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Relates and studies two salient aspects of American life from a rhetorical and critical perspective: popular culture and environmental issues.The 1999 Ford Explorer weighed over 1, 200 pounds more than the Ford Focus, a compact car. The 1999 Excursion was 4, 639 pounds heavier than the Focus. The raw materials and ... In addition, SUV gas mileage clearly suffers from the additional weight. While meeting ... average of 20.7 mpg. (p. 21) Such direct impact on the environment has led to some active protests against SUVs and their owners.

Author:Mark Meister, Phyllis M. Japp
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2002-01-01


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