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Transportation geography. Trade routes

  • Africa's Freedom Railwayby Jamie Monson

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 33.95

    The TAZARA (Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority), or Freedom Railway, from Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian coast to the Copperbelt region of Zambia, was instrumental in fostering one of the most sweeping development transitions in postcolonial Africa. Built during the height of the Cold War, the railway... more...

  • Chinese Railwaysby Katrin Luger

    Springer 2008; US$ 189.00

    Although being huge by any measure, Chinese Railways are a bottleneck for economic growth in China. The state-owned enterprise returns a small profit but is severely capacity constrained and burdened with inefficiency. A comprehensive reform and efficiency improvement program needs to be developed in order to enable Chinese Railways to support further... more...

  • The Deadly Life of Logisticsby Deborah Cowen

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    In a world in which global trade is at risk, where warehouses and airports, shipping lanes and seaports try to guard against the likes of Al Qaeda and Somali pirates, and natural disaster can disrupt the flow of goods, even our ?stuff? has a political life. The high stakes of logistics are not surprising, Deborah Cowen reveals, if we understand its... more...

  • Decoupling the Environmental Impacts of Transport from Economic Growthby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 49.00

    Economic growth requires an efficient transport system, and transport activity continues to cause large adverse impacts on the environment, human health and the economy. But is a negative impact of transport on the environment a necessary consequence of economic growth?  This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of recent research on the links... more...

  • The Geography of Transport Systemsby Jean-Paul Rodrigue; Claude Comtois; Brian Slack

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the... more...

  • Global Supply Chain Management and International Logisticsby Alan E. Branch

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 73.95

    The development of international trade is driven by international logistics and management and the provision of the global supply chain. The ultimate objective of global supply chain management is to link the market place, distribution network, manufacturing/processing/assembly process, and procurement activity in such a way that customers are serviced... more...

  • A Liner Shipping Network Designby Volker Windeck

    Springer 2012; US$ 79.95

    ?The liner shipping network design delivers schedules and routes for ships that continuously visit harbours on a closed round trip. Examples of such ships are container ships that in many cases maintain a weekly harbour visiting frequency. Volker Windeck elaborates a liner shipping network design approach which is not only considering the harbours... more...

  • Moving Millionsby Rikkie Yeung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 60.00

    MTRC and KCRC moved millions of passengers daily and generated millions of profits. Both government-owned corporations were commercially and financially successful, but not without public controversies as Hong Kong went through drastic socio-political changes in the last three decades. Upon a possible MTRC-KCRC merger, this book offers the first comprehensive... more...

  • Transport and Ethicsby Bert Van Wee

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This insightful book discusses the use of Cost - Benefit Analysis (CBA) for transport policy options from an ethical perspective. Each detailed chapter deals with issues such as; the use and ethical aspects of CBA in transport, social exclusion, the environment and long term sustainability, safety, ethics of research and modelling transport. It summarizes... more...

  • Transportationby William R. Black

    Guilford Publications 2003; US$ 75.00

    This comprehensive text provides an authoritative introduction to transportation geography. With a primary focus on the United States, the volume also examines problems and trends in Europe and other parts of the developed world. Students gain a solid grasp of the history, definitions, and core concepts of the field, as well as models for analyzing... more...