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Rush Hour How 500 Million Commuters Survive the Daily Journey to Work

by Iain Gately

eBooks of the Month The Real World

Rush Hour How 500 Million Commuters Survive the Daily Journey to Work Synopsis

Each working day 500 million people across the planet experience the miracle and misery of commuting. Whether undertaken by car, bus, train or bicycle, the practice shapes our days and creates a time and a space for a surprisingly diverse range of activities. In RUSH HOUR, Iain Gately traces the past, present and future of commuting, from the age of Dickens to the potential of the driverless car. He examines the contrasting experiences of commuters in Britain and elsewhere in the world: from the crush-loaded salarymen of the Tokyo metro to the road-rage afflicted middle managers of America. Notwithstanding its occasional traumas, commuting emerges as a positive aspect of modern life. It has dictated the growth of cities; been proving ground for new technologies; and given countless people freedom of movement and the opportunity to improve their lives.

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ISBN: 9781781854068
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781854068
Publication date: 6th November 2014
Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: Transport: general interest, Social & cultural history,

About Iain Gately

IAIN GATELY was born in 1963 and brought up in Hong Kong. He studied law at Cambridge before working in corporate finance. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including THE ASSESSOR, DRINK, and LA DIVA NICOTINA.

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