Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Asphalt Nation by Jane Holtz Kay

An examination of how the automobile has ravaged America's cities and landscape since the end of the 19th century together with a strategy for reversing their automobile dependency. The text provides a history of the rapid spread of the automobile and documents the huge subsidies commanded by the highway lobby, to the detriment of once-efficient forms of mass transportation. Demonstrating that there are economic, political, architectural and personal solutions to the problem, it shows that radical change is entirely possible. The book should be of value to everyone interested in the history of America's relationship with the car, and in the prospect of returning to a world of human mobility.

Buy Asphalt Nation by Jane Holtz Kay from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780520216204
ISBN-10: 0520216202
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Asphalt Nation by Jane Holtz Kay

Book Reviews - Asphalt Nation by Jane Holtz Kay

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Asphalt Nation book by Jane Holtz Kay and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jane Holtz Kay

Jane Holtz Kay is the architecture and planning critic for The Nation and the author of Lost Boston (1980) and Preserving New England (1986).