This book drew my attention to all sorts of aspects of traffic that I had never thought of: most dangerous moves at an intersection, when to merge, why straight roads should have some curves, etc.
Vanderbilt does a great job of tying together a bunch of distinct studies and aspects of traffic. Also, Vanderbilt does a great job of defining technical terms so the reader can keep up with the engineering.
The narrator is easy to understand, and is easy to listen to.
I enjoyed learning the history of the development and application of salfa drugs.
The elixir sulfanilamide incident and its implications for the drug and drug industry was my favorite part of the book.
Some instances of dwelling on fairly boring details, especially at the beginning.
This book gives a good look at the history sex (i.e.: sex practices among early humans and non-westernized peoples) and made a good argument against the conventional biological/evolutionary explanations of mate selection. Treatment of the implications of this on modern sexuality seemed an after thought.
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