Author(s): Iain Gately
Across the world, half a billion people commute to work daily. This 'time between' work and home is experienced by every person with a job at some point in their life. Iain Gately traces the history of commuting from the Victorian age of the steam train to the mass-commuting of the present. He investigates the contrasting experience of commuting in Britain and around the world: from the crushed passengers of the Tokyo metro to the millions of cyclists in China to the road-rage prone drivers of Middle America. Whether undertaken by car, bus, train or bicycle, commuting shapes our days and creates a time and a space for a surprisingly diverse range of activities. RUSH HOUR is the first in-depth investigation of the phenomenon and its subculture - past, present and future.
IAIN GATELY was born in 1963 and brought up in Hong Kong. He studied law at Cambridge before working in corporate finance. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including THE ASSESSOR, DRINK, and LA DIVA NICOTINA.