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- The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99
The nineteenth century was a time of innovation and expansion across the industrial landscape, and nowhere more so than on the railways, as the new age of iron, steel and steam, literally, gathered pace. At the head of the race up was the iconic Great Western Railway. As this mighty corporation grew, it absorbed an astonishing 353 railway companies.... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 49.99
Although the years between the world wars were ones of diplomatic tension in Europe, they also saw the construction of countless miles of international railroads on the continent. In Constructing Iron Europe , Irene Anastasiadou examines this era of railroad building and argues that, contrary to most conventional histories?which view railroad building... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 110.00
This wide-ranging, two-volume work explores the transportation industry in all its many guises. It demonstrates how transportation is vital to most businesses and how it facilitates trade and globalization. It also explains how transportation figures into environmental and supply chain security challenges in the modern world. The contributors get... more...
- G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99
Little Book of Steam tells the evocative story of steam railways from the end of the 18th century, when an early pioneer built a small, three-wheeled steam-powered machine. Soon after a simple steam engine was pulling coal wagons in Wales, and just 21 years later the world's first public railway opened between Stockton and Darlington. By the 1960's... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 27.95
Heralded by Soviet propaganda as the ?Path to the Future,? the Baikal-Amur Mainline Railway (BAM) represented the hopes and dreams of Brezhnev and the Communist Party elite of the late Soviet era. Begun in 1974, and spanning approximately 2,000 miles after twenty-nine years of halting construction, the BAM project was intended to showcase the national... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
The tension between policy stability and change is a key political phenomenon, but its dynamics have been little understood. Why Does Policy Change? examines and explains the dynamics of major policy change by looking at case studies from British Transport policy since 1945. The significant contrasts between road and rail policies in this period... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00
Honoring David Boyce for his legendary contributions to the fields of transportation modeling and regional science, the chapters in this festschrift highlight and analyze state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice methodologies and theories in transportation modeling, regional and urban planning. Authors from academia and industry, all experts in planning,... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 184.00
The insurance industry is a key component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and, more fundamentally, the essential social and economic role it plays in covering personal and business risks. This annual publication provides major official insurance statistics for all OECD countries as well... more...