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Vehicle of Desire: Evolution of the Automobile and America's Dependence on Petroleum

Mahmoud Nimir Musa

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ISBN 10: 1439209138 / ISBN 13: 9781439209134
Published by BookSurge Publishing, 2008
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Title: Vehicle of Desire: Evolution of the ...

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Vehicle of Desire: Evolution of the Automobile and America’s Dependence on Petroleum, by Mahmoud Mimir Musa and William Cecil-Smith, attempts to bring into perspective two hundred years of the American love affair with the car and its impact on U.S. energy dependence. Musa and Cecil-Smith’s detailed and thoroughly researched book leaves no stone unturned in its lucid description of how America has come to its current crossroads with oil and the automobile. Musa and Cecil-Smith’s Vehicle of Desire: Tracing America’s Dependence on Petroleum examines not just the technical aspects of the challenges facing American transportation and our car-culture, they also investigate the cultural and sociological factors that have turned America’s love affair with the automobile into a global concern. Written with clarity, authority, and frankness, Vehicle of Desire: Tracing America’s Dependence on Petroleum offers new perspectives in tackling one of the pressing issues of our time.

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Professor Mahmoud Mimir Musa earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, and taught at Loyola University, Chicago, as well as other universities. He is currently a researcher in international relations and cultural studies at the Centre D'Etudes Diplomatiques et Strategiques in Paris.

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