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Modern Transport Geography / Edition 2

This book should be in the library of every transportationresearcher. Ronald Sheck Intermodal and guideway research programdirector, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University ofFlorida There is no escape from transport. By sea, air, road orrail, we rely on transport to connect individuals, businesses andcities. At a time when deregulation and privatization are becomingglobal trends and concerns grow about sustainability, what is thefuture of transport for the 21st Century? The best-selling firstedition of Moderñ Transport Geography provided a topicaltransport textbook, based on geographical theory and focused oncontemporary issues. This new, expanded, updated and revisededition builds on the strengths of the earlier text by taking amore international and global perspective. The book brings togetheran unparalleled range of contributors, reflecting the internationalexpertise of the Transport Research Groups of both the RoyalGeographical Society and the Association of American Geographers.Modern Transport Geography takes a principles and practice approachwhich enables students to develop their own ideas on the basis ofthe contextual, analytical and case material provided. from reviewsof Edition I This book has all the ingredients of a successfultextbook... The presentation is both stimulating and thoughtprovoking. There is a lot of up to date information on current andcase studies from all parts of the world. And, finally, there areplenty of references for further reading. What more could one ask? Journal of Environment and Planning A Geography / Transport Studies/ Planning / Social Science Contents
* Transport Geography: an Introduction
* Transport and Development: Conceptual Frameworks
* The Role of Transport in the Development Process: Case Studiesfrom Québec, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and China
* Transport Deregulation and Privatization
* Transport and the Environment
* Urban Travel Patterns
* Urban Transport Problems and Solution
* Inter-Urban Transport
* Rural Areas: the Accessibility Problem
* Transport for Recreation and Tourism
* Ships, Ports and Bulk Freight Transport
* Intermodal Transportation
* International Surface Passenger Transport
* International Air Transport
* Sustainability of Transport

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471977773
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/22/1999
Edition description: Rev
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Brian Hoyle is Reader in the Department of Geography, University of Southampton. Richard Knowles is Reader in the Department of Geography, University of Salford.

Table of Contents

Transport Geography: An Introduction.

Transport and Development: Theoretical Approaches.

The Role of Transport in the Development Process.

Transport Policy and Control.

Transport and Environment.

Urban Travel Patterns.

Urban Transport Problems and Solutions.

Inter-Urban Transport.

Rural Areas: The Accessibility Problem.

Transport for Tourism and Recreation.

Bulk Freight Transport.

Multimodal Freight Transport.

International Surface Passenger Transport: Prospects andPotential.

International Air Transport.


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