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Railroads. Rapid transit systems

  • New Departuresby Anthony Perl

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    North America faces a transportation crisis. Gas-guzzling SUVs clog the highways and air travelers face delays, cancellations, and uncertainty in the wake of unprecedented terrorist attacks. New Departures closely examines the options for improving intercity passenger trains' capacity to move North Americans where they want to go. While Amtrak... more...

  • Nipissingby Françoise Noël

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    The Lake Nipissing area is best known as a voyageur route between the Ottawa River and Georgian Bay visited by explorers, missionaries, and fur traders. All of these travellers, however, were on a journey elsewhere. This book focuses on the less well-known story of the area's transformation into a tourist destination between 1875 and 1955. more...

  • Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Valuesby Hiroaki Suzuki; Jin Murakami; Yu-Hung Hong

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    Cities in developing countries are experiencing unprecedented urban growth. Unfortunately, this is often accompanied by the negative impacts of sprawl as a result of rapid motorization such as congestion, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, inefficient use of energy and time, and unequal accessibility. As these cities are often under severe fiscal... more...

  • The Organization of Transportby Massimo Moraglio; Christopher Kopper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Over the past ten years, the study of mobility has demonstrated groundbreaking approaches and new research patterns. These investigations criticize the concept of mobility itself, suggesting the need to merge transport and communication research, and to approach the topic with novel instruments and new methodologies. Following the debates on the role... more...

  • Konfiguration der Wertschöpfung bei disruptiven Innovationen am Beispiel der Elektromobilitätby Christoph Deutskens

    Apprimus Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 36.68

    Disruptive Innovationen verändern den Wertemaßstab der Kunden und bieten einzigartige Leistungsmerkmale. Im Fall von disruptiven Innovationen sind neue Wertschöpfungsprozesse erforderlich, die den veränderten Kundenanforderungen gerecht werden. In dem Buch wird ein Entscheidungsmodell zur Konfiguration der Wertschöpfung bei disruptiven Innovationen... more...

  • The New Economic History of the Railways (Routledge Revivals)by Patrick O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The book, first published in 1977, contrasts new and older approaches to the history of transport and outlines a critical exposition of the methods used to quantify the contribution of railways to economic growth by means of counterfactual speculation and the measurement of social savings. The author also outlines and appraises an alternative measure... more...

  • The Little Book of Steamby Clive Groome

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • City Logisticsby Eiichi Taniguchi; Russell G. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    City Logistics: Mapping The Future examines the key concepts of city logistics along with the associated implementation issues, methodologies, and policy measures. Chronicling the growth of city logistics as a discipline and how planning and policy have improved practice over the last ten years, it details the technologies, policies, and plans that... more...

  • Rush Hourby Iain Gately

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Each working day 500 million people across the planet experience the miracle and misery of commuting. Whether undertaken by car, bus, train or bicycle, the practice shapes our days and creates a time and a space for a surprisingly diverse range of activities. In RUSH HOUR, Iain Gately traces the past, present and future of commuting, from the age... more...

  • Start Your Own Freight Brokerage Businessby Jacquelyn Lynn; Entrepreneur Press

    Entrepreneur Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Looking to start a business and turn a profit in a very short time? Then becoming a freight broker is likely for you! The experts at Entrepreneur lay out a step-by-step approach to starting a freight brokerage business, showing aspiring entrepreneurs how to establish a business, define services, find reliable carriers, set rates, and more. Requiring... more...