Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices are is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our cars are much more widespread and yet much less known -- from the surprising $14, 000 per year that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it owns, to the increase in rates of obesity and asthma to which cars contribute, to the 40, 000 deaths and 2.5 million crash injuries each and every year. Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.In a 2004 survey conducted for Mercedes by the Roper polling firm, 46 percent of Americans agreed with the notion ... One thirty-something woman from Long Island explained that her Volkswagen Passat mirrored her ainformala personality. She also thought the way she took care of the car said something about her; it is always neat, but she doesna#39;t always have regular maintenance checks on schedule.
|Title||:||Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives|
|Author||:||Catherine Lutz, Anne Lutz Fernandez|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2010-01-05|