All ages are fascinated by the questions highway traffic stimulates. And the story of roads is in itself a story of communication at a basic level, a story of trade and travel and invention. The story is simply told, from the deer trails to the super highways of today; from the trade routes and the caravan tracks, to the discovery of the wheel- and a revolution that led to the automobile and a new page of history. This too is the story of some famous roads,- the Appian Way of Rome Wailing Street in England, the Inca highways of South America and the Wilderness Road of North America. With the coming of the automobile there was a speed up of invention in new surfacing, new ways of building highways. A lot is packed into these pages.