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  • Design of High-Speed Railway Turnoutsby Ping Wang

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 180.00

    High-speed turnouts, a key technology for high-speed railways, have a great influence on the safe and stable running of high-speed trains. Design of High-Speed Railway Turnouts: Theory and Applications, comprehensively introduces the technical characteristics and requirements of high-speed turnouts, including design theories and methods of turnout... more...

  • Practical Reservoir Engineering and Characterizationby Richard O. Baker; Harvey W. Yarranton; Jerry Jensen

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 130.00

    Practical Reservoir Characterization expertly explains key technologies, concepts, methods, and terminology in a way that allows readers in varying roles to appreciate the resulting interpretations and contribute to building reservoir characterization models that improve resource definition and recovery even in the most complex depositional environments.... more...

  • Civil Engineering for Underground Rail Transportby J. T. Edwards

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Civil Engineering for Underground Rail Transport focuses on civil engineering techniques in underground rail construction. The book first discusses the need for underground rail transport, including justification of underground systems and the techniques of civil engineering in underground construction. The text looks at civil engineering aspects... more...

  • London Underground The Quiz Bookby Mike Dugdale

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    For the last 150 years, every Londoner, tourist, and visitor uses the tube to explore and enjoy London. But behind the facade of ox-blood brick buildings and colourful diagrams lies a wealth of history and interesting facts. This book tests your knowledge in this area with 250 questions (and answers) about this incredible network. more...

  • The Routes Not Takenby Joseph B. Raskin

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Delves deep into the underbelly of the NYC subway system to reveal the tunnels and stations that might have been. Robert A. Van Wyck, mayor of the greater city of New York, broke ground for the first subway line by City Hall on March 24, 1900. It took four years, six months, and twenty-three days to build the line from City Hall to West 145th Street... more...

  • The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster, principally on transport matters. He writes regularly for a wide variety of publications, including the Evening Standard , Independent , and Rail magazine, and appears frequently on TV and radio as a commentator. His previous books include Fire and Steam , Blood, Iron and Gold , and Engines of... more...

  • The Wheels That Drove New Yorkby Roger P. Roess; Gene Sansone

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 69.95

    This book tells the fascinating story of how the development of a public transportation system helped transform a small trading community at the southern tip of Manhattan Island into a world financial capital that is today home to more than 8,000,000 people. more...

  • Underground, Overgroundby Andrew Martin

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98

    Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from King's Cross to King's Cross on the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports... more...

  • The London Underground Quiz Bookby Chris Cowlin

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 3.99

    Brief Description: Are you a regular commuter on the London Underground? Do you use the tube to get around for business or pleasure? Or maybe you have travelled on the underground during a visit to the UK capital? If so, just how much can you remember about the world’s oldest underground system? Which tube station is the busiest, with 77 million... more...

  • Cut-and-Cover Metro Structuresby Krishan Kaul

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 243.00

    Because of their complexity and scale, metro structures capture all the essential aspects of a cut-and-cover structure, and so are given primary focus in this book. The design of a metro construction is outlined coherently and in detail; and the reader is shown how to apply this design process equally well to other, relatively simple, cut-and-cover... more...