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  • Benefiting from Globalisationby OECD Publishing; International Transport Forum

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 182.00

    The opportunities for individuals and businesses to benefit from globalisation are increased by efficient, cost-effective transport networks. A competitive, responsive, well-organised transport sector facilitates trade, but creating the conditions for this poses policy challenges that must be tackled if transport is to contribute fully to globalisation.... more...

  • Birmingham Canalsby Ray Shill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    <div>It is said that there are more miles of canals in Birmingham than in Venice. The canals contributed much to the growth of Birmingham bringing coal and merchandise into the town. From 1838 to 1932 Birmingham continued to grow and absorb neighboring communities. Originally independent canal companies were responsible for these waterways,... more...

  • The Boy in the Pictureby Ray Argyle

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 8.99

    Edward Mallandaine had just turned 18 when he left his home to help the Canadian militia fight Louis Riel. He crossed the province as a Royal Mail carrier, following the unfinished stretches of railway before ending up in Craigellachie just in time for the driving of the last spike. To prove it, he thrust himself into the historical photograph. more...

  • Breast Reconstructionby Dick Rainsbury; Ginny Straker

    Class Publishing (London) Ltd 2008; US$ 32.99

    Explores the options for those women facing breast surgery more...

  • Car Sickby Lynn Sloman

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2006; US$ 12.99

    The twenty-first century is gridlocked. Mass motorisation has ruptured community ties, bankrupted a nation of family shops, and bred a nation of obese children and adults. Politicians stumble from one transport crisis to the next. Lynn Sloman proposes a novel way forward - not through the big-bang civil engineering projects, but by getting people to... more...

  • The Civilizing Machineby Michael Matthews

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 40.00

    In late nineteenth-century Mexico the Mexican populace was fascinated with the country?s booming railroad network. Newspapers and periodicals were filled with art, poetry, literature, and social commentaries exploring the symbolic power of the railroad. As a symbol of economic, political, and industrial modernization, the locomotive served to... more...

  • Communication and Colonialism in Eastern Indiaby Nitin Sinha

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    This volume offers a detailed analysis of colonial policies in respect to communication in India – via roads, ferries, steamships and railways – and reveals how communication became an integral part of colonial governance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. more...

  • Competition in the Railway Industryby J. A. Gomez-Ibanez; G. de Rus

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Numerous countries have attempted to improve the performance of their railways by introducing more competition, but there is fierce debate and no consensus on how this is best achieved. This book reveals how railways were an obvious target for reform because they were often losing traffic and money, and because the government was typically deeply involved... more...

  • Competitive Tendering of Rail Servicesby OECD Publishing; European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 84.00

    Competitive tendering provides a way to introduce competition to railways whilst preserving an integrated network of services. It has been used for freight railways in some countries but is particularly attractive for passenger networks when subsidised services make competition between trains serving the same routes difficult or impossible to organise. This... more...

  • Das Buch vom Verkehrby Hendrik Ammoser

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 76.32

    Logistik, Transport, Mobilität ? ohne diese Dinge wären weder technischer Fortschritt noch Industrialisierung und Globalisierung möglich gewesen. Doch Mobilität ist auch aus dem privaten Leben nicht wegzudenken, bedeutet sie Unabhängigkeit, Individualität und Teilhabe am gesellschaftlichen und beruflichen Leben. Und gerade heute in einer globalisierten... more...