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- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 128.00
Making Urban Transport Sustainable addresses the future of urban transport as a global issue. Money is being poured into roads, railways and airports at a time when the global atmosphere is threatened and oil production has reached its peak. If the world's environment and societies are to be sustained, urban transport has to change. Contributions... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 239.00
Human transport by land, sea and air has increased through time in intensity, paralleling rises in population, prosperity and rates of technological change. This book brings together international experts from a variety of disciplines to review the ecological effects and their causes in terms of road, rail, ship and aircraft transport. more...
- 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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 105.00
Oil consumption is increasingly concentrated in transport and relatively limited fluctuations in transport demand can have increasingly significant effects on oil prices. This Round Table assesses the policy instruments available to address oil security and climate change and examines their interaction with measures to manage congestion and mitigate... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 130.00
There have been a number of policy attempts at sustainable mobility globally, but are any of these policies really successful? Using an interdisciplinary approach which brings together various theories and methodologies, this book tests each of these policies or hypotheses, as the author sees them with detailed empirical investigations.... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 135.00
Car ownership is set to triple by 2050, trucking activity will double and air travel could increase fourfold. This book examines how to enable mobility without accelerating climate change. It finds that if we change the way we travel, adopt technologies to improve vehicle efficiency and shift to low-CO 2 fuels, we can move onto a different pathway... more...
- WIT Press 2005; US$ 258.00
Fuel cells are expected to play a significant role in the next generation of energy systems and road vehicles for transportation. However, substantial progress is required in reducing manufacturing costs and improving performance. This book aims to contribute to the understanding of the transport processes in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), proton exchange... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 27.95
Although millions of people in the United States love to ride bicycles for exercise or leisure, statistics show that only 1% of the total U.S. population ride bicycles for transportation—and barely half as many use bikes to commute to work. In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically,... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99
This book proposes a new analytical framework to interpret and model the constraints faced by logistics chains in landlocked countries. The case of LLDCs has naturally received special attention for decades, including a specific set of development priorities based on the idea of dependence over the transit state. In this context, efforts to tackle... more...