An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Transportation and Material Culture

by Steven E. Alford (Author), Suzanne Ferriss (Author)

This book offers an account of two-wheeled vehicle development that challenges the common evolutionary model of development from the bicycle to the motorcycle. It examines the bicycle and motorcycle as material objects and focuses on the complex socio-political and economic convergences that produced the materials, which in turn shaped the vehicles’ appearance, function, and adoption by riders.

Book Details

Publication Date
April 06, 2016
Publisher
Page count
200
ISBN
9781498528801
Paper ISBN
9781498528795