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The Automobile and the Environment

An International Perspective (Mit Press Series in Transportation Studies ; 1)

by Ralph Galanheimer

  • 62 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Mit Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture,
  • Automobiles,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Urban transportation,
  • Reference

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages544
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10237017M
    ISBN 100262070707
    ISBN 109780262070706

    How to leave behind our unwieldy, gas-guzzling, carbon dioxide–emitting vehicles for cars that are green, smart, connected, and fun. This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are. Automobile - Automobile - History of the automobile: Unlike many other major inventions, the original idea of the automobile cannot be attributed to a single individual. The idea certainly occurred long before it was first recorded in the Iliad, in which Homer (in Alexander Pope’s translation) states that Vulcan in a single day made 20 tricycles, which Leonardo da Vinci considered the idea.

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    In developing countries, the effects of the car on society are not as visible, however they are significant. The development of the car built upon the transport sector first started by railways. This has introduced sweeping changes in employment patterns, social interactions, infrastructure and the distribution of . Far from being a modern conception, electric cars were among the first vehicles on the road. In the formative days of the automobile, a third of cars were electric, and they challenged internal combustion engine-driven vehicles for primacy. Economic and environmental concerns have periodically revived widespread interest in electric cars and hybrid vehicles, and the quest for a non- or less 5/5(1).


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The Car and the City: The Automobile, the Built Environment, and Daily Urban Life Hardcover – March 1, by Martin Wachs (Editor), Margaret Crawford (Editor)Format: Hardcover. The twentieth-century American experience with the automobile has much to tell us about the relationship between consumer capitalism and the environment, Tom McCarthy contends.

In Auto Mania he presents the first environmental history of the automobile that shows how consumer desire (and manufacturer decisions) created impacts across the product lifecycle—from raw material Cited by: Wells's book is a remarkable achievement. --Theodore Strathman "Southern California Quarterly " [Car Country] is an excellent and needed addition to the still remarkably small literature that explores the combined histories of Americans, automobiles, and the environment.

--Tom McCarthy "The Michigan Historical Review "Reviews: 9. The automotive industry and the environment provides both a cogent diagnosis of the environmental and other problems facing the industry and a blueprint for a better future. It will be widely welcomed by. This book is particularly useful in examining the constraints on automobile-dependent cities and the potential loss of community, urban utility, and public safety.

Paul Nieuwenhuis and Peter Wells, eds., Motor Vehicles in the Environment: Principles and Practice (New York: John Wiley & Sons, ).

A rather straight-forward, systematic. The Automobile and the Environment: International Congress of Automotive and Transport Engineering CONATEdited by Anghel Chiru This book first published Cambridge Scholars Publishing 12 Back Chapman Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2XX, UK.

The automotive industry and the environment provides both a cogent diagnosis of the environmental and other problems facing the industry and a blueprint for a better future.

It will be widely welcomed by the industry, policy makers and all those concerned with sustainable transport. The impact of the automobile and the auto-centered transport system on the American environment has been enormous.

From the manufacturing process to the junkyard, cars—and all motorized vehicles for that matter—consume resources; pollute the air, land, and water; and transform space. The book also describes models of decentralised production, particularly the micro factory retailing (MFR) model, which provide an alternative to.

The Automobile and the Environment in American History by Martin V. Melosi Introduction The impact of the automobile and the auto-centered transport system on the American environment has been enormous. From the manufacturing process to the junkyard, cars—and all motorized vehicles for that matter—consume resources; pollute the air, land.

Over the years, changes in the design, size, weight, and power of automobiles all contributed to greater gasoline use. The addition of amenities such as air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, automatic windows, and automatic transmissions reduced fuel economy.

The Automobile and the Environment in American History. by Martin V. Melosi. The Automobile's Imprint on the Landscape.

There is little doubt that the widespread use of the automobile, especially afterchanged the rural and urban landscapes in is overly simplistic to assume, however, that the automobile was the single driving force in the transformation of the countryside or.

This book is the first in a series of publications on vehicle-related pollution and control measures prepared by the World Bank in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme to underpin the Bank's overall objective of promoting transport that is environmentally sustainable and least damaging to human health and welfare/5(3).

The 5 best environmental books of all time Environmental news junkie Peter Dykstra ranks his favorite books about how science, politics, ideology, money and passion collide.

The elephant in question is the American automobile and its true cost to the citizenry, economy, and environment. The authors, both engineers, provide a more reasoned, well-written, and holistic introduction to the subject than one would expect from a s: 3.

Best Environmental Books Contemporary fiction or non-fiction, how-to guides to green living, ecology tracts from the tree-hugging '70s, and those seminal works that chronicled the first stirrings of the conservation ethic. The Ecology of the Automobile.

regulations on issues such as safety and the environment [16, 38,[][][][][][][][][]. This suggests that it is the automobile. The automotive industry and the environment provides both a cogent diagnosis of the environmental and other problems facing the industry and a blueprint for a better future.

It will be widely welcomed by the industry, policy makers and all those concerned with sustainable : Certification testing of prototype vehicles miles of use is based on the Automobile Manufacturers' Association (AMA) mile durability cycle. The cycle consists of numerous stops, acceleration, and high/ medium-speed driving (maximum of 55 mph) (U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency ). Europe. In this original book, authors Freund and Martin examine the central role that auto production and consumption have played in the twentieth century: as a technological system with major impacts on public policy, land use, cultural patterns, social relations, community, natural resources, environmental quality and options for spatial s: 1.

Car pollutants cause immediate and long-term effects on the environment. Car exhausts emit a wide range of gases and solid matter, causing global warming, acid rain, and harming the environment and human health.

Engine noise and fuel spills also cause pollution. Cars, trucks and other forms of transportation are the single largest contributor. The automobile’s first growth phase ended with one car per family, but the second growth phase ended with about one car per person. During the 60’s there was a 25 million increase in car registrations (Hess 10).

Car engineers now focused on making the car more efficient, because the regular A to B car was already s:   The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car. The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines the impact, development, and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colorful year history/5(2).