Are We There Yet   The American Automobile Past  Present  and Driverless
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Are We There Yet The American Automobile Past Present and Driverless


  • Author : Dan Albert
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393292756


Are We There Yet The American Automobile Past Present and Driverless Book Description :

Tech giants and automakers have been teaching robots to drive. Robot-controlled cars have already logged millions of miles. These technological marvels promise cleaner air, smoother traffic, and tens of thousands of lives saved. But even if robots turn into responsible drivers, are we ready to be a nation of passengers? In Are We There Yet?, Dan Albert combines historical scholarship with personal narrative to explore how car culture has suffused America’s DNA. The plain, old-fashioned, human-driven car built our economy, won our wars, and shaped our democratic creed as it moved us about. Driver’s ed made teenagers into citizens; auto repair made boys into men. Crusades against the automobile are nothing new. Its arrival sparked battles over street space, pitting the masses against the millionaires who terrorized pedestrians. When the masses got cars of their own, they learned to love driving too. During World War II, Washington nationalized Detroit and postwar Americans embraced car and country as if they were one. Then came 1960s environmentalism and the energy crises of the 1970s. Many predicted, even welcomed, the death of the automobile. But many more rose to its defense. They embraced trucker culture and took to Citizen Band radios, demanding enough gas to keep their big boats afloat. Since the 1980s, the car culture has triumphed and we now drive more miles than ever before. Have we reached the end of the road this time? Fewer young people are learning to drive. Ride hailing is replacing car buying, and with electrification a long and noble tradition of amateur car repair—to say nothing of the visceral sound of gasoline exploding inside a big V8—will come to an end. When a robot takes over the driver’s seat, what’s to become of us? Are We There Yet? carries us from muddy tracks to superhighways, from horseless buggies to driverless electric vehicles. Like any good road trip, it’s an adventure so fun you don’t even notice how much you’ve lear

Are We There Yet
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Are We There Yet


  • Author : Dan Santat
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316271226


Are We There Yet Book Description :

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat--creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and After the Fall--takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime! "Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you'll never look at being bored the same way again. Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where--or when--he'll end up.

Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet


  • Author : Alison Lester
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0670074896


Are We There Yet Book Description :

Travel around Australia without leaving home! From much-loved children's author Alison Lester comes this gift set containing the classic picture book, a 200-piece jigsaw puzzle and a pack of specially designed playing cards. The Book The year I turned eight, Mum and Dad took us on a trip around Australia. Luke, Billy and I missed school for the whole winter term. Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.

Are We There Yet
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Are We There Yet


  • Author : Susan Sessions Rugh
  • Publisher : Culture America (Hardcover)
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015076195240


Are We There Yet Book Description :

Take a journey through time on America's roads in this celebration of the family vacation as it was experienced during the years of 1945 to 1973, examining its popularity, traditions, and evolution via the prosperity of a post-World War II world.

Are We There Yet
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Are We There Yet


  • Author : Harriet Ziefert
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1402727135


Are We There Yet Book Description :

A brother and sister are very impatient during a car trip because they are going to a toy store.

Are We There Yet
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

Are We There Yet


  • Author : David Levithan
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2008-12-24
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0307481573


Are We There Yet Book Description :

Take a trip to Italy in this “introspective, moving, and honest” (Publishers Weekly) novel by bestselling author David Levithan (Every Day; Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) in which fledgling family bonds are threatened by new love. Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it's no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents' perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah's nightmare as they're forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the brothers aren't together nearly as much. And when Julia suddenly decides that maybe it's Danny she's really interested in, Danny has a decision to make: does he honor his relationship with the brother he thinks hates him, or does he follow his heart, which sorely needs some repairing of its own?Elijah and Danny don’t think they have anything in common except their parents. Danny thinks Elijah is a lazy, slacking, clueless dreamer who doesn’t know how to make a living. Elijah thinks Danny is a workaholic, stuck-up, soulless drone who doesn’t know how to make a life. Yes, they’re brothers. Then their parents trick them into taking a trip to Italy together. Nine days of escape. Nine days of somewhere else. Elijah and Danny aren’t sure it’s going to work. Until they each meet a girl—the same girl. Julia. And nothing will ever be the same again. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS From the Hardcover edition.

Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet


  • Author : Michal Brody
  • Publisher : Spinsters Ink
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015022002961


Are We There Yet Book Description :

Serious yet entertaining history of an exciting lesbian era. Thought-provoking analysis and lively description.

Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet


  • Author : Alison Byerly
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472051861


Are We There Yet Book Description :

An unusual approach to the Victorian phenomenon of virtual travel and realism through the lens of contemporary conceptualizations of media and its effects

Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet


  • Author : Emily Atack
  • Publisher : Seven Dials
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841883700


Are We There Yet Book Description :

"In the underrated noughties film Crossroads, Britney Spears sang the immortal words 'I'm not a girl, not yet a woman'. Cheers Brit. I too find myself getting stuck somewhere between being an overdeveloped teenager and not quite being a fully functioning adult woman. I have no idea how to back-up my iCloud, I can't drive and I'm pretty bad at stopping men with exciting beards and unbuttoned vintage shirts from taking a big old walk all over me. In fact, not a girl, not yet a woman . . . it sums up my twenties perfectly." Emily Atack was flung to fame at just 17, as the girl-next-door character in The Inbetweeners. Almost ten years later, she won over the nation on I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here with her cracking impersonations, epic bravery in the Bushtucker trials and general positivity. Now, in her first book, Emily digs deep and reveals the hilarious highs and the heart-breaking lows that rocked the years between. With astonishing courage and her trade-mark humour, she shares stories about her family, first dates (and bad dates), first loves, moments where she's hit rock bottom and how she finally came to realise that it was all going to be okay. Are We There Yet? is a warm, honest, FUNNY book for women of any age who have ever felt they needed to look a certain way or felt uncomfortable in their own skin. It's about life, love, everything grubby and glamorous in between, and ultimately realising that you're good enough. (Also she bought a laptop specifically to write this book so you better believe it's getting down and dirty :D)

Are We There Yet
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Are We There Yet


  • Author : Robert Caprio
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1439121788


Are We There Yet Book Description :

True, or mostly true, stories of the road from: John Cena, Mark Henry, Teddy Long, Shannon Moore, Matt Hardy, The Hurricane, Dr. Tom Prichard, Molly Holly, Dave Hebner, Rico, Brooklyn Brawler, Kane, Jim "J.R." Ross, Ivory, Victoria, Goldberg, Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow, Steve Richards, Ric Flair, A-Train, Dean Malenko, Sgt. Slaughter, Chris Jericho, Edge, Chavo Guerrero, Coach, Rey Mysterio, D-Von Dudley, Jackie Gayda, and Big Show.