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    Category Type
    Transportations & Traffic Engineering
    Item EAN
    2724318189926
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    Author
    Christopher Steiner
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    Publisher
    Grand Central Publishing
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    Description:

    Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go upand upand up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives. Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected our driving habits. People can't wait to junk their gas guzzling SUVs

    Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go upand upand up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives. Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected our driving habits. People can't wait to junk their gas guzzling SUVs for a new Prius. But there are more, not so obvious changes on the horizon that Chris Steiner tracks brilliantly in this provocative work. Consider the following societal changes: people who own homes in far off suburbs will soon realize that there's no longer any market for their houses (reason: nobody wants to live too far away because it's too expensive to commute to work). Telecommuting will begin to expand rapidly. Trains will become the mode of national transportation (as it used to be) as the price of flying becomes prohibitive. Families will begin to migrate southward as the price of heating northern homes in the winter is too pricey. Cheap everyday items that are comprised of plastic will go away because of the rising price to produce them (plastic is derived from oil). And this is just the beginning of a huge and overwhelming domino effect that our way of life will undergo in the years to come. Steiner, an engineer by training before turning to journalism, sees how this simple but constant rise in oil and gas prices will totally re structure our lifestyle. But what may be surprising to readers is that all of these changes may not be negative but actually will usher in some new and very promising aspects of our society. Steiner will probe how the liberation of technology and innovation, triggered by climbing gas prices, will change our lives. The book may start as an alarmist's exercise. but don't be misled. The future will be exhilarating. (2009) This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title



    Product Features:

    • Binding: Hardcover

    • Language of Text: English

    • Publication Year: 2009

    • Number of Pages: 288

    • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches

 

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