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Railroads. Rapid transit systems

  • I Tried to Run a Railwayby Gerard Fiennes

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    'BR rebel chairman resigns' The Guardian . 'Rebel rail chief in row' Daily Mail . 'I don?t take it back says sacked rail chief' Daily Express . This is the notorious book that got Gerard Fiennes sacked from British Railways while he was Chairman and General Manager of the Eastern Region in 1968. Fiennes became a railwayman by accident, joining... more...

  • Mobility Patterns and Urban Structureby Dr Cecília Silva; Dr Paulo Pinho; Professor Markus Hesse; Professor Richard Knowles

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Despite extensive efforts to understand the overall effect of urban structure on the current patterns of urban mobility, we are still far from a consensual perspective on this complex matter. To help build agreement on the factors influencing travel behaviour, this book discusses the influence of alternative urban structures on sustainable mobility.... more...

  • Urban Transport without the hot airby Steve Melia

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 21.86

    Everyone is a transport user, and most of us live in towns or cities, but how much of what we take for granted about transport is true? This book looks at the current situation of transport in UK cities and considers how we can get ease congestion and move toward a more sustainable future. Accessibly written, Urban Transport without the hot air looks... more...

  • Securing Transportation Systemsby Simon Hakim; Gila Albert; Yoram Shiftan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    This book focuses on how to protect our transportation systems including airports and airlines, water ports, highways, tunnels and bridges, rail and mass transit, and how to better plan evacuation when severe disasters occur.  These infrastructures may face various threats, namely biological, chemical, nuclear (dirty bombs), cyber, and natural disaster. The... more...

  • Sustainable Urban Transportby Maria Attard; Yoram Shiftan

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 144.95

    This publication brings together an international group of researchers and presents work from different countries dealing with issues related to transport policy, attitudes and mode choice, car sharing and alternative modes of transport, and discusses the future of non-motorized modes of transport. more...

  • Transport, Mobility, and the Production of Urban Spaceby Julie Cidell; David Prytherch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The contemporary urban experience is defined by flow and structured by circulating people, objects, and energy. Geographers have long provided key insights into transportation systems. But today, concerns for social justice and sustainability motivate new, critical approaches to mobilities. Reimagining the city prompts an important question: How best... more...

  • Cargomobilitiesby Thomas Birtchnell; Satya Savitzky; John Urry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Objects and materials are on the move like never before, often at astonishing speeds and along?hidden routeways. This collection opens to social scientific scrutiny the various systems which move objects about the world, examining their fateful implications for many people and places. Offering texts from key thinkers, the book presents case studies... more...

  • From Rail to Road and Back Again?by Ralf Roth; Colin Divall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 144.95

    In this volume, the mutual interdependence between road and rail transport is investigated, providing a fascinating reappraisal of the complex and shifting nature of European transportation over the last hundred years. The first half of the collection examines how railway companies reacted to increasing competition from road transport. The second part... more...

  • Railways of the North Penninesby Dr Tom Bell

    The History Press 2015; US$ 27.69

    This history describes how the two pioneering railways of northern England, the Stockton and Darlington and Newcastle and Carlisle railways, developed from unsuccessful canal proposals and how they, with the ill-fated Stanhope and Tyne Railway, initiated the development of the railway system that served the North Pennine Orefield. It reveals the public... more...