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Description - Car Wars by Graeme Davison

This is the story of how the car changed a society.

Graeme Davison, Australia's leading urban historian, explores the Melbourne he knows so well to show us how the car entered our consciousness - as an object of desire, a symbol of status, a creator of freedoms, a shaper of sexual mores. His is a fascinating journey through landscapes changed and cities redesigned by the car, of mayhem on the road and influence in the world of politics, of communities challenged and the environment threatened, and of an ongoing love affair with a machine.

Car Wars is a history of people, politics, landscapes, conflict, engineering, social movements and the environment. It is a story that is erudite, illuminating and elegantly told.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741142075
ISBN-10: 1741142075
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Graeme Davison

Graeme Davison is among our most innovative historians. His most recent books have been, The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne, The Unforgiving Minute, a history of time and The Use and Abuse of Australian History. In Car Wars he demonstrates yet again his originality as Australia's leading urban historian.

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