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Sustainable & Energy Efficient Transportation

  • The Cost of Being Landlockedby Jean-Francois Arvis; Jean-Francois Marteau; Gael Raballand

    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...

  • The Ecology of Transportationby John Davenport; Julia L. Davenport

    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...

  • One Less Carby Zack Furness

    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...

  • Achieving Sustainable Mobilityby Erling Holden

    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...

  • Biofuels for Road Transportby Mark Huijbregts

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Offers a review of the history, the status and perspectives for biofuels used in road transport, across the full 'seed-to-wheel' life cycle of these fuels. This title is suitable for professional engineers, researchers and postgraduate students involved in biofuels, renewable energy (including bioenergy) and the automotive industry. more...

  • Freight Transport and the Environmentby M. Kroon; R. Smit; J. van Ham

    Elsevier Science 1991; US$ 72.95

    In the past few decades, freight transport on roads has grown considerably because of the quick and flexible movement of goods. With an expanding market due to product specialization, there will be an increase in the demand for freight transport. There are however, several negative implications for the environment (air and noise pollution), human... more...

  • Making Urban Transport Sustainableby Nicholas Low; Brendan Gleeson

    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...

  • Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Transportby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 33.00

    Road transport accounts for approximately 80% of CO2 emissions emanating from transport, which corresponds to more than 20% of total emissions. This clearly has enormous implications for global climate change. What are the measures and strategies already taken by OECD countries to reduce or stabilise greenhouse gases from road transport? What frameworks... 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...

  • Saving Oil and Reducing CO2 Emissions in Transportby OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 125.00

    Transport is the fastest-growing energy sector world-wide. Every year increasing numbers of drivers at the wheels of ever larger vehicles burn more petroleum products and emit more carbon dioxide. The danger is clear. Nations around the world have taken up the challenge to reduce oil use and the CO2 that comes with it. This report examines the multiple... more...