Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation

Edward Humes (Author)
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Harper Perennial
Publish Date
May 16, 2017
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

An author and journalist, Edward Humes received the Pulitzer Prize for specialized reporting in 1989 for his coverage of the military. Since then, he has written a series of acclaimed and award-winning nonfiction books, including the bestselling Mississippi Mud, No Matter How Loud I Shout, Force of Nature, Garbology and Eco Barons. No Matter How Loud I Shout was named best research nonfiction book in 1996 by Pen Center USA, and Best Book that same year by the Investigative Reporters & Editors organization, while his Mean Justice was named a best book of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times. Humes is distinguished by his unique meld of immersion journalism and narrative storytelling.


"Like "Silent Spring" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma," "Door to Door" is a rallying point for culturewide change. Hume's tireless curation of figure and fact, his well-reasoned arguments and his uncluttered, well-ordered prose may turn the ship that's just begun to budge."--Mary Roach, the New York Times Book Review
"So much effort goes to moving our bodies and our stuff around. And as this book makes very clear, it could be done so much better! A fascinating read, from the center of the world's car culture"--Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy
"In this groundbreaking work, Ed Humes shows that we could have fast, reliable and incredibly safe transport, if we only had the political guts to choose it. Hopefully, this fascinating work will prompt long overdue changes. "--Samuel Fromartz, editor in chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network, and author of the award-winning In Search of the Perfect Loaf.
"Humes takes us inside the mammoth transportation systems that move things, and move us, around. Door to Door is an eye-opening account of the massive physical systems that support our increasingly digital world."--Richard Florida, author of the Rise of the Creative Class, University of Toronto & NYU professor
"This timely book will inspire many readers to change their habits and their views of the future."--Booklist