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Car Nation

An Illustrated History of Canada's Transformation Behind the Wheel

Canadians fell in love with the car at first glance. They were scared by it too, and by its potential. Canada was quick to become a car nation, as the automobile was enthusiastically adopted by … 96 View

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk

Public transportation is in crisis. Through an assessment of the history of automobility in North America, the “three revolutions” in automotive transportation, as well as the current … 306 View


Machines, People, Places and a World Transformed

From: Car Nation

Examines the car as a technology that changed the world as we know it. Outlines that the car became a fulcrum for human interaction. Looks at the American Influence on the Canadian Car Industry. … 9 $0.90 Add

Campus Parking and the Car as a Third Place

Asphalt Grievances and Commuter Sociability

From: Degrees of Failure

Using the examples of three Canadian schools, this chapter demonstrates how issues concerning the automobile, especially both the lack and expansion of on-campus parking, have become major policy … 13 $1.30 Add

Off the rails

A brief history of automotive domination

From: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

opens with a critique of Elon Musk’s damning opinion of public transit, before diving into a short history of how the automobile became the dominant transport option in North America. He … 17 $1.70 Add

The Auto Revolution Begins:

Invention and Industry

From: Car Nation

1900-1920. Looks at the beginning of the auto revolution, examines different makes and models, looks at the auto revolution’s impact on work, wages, and workers 17 $1.70 Add

Canada’s New Carscape:

Town and Country Remade

From: Car Nation

1912-1930. Analyzes the spread of the car in popularity and the freedom it represented to Canadians as you could now travel across the country, the changes to cities because of the car, road … 17 $1.70 Add

Canadian Motordom in Depression and War

From: Car Nation

1930-1945. Looks at the downturn for the auto industry during the Great Depression, the unionization of the industry, and the effect of WWII on the auto industry. Specifically uses the life of … 17 $1.70 Add

King Car:

The Automobile’s Golden Age

From: Car Nation

1945-1973. Analyzes the Great post-war boom in the car industry and argues that the automobile emblems of the era They represented a new industrial might, a new ethos of consumption and a new … 19 $1.90 Add

Driving into the World, from Oil Crisis to Today

From: Car Nation

1973 – 2005. Looks at the oil shock of 1973, looks at the car industries involvement in nationalism, continentialism, and globalization, the development of fuel economy & emissions … 17 $1.70 Add

On the Road

From: Wanderlust

Chapter Seven focus on travel by the ancient roads to modern highway systems. The chapter begins with ancient roads, the silk road, the art of cartography in Europe and its development of roads … 29 $2.90 Add