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The transportation experience

Author: William L Garrison; David M Levinson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the genesis of tranportation policy in the US and UK, in relation to how transportation systems are deployed and become mature.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Garrison; David M Levinson
ISBN: 9780199862719 0199862710
OCLC Number: 880667964
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I Wave One ; 1 Steamboat ; 2 Birth of the Railway ; 3 Turnpikes ; II Phase 1 of the Lifecycle ; 4 Inventing and Innovating ; III Wave Two ; 5 Maritime ; 6 Railroads Deployed ; 7 Good Roads ; 8 Transit ; 9 Telegraph ; IV Phase 2 of the Lifecycle ; 10 Magic Bullet ; V Wave Three: ; 11 American Shipping ; 12 Taking Flight ; 13 Railroads Regulated ; 14 Bustitution ; 15 Public Roads ; 16 Urban Planning: Who Controls The Turf? ; 17 Telephone ; VI Phase 3 of the Lifecycle ; 18 Aging ; VII Wave Four: 1939 ; 19 Logistics ; 20 The Jet Age ; 21 Railroads Rationalized ; 22 Interstate ; 23 Recapitalization ; 24 Lord Kelvin's Curse ; VIII Lifecycle Dynamics ; 25 Lifecycle ; 26 Meta-cycles ; 27 Energy and Environment ; 28 Higher-speed rail ; 29 Internet ; 30 Technology: Hard and Soft ; X Beyond the Lifecycle ; 31 Policy ; 32 Speculations ; XI After words: Reections on Transportation Ex- ; periences ; 33 I-35 W ; 34 Design of a Life ; 35 Commencement ; XII End Matter ; 36 Institutions ; 37 Endnotes
Responsibility: William L. Garrison and David M. Levinson.

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This book gives very thorough information on transportation history. Readers will find a bundle of detailed stories on the development of transportation systems in various (mostly US) cities, and on Read more...

 
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