door to Door” is a rallying point for culturewide change. Hume’s tireless curation of figure and fact, his well-reasoned arguments and his uncluttered, well-ordered prose may turn the ship that’s just begun to budge.” - Mary Roach, the New York Times Book Review

“So much effort goes to moving our bodies and our stuff around. And as this book makes very clear, it could be done so much better! A fascinating read, from the center of the world’s car culture” - Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy

“In this groundbreaking work, Ed Humes shows that we could have fast, reliable and incredibly safe transport, if we only had the political guts to choose it. Hopefully, this fascinating work will prompt long overdue changes. ” - Samuel Fromartz, editor in chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network, and author of the award-winning In Search of the Perfect Loaf.

“Humes takes us inside the mammoth transportation systems that move things, and move us, around. Door to Door is an eye-opening account of the massive physical systems that support our increasingly digital world.” - Richard Florida, author of the Rise of the Creative Class, University of Toronto & NYU professor

“This timely book will inspire many readers to change their habits and their views of the future.” - Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062372086
  • ISBN 10: 0062372084
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/16/2017
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.865 in (d)
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation
  • BISAC2 : TRANSPORTATION / Automotive / History